October 19, 2010

New Model: Astondoa 50 Fly

Astondoa launches its new 50 Fly model, a flybridge motor yacht of just fifteen metres which features incredible spaces for its size. May be the only sin for the Christian Gatto designed 50 Fly just as the smaller 44 sister is just for copying too much the triangle bow of a certain Italian builder, but for the rest the 50 Fly breaks new ground in this size for its space which is over whelming. The 50 Fly has also to be appreciated because it does this without looking too heavy on the lines. The most important area of the 50 Fly is its lower deck, this place having three double cabins, and two heads. Nothing new here, sure but the owners stateroom is full beam, and the third cabin is no bunk. So that is also an improvement on the Astondoa 55. You can also get an extra crew cabin which stands behind the master room as optional. The main deck is the other thing to like, and versus recent designs goes a bit backwards having a split level saloon with dining and helm in the raised part, and saloon with C-shaped sofa and entertainment desk on the lower welcome area. Power is from standard twin Cummins 600hp in a shaft propulsion configuration, although to get these spaces I am sure the ZF Integral vee drive units are used. None the less nothing wrong here, but according to some dealers web site an IPS option just as the smaller 44 should be available here with IPS800 choice. Technical Data:
LOA - 15.22 m (49.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.02 m
Beam - 4.6 m
Draft - 1.3 m
Displacement - 18.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 1700 l
Water Capacity - 420 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew berth
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC8.3 600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max, 26 knots cruise
Range - 300 nm at 26 knots
Project - Christian Gatto
Certification - CE B
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