NEW BOATS - Greenline 40 Hybrid

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Hybrid breeds success for larger model

NEW BOATS - Greenline 40 Hybrid
NEW BOATS — Greenline 40 Hybrid

Following the popularity of its first hybrid-powered boat, European boatbuilder Seaway has announced a second bigger version, the Greenline 40 Hybrid.

The new Greenline 40 Hybrid is based on her smaller sister, the 33 Hybrid, introduced in September 2009 and with more than 100 sold throughout Europe in the first year.

The Greenlines utilise a variety of diesel-electric engine setups for propulsion in either mode, and battery charging from the motor, shorepower and photovoltaic roof panels.

Like the 30 Hybrid, the new Greenline 40 is designed by J&J Design with engine power from Volkswagen, and follows the same philosophy, with: great ease of handling; unmatched safety and seaworthiness; and, the comfort of home for overnighting.

The builder said the low-drag, energy-saving Superdisplacement hull coupled to hybrid (diesel/electric) and solar technology creates cost-saving running benefits. (See Trade-a-Boat issue 408 or go online at for editor David Lockwood’s test and performance analysis of the Greenline 33).

Of note are the mix of propulsion systems available for the new Greenline 40. The Hybrid system is available with single engines only, a 75hp VW SDI and 165hp VW TDI. These motors are coupled to a ZF 46.9hp electric motor (with integrated 13.4hp generator) that produces a top speed of 7kts. Under diesel power, the 40 Hybrid runs at up to 9kts and 14kts respectively.

For those that don’t want electric propulsion, Seaway offers the Greenline 40 with a single engine 225hp VW TDI (max speed 16kts) engine, or twin 75hp, 165hp (max speed 18kts) and 225hp engines.

For more information, contact North South Yachting, phone +61 2 9998 9600; 0422 239641,
fax +61 2 9979 3244 or visit


* A guest cabin with two berths converting to a double with three opening portlights for natural ventilation and light, and generous volume and storage capacity
* A separate shower stall in the bathroom
* Hull portlights in the owner’s cabin and bathroom
* Sliding helm sidedoor
* A large, electrically operated sunroof over the forward saloon
* Large chart table
* Spacious saloon dinette for eight people
* Optional double motorisation

Greenline 40 Hybrid

Material: Injected one-piece laminate in polyester resin with foam-cored deck
Type: Superdisplacement round-bilge hull
Length overall: 4.2m
Draft (max): 0.85m
Weight: 8000kg
Fuel: 700lt
Water: 300lt
Rated HP: 75 (standard); 165 (option); 225 (option).
46.9 (electric motor)
Max speed (kts): 9 (standard); 14 (165hp option); 16 (225hp option); 18 (2 x 165hp option). 7 (electric motor)
Range (electric motor): 20nm at 5kts


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