October 25, 2010

New Model: Austin Parker AP72 Fly

After starting its relaunching program in the most difficult times with the Fulvio De Simoni designed 42 Open just about a year ago, Austin Parker launches its third model with the AP72 Fly, the new flagship. The AP 72 Fly is a traditional yacht which inspires itself above the waterline to the classic down east lobster boat lines, but with a planning Vee hull below. Classic cues are the upright bow, or the smart ship sides, but none the less although still being a very sea keeping vessel down below there is little taking from the lobster collecting boats of the down East US. The AP72 Fly wants to compete with similar traditional lobster inspired yachts as the Mochi, Abati and the French Arcoa just to name a few. For sure it is presenting itself with all the credits to make a big challenge, with its very Italian style finished four cabin interior wrapping up well with the exterior De Simoni looks. Surely the video also shows a boat which navigates very nice, and takes moderate seas with extreme ease. So far Abati has started its new course in good direction with the company declaring to having sold nine in less to a year of the 42 Open, and three of this 72 Fly. Good job to them and designer De Simoni who presented very qualified looks to all the range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.75 m (71.3ft)
Beam - 6.25 m
Displacement - 45 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5140 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins, 1 crew cabin
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp
Propulsion - line shaft vee drive with ZF2000 IV
Speed - 34 knots max, 30 knots cruise
Range - 340 nm at cruise speed
Project - Fulvio De Simoni

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