Ab­so­lute 50 FLY: Euro­pean Power­boat of the Year 2017

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THE NEW Ab­so­lute 50 FLY was awarded ‘Euro­pean Power­boat of the Year 2017’ at the Dus­sel­dorf Boat Show in Jan­uary.

Judges praised the 15.2m ves­sel for its qual­ity, large vol­ume, dé­cor, lay­out and spa­cious­ness, along with im­pres­sive per­for­mance and econ­omy from Volvo Penta’s IPS drives (IPS600).

The en­gine room is huge and the master suite amid­ships over the lon­gi­tu­di­nal cen­tre of buoy­ancy spans the yacht’s en­tire beam.

The liv­ing area, sep­a­rated from the aft gal­ley by an elec­tric slid­ing glass panel, of­fers ex­cel­lent sight­lines. The fly­bridge area has a se­cond helm, var­i­ous seat­ing op­tions, a din­ing ta­ble, and a sun­bathing area with three sin­gle re­clin­ing back­rests. The fly­bridge wet bar in­cludes a sink, BBQ grill, ice-maker and fridge.

On­board space is ex­cel­lent, in the sa­loon, the three spa­cious cab­ins and the en­suite bath­rooms. A door from the in­ter­nal helm pro­vides quick and easy ac­cess to the bow and there’s an up-down board­ing plat­form (with an op­tional Bbq/sink area), plus a roomy crew/guest cabin.

With all th­ese fea­tures the Ab­so­lute 50 FLY of­fers a great al­ter­na­tive to the Kiwi bach, one with dis­tinc­tive Ital­ian flair.

Sail-away price: NZ $1,409,650

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