Presented to the public during the Grand pavois 2019, the Flyer 7 occupy the middle of the range of the Flyer Beneteau.
Try sea today version Sundeck of this day boat transportable muscular, the Flyer 7 Sundeck.
When one is behind the Flyer 7 Sundeck, on the quay, three things hit the eye : the sporty look, the width, and the big engine of 200 HP.
What is it in reality ? Ship via one of the two large platforms of bathing lined with teak to we realize…
The free edges thin but secure
Once you are on this big dayboat of 7,20 m of length over-all, it is true that there has of the place. The free-edges only measure a few centimeters in width, freeing up as much space useful in providing near 2.40 m of usable width to the edge. Of free-edge thin and do not offer less protection to completely secure the cockpit, both the door of access is closed. It is easy to imagine with children on board.
A cockpit adjustable
This width allows to provide, at the rear, unwrapping the two benches at the side, a very large square or 8 people will install without a problem around the removable table.
A square, 8 is good, but we’re not going to spend his life at the table !
In a jiffy, the rear seat converts into a sunpad for two people. The outdoor shower is not far away for a refreshing dip after the nap.
The cockpit, behind the central console is topped by the wraparound windscreen, offers two seats bolster to the seating comfortable.
A steering wheel three-spoke wheel hub chrome plated to match the throttle control, a Garmin chartplotter, a compass, and a USB jack complete the picture.
At the front, room for relaxation !
For access to the front, two very large decks, approximately forty centimeters in width each deliver access, via two small steps, on the sundeck before that has three seats. The small pad at the level of the kidneys is useful when one relies on the windshield.
Solid handrails in stainless steel black (optional, standard, stainless steel) allow you to travel without danger.
While at the front, a roller, topped with a gateway before it allows the file “touch and go” by the front. An electric windlass (option) is mounted in the bow roller.
Under the floor of cockpit, one finds a large chest of storage, which also washes the two batteries (engine and servitude) as well as the group of water, the bilge pump and the raft of survival depending on the type of armament.
Circuit breakers and fuse for the windlass are installed in the cabin.
A spacious cabin
One of the advantages of the Sundeck on the Spacedeck, it is the open volume under the bridge and sundeck for the benefit of the cabin.
It is quite light, gets a bench seat on double occupancy for two people when even the big guys will be able to spend comfortable nights. The fridge and chemical TOILET as an option will have any usefulness in this use weekender.
The big four-cylinder Suzuki 200 APX 4-cylinder 2.4 L engine capacity for 200 horses starts with a quarter turn. It is an engine powerful for a boat that is close to 3 tons with full and passenger.
The engine produces a noise content and pleasant.
Very handy and relatively light, the output port is easily done this afternoon.
No signage of 300 m or beach in sight, my turn to put full throttle… the nose of The boat rises slightly to float less than 6 seconds after leaving the idle ! It grows very, very strong and hooks easily to 40 knots with this toy.
There is a small chop this morning but it is not an obstacle for our Flyer 7 including the keel, cut from a pronounced V in the front from where the tapering towards the back.
The boat size its road to 20/25 knots of cruising speed, in the waves, without ever falling back heavily, cushioned at the front by its hull tulipée.
When he takes off more, we expect to see a spinal compression, but it falls back on gently, as if it is provided, at the rear, a shock absorber.
It is the rendering of the system of hull AirStep 2, own at Bénéteau, which generates more lift and volume of air under the hull. To do this, kinds of scoops funnel a flow of air,? before the keel up to the stern, or a pressure is created, flying in the back.
Full-throttle, to about 5800 revolutions/minute, the boat is remarkably stable even without play trim. In turn, the same tight, this Flyer is 7 cottage little, pushing the boundaries of dropping out and turning almost flat. I turns more tight and faster and faster -what I would never do in normal circumstances-but the boat does not sink and remains safe.
This is a surface effect, the latter being made with two kinds of pads dividers, dishes, forty centimeters accompanying the hull between the half and its back.
I’m triggering a cold sweat as I pull on the boat in a tight turn then it is the moment that I choose to return to security and go to the port in full throttle to bring this gear very attractive to the dock.
You are looking for a boat secure in its facilities and its behaviour, offering a true sporting behaviour, while offering all the pleasures of the sea (fishing, skiing, relaxation, ride, weekend…) for a low price ? Has less than 60,000 € in the version of 150 HP, this Flyer is 7 you with open arms !
Quality foam seats
Price of the version tested
63.996,00 € TTC
Conditions of the test
Wind force 1 Bft
Outdoor temperature 23°
Full of water 0 %
Gasoline 30 %