Greenline Hybrid Testimonials
from Greenline Web Site


 

Magazines

Motor Boat & Yachting

The Greenline 33 is not only the big surprise of the year but arguably the most significant new boat of the decade.

 

Boote

Hull shape and Hybrid propulsion are reducing the fuel consumption and environmental impact as well as increasing the comfort and quality of life on board.

 

Boating New Zealand

Despite the acceptance of hybrid technology in cars, similar technology in boats still raises a few eyebrows, but there is no reason why it has any less promise in marine applications. Indeed, it may well be the future of powered boating and Slovenian boat builder Greenline is leading the way.

 

Customers

Daniel Fayt, Belgium

We are very happy with our Greenline 40. It gives a new dimension for family navigation.
The boat is comfortable and really easy to handle.

 

Wim and Thea de Haan, The Netherlands

As we owned lots of boats before we know it's impossible to design and built a new boat without any problems, however Greenline/Seaway pursued in getting the boat right!
We have never seen service like this before, big compliments to Seaway and Nova yachting. We are now the proud owners of this wonderful hybrid. As we use the boat in the northern part of the Netherlands it's awesome to sail electric through parts were there are only lots of birds, the silence is amazing. What we also love is just anchor somewhere in the middle of nature without worrying about shore-power and still have all the luxury like we were at home.
In short; we love the setup of this hybrid!
It's quiet, full of luxury and very versatile.
Love it!
Greenline 33, too awesome.

 

Ron Williams, New Zealand

Our names are Ron and Andrena Williams.
We have really enjoyed this boat, it is ideal for our situation in The Marlborough Sounds, S.I. of New-Zealand.
The Marlborough Sounds has 1,500 km`s of coastal waterways, with variable winds and seas flat, to quite rough at times.
Greenline travels well and, no-one experiences motion sickness on this boat.
It is ergonomically excellent, with the extended deck area enabling us to partake in more activities, more easily, such as divine, swimming.
The cost per hour to “run” at 5.7litres of diesel, is envied by other boat users.
PS: My wife has a fear of water and boats but has gotten quite confident on our Greenline 33.

 

Dymph and Wim Bijnen, Netherlands

We are Dymph and Wim Bijnen, the proud owners of Greenline 40 named Dymple.
We made some changes to the boat - the blue hull, extra teak on the sun deck and on the benches in the cockpit gives this boat more cachet.
For this summer a trip is planned to the Olympics in London where there is a big Sail Parade on the Thames to London.

 

Peter Haasbroek, The Netherlands

After 25 years of sailing, under sails, in the area between Channel Islands and Oslo/Stockholm, the time was there to make a change.
We are, since April 2010, the proud owners of the “BARCA”, a Greenline 33 Hybrid ready provided with the 75 HP VW motor.
Visiting NOVA to see a Greenline for the first time, we were immediately in love with the somewhat ‘nostalgic’ outlook of the vessel and the, for us, perfect lay-out of the sleeping cabin and saloon all available with 3 steps in between.
Last but not least the attractive price made the decision to buy the ship.
We like to have the space for visitors on board in a port to enjoy a drink and a talk.
A lot of people have in the meantime been with us in the saloon and on the “extended” terrace with the open bar.
Directly after the delivery we started the holiday and being a retired couple this was a 3 month trip through Holland, and our expectations of the way of life on the Greenline, matched perfect.
Last year, Paris and the French channels down to Digion were our destinations, and this year we are at present on the northern German lakes after visiting Berlin.
For the statistics, in a bit more than 2 years we have been actually on board for 9 months and so the “Barca” is really the comfortable second home.
The log is pointing now at 6100 km with 1100 more to go before we reach homeport in Holland again.
Running hours for the engine is 740 hours with a nice average consumption of 2.3 ltr/hour.
In this 2 years we have been passing 530 docks.
Last winter a heck-thruster was installed, and this additional “able seaman” on board is making the life even easier for us.
Conclusion, we are very happy with our Greenline 33 and with the after sale service received from the NOVA-team and the Seaway yard.

 

John Bossi, Australia

John Bossi had his eye on the Greenline for months. After several boat shows, lots of reading and research, he made a shared decision with his wife, Jo. The couple finally settled on the Greenline 33 Hybrid over their second choice, a catamaran. In his own words, John shares with us what his family loves about the Greenline 33...

 
Why the Greenline 33?
"At first the attraction was the styling.
The Greenline has a unique look for the market...
... it's retro but modern.
The combination of design and material like the beautiful woods give it a great look.
I'm also impressed with its phenomenal value for money just in the purchase price.
That's on top of the savings you gain from its hybrid engine and solar power features."

Where has the Greenline taken you?
"Mainly day trips on Sydney Harbour and an overnight at Cockle Bay.

We had it offshore in a 2 to 3 meter swell and it exceeded my expectations.
The Greenline is gentle and plows through waves easily. It's a supremely seaworthy yacht. The steering is relaxed and doesn't roll as much as some of our past boats. There is none of the slamming you get on a planning hull.
We look forward to doing some coastal cruising and more overnights in the future."


How's life aboard?
"We love it! We have 3 children and lots of friends and family we like to entertain.
I'm Italian and my wife loves to cook big meals - its our way of relaxing, creating memories with our favourite people. The Greenline is a perfect fit for our lifestyle - it's truly an entertainers' boat."
The Greenline has a great layout with a seamless flow from inside to out. I'm always involved in what's happening when I'm driving. Again, in my other boats, I was on the flybridge talking down to everyone below.
We also had our Christmas party on board. I invited the staff from my dental practice to a restaurant for what they thought was lunch and showed up in the Greenline. They were ecstatic!
With 10 guests on board we had a blast cruising Sydney Harbour on a beautiful summer day."

 
Any surprises on the Greenline?
"One night we docked off Cockle Bay for dinner thinking it would be a great way to avoid driving late at night. We went back to the boat around midnight when we realized the party on Cockle Bay was just getting started!
Surprisingly, as soon as we shut the door our world went silent for a great night of sleep! I had no idea the sound insulation was that good."

What would you like potential Greenline owners to know?
"It's an extremely versatile boat.
The brochures indicates this, but it wasn't until going to 3 boat shows and owning one myself that I realised what that meant.

There are actually 5 saloon configurations we use when we have guests aboard (see photos below).

1. Dining with L shaped and side seating
2. Coffee Table seating
3. Comfortable helms seat for two
4. Open Saloon using coffee table as a serving table or seat on bathing platform
5. Guest berths with a double and single bed

 
Each configuration takes seconds to arrange.
Also the bed in the owner's cabin is so easy to convert - again seconds.
Having two entrances into the bathroom is a really nice privacy feature.
The engines are also easy to access."