After a quiet few years Atlantic has bounced back into action with the launch of the all-new Atlantic A500

This isn’t some displacement-only metal lump, either. With a dual-mode hull and pair of 435hp Volvo Penta diesels it has a quoted top speed of more than 25 knots, and according to Atlantic, is 20% more efficient than a traditional planing hull.

The Atlantic A500 was designed in partnership with Vripack and unlike traditional Atlantic yachts, which were made from GRP, the A500 is made from aluminium, making it not only strong and light but flexible in its layout.

The shipyard offers a fully customised interior, though hull number one keeps it quite simple with a three-cabin layout including a huge, if somewhat plain, aft cabin.

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The large aft window fires light into the aft cabin

The rest of the interior is cool and bright thanks to huge deck windows and light oak cabinetry. The homely comfort of an aft cabin cruiser isn’t lost here and the size and high equipment levels of the galley will keep liveaboards happy for weeks on end.

The €1.2m ex VAT starting price is steep but Atlantics have a reputation for the quality of fit out and its standard spec is comprehensive. It includes an electric folding bimini, hydraulic radar arch, hi-lo bathing platform, a full navigation package and more. With Broom no longer building boats, it’s great to see this well respected aft-cabin specialist back in the game.

SpecificationAtlantic-yachts-a500-layout

LOA: 54ft 1in (16.5m)
Beam: 14ft 8in (4.5m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6 435hp
Top speed: 26.5 knots
Price from: €1.2m ex VAT

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