Luxury yacht builder AB Yachts – FIPA Group has announced the launch of their new motor yacht AB116. The event has taken place this morning in the Port of Marina Carrara, following less than 180 days since the beginning of the construction of the 36m AB 116 superyacht.
Fruit of the genius and creativity of the Tuscan Shipyard AB Yachts – FIPA Group , the new AB 116 yacht has been launched this morning in the Port of Marina di Carrara. The strengths and purpose of this boat are the ones which have become a must in the world of high speed yachting with water jet propulsion. AB Yachts, through the use of lightweight materials, advanced composites and special bonding systems is now a point of reference in this domain of yachting. Result of yet another challenge successfully met, this luxury yacht AB116 is not only an additional example of beauty and elegance of the yard’s production in Tuscany, but it has a record of all: thanks a closely knit team AB Yachts and highly skilled local craftsmen, who have long collaborated with the group, it has been possible to organise a wonderfully efficient, which allowed to AB Yachts to launch another wonderful example 36 meters in less than 180 days.
With three MTU 16V2000 M94 and 3 MJP waterjets, she is able to reach a top speed of 50 knots and cruise effortlessly at 44 knots. The new AB 116, just like her predecessors, promises to leave a lasting impression on those who see her. Hull and superstructure in a clear shade of silver, aggressive yet elegant and timeless lines, ample and generous space on board to enjoy exciting cruises at high speed, with maximum comfort in navigation due to the total absence of vibration and noise even in rough sea conditions. The interior, like every jewel of the AB Yachts line, has been created with extreme attention to every detail. Light yet warm colours predominate on board , welcoming guests in an inviting embrace in which they stay wrapped for the duration of their stay. The essence of handcrafted bleached oak floors is perfectly married with white wood furniture. The main saloon has been designed to give a feeling of pleasant entertainment to the guests on board, it is equipped with a large U-shaped sofa , a furniture with a 55” TV and a crystal dining table for ten people with the opening roof right above which irradiates the entire main deck with warm natural light.
The spacious wheelhouse in gray leather is separated from the dining area by sliding doors and a fascinating retractable bulkhead finished with a metallic wave. Going belowdecks , the AB116 yacht also features a remarkable lower saloon which boasts a height of over 4 meters and is awash in sunlight coming through the wheelhouse windshield right above. Furnished with a comfortable L-shaped sofa and another large TV, this is the perfect place to enjoy some privacy. Located aft from the lower saloon, there is a spacious guest accommodation area whose layout is completely customised. At the owner’s request, it features a VIP double and a twin cabin, both with en-suite bathrooms and even in this area the light hues of the bed head, leather and fabrics predominate. Proceeding further aft, the owner’s area consists of a private office and the owner’s suite, which extends across the full width of the boat and is fitted with large portholes that illuminate the environment and give the owner the feeling of flying on water. The master suite consists of a lounge area and a king-size bed and is separated from its private bathroom with decorative translucent panels that further enhance the impression of space. In the bathroom, carbon fixtures and mirrored furniture make it refined and original.
Going forward from the lower saloon , one enters the service area with the main galley , crew lounge, two twin cabins and the captain’s cabin with their respective bathrooms. The owner’s care and dedication to his crew is demonstrated by the use of same quality materials in crew quarters which are finished and equipped to same standards as the guest accommodation. The maximum attention to detail is also evident in the outside deck areas: the cockpit immediately reveals the attention devoted to maximising the space for relaxation. In addition to the generous sunbathing area, there is also a large dining table. Lounging sofas and chairs are also found on the flybridge which is equipped with a custom-made retractable steering position and can also be used as a comfortable and very private dining area. High degree of customisation, unparalleled performance and comfort even at high speeds is what AB Yachts have become renowned for as a leading manufacturer of large express cruisers with waterjet propulsion.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE 2014 LAUNCHED AB 116 YACHT
Model: AB 116
Length overall: 36,20 mt.
Max beam: 7,50 mt.
Draft: 1,25 mt.
Engines: 3 x MTU 16V2000 M94
Waterjets: 2 x MJP 550 CSU+1xMJP 550
Max Speed: 50 kn
Cruising Speed: 44 kn
Fuel tank capacity: 15.500 liters
Water tank capacity: 3.000 liters
Hull material: GRP sandwich: kevlar – carbon
Superstructure material : GRP sandwich: kevlar – carbon
Hull shape: planning deep -V
Shipyard: AB Yachts – FIPA GROUP