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of super high gloss finish that we found
throughout the boat. With an 18' 11"
beam every part of the boat is spacious
and open.
on the Flying bridge
Stairs up to the flying bridge are easy to
negotiate and the carbon fiber hardtop
is secured by triple stanchions at the
back and a stainless-steel brace at the
front which offers great handholds if it's
rough and you're standing. The flying
bridge is a simply vast area of real teak
flooring in fact, the test boat had gorgeous teak all the way from the swim
platform to the flying bridge helm and
throughout the main deck level.
The test boat was not yet fitted with
davits or a dinghy, but the flying bridge
and the hydraulic swim platform both
have ample space for the tender.
Other amenities include a refreshment area with a Dometic refrigerator,
Raritan ice maker, sink and storage on
the starboard side. On port is a Ushaped lounge offering vast storage for
covers and canvas under the seating.
Neptunus even includes a ladder up to
the top of the hardtop for service on
your radar and other accessories.
crew and engine rooM
Centred on the transom is a very serious-looking pantagraphic door leading
to the crew's quarters. This has two single berths, a galley with refrigerator, microwave, and sink plus separate head
and shower compartments that are full
size and private. The crew also gets a
good TV and an L-shaped eating area.
Through the next door is the engine

Showing the curving furniture and spacious layout, the salon is very bright and open.

room which has more than 6 feet of
head room throughout and is beautifully
rigged. Neptunus is celebrating their
30th Anniversary this year so they
certainly have a wealth of experience
rigging ocean-going power yachts and in
fact, all Neptunus yachts are built to CE
Category A - Ocean certification. It
really shows in the engine room!
SwiM PlatForM
Four large-diameter stainless-steel stern
rails are included on the swim platform
for safety and the hydraulic lift platform
has an elegant teak grate surface for
drainage. Making the swim platform
more enjoyable to use, there are graceful
curved staircases on port and starboard
leading up to the aft deck.
This level continues all the way forward with recessed decking and a very
high rail all around form safety and security. At the bow you will discover a
Maxwell 3500 windlass, three big
fender lockers and a huge anchor.
PerForMance
The twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels are like a big deep heartbeat -
never loud, always there. Out on Lake
Ontario the Neptunus 750 was absolutely serene; you could just go forever.

The top speed of 34.1 knots (39.3
mph) was smooth and easy, even running through two and half or three foot
waves. Crossing our own wake was almost not noticeable. The Neptunus
750 was equipped with a Naiad stabilizer system which makes a solid contribution to keeping the boat level and
stable. Obviously, the running surface
and rudders are beautifully dialed in
and at full speed the 750 just carved a
tight turn without drama and the wheel
was light and responsive. Bennett trim
tabs also help to keep her level.
Another great feature is the Yacht
Controller system. This integrates the
engines with the proportional bow and
stern thrusters. Watching Jan Willem de
Jong, Neptunus' Managing Director
handling the boat alone, even from the
pier as he tied up, was an impressive
demonstration. Imagine single-handing
a 75-footer!
Overall, the Neptuns 750 Flybridge
is an amazing running boat and a real
testimony to the Gregory C. Marshall
design as well as the world class craftsmanship from the team at Neptunus.
But, talk to Santa soon - it takes a year
to build a Neptunus 750 Flybridge. *

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2020

Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
Power Review: NC 895 Sport
Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
The Port Hole: February 2020
Book Review: Ready to Come About
Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
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