Greenline’s 48 Coupe is a sporty boat with outstanding features, and the added bonus of an environmentally friendly choice of alternative power.
There’s no getting around the fact that Greenline is not only a resourceful builder, but it’s also one with its sights on minimizing the carbon footprint of its model lineup.
“Greenline is committed to providing our owners with a safe, comfortable, well-engineered and environmentally conscious product where responsibility to the future plays a major role,” says Luca Meffle, head of sales and marketing for the company.
To that end, the 48 Coupe is a well-conceived boat offering a wide variety of options, creature comforts and safety features, as well as the ability to use traditional inboard diesel power, full electric or a unique hybrid system.
With virtually one button, switching from diesel-only to all-electric operation is safe and easy. Recharging is as simple as running the diesels for a prescribed period of time; then it’s back to silent and exhaust-free operation. In fact, to increase range, owners can choose the optional trip extender that will kick in when the lithium batteries need more power. And on a sunny day, with 2.4 kW solar panels topside, owners can run the air conditioning.
The 48 Coupe is a boat designed to be enjoyed, and to that end, it begins with a step aboard the wide swim platform—hydraulically operated with weight capacity up to 1,100 pounds—which, when equipped with an optional barbecue station, affords a fun place for outdoor cooking.
Access to the cockpit is via a staircase to starboard, where an aft table and seating area affords a pleasant area for alfresco dining. Beneath the transom cushion is a very large stowage area which, along with all the similar spaces aboard, provides all the space necessary for short- or long-term cruising.
Inside is an open, bright and airy salon with a galley aft and to starboard, refrigerator/freezer and cabinetry to port, and forward of that, a settee for six that easily converts to an additional berth. Opposite is an entertainment console that can be swapped for a small sofa or a pair of chairs and a small bar. And in a design feature found on all Greenline yachts from 33 to 65 feet, the aft window opens, connecting the salon to the cockpit.
The galley is aft and to starboard with the refrigerator/freezer and cabinetry across. Forward and to port is a six-person settee with a high-low table that converts to an extra berth. The television console with wine cooler is to starboard. A sofa or a pair of chairs is also an option. Just ahead of this area is the fully found helm and access to the starboard deck area via a side door. And in a space-saving design, the washer/dryer is located in a hatch in the salon sole.
Access to the living accommodations is via a centerline stairway, and layout options include three-stateroom/three-head or two-stateroom/three-head versions. Either way, pleasing decor, fine fit-and-finish, and attention to detail will surround owners and guests.
Designed for comfort and engineered with the environment as a necessity, the Greenline 48 Coupe joins the other models in the lineup as a responsible way to enjoy the boating lifestyle.