The revitalised Slovenian yard is stepping up a gear with the launch of a new range of semi-custom OceanClass motor yachts from 58ft to 110ft
Our journey began in 2004 when my wife and I decided to turn our lives upside down,” says Vladimir Zinchenko, the owner of Greenline Yachts. “My lifelong romance was sailing and the sea. We left Russia and bought a yacht in Germany, setting sail for the Caribbean.
“The journey lasted seven years and our destination was finding a place to settle down. After 250,000 miles, six Atlantic crossings and close to 60 countries, we finally arrived in Slovenia.” Now, Zinchenko is at the helm of Slovenia’s largest yacht producer, SVP Yachts, the parent company behind Greenline Yachts.
Since purchasing the yard in 2015, he has been investing heavily in the business, expanding production and extending the range. Now he’s on a mission to transform the brand’s image from a manufacturer of popular hybrid-powered craft to a builder of high-quality, seakindly, user-friendly motor yachts that can also be offered with the option of hybrid power.
Central to this change is the launch of a new range of luxurious semi-custom motor yachts. The first of these exciting new craft, the OceanClass 65, was unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year and will soon be joined by 98ft and 58ft sister ships. There is even talk of an OceanClass 110 in the future.
As with every Greenline Yacht over 50ft, the OceanClass 65 is built to RCD Category A rating for extended offshore voyages.
The OceanClass 65
Much like owning a luxury SUV, this gives enormous confidence in the boat’s strength and seakeeping, even if you never intend to test these limits yourself.
Just as important for most OceanClass owners is the comfort, convenience and safety this craft can offer. Single-level living and a low centre of gravity is a core design philosophy of every Greenline and the 65 has only two small steps separating the bathing platform from the cockpit, plus another small step in the saloon.
Large fuel and water tanks combined with a stable and efficient hull design give an exceptional unrefuelled cruising range of over 2,000nm at a comfortable 7 knots. For occasions when time is of the essence, a choice of powerful CAT engines gives a top speed of up to 30 knots.
The standard lower deck layout features a spacious full-beam owner’s cabin amidships and a VIP cabin in the bow, both with large hull windows, as well as a third double ensuite guest cabin. The full-length flybridge is perfect for entertaining with a large dining table, wet bar and a fully equipped outside helm under the shade of a neatly integrated hardtop.
Twin CAT engines of 850hp to 1,150hp combine effortless performance with refined cruising and the reliability needed to cross oceans with confidence. These can be supplemented with optional twin 60kW electric engines for seamless hybrid running. Whatever power source you choose, the OceanClass 65 is a true home from home that will take you wherever you want to go in comfort and safety.
The rest of the range
Greenline’s owner is investing heavily in new model development. The existing range of Greenline 33, 39 and 40 coupés and the 48 Fly are about to be joined by a new 48 coupé as well as an exciting new outboard-powered 10m craft in both open and coupé versions. 2019 will be an even busier year for Greenline, with a new 44 Fly and coupé both scheduled for launch as well as an OceanClass 58. The 95 and 110 will be custom built to order when required.
The build process
Greenline Yachts are tooled using high-precision five-axis milling machines to create the moulds for one of the world’s most efficient production processes. All its craft are moulded using vacuum infusion and osmosis-resistant vinylester resin to optimise weight and strength. Experienced craftsmen then hand-finish the interior using traditional skills.
The hybrid option
Hybrid power isn’t just about being kinder on the environment, it’s also about making life on board more comfortable. The integrated electric motors allow you to leave a marina or anchorage without disturbing your guests or neighbours and cruise for up to 20nm in near silence.
Thanks to the powerful LiPo battery and optional solar panels, it also provides a constant source of 230V power for appliances such as the fridge, freezer, microwave, TV, air conditioning and charging devices, without the need for a noisy diesel generator or shorepower.
The buying experience
Because the OceanClass 65 is a semi-custom build, every customer will be assigned a project manager to help plan their boat. Anything the customer asks for will be taken into consideration and priced up, provided it’s possible.
This includes the choice of engines, cabin layouts or even a coupé version, as well as a wide range of fit and finishes. The yard can only produce four to five units per year so exclusivity and a personalised service is guaranteed.
Contact Visit www.greenlinehybrid.si or email Luca Meffle, Head of Sales: email@example.com
Greenline OceanClass 65 specifications
Length 68ft 3in (20.8m)
Beam 17ft 11in (5,45m)
Engines Twin CAT 850-1,150hp diesels with hybrid option
Displacement 28 tonnes (dry) 45 tonnes (full)
Fuel capacity 880 imp gal (4,000 litres)
Water capacity 220 imp gal (1,000 litres)
Top speed 30 knots
Price from €1.875m ex VAT