May 6, 2023

New Model: AB Yachts 120 Sportfly

In early March AB Yachts launched the first unit of the 120 Sportfly model, a super sport yacht of 36 meters, full of high tech and performance as is usually associated from this Italian yacht builder.  The 120 is also the current largest offer from AB Yachts, although the Viareggio jet yacht specialist has in the not so distant past launched larger 145 and 140 models, this last in five units build.  The new 120 features the latest AB design language as introduced with the 80 in 2020, and followed by the 100 in 2021.  These new models also feature a larger lower stern beach club area with opening side balconies, which expand the size of the bathing platform when at anchor.  The AB Yachts 120 features a standard interior layout of four double guest suites, with an owners staterooms at midships.  A five double cabins version is also available, with a fifth cabin taking space from the lower deck saloon cinema room located forward.  Crew space is located forward with three cabins for five crew.  The AB Yachts 120 is powered by triple MTU 2600hp engines with MJP jet propulsion and top speeds estimates up to 45 knots, although some reports are saying that in the first sea trials this first units reached 53 knots.  Hull one of the ABYachts 120 titled m/y Beach which was named 183 during construction, possibly this meaning the number of hulls AB yachts has build since 1992 is bound for USA.  AB Yachts is reported as the most active of the Next Group brands, which also includes Maiora and CBI Navi.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.90 m (121.1ft)
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 135 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 15500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, or ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 3 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - triple MJP water jets, two steerable one central booster
Speed - 45 knots max forty knots cruise
Range - 500 nm at cruise
Construction - sandwich composite
Project - AB Yachts, Acube

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