The Fjord 41XL will make its UK debut at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, offering a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the brand that was building T-top sportscruisers long before the bandwagon was laden with competitor products.
The 41 is the first in a new line from Fjord which features a clean new look with a striking window line, redesigned hard top and a bewildering array of layout options for the main deck.
The most popular one is likely to be the version with a central sun pad and dinette flanked by wide passageways that lead past the central wetbar and helm station to more sunbathing space up at the bow.
Alternatively, you can have a sun pad and armchairs, seating arranged around a low coffee table with a smaller sun pad aft, opposing dinettes with hi-lo tables or an aft-facing dinette with arm chairs positioned to look out over the bathing platform.
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Fjord is going back to its roots and building coupés again but, having carved out a niche for open sportscruisers,
For superyacht tender duties, the deck can even be left totally clear in order to carry as many water toys as possible. There’s a lot to choose from here and that’s before you get to the arrangement on the lower deck and the important issue of hull and upholstery colours.
The Fjord 41XL at the show will be in a more UK friendly specification with a galley on the lower deck to supplement the wet bar up top and a windscreen that meets the front edge of the T-top to provide as much protection from the wind (and possibly shelter from the rain) as possible.
Fjord 41XL specifications
LOA: 44ft 3in (13.5m)
Beam: 13ft 1in (3.99m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta sterndrives up to 880hp
Top speed: 38 knots
Starting price: £482,000 (inc. VAT)