They are the boats of the moment: fly bridges are becoming more streamlined boats with curvy lines, and they are taking over as the mainstay of boating. Fly offerings in recent times have also expanded significantly beyond 18 meters. But the advantage of having a habitable upper deck is even better exploited in more compact boats, so that even in a short length you have the space to experience the boat as if it were a beach house.
We have chosen three proposals from the used market that fall within the 11-meter length, so they are really compact!
Prestige offers a truly spacious 11-meter flybridge. In addition to its interior habitability, this boat reveals a propensity for its guests to live comfortably outdoors.
It is a boat that in its nearly 11 meters offers two cabins, plus two more berths that can be obtained in the dinette. This model is the first in the Prestige range to feature axle line transmissions, which are coupled to 220 hp engines.
The flying bridge echoes the layout of other larger models in the French shipyard’s range and is a large area largely dedicated to sunbathing. The furnishings, in fact, provide an extended sunbathing area aft, connected with the large dinette, which, in a C-shaped conformation, runs from the stern along the entire port broadside until it is integrated with the command post, which is to starboard. The cockpit is extremely large and free of clutter, with the exception of the sofa placed along the transom, which does not, however, get in the way of all the clear area in the center. Also practical are the two steps that facilitate access to the walkways, which are raised above cockpit level.
In any of the boat’s interiors, there is no shortage of natural light propagation, thanks to the large portholes on the broadside and the deckhouse, which is entirely traversed on the sides by long windows. In addition to the two beds that can be obtained in the salon dinette, the Prestige 350 offers accommodation for four more people in two cabins below deck, where, among other things, there is also a galley in a corner cabinet.
The owner stays in the cabin located at the apex of the bow, while guests have access to the aft cabin with the double berth arranged by beam. Serving the two cabins is a well-sized bathroom.
Boat features: Prestige 350
- Loa: 10.80 m
- B.max: 3.75 m
- Displacement: 6,500 kg
- Beds: 6
- Motorization: 2×220 hp
- Water tank: 320 l
- Fuel tank: 640 l
Dellapasqua DC9 SL
With this model, Dellapasqua has created a timeless boat. It was redesigned by Mirco Dellapasqua 40 years after the production of the first wooden DC 9, of which it retains only the celebrated water lines of the hull. From the previous version this model retains only the celebrated water lines of the hull and, of course, the flying bridge, which, however, has been redefined in shape and fittings.
Designed by Mirco Dellapasqua, the boat denotes a forward momentum without a dolphin boat, and a soft, wraparound transom with an integrated swim platform and elegant hull coloring.
Like every Dellapasqua boat, the DC9 SL has a very large and functional deck. In fact, the cockpit offers a perimeter sofa, so as to provide seating for all guests, but without sacrificing the walkable area, which abounds on this boat. The bow is accessed easily and safely, as the walkways are sufficiently wide, well protected and served by an extended handrail, which runs the length of the deckhouse.
Below deck the boat has two cabins and a bathroom, while on the main deck there is a large salon, furnished with a dinette and galley. All done in a modern and very pleasing style.
Boat features: Dellapasqua DC9 SL
- Loa: 11.02 m
- B.max: 3.08 m
- Displacement: 9,970 kg
- Beds: 4+2
- Motorization: 2×400 hp
- Water tank: 250 l
- Fuel tank: 600 l
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 10
A vessel with grand cruiser ambition. This boat is a 10-meter that can offer two cabins, bathroom and dining dinette inside, plus all the furnishings needed outside, both on the fly and in the cockpit. Here is a compact fly, yet complete with everything you need to enjoy both daily relaxation, sport fishing and extended cruising. Despite being a vessel, in fact, the Merry Fisher 10 is approved in category B, like many larger cruisers, and from them it also borrows the enlarged portholes at the broadside, which are at the master cabin.
The boat has a 380-horsepower Yanmar single-engine configuration.
Like a large boat, on a finely teak-lined dunnage, the cockpit offers a large L-shaped settee to starboard and another settee to port, all with beige cushions, which, together, crown the area; all served by a removable coffee table. A ladder ladder leads to the fly, where there is another dinette, which is developed next to the wheelhouse. The upper deck is also available as a sundeck, that is, without furnishings, but with extensive padding to create a huge sunbathing area. In any case, there is always the option of shading the fly with a bimini top.
A glass door separates the cockpit from the salon, which is divided into a very bright area furnished with a dinette that can be converted into a bed, a kitchen cabinet, complete with a two-burner stove, sink, microwave oven, and the refrigerator, which is positioned under the pilot’s chair, marking the boundary between the helm station and the kitchen itself. Below deck, the boat offers two cabins plus a bathroom; the guest cabin has bunk beds, while the forward cabin includes a bed arranged diagonally, a solution that also leaves room for an armchair.
Boat features: Jeanneau Merry Fisher 10
- Loa: 10.22 m
- B.max: 3.33 m
- Displacement: 4,562 kg
- Beds: 4+2
- Motorization: 1×370 hp
- Water tank: 150 l
- Fuel tank: 475 l
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