Sealine’s F530 is the builder’s new flagship and the first Sealine conceived under its German owners, Hanse Yachts, which bought the brand in 2013. This vessel has distinctive styling along with her sizable presence in the Sealine model lineup. The styling starts with extensive use of glass in the salon, which has floor-to-ceiling side windows. (Several layouts are offered, which is one of many design ideas to maximize the F530’s versatility for different kinds of boaters.) Another eye-catching design element is the near-vertical bow, which seems well conceived for its wave-slicing duties, all while adding interior volume belowdecks.
Like more layout options? The foredeck’s U-shaped seating and table convert to a sun pad. With the pull of a lever, the double helm seat becomes a social seating spot, and both the salon and cockpit tables can be rearranged depending on your entertainment needs. And the aft galley opens to the cockpit for service during evening cocktail cruises.
Family cruisers, rejoice. Three staterooms are belowdecks, with the two doubles each equipped with en suite heads. The master stateroom is full-beam and amidships. Have extra hands on board? There is a crew stateroom aft with access from the swim platform (most U.S. owners will likely be owner-operators who use this space for stowage).
Space is great in the engine compartment, where there is unfettered access to twin 418 hp Volvo Penta diesels coupled to pod drives. Notable options include a hi-lo swim platform for tender stowage, a generator, air conditioning and an electronics suite.
With a deep-V hull form and 24 degrees of transom deadrise, the F530 offers solid performance in the chop. Our test vessel made a 24-knot top end. With optional 500 and 600 hp diesels, expect to speed things up a few knots. The pod-drive joystick control comes into its own in close quarters and makes docking simple.
There is a lot of potential in this design, and with the larger engines, she should be a fast performer too. Sealine has a history of producing winners, and the F530 looks to continue this reputation in distinctly modern style.
Looking for something on the smaller side? You have options.
The S450 is designed for those who like to entertain. Two L-shaped seats frame the cockpit. Add a table for lunch with friends, or drop in filler cushions to create a sun pad for four or more. A wet bar and barbecue are a couple of steps forward for grilling on the hook.
Designed for fans of express cruisers, this vessel has an overhang that keeps the transom bench seat in the shade when you want it, and that retracts when you want to work on the tan. There’s a retractable sunroof in the salon too. Hull-side windows offer vistas from belowdecks.