The new flagship of the popular and highly versatile open boat range (see previous articles on Beneteau Flyer 6: three layouts – one video tour), the new Beneteau Flyer 7 Sun Deck was on display at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, where it made a distinct impression on reviewer Alex Smith. See for yourself in the video below:




The step up from the Flyer 7's predecessor, the Flyer 6, is noticeable above and below deck. On the bow, the eponymous sun deck is more spacious and the curved moulding up to the helm station provides a head rest as well as space for a hatch, providing much-needed light down below.

The interior is again more spacious when compared to the Flyer 6, with adequate space to sleep two people plus a separate heads compartment. In the cockpit, fold-down seats enable seven people to be seated around the dining table and the option of installing a wet bar in the back of the helmsman's leaning post looks like a neat feature.

With a Suzuki DF300 on the back, the Beneteau Flyer 7 Sun Deck comes in at around €50,000 (£36,400).


Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.