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Although now enclosed, the upper helm is bright and airy and open with
the sunroof overhead and 360 degrees of windows including opening
side glass.

the relatively calm waters that day.
I couldn't believe how comfortable we all were. Of course,
the enclosed flybridge is fully climate controlled and in the
23-degree Celsius temperatures under full sun, we couldn't have
been more comfortable. Jan moved the throttles up to 80% where
we found ourselves doing 30 knots and carving some fast turns
to crisscross our own wake. There was no drama and almost no
engine sound. We could barely feel it when we crossed our own
wake. The new enclosed bridge delivers supreme comfort with
all-weather capability. For the waters off Newfoundland, the
new owners made a great decision.
LAYOUT AND DETAILS
In our previous Neptunus 750 Flybridge review, we mentioned that the boat was 75 feet six inches long overall and the
beam was 18 feet 11 inches. The new enclosed bridge puts that
wide beam to great use and it features six feet eight inches of
headroom. As you enter through the regular-sized cabin door,
there is a credenza to your right that provides lots of useful storage and houses a refrigerator as well. Ahead is the companion

seat and the sweep of windshield glass across the helm console.
Three huge windshield wipers and a non-reflective warm gray
finish on the roof mullions are just part of what makes the enclosure so attractive. Port and starboard side windows slide open
and you could leave the cabin door open when running if you
want. There is also an opening sunroof panel that's screened.
The door into the enclosed area has a latch to hold it open. You
can have lots of air circulating through the spacious bridge if the
weather is right.
The generous glass areas all around make the port side
L-shaped seating especially nice. Guests have a grand 360-degree
view and a handsome table for drinks or food. The soft gray, genuine leather upholstery is just sumptuous!
At the helm are side by side Pompanette seats that have armrests and big flip down footrests for long-distance comfort. The
console is big, beautifully organized and the cabinetry is upholstered in a complementary gray material with French stitching.
The engine information screen is in the centre as is the compass.
A pair of 12-inch Raymarine displays let you keep the information you happen to want, at the ready. The yacht has twin VHF
radios, separate autohelm and depth screens, centre-mounted
wheel and the throttles and tabs on the binnacle top.
In normal use, you would run on autohelm. The steering
wheel is more for low speeds and docking, plus there is a Yacht
Controller System and proportional thrusters, so docking is
very simple and effective. Jan prefers to dock and handle the
boat himself, often operating the yacht alone, using the Yacht
Controller System as though the 750 was a huge toy!
Wait...the open area on the flybridge is still here!
As spacious as the enclosed bridge is, about two thirds of the
original massive flying bridge is still there but again, totally
re-done. The staircase still comes up from the aft deck on the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2021

AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
JOIN A BOATING CLUB
BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Canadian Yachting February 2021 - Intro
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - JOIN A BOATING CLUB
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
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