See the boat set to spearhead Sealine's attack on the motorboat market
On paper the F48 is simply a facelift version of the old
F46, in the flesh it’s a completely different and far superior boat. The big
changes come inside. The F46’s master cabin was a place you didn’t want to be
with an encroaching deck head limiting headroom. On the F48 you get way space,
height and a neat little sofa for a cabin that now absolutely accommodates.
The reason for this newfound space is a redesigned saloon,
the forward end of which features an optional raised dinette or a sweep of four
helm seats similar to those seen on the SC42 and C48.
The below decks dinette on the F46 has also been improved,
now feeling like a far more convivial snug. Alternatively this area can be
optioned as a third cabin or office.
A big factor in the F48’s development is a newfound
attention to detail from the yard. There is now far more stowage space, the
walnut cabinetry creates a highly sophisticated look and the engine bay is the
best-finished example we have seen from Sealine to date.
The Richard Crocker designed hull was always good and it
still is. Powered by twin Cummins Zeus pod drives, it cruised effortlessly at
25knots – 27 knots, hitting 32 knots flat out.
Read the full test in the September issue of MBM.