December 23, 2011

New Model: Austin Parker AP54 Fly

Austin Parker presented the 54 Fly in the fall of this year.  This model of this Italian company continues the renovation as started in 2008 with the 42 Open and comes again as all the range from designer Fulvio De Simoni, who presents down East lobster boat looks with a hint of Italian in its looks.  See higher free board, semi extended flybridge, and more modern finished interiors.  None the less the 54 Fly what is the flybridge version of the 2010 presented Austin Parker 52 Open, is in my books very pleasant to the eye.  The flybidge is accessed from a  comfortable stainless steel stair case from the large aft deck, and features a helm station to port side, and a C-shaped settee with aft sun pad to starboard.  Below is the same layout as the 52 with three double cabins located below, with a galley in between in the lower accommodation deck.  A single person crew cabin is located to aft.  There is also a medium sized tender garage which with the bathing platform can carry two not so big personal water craft.  Power is from twin MAN 900hp engines which give a top speed of 33 knots, and a cruise of 28 delivering a range of three hundred nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.04 m (52.6ft)
Beam - 5.06 m
Displacement - 24.1 t unloaded, 28.7 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2800 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 D2848LE423 900hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 33 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Range - 300 nautical miles at cruise speed
Project - Fulvio De Simoni
Certification - CE A