Sealine has followed up the successful launch of the F530 (see Sealine F530 review: modular elegance) with the Sealine C530, the cruiser version. Watch our First Look Video of the boat below.


In the Sealine C530, the designers have compensated for the absence of that flydeck with a seven-man seating section on the bow and a table that drops in to increase the sunbathing space. The cockpit carries on the good work with a folding backrest and another table that drops down into the gap.

What's really striking about this boat in the absence of that flybridge is the light. You've got a one-piece screen, you've got a sliding door to starboard, with the option of another one to port. You've got two overhead skylights and two enormous window sections one on either side.

With an aft galley positioned up on the main deck there's space down below decks for three cabins, two heads compartments and an option crew cabin aft. There are compromises in both the main cabin and in the forward berth in order to achieve the space you get up top, but on a 52-footer you can't argue about the provision of accommodation.

In terms of performance this boat can be rigged with twin Volvo Penta IPS 600s, 700s or 800s. Now with 800s the flybridge model achieves around 34 knots, so it's fair to suggest that with the lighter weight of the coupe model and its improved aerodynamics, it ought to achieve just a little bit more than that.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.