As fly as it can be - The Absolute 72 FLY
Debuting in 2002, Absolute shipyard has managed to place itself on the scene in a unique way offering elegance, originality and state of the art technology for the high-end consumers. The creative heart of the company is in their shipyard located in Piacenza where they are developing their goal of offering aesthetically pleasing yachts of high quality with an integrated structural system which is a revolutionary concept of the hull. The history of the company has been built on technological innovations which have brought high performance, reduced emission and power consumption, high class, comfort and manoeuvrability to their boats. The Absolute 72 Fly review focuses on the new boat from Absolute which represents a flagship model of the company. Does the boat hold true to all these values? Read further to find out!
Oblique and contentious lines are the first things that catch one's eye during the first encounter with the yacht. Boarding the yacht, one follows small steps to the main deck, fenced with handrails. Layout and materials of the main deck can be custom made, however, the regular one has a mixture of wood and fabrics which are dipped in earthy tones. These natural tones and materials create a feeling of ease which, coupled with a breeze, can make one feel elated. In front of a roll down sun screen,
Sliding doors lead to the saloon and further ahead to the helm station. A cliché phrase has to be used to describe the saloon, namely, a lot of windows offer a great view and luminescence of the saloon area. A unique characteristic is the lack of corners and sharp edges on the furniture and rails. Clearly the designers had the safety of children and voyagers in mind when designing the boat. Comfy sofas abound in the saloon area on both sides of the room and a small marble table completes it. The spaciousness of the saloon helps with hosting charter parties, easily accommodating between 13 and 16 people.
Behind the lower deck helm station is the dining area with a 6 person dining table. A marble counter divides the galley area from the rest of the room. A washbasin with a mixer is located on the right side and ample low hanging counters abound. There is a built in oven with a counter ceramic oven top, along with a double sided fridge and a separate smaller wine fridge which completes what the galley has to offer. The overhead kitchen cabinets can hold all the necessary cutlery and offer more room for those wishing to have all their kitchen utensils with them. Windows are located right above the ceramic work surface of the kitchen and the chef will enjoy a nice view while cooking in a well-lit kitchen.
The helm of the boat is centred and offers a great view of the forward area. Leather sets and necessary navigation equipment offer full command of the ship to the captain. Another helm station is located on the port side of the flybridge, offering an extra seat for the passenger. Additionally, there is a settee which can be turned into a sunbathing area with a lever. Behind the flybridge helm, there are two deckchairs; this is a neat addition since a person can helm themselves to a drink without disturbing those sunbathing. A C-shaped settee and a table complete the flybridge area, making it more than capable of hosting a multitude of guests and meeting all their needs.
Below deck one can find comfortable cabins which can house up to eight people. The VIP cabin is located forward, boasting lots of room around the bed which is turned aft. There are two twin cabins equipped with king size beds and lots of room around the beds themselves. In the middle of the ship there is a captivating master cabin. Large windows offer a lot of light and the seating available on the side of the bed can serve as both an area for relaxation and a work desk area when there is work to be done. The desk has an opening for storage and a mirror on the wall. A king size bed has been placed in the middle of the room with ample space on both sides. Overhead are led lights creating a mesmerising atmosphere of elegance and spaciousness. An impressive bathroom completes this area. A large shower area, spacious enough for two, and hanging closets are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the bathroom. Low hanging cabinets, a washbasin mixer and beautiful windows embellish the experience of the bathroom. Though the engine room is close by the bathroom, there is ample sound insulation.
The Volvo IPS system has allowed good spacing in the engine room. Powered by twin 900 hp, 13 litres, dual-turbo, Volvo Penta D13 motors linked to Volvo IPS1200 pod drives. A max speed of 31 knots can be reached while throttling at 2380 RPM’s. Sound levels are very well adjusted, with the Absolute 72 Fly being one of the most quiet boats. Exhausts are placed underwater through the pods and soft engine mounts all make sure that there is neither noise nor vibration during the sea cruise. Acceleration is sensible and smooth sailing is guaranteed. The Absolute 72 Fly's price is well adjusted when taking into consideration the state of the art engines and equipment that comes with the ship.
Ultimately the modern engine which offers a smooth ride and good economy, high tech equipment inside the boat coupled with Italian design and style will win over most boat enthusiasts. The Absolute 72 Fly is for sale at the moment and for all those who wish to have a piece of boating history, the moment to act is now! Be a part of boating history!