New Greenline Ocean Class 70 set to be a true liveaboard passage-maker
Seaway, makers of the award-winning Greenline 33, are building a 70ft trawler yacht with transatlantic range and hybrid propulsion called the Greenline Ocean Class 70.
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The Ocean Class 70 uses what is effectively a larger version of the 33’s trademark Superdisplacement hull and, by 2012, will have a similar set up of solar panels linked to lithium batteries and twin hybrid propulsion drives.
Greenline claim that the boat will be able to cruise for 20 nautical miles in emission-free silence but, on the other side of the coin, will also do 22 knots flat out with twin 800hp engines.
Inside, the trawler design means masses of glazing and a bright and spacious saloon linked to a vast, well-protected cockpit by sliding doors.
Accommodation consists of three ensuite cabins, with a full beam master amidships, and a generous crew cabin aft.
Best of all, if you don’t like something it can be changed as Seaway are completely open to owner customisation.
The prospect of the excellent 33’s hull on a boat of this size is an enticing one and should make for a peerless rough-weather ride which we can’t wait to put to the test in a future issue of MBY.