Review: Greenline Hybrid 33
By Tom Richardson on December 16, 2013
Introduced in September 2009 by the Slovenia-based builder Seaway Yachts, the Greenline 33 Hybrid delivers environmentally friendly propulsion, low noise, outstanding fuel economy, and a comfortable interior with some clever and thoughtful features.
The boat is based on a light, low-drag hull that was developed with the help of extensive tank testing. All Greenline yachts are built using vinylester resin and multidirectional glass fibers to obtain a strong yet light structure. Cruising speed with a single 165-hp MerCruiser TDI diesel is 15 knots.
The boat is powered by a parallel hybrid (diesel/electric) system coupled with a lithium battery bank and a photovoltaic solar array on the cabin roof. In electric-drive mode, the boat runs off the whisper-quiet electric engine, ideal for when leaving an anchorage or marina. At 5 knots the boat’s fully charged battery bank delivers a range of 15 miles with no fuel burn. At rest, the solar panels charge the batteries, which in turn provide 230V AC power for appliances. If the battery charge drops below a set level, the diesel engine kicks in to drive the generator, which in turn recharges the batteries. The batteries are also charged while the diesel engine is engaged while cruising.
The 33’s cabin features a vee-berth for 2, with the ability to convert couches in the salon to additional bunks for 2 to 3 people. The salon itself is fully enclosed and features a large aft window that raises on rams to allow wide-open views and access to the cockpit. A compact galley with stove and sink face aft. The deck is clean and uncluttered, and features a transom that folds down to serve as a huge swim platform/deck extension. Wide sidedecks afford easy access to the bow.
- LOA: 32’ 4”
- Beam: 11’ 5”
- Draft: 2’ 4”
- Displ.: 10,580 lbs.
- Fuel: 132 gals.
- Water: 80 gals.
- Max power: 220 hp
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