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FEATURE: The Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly Soars With Breathtaking Scenery, Inside And Out

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FEATURE: The Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly Soars With Breathtaking Scenery, Inside And Out

There’s just something about a flybridge yacht that says freedom and luxury. The wind in your hair, the sensation of soaring high above the waves, the natural (but never ordinary) sights and sounds that immersion in a marine environment provides.

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All those feelings, those experiences, are pronounced in the Cruisers 60 Fly, plus dynamic infusions of style, sophistication, and bespoke quality. It starts with the superstructure — aft-raked, Euro-inspired, everything in proportion. The 60 Fly is based on the company’s 60 Cantius express model, but the integration of the flybridge is seamless.

Much more than simply a second driving station, the flybridge creates a true open-air entertainment zone. The skipper takes the wheel behind a centerline helm, which makes room for passenger seating all around: a two-person chaise lounge up front, big padded benches on each side, and a U-shaped dinette aft. A fiberglass hardtop covers the helm and dinette. (The forward seats are ideal for sunning.) Behind the helm, an electric grill, refrigerator/freezer, sink, and built-in cooler add the finishing touches for an afternoon on the hook or a sunset dinner cruise.

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Down the floating, stainless-and-wood stairway from the flybridge, the aft cockpit provides another oasis for socializing. A dinette against the transom allows guests to eat at the wooden table or turn to watch the action on the swim platform. (Hydraulic, of course, with room for a dinghy and a big lazarette/optional crew quarters.) Another electric grill serves the aft cockpit, and, ingeniously, the entire rear window and glass door separating this space from the interior retract. This creates a “breakfast bar” arrangement with a countertop and two removable stools.

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Stepping into the main cabin, the galley sits immediately to port. Its contemporary design and U-shaped footprint provide convenient access to the microwave, icemaker, drawer-style refrigerators/freezers, cooktop, and double stainless-steel sink. To starboard, a buffet/sideboard features a second pair of refrigerator/freezer drawers and optional dishwasher. Forward on the same level, a U-shaped settee with high/low table can be used for dining. Or relax and mingle on the sofa opposite. A large flat-screen television rises from the cabinetry at the push of a button; it’s connected to a premium Polk audio system.

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The interior helm station comes with a pair of adjustable Stidd seats and full Raymarine navigation suite linked to multifunction touchscreen displays and digital switches. The 60 Fly is powered by twin 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS 950 diesel engines with joystick docking. (Just 10 years ago, we were amazed we could park a boat with our fingertips; now you can control all the systems with your smartphone.) An optional joystick in the aft cockpit is available for the utmost convenience and visibility when backing into a slip. Another noteworthy item is the Seakeeper gyro system, which helps eliminate rolling and pitching at anchor and underway.

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Down the steps to port of the helm, the 60 Fly comes standard with a lower foyer available with a sofa, flat-screen television, and wine refrigerator for up to 17 bottles. It’s a great place for the youngsters to hang out when you’re entertaining other guests. Alternatively, this space can be rigged as a third stateroom with two bunks and an optional, full-size washer/dryer.

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The full-beam master stateroom amidships and VIP stateroom in the bow are immediately inviting and elegant. The former includes a king-size berth, large picture windows, walk-in closet, entertainment system, café table with two seats — even a refrigerator and coffeemaker. The private master head is just as suite (yes, it’s pun) and features his and hers wash basins and a double shower with smoked glass door and waterfall showerhead. The VIP stateroom has a queen berth, television, hull windows, skylight hatch, and private access to the day head with vanity, sink, and a spacious shower stall with waterfall showerhead and sprayer.

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Overall, the main cabin and lower deck offer truly breathtaking views inside and out, thanks to their sharp, modern design and nearly panoramic windows. If you want to set your sights on the horizon, climb up to the flybridge or stroll along the sidedecks to the bow where there is (surprise!) another entertainment zone. Here, you can lay back on a pair of reclining sun pads, sit on a padded crescent lounge, or relax under a sunshade in a quiet cove all day.

It’s a wide world out there, beyond the boundaries of land. The Cruisers 60 Fly will fuel your journey in uncompromising comfort and luxury.

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