June 13, 2012

Project: Absolute 40 STL

After making all its line into hard top and flybridge boats, Absolute returns to an open sports cruiser with the very futuristic looking 40 STL.  The new 40 STL which stands for Sports Line marks the Italian builder return to open boats, just as it started in 2003 with the 25.  Huge exterior living areas are the trademark of the 40 STL, but also innovative features as a bimini which retracts behind the lounger or the option for a hard top which covers over half of the cockpit deck. Another particular unique feeling of the 40 STL is the feeling of a mix between that of an open cruiser, to that of a center console thanks to centrally located two person helm station. Inside the 40 STL will offer a very open living area with an innovative layout having a second galley, a U-shaped dinette which converts to a double berth to fore, separate shower head, and an owners full beam room to midships. Absolute does not give much details on the power and propulsion of the 40 STL, but I do imagine similar power as for the 40 STY of Volvo 260 with IPS pod drive or 300 and 330hp choices, in stern drive propulsion format.