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Coupe or Fly Bridge for a medium size boat?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:15 am
If you are like me you study boat designs and options for a long time before deciding on yours. Here what made me pick the R40 coupe version as opposed to the fly bridge version. Perhaps I started somewhat biased because I already had a Regal 35 coupe. However, after coming to see several boats over the course of a year, I concluded that the coupe was the right choice for me because of the experience my guests and I could get from the saloon and stern sun bathing area.

The coupe in general, and the Bavaria R40 in particular offer the flexibility of offering a open experience or a enclosed experience with a touch of a button. All at the same floor level with all guests and captain interacting with each other. The fly-bridge version of the R40 provides a nice top-level open view experience. However, as it happens with all medium-sized fly bridge boats, the saloon is enclosed and sun bathing at the stern seats is limited by the fly-bridge on top.

In my view these pictures show how Bavaria excelled with two sunroofs and when connecting the saloon to the external sun bathing seats.

(some of these pictures came from ... /r40-coupe)