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Flybridge yacht Vs sport yacht comparison: which one is the best for you?

A flybridge yacht and a Sport yacht are two types of luxury boats that have several differences in terms of their design, features, and capabilities. Discover the differences.


A flybridge yacht has an additional level above the main deck, which is called the flybridge. This area provides an open-air space that is typically used for socializing, sunbathing, and enjoying the view.

A Sport yacht, on the other hand, usually has a sleeker and more streamlined design, with a low profile that makes it more agile and faster.

All in all, flybridge yachts offer more space than sport yachts of the same length.
Does it really matter on a day-to-day basis, knowing that in July and August you’ll be spending most of your time relaxing on sunbeds or playing with water toys?


Flybridge yachts were generally larger than Sport yachts, with lengths ranging from 40 to 100 feet or more. Sport yachts, on the other hand, were usually smaller, ranging from 30 to 80 feet. However, there are large Sport yachts such as Mangusta’s 92ft, 104ft, 130ft and even 165ft or Palmer Jonhson.

Features, equipment

Flybridge yachts typically have more amenities and features than Sport yachts, including multiple cabins, spacious living areas, jacuzzi, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. They also often have a fully equipped galley.

Sport yachts, while still luxurious, may have fewer amenities due to their smaller size and more streamlined design. But does it really matter if you just want to book a luxury day charter and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at St-Tropez Club 55?

Performance Vs Fuel consumption

Sport yachts are designed for speed and agility, with powerful engines that can reach high speeds (average cruising speed above 20 knots). Flybridge yachts are more focused on comfort and stability (these yachts are fitted with Zero-speed stabilisers or gyro-satbilisers), with a slower cruising speed that allows for a smoother ride.
Average fuel price in France in April 2023: diesel at euro 2.3 per litre including taxes. (except commercial yacht with Transport contract)
Average fuel consumption on 80ft Sport yacht at cruising speed: 350/600 litres per hour.
Average fuel consumption on 80ft Flybridge yacht at cruising speed: 250/350 litres per hour.


During the high season (July and August) most owners/yacht managers of flybridge yachts over 60ft will only accept day charters to “fill the gap” as they expect their yachts to be booked on a weekly basis. Sports yacht owners are more flexible and may accept day charters in high season.

Browse a small selection of new yachts for day charter.

New Del Pardo 50 day charter
Recent Italian Sport yacht: Del Pardo 50
New Prestige 680 day charter
Recent Flybridge yacht: Prestige 680
April 22, 2023 Day Charter 101
About Remi van der Deure

My name is Remi van der Deure and I have lived on the French Riviera for over 20 years. I am a yacht charter expert and the founder of Charterminute, the French Riviera yacht charter boutique based in Antibes since 2011. Charterminute has a 5 star rating on Google Review and Tripadvisor - E-MYBA and ECPY member.