Belize 54 Daybridge – Having sung the praises of the completeness of the one-level Belize Sedan, it may seem almost contradictory to introduce a Daybridge sister. But experience again informs the Belize designers of a demand that’s just as enthusiastic for this kind of variant.
Flybridge lovers aren’t necessarily an age group. Nor a psych-socio-graphic. They simply have different needs.
They may be more traditional boaters keen to embrace the outdoors and the weather in all its moods. They will relish the wind-in-the-hair and sun-on-the-face experience that a Flybridge affords.
They could just as easily be parents, or grandparents, who welcome an extension to the main entertaining area, or a separate fun space for children.
Both boats’ main decks are identical as far as saloon, galley and accommodation areas.
On the Daybridge, though, an elegantly curving deep-tread staircase leads up from the cockpit.
Every bit as sociable as the main saloon, the Daybridge area has a large L-shaped lounge and hi-lo table that can drop to create a second sun pad. Opposite is a wet bar with sink and fridge. And a second station acts as a day helm and offers the essential navigation aids.
Obviously a bimini can be added, but full clears are probably unnecessary. When weather becomes too hot, or cold, the Daybridge cover can be snapped on, the stair-ladder hatch closed, and a retreat made to the cosy protection of the lower saloon and main helm.