• Testimonials •
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."
How was eyachts?
"Working with Dan Jones was great... there were never problems, only solutions.
I found that across the board with everyone I was in contact with at eyachts.
I've made a lot of purchases from dental equipment to motorcycles. I have never experienced a standard set so high across an organisation.
I love the espresso machine that Dan gave me as a purchase gift - perfect for an Italian. It was very thoughtful and a great ending to a wonderful experience."
Jon and Anne Fleming, Australia
Jon and Anne Fleming live on the Gold Coast. They have owned a Greenline Hybrid 40 since 2013 and clocked up over 1000NM in the first year. The couple have owned a lot of boats over the years - we asked them why they chose the Greenline this time.
“We wanted to sometimes travel without noise. We chose the hybrid version of the Greenline for that reason and often use it when the tide is in our favour - and it’s terrific - both effective and efficient.
We live on the Gold Coast and go away for a day or 2 at a time heading to South Stradbroke Island and Jumpinpin.
The Greenline is very comfortable for overnight trips away with everything we want - we often say it’s just like an apartment. We love the large galley and great fridge. We also love the full size beds in the main cabin - it’s easy to divide them in the in day time and push them together in seconds at night.
Easter in Mooloolaba
For Easter we went to Mooloolaba which is around 80 miles from us. It was quite rough off the northern top of Moreton Island but we were reasonably comfortable on board and the boat handled the conditions beautifully.
We had 4 adults and 2 children on board for the long weekend. We had a fantastic time - dropping the stern down to enjoy the water and indoor-outdoor living.
I guess for us the Greenline stood out from the crowd. We wanted plenty of shade, walk around decks, single level living and a swim platform. We also love the overall visibility and the fact that we can sit in the cabin and watch TV. The living space is really well thought out.
We are absolutely thrilled with boat and our experience with eyachts has been very good. They attend to everything straightaway and are a pleasure to deal with.”
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.
Greenline 33, too awesome.
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.