Flyer 8 SUNdeck : Authentic Sporting Fun
Boat test by MOTORBOAT (Issue n° 299, June 2019)
Conditions Boat Test : Top speed on test : 44;8 Knots - Fuel Consumption : at 20 knots 38.6 L/H
Though the engaging showroom sparkle of BENETEAU’s current Flyer line may imply otherwise, the Flyer has been around in one form or another since the 1980s.
It’s a name woven deep into the Beneteau narrative, but it wasn’t until 2013, on the 30th anniversary of the product line, that it was treated to the simplified, user-friendly structure we see today. In terms of the current fleet, that structure now involves four hull sizes from 5.5m to 8.8m in length.
Each is available as either a Spacedeck or a Sundeck variant – the former optimised for the mixed recreation of family day boaters with open deck space from bow to stern; and the latter incorporating a raised, cushion-lined bow deck with dedicated weekending accommodation underneath.