November 26, 2009

New Model: Absolute 64

Absolute continue to follow its wave thinking always offering more innovative sport cruisers and yachts. This new 64 from the Italian builder also uses Volvo forward looking IPS pod propulsion, offered on seven out of eight Absolute models. As expected the new 64 has design stints that follow what the 70 flagship presented last year, with only size and spaces making the difference to a similar three cabin, galley below layout. Externally the 64 is also more aggressive looking sport yacht then to the flagship with elegant minimal squarish touches. Taking away the size difference of about a metre and a half in length and one foot at beam, there is not much dividing the two big Absolutes on the lower deck, with all three cabins having there personal en suite heads on the 64, and an L-shaped galley below. You also get a single crew cabin with shower head located at mid ship. The saloon main deck on the 64 is but conservative on layout, offering a C-shaped settee to starboard upon entrance inside and followed by a two person helm station. For the aft deck Absolute also went for a more Mediterranean layout with big sun pad aft, and an integrated L-shaped settee, while to fore for those looking for more privacy in a marina is a five person settee with table. Propulsion continues Absolute use of three or more engine pods, with the Italian builder being the first to experiment with a triple IPS propulsion set up back in 2005 as on its at the time 56 flagship. Just as the bigger 70 the new 64 is powered by quadruple IPS600 D6 435hp, and so far Absolute seems to not offer alternative to this set up, which I am a bit surprised considering Volvo new bigger engine pod series release.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.40 m (66.9ft)
Length - 19.80 m
Beam - 5.15 m
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 650 l
Accommodation - 6 berths, 1 crew berth
Max Persons - 16
Engine - 4 x Volvo IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propeller pods
Design - Absolute Research and Development Lab
Certification - CE B

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