Greenline is generally recognized for being able to produce effective hybrid-electric propulsion throughout its lineup. However, the Greenline 45 Fly that BoatTEST.com tested was powered by twin Yanmar 370-horsepower diesels with V-drives and shafts. The focus on this model is voyaging and entertaining in luxury, comfort, and bringing the daylight into the interior with generous views of the natural environment.
- Large flybridge deck with many luxury features and options
- Full galley with home-like appliances
- Full-beam master stateroom with centerline, king-sized berth with en-suite master head with separate shower
- Forward VIP stateroom with private access to share head with separate shower
- Optional guest cabin in lieu of master and VIP stateroom walk-in closets.
- Large windows in salon and galley
- Large hull-side windows in master stateroom
- Forward bulwark cut-outs to provide views from cabin-trunk windows in VIP stateroom.
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||7.2 sec.|
|0 to 30||11.3 sec. (0to20)|
|Load||4 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||68 deg., 43 humid; wind: 0-0 mph; seas: 0|
2 x 370-hp Yanmar
2 x 220-hp Volvo Penta
2 x 320-hp Yanmar 320-hp
2 x 370-hp Yanmar shaft
Captain’s Report by Capt. Mark Kellum
The Greenline 45 Fly was designed, engineered, and built to provide a sustainable yachting experience with full featured interior spaces for luxurious comfort. Large windows in the salon and galley along with hull side windows and cutouts in the forward bulwark make the interior bright and airy. The flybridge deck is designed for entertaining and provides overhead protection for the aft deck. Overall, the Greenline 45 Fly is devised for extended voyaging and entertaining in style.
- Two 300-amp solar panels molded into the coach roof that supply power to the battery banks. The solar power management system and 3-kilowatt inverter help eliminate frequent need of shorepower.
- Standard, the Greenline 45 Fly has a walk-in master stateroom and VIP stateroom closets with vanities, hanging lockers, and shelves. The test boat had the guest cabin option that replaces both walk-in closets.
- Hydraulically-Actuated Swim Platform. The swim platform lowers for water access.
- Full-Beam Master Stateroom. The full-beam master stateroom has large hull side windows with opening portlights and a private en-suite head with separate shower.
- VIP Forward Stateroom. The forward VIP stateroom has a centerline berth and private access to the day-head with separate shower.
- Standard Sized Mattress Berths. The mattresses in the master stateroom are standard king-sized and the VIP stateroom offers a standard queen-sized mattress that allows the owner to use standard fitting sheets and bedding.
- Full Galley. The galley is equipped with home-like appliances including a full-size refrigerator/freezer, a conventional oven with microwave and convection, and an induction cooktop.
- Toy Storage. Under the aft deck is space for toy storage accessed through the aft deck transom bench seating. Optionally, the transom can open for additional access.
- Forward Sun Pad. The forward sun pad has a Bimini top and can convert to side-by-side lounge seating.
- Large Flybridge Deck. L-shaped bench seating aft complements the sun pad alongside the port side upper helm.
Optional Propulsion. The Greenline 45 Fly is available with twin 320-horsepower Yanmar diesels, twin 370-horsepower Yanmar diesels, twin Volvo Penta IPS500 diesels, twin Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels, hybrid propulsion with twin 200-horsepower Volvo Penta D3 diesels or fully electric propulsion with twin 100-kilowatt inboard Torqeedo electric drives.
Two Separate Hull Designs. To efficiently and properly support the various propulsion systems performance, Greenline designed two separate hull configurations. A tunnel design that accommodates the shaft driven props and a non-tunnel drive that accommodates the Volvo Penta IPS drives.
The Greenline 45 Fly has a length overall of 51’1” (15.57 m) and a beam of 14’11" (4.55 m). With a dry weight of 29,762 lbs. (13,500 kg)), half the fuel capacity, and four people onboard, we had an estimated test weight of 31,752 lbs. (14,402 kg).
Top Speed. With the dual 370-horsepower Yanmar diesels with V-drives run up to 3750 rpm, the Greenline 45 Fly reached a top speed of 23-knots. With a total of 740-horsepower, Greenline is not going for high-speeds with this setup. They are going for cruising comfort.
Best Cruise. Running at 3200 rpm and 18.5-knots the test Greenline 45 Fly has a range of 245.1 nautical miles. This seems to be where the test boat felt most comfortable. To cover more distance, running at 2200 rpm and just under 10-knots stretches the range. At this speed, the 11.3 gph fuel burn provides 0.9 nautical miles per gallon and a range of 313.6 nautical miles. Running the Greenline at 1250 rpm and 6.3-knots the range is a respectable 1118.0 nautical miles.
0 to 20 MPH. The test Greenline 45 Fly reached 20 mph in an average of 11.3 seconds.
A lot of the Greenline 45 Fly’s driving comfort comes from the responsiveness of the helm. At cruise speeds it is even more pronounced, due to more wash against the rudders. The Greenline demonstrated a gentle 9-degree roll into the turns, ensuring nothing will get tossed around.
Close-in Maneuvering. In low-speed, close-in maneuvering, the Greenline 45 Fly performed as expected for a well-handled yacht. The test captain found that whatever maneuvering was needed the Greenline 45 Fly was able to respond perfectly.
The swim platform is the most common way to board a boat of this style. The Greenline 45 Fly has two stairways from the swim platform to the aft deck on the port and starboard side. The transom in between can be optionally equipped to open. There is also an option for a grill, sink, and prep area mounted on the transom. The test boat had the standard, non-opening transom.
At the top of the steps leading to the aft deck, there are stainless steel framed safety doors. Across the stern is bench seating aft of a solid-wood table mounted on twin pedestals. With the galley located directly forward of the aft deck inside a glass partition which has an opening window and a flip out counter, there is no-need to have a wet bar on the aft deck.
The galley is strategically located between the aft deck and the salon allowing it to serve two of the main gathering areas. The headroom is 6’7” (2.01 m) with the prep and cooking areas to starboard and the refrigeration and some of the storage on the port side. Traffic fore and aft flows through the middle.
There is a 10” (25.34 cm) step up from the galley to the salon. The interior of the Greenline 45 Fly was designed by superyacht designer Marco Cassali. The entire interior is filled by natural light from the large side windows. Greenline gives owners the choice of curtains, shades or wood blinds.
The lower helm was designed with the operator in mind. Situated on the starboard side with a door leading to the starboard side deck, the operator can stand outside and to gain a better perspective when close-in maneuvering.
The side decks are asymmetrical with the port side deck slightly larger, 15” (38.1 cm) wide and the starboard side deck 14” (35.56 cm) wide. The starboard side has a boarding door and a helm door.
Another social entertaining area is on the foredeck with a large sun pad with a Bimini top. The sun pad converts to side by side lounge seating. The forward bulwark rises 14” (35.56 cm) above the deck with the grab rails 27” (68.6 cm) above the deck.
The flybridge deck is designed as a highly social area for entertaining. The helm is port mounted in forward of the stairs coming from the aft deck. Aft is an L-shaped bench seat that wraps to the starboard side and surrounds a solid-wood table. The test boat has the summer kitchen on the starboard side. Forward on the starboard side is an 8’ (2.44 m) by 5’5” (1.65 m) sun pad.
The raised cabin trunk has large windows that allow natural light to brighten the space while providing a view through the forward bulwark cut-outs. The centerline berth has a standard queen-sized mattress which allows owners to purchase standard queen-sized sheets and bedding.
There are several options for the forward guest head. In the Greenline 45 Fly with the two-stateroom layout, the guest head can be configured as a dedicated en-suite head for the VIP stateroom or a day head with a private VIP entry. The test boat was configured with the three-stateroom layout with the forward head a combination guest head with a private entry for the VIP stateroom and a day head.
Owners can option for a third stateroom by eliminating the walk-in closets in both the forward VIP stateroom and the master stateroom. The test boat had this optional layout.
The full-beam master stateroom on the Greenline 45 Fly has a centerline berth with a standard king-sized mattress that owners can fit with standard king-sized sheets and bedding. The headroom varies from 7’1” (2.16 m) at the entry, 6’ (1.83 m) above the deck forward of the berth, 6’7” (2.01 m) headroom above the 6” (15.24 cm) step-up on each side of the berth and 3’4” (1.02 m) headroom above the berth.
There is a hatch in the aft deck that leads to the mechanical space. Below are the dual 370-horsepower Yanmar diesels turning V-drive transmissions on the test boat. Greenline is known for efficient power and the 45 Fly has 600-amps of battery power standard which equates to 7.2 kilowatt hours of power.
Options to Consider
- Third cabin in lieu of walk-in closets in both the VIP stateroom and master stateroom
- Flybridge hardtop with third 300-amp solar panel
The test boat Greenline 45 Fly came with dual Yanmar 370-horsepower diesel engines with V-drives and the prop-tunnel hull. Propulsion options include:
- Dual Yanmar 320-horsepower diesels with V-drives
- Dual Volvo Penta IPS 500 diesels with pod drives and non-tunnel hull
- Dual Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels with pod drives and non-tunnel hull
- Greenline hybrid diesel electric drive with Volvo Penta D3 200-horsepower diesel engine capable of 15-knots
- Fully electric drive with twin 100-kilowatt Torqeedo inboard propulsion with four BMW battery banks capable of up to 11-knots
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon.
Base with dual Yanmar 320-horsepower diesel propulsion ($669,000)
Base with dual Yanmar 320-horsepower diesel propulsion ($689,000)
Base with dual Volvo Penta IPS 500 propulsion ($755,000)
Base with dual Volvo Penta IPS 600 propulsion ($799,000)
Base with hybrid diesel electric with Volvo Penta D3 ($799,000)
Base with fully electric propulsion starting at ($1,000,000)
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.
The Greenline 45 Fly is exceptionally comfortable and ergonomic, as every space offered has roomy areas to move about. Everything was carefully thought out and designed to accommodate large groups on board in multiple gathering areas. One important consideration, whether at the dock or on the hook, the entire yacht’s electrical system can be run off of the boats 600-amp of battery power, running through an inverter, and recharging through the dual 300-watt solar panels… refrigeration, air conditioning, lighting…. Everything.
The Greenline 45 Fly available in either shaft drive or hybrid drive to run on electric power. And for those who want speed as opposed to efficiency, the Greenline 45 Fly is also available with Volvo Penta IPS drives, so it’s all about choices. The Greenline 45 Fly clearly deliverers for those customers looking to make their boat truly their own.