C stands for cruising, this is the no fly version of the Sealine 430, with a sliding hard top that snaps and closes at the touch of a button. It is not the only opening/closing element of this model…
By Niccolò Volpati, video Andrea Muscatello
The soft top, which fully protects the cockpit, also has the same mechanical control as the ups and downs of the side windows of the dinette. The entire saloon has been designed to be as “open” as possible. The view is unobstructed at 360 degrees, both towards the bow with the windshield made of a single glazed area, and towards the stern window, that, by opening, allows direct communication between the galley area and the cockpit.
In the engine room there is the IPS 500 system with two Volvo D6 engines of 370 hp each. It is not a too much aggressive motorization, but it allows exceeding 30 knots at maximum speed. The indisputable advantages of two engines of this power are consumption and noise, which are both low. We sail at 20 knots with less than 70 litres/hour and at 25 knots with 92 l.
While cruising, there are always few decibels both in the area of the helm station and in the master cabin located at the bow. In the cabin, you will hear the sound of water on the hull rather than the sound of the engine room.
This is the first C430 with 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms. In addition to the owner’s, in fact, there are two other rooms amidships, one with a double berth and one with two beds stacked. All three cabins offer large volumes.
The comfort of cruising is also given by the many details designed to transform the areas according to customer needs. The pilot’s seat, for example, moves to create a larger living area. Finally, comfort is given by the ease of operation, both in open sea and in manoeuvring, not least thanks to the joystick of the IPS system.
Sealine C430 – Technical details
LOA 13.55 m
Hull length 11.73 m
Maximum beam 4.20 m
Draught 1.07 m
Displacement 13,420 kg
Main Propulsion Volvo D6 370 IPS 500
Maximum speed 30.2 knots
Cruising speed 25 knots
(Sealine C430: the sea trial video – Barchemagazine.com – July 2019)