Posted 2016/09/12 at 22:47 in Yacht Reviews
Designed by Italian Manufacturer Constantinos K. Constantinou, Absolute yachts, has really been ‘wowing’ the market. Constantinou said that the 60 owes its remarkability to a culmination of hard work and focus. The designs, space, layout, lightning, and construction of the boat are in line with the Italian philosophy of absolute. This design also strives to satisfy the need of the American boater.
Constructed in its state-of-the-art shipyard in Piacenza, Italy, The Absolute 60 Fly, produces solid-fiberglass hulls that are hand laid. This is then added to the proprietary integrated structural system (ISS) which is built from a mixture of composite sandwich and plywood and interior bulkheads that are attached to the hulls interior to make it extra strong and to take the sound to a low level. This whole combination produces a strong foundation to construct an interior.
The engine room is powered by a pair of 725-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS950s (Volvo Penta DII diesels matched to IPS2 pod units). The duplex Racor fuel-water separators are easily accessible, as well as the pair of large sea strainers on the center line between the drive units. The other service points are also easy to reach. The fuel tanks are placed at the front part of the space
On the decks below, the three staterooms have a three-head layout; the master is located amid ships and occupies the hull side windows. It has a queen-size bed which is placed almost at the centre, the head has double sinks and is spacious. The hull side windows in the starboard bow are located above the berths head. The starboard-side double guest state room. There are round windows on the starboard-side double guest room, it also has a spacious headroom with a second door that leads to the passage way, making it also act as a day head.
The saloon has a U-shaped settee to starboard and a love seat to port. The settee is constructed using matte-finish canaletto walnut with a unique grain texture. Large pillars are used to separate the enormous windows on both sides, the pillars are covered using interior joinery. There is also an overhead flying bridge to provide support.
As you move upward, a U-shaped dinette and an open galley to starboard will greet you. The galley houses many lockers, a Corian counter top, a sink, a Waeco refrigerator and a Bosch four-burner cooktop, including a microwave. Passing the gulley, you get to the helm which is made up of a carbon-fiber surfaced dash, and expansive flats that are used for the touch screen displays, cup holders, automotive-style air-conditioning plenums. The flat horizontal shelf underneath the helm looks like it was made for both people and their properties.
The exterior spaces are really amazing; the foredeck contains a sun pad forward with revolving back rests. The cockpit is remarkable, it is covered and has a spacious transom settee and dining table. The swim centre is located three steps below. A portside helm is located on the flying bridge with two bucket seats with bolsters. There is also a settee and sun pad to starboard, a full al fresco galley and a dinette with a U-shape.
The 60 is very easy to drive and it’s an exciting experience, the boat responds really well and moves ahead swiftly and sturdily. It has a small wheel which is very fast and will navigate lightly through S-turns. The IPS 950s propelled the boat through the water steadily at a cruising rate of 2100rpm (24.5 knots).
FUEL: 700 GAL
WATER: 180 GAL
TEST POWER: 2/715-HP Cummins QSM11 diesels