Finnboat 2012

Read detailed reviews of the Castello 613HT, Aquador 35C Botnia Targa 32, XO 270RS Cabin, Grandezza 27DC, Flipper 670ST, Flipper 670DC, Yamarin 65 Day Cruiser, Yamarine 76DC and Buster XL Pro SC

Flipper 760DC

As soon as I step aboard the low sleek

760 DC, its skipper immediately demonstrates the full extent of its performance

– and with a 300hp supercharged Mercury Verado outboard, there is a lot to

demonstrate. Like The Stig, this helmsman knows only two speeds, flat out and

flat out, as we charge through the confused and bumpy wake of the Finnboat

fleet like a missile. But no matter how hard he tries to kill us, the 760 just

soaks it up. We go completely airborne at 45 knots, and the landing is soft and

confident, while tight turns at insane speeds simply stand the boat on its ear.

When I eventually wrest the wheel, I find the same comfortable helm position

and fine ergonomics that are becoming a theme across the boats here.

The 760 is packed with clever touches.

The small but well-appointed cuddy features a sea toilet that pulls out on a

track from under the steps, there’s an electric retracting galley area ahead of

the navigator, and the pulpit rails extend along the sides to give somewhere to

hang the fenders. It’s clearly a boat designed to work on the water, not just

look pretty in the brochure.

Click here to see the Flipper 760DC gallery

Price from £45,550

LOA 24ft 10in (7.58m)

Beam 8ft 7in (2.61m)

Engine Mercury Verado 300hp

petrol outboard

Max speed 46 knots


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