BY Nick Walton on 4 Jul 2024

Greenline Yachts leads on low-emission yachting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 with the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid

Featuring Greenline’s next-generation hybrid H-Drive propulsion, the flagship demonstrates that enormous comfort and responsible yachting can co-exist. Visitors to the show from 10-15 September will be able to experience the yacht for themselves at the Quai St Pierre.

Slovenia’s Greenline Yachts has been spearheading the transition to hybrid propulsion for over 15 years, so it has had time to hone the performance of its drivetrain. The latest iteration is the 6G unit, which is even more efficient than its predecessors. It allows the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid to offer an impressive range of 20 nautical miles in silent electric mode with speeds up to 6 knots. Across the typical use cycle of a Greenline yacht, the hybrid system delivers a cut in emissions of up to 40% per year.

Greenline Yachts leads on low-emission yachting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 with the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid

Greenline Yachts’ solar roof concept puts a 4kW solar array to work at the service of the Greenline 58 Fly’s hotel services. Although it can increase the yacht’s range a little, its main benefit is to enable long days and nights at anchor without needing to fire up a noisy generator. Due to the solar and battery capacities on board, it gives an astonishing three days at anchor without the generator. That extends indefinitely if the aircon is not required.

“Greenline Yachts’ new 6G H-Drive draws on 16 years of constant development,” says owner and MD Vladimir Zinchenko. “We’ve been in this game since our launch, so our yachts are miles ahead of the competition when it comes to efficient hybrid propulsion and silent hotellerie. We’re excited to be showcasing the technology alongside our concept of Responsible Yachting at Cannes through our flagship model: the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid.”

Greenline Yachts leads on low-emission yachting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 with the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid

Alongside the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid, Greenline Yachts will also be showing two of its best-selling models at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Both the Greenline 48 Coupe and the Greenline 45 Fly will be on the stand in Cannes’ iconic Vieux Port. Both hugely successful models have sold more than 100 units, and they neatly illustrate Greenline’s two different superstructure options: the sleek Coupe variant and the luxurious Fly.

What’s more, they are both available with a range of engine options that include Yanmar’s new HVO-ready diesels. This allows the two yachts to burn more sustainable HVO fuel, derived from waste vegetable oil. It is being rolled out across marine hotspots and offers the possibility of radically reducing carbon emissions at no cost to performance. It is another facet of Greenline Yachts’ commitment to Responsible Yachting.

Greenline Yachts leads on low-emission yachting at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 with the Greenline 58 Fly Hybrid

Greenline Yachts has developed adistinctive philosophy of responsible yachting. This is not simply a matter of hybrid propulsion and solar panels – the whole design ethos of Greenline Yachts is built around efficiency in the water. It starts with the “superdisplacement” hulls of each model, which have been rigorously developed and tested to provide the smoothest ride, stability and efficiency at both lower and higher speeds. 

Responsible Yachting extends to the construction process as well. The high-tech foam sandwich used to strengthen the hull comes from recycled PET plastic. Lay-up is through vacuum infusion, ensuring very precise material use. Currently using exclusively vinyl-ester resin allowing a five-year warranty against osmosis. Furthermore the yard’s technicians are experimenting with natural fibres and green resins in the lay-up of the yachts themselves.

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