December 10, 2009

New Model: Absolute 42

Listening to the voice of its clients Italian boat builder Absolute presents the 42, what is a fully enclosed and extended version of the 40 launched last year. The 42 also follows the theme of a full enclosure: hard top and patio door as seen on the bigger 52, 70 and the new 64 Absolute models. The demand for this model came from Northern European clients and from Mediterranean owners who wanted what was seen in the 40 but with the ability to be used 365 days a year. Absolute replied quickly to the demands and modified the 40 aft deck, and extended its bathing platform to present the 42. The new second in size Absolute makes quite a revolution of the 40 having two saloons sitting areas inside: one on the main deck, and an another below, plus an extra C-shaped settee aft for dining Al fresco this replacing the sun pad garage aft as used on the 40. Another important change comes also from the power and propulsion options of the 42, which unlike the 40 only available with stern drive, is also available with two IPS pod choices. IPS now powers seven out of eight Absolutes, which if my memory serves me correct, makes the Italian builder the major user of Volvo's pod propulsion since its introduction in 2006.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.30 m (43.6ft)
Hull Length - 12.95 m with bathing platform
Hull Length - 11.98 m without platform
Beam - 3.95 m
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 475 l IPS, 2 x 420 l DP stern drive
Water Capacity - 230 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo IPS500 D6 370hp, IPS600 D6 435hp, D6 330hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS pod, DP stern drives
Project - Absolute Research Lab
Certification - CE B