A dazzling addition to Sealine's sportscruiser range
Sealine’s controversial ‘new age’ styling comes good with their SC47, a boat long enough to swallow the height without looking slabby. The length brings sharpness and proportion to the sleek sides and pleasing angles.
The SC hardtop works better than ever where the extra length delivers a slimness and natural elegance. The canvas roof offers a huge opening and a feeling of being properly outdoors.
Underneath it, the absence of a tender garage allows the cockpit to run back to the transom creating extra space, although headroom for the mid cabin means the sunpad, rather surreally, finishes up at the front, underneath the hard top.
Down below, the crisp styling continues with light oak cabinetry and cool pastel shades. A large overhead skylight bathes the saloon in natural light and the ful-beam aft cabin is superb with a generous central bed but it’s a pity there are no big feature windows to really finish this area off.
The forward cabin fares less well, with pinched space and lack of features.
The CMD pod drive brings superb close quarters handling to the party, and makes the most of the unusual underwater profile, delivering strong performance and an excellent ride.
The SC47 is magnificent in places. The phenomenal Zeus-powered ride, that inspiring roof design and a vast, sophisticated cockpit all impress, but they only add up to a great dayboat. A great cruiser requires more from the interior and this is where Sealine needs to up its game.