by Capt. Tom Serio
If simplicity equates to more fun, then the new Beneteau Flyer 9 SUNdeck is going to maximize the fun quotient.
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Usable space abounds, starting from the stern. Wrapping around the engine package of your choice are side swim platforms, along with a platform across the transom and safety bar.
The cockpit sports a teak dining table with an L-settee. A fun spot that will be popular is the portside opening gunwale deck. Usable for boarding or diving, it’s also a great place to lounge and offers water views from the settee.
With the helm to starboard, the Flyer 9 has a portside outdoor kitchen with a sink, a cooktop and a cover, so you can take the catch from sea to table in a few easy steps. A port walkway leads forward to the large bow sunpad lounger. There’s also an optional bowsprit with a ladder, offering another access point to/from the water or dock.
Check out the interior cabin, with Alpi mat walnut trim and oak laminate flooring. The salon table converts into a double berth, the side ports and deck hatch open, and the galley has a fridge and space for a microwave. A bonus is the midship cabin with a large berth, suitable for overnight guests or storage. Why go home at the end of the day when this layout makes for a perfect weekender? B
eneteau makes tricking out the Flyer 9 easy with predefined option packs for trim type, electronics (Garmin suite and Fusion stereos) and fishing (five rod holders, fish tanks, folding seats, etc.).
“The Flyer 9 is a fantastic entertaining platform with a spacious cockpit including a fold-down side platform on the port side and optional hardtop,” says Craig Duchow of CenterPointe Yacht Services. “Underway it is one of the best bluewater hulls I have ever driven.”
The new Beneteau Flyer 9 SUNdeck is perhaps the most fun you can have on the water.