December 14, 2009

New Model: Austin Parker AP42 Open

Founded in 1998 Austin Parker has been at the period one of the first European and Italian builders to concentrate its production on Down East Lobster Traditional Cruiser looking models. Today a decade later and after stopping its production for a couple of years the Italian Austin Parker returns to the market thanks to new investors in its holding, and with this present a more modern interpretation of the Traditional Down East Cruiser, with renowned architect Fulvio De Simoni behind the design of the new AP42 Open. For me having been a follower to De Simoni works since he started it was interesting to see how the designer handled the looks for a Traditional American Cruiser. I obviously like what I saw and seems that Austin Parker agree with me as they have apparently commissioned the jobs of three bigger models to De Simoni. The Austin Parker AP42 Open offers an interesting mix of traditional concepts with modern utility like the flush deck cockpit, or the modern big view windows in the master cabin to fore. Accommodation for the AP42 is an owners suite to fore, and L-shaped sofa, this alternatively can be changed to an optional second guest cabin. The AP42 Open is powered by twin Yanmar 480hp engines which give a top speed of 34 knots and a fast cruise of 30 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.50 m (41.1ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Displacement - 13 t loaded, 10 t empty
Fuel Capacity - 1400 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Accommodation - 2 berths in 1 cabin, 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6LY3-EPT 480hp
Propulsion - line shaft drive
Speed - 34 knots max, 30 knots cruise
Construction - infusion method with vinilester resin
Design - Fulvio De Simoni
Certification - CE A