Last spring we launched an interesting variation on the standard Sabre 42 Fly Bridge Sedan. This one was not a fly bridge boat at all but rather a true sedan with a fully enclosed main salon and a helm deck in the forward end of the salon.
This experienced boating couple no longer wanted a ladder to the bridge. They also knew that they would find cruising in a luxurious interior would be more comfortable that sitting out of doors on a bridge in the open air. On very hot days in the south they can cruise with air conditioning on and when the weather cools too much on their summer cruises to Maine they could turn on the heat cycle. On moderate days, overhead hatches, opening side windows and a sliding door at the helm station allow plenty of fresh air to flow into the interior.
The owner is a very active member of the Cruising Club of America and has written an article with images on the club’s web site. You may want to check it out.