June 25, 2009

Project: Absolute 64

Absolute Yachts announce there latest project model the new and innovative 64. The new 64 epitomises what Absolute have become famous for, stunning modern looks, innovative design, exceptional performance and interior design that maximises usable space. Not only have Absolute created a stunning yacht but they have followed up on the ground breaking electronic control centre of the recently launched 70, and further enhanced it as a fully integrated yacht management system. The helm station is furnished with no less than three large LCD touch screens which operate every system on the yacht. Everything from navigation to Audio Visual systems, engine management, lighting control, tanks, CCTV, climate control and safety systems. There are literally no switches at the helm station, all commands are through the various touch screen and each system can be controlled from any of the three screens at any one time. There is of course plenty of manual redundancy built in should any screen or software program fail. The advantage to owner operator of the new system is that is extremely intuitive, easy to understand and much quicker to operate the various functions that the yacht offers. It is much safer too as each screen is a large viewing platform for all the systems on board rather than a battery of dials, switches and small screens. Absolute with the new 64 continue there following to the Volvo pod drives, powering this new model by four IPS600 engines giving a maximum speed of 34 knots and a very economical 25 knots cruise. As its known IPS offers many benefits along with greater internal volume, in this case used for a bigger master full beam stateroom which Absolute say is the equivalent in size to that of a 70 feet plus yacht. The 64 also has provision for a 320 jet rib in a tender garage under the cockpit and a further facility for another jet bike or RIB on the swim platform. There is also a fully retractable glass roof over the saloon with a second retractable sunroof over the cockpit allowing a fully shaded area, or for the sun worshiper can been retracted to give a fully open area to the sun. Forward of the saloon on the outer deck there is a forward lounging area with seating and a forward table with fold out parasol giving a second outside leisure area away from the stern of the yacht. The saloon and aft cockpit have been designed as a one living entertaining space if required, with the floor here being all on one level throughout and the patio folding doors retracting fully either side of the cockpit allowing free movement between one area and the other. There is also a full size crew cabin aft which is accessed through the cockpit. Absolute have also given great thought to increasing the deck stowage on board with more lockers and stowage bins forward as well in the cockpit. Special thanks to Ocean Nautic boss Mr. Trevor White, Absolute United Kingdom dealer for this Exclusive preview.

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