The Sealine F430 will launch at Cannes but will make it to the UK for an appearance at the Southampton Boat Show in September
The Sealine C430 boasts three IPS engine options and a top speed of 33 knots
Slotting in neatly between the S/C330 and flagship C530, the new Sealine C430 will be launched at the Cannes Boat Show and displayed at Southampton.
It’s a boat that majors on flexibility with three different cabin layouts and the same number of Volvo Penta IPS engine options. IPS400 is standard, good for a claimed 25 knots, though whether the 13-tonne C430 will maintain that top speed with a load of cruising gear on it and some fouling is another matter.
Sliding doors and a sunroof open the saloon to the elements
The more sensible choices are IPS500 or the top spec 435hp IPS600 units, the latter likely to produce a healthier top speed of 33 knots. Every boat will be fitted with Sealine’s Smart Boat System, which allows the owner to control and monitor tanks and systems via the chartplotter or a tablet device.
The sliding canopy over the cockpit is a neat touch
The standard cabin layout comprises a full-beam master amidships with a double VIP in the bows, both served by almost identically sized ensuite bathrooms.If you require a little more sleeping space then the three cabin layouts that see the master move to the bows then either two doubles or a double and a twin side by side amidships will do the trick. In this guise these guest cabins share the day heads, though it’s a good size and has a separate shower cubicle.
The transom wet-bar saves space in the cockpit
There’s plenty going on the main deck, too, from stem to stern. The optional hydraulic bathing platform is supplemented by a transom wet-bar that includes a sink, grill and food prep area and forward the foredeck seating area has an optional sun shade and pop-up lights for al fresco night caps.
In between, the saloon has an aft galley layout and a pair of sunroofs that allow you to open up the cockpit and saloon at the touch of a button. It’s competitively priced, too, starting at €415,000.
Find out more on the Sealine website.
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