Reporting from the 2022 Southampton Boat Show, Motor Boat & Yachting editor Hugo Andreae takes us on a full tour of the Flipper 900 DC, which was making its show debut...
Powered by single or twin outboard motors, it’s a serious performer boasting speeds of up to 50 knots from its unstepped deep-vee hull.
But being a Finnish designed and built boat, it’s also very practical with lots of thoughtful touches to boost its versatility.
The aft bench, for instance, not only hides a full length (if rather fiddly) canopy that swings up to enclose the entire cockpit but also has a fold-flat backrest so it can double as a sunbed.
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Multiple deck lockers, drawers and lift-up seat bases on cantilever hinges mean you’re never short of somewhere to store things, and the cushions themselves are thick, comfortable and beautifully upholstered in diamond-quilted waterproof fabric.
A compact wet bar with grille, sink and two fridges takes care of catering as there is no galley below deck.
That is reserved for a forward double berth behind a privacy curtain, a narrow double berth beneath the cockpit and a wet room with a pull-out shower.
Flipper 900 DC specifications
LOA: 29ft 7in (9.05m)
Beam: 10ft 2in (3.10m)
Engines: 2 x Mercury 225hp outboard
Top speed: 44 knots
Price: £180,860 (inc. VAT)