|FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Denison Yacht Sales was recently named the Florida and California dealer for Greenline Hybrid, the world's first serial production hybrid yacht ranging in size from 33 feet to 88 feet. With the goal of starting a new area of responsible boating, Greenline Hybrid brings efficient and environmentally friendly designs built to maximize well-being and the enjoyment of being on the water.Denison will offer the full line of Greenline Yachts, including the 33, 40 and 46 Flybridge as well as the OceanClass line, featuring the 57, 70 and 88 blue-water cruising range of super-displacement hybrid yachts.
"There is a certain pride of ownership that comes with owning such an innovative product," said Mike Kiely, a yacht broker with Denison Yacht Sales. "Interest is coming from all directions, beyond the typical, narrow owner demographic. The eco-friendly design, sensible layout and ease of operation appeal to the many boaters committed to supporting a more sustainable world."
Greenline Hybrid yachts are powered by a diesel/electric drive system. The lithium polymer batteries are charged by a photovoltaic panel system located on the roof that efficiently converts sunlight into electricity while at the dock or at anchor. Greenline Hybrid brings an economical cost of use, sustainability, a low carbon footprint, efficient hull design, and silent operation while under electric power. Since starting production of the Greenline 33 in 2010, the company has delivered over 300 hybrid boats to 28 countries in the first three years of production.
The decision to add the Greenline product to the Denison fleet of new yachts in Florida and California was more than an economic one. For over a decade, Bob Denison has personally been involved in various environmental causes, including Sea Keepers, and has driven several cars converted to run on reclaimed vegetable oil.
"We're sincerely thrilled to be a Greenline dealer. They are truly forward-thinking people with grand intentions to reinvent the way boats interact and effect the water around them," said Denison.
Greenline Yachts are produced in Slovenia and Italy by The Seaway Group, a leading provider of design, engineering and tooling to some of the world's biggest boat builders such as Beneteau, Bavaria Group, Brunswick, Azimut, Fairline, Dufour and others. In addition to Greenline Hybrid and OceanClass, The Seaway Group also builds Shipman Carbon Yachts and Skagen Motoryachts. Since 1983, Seaway has engineered 250 boat designs for 60,000 boats and yachts manufactured by 48 boat-builders from 19 countries. More than 50 of these designs have received boat of the year, design and environmental awards, including the Greenline 40 Hybrid, which received an Active Interest Media Editor's Choice Award at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.