Absolute 43

Report from MBY's New Boats section

What they say:

“Maintaining its top-performance features, the vessel creates a new way of experiencing the sea in style and elegance, with a hi-tech, sporting spirit.”

What we say:

Just over a metre longer than its smaller sibling, the 41, this second new offering from Absolute has a similar configuration to the 45 and 47, albeit with a smaller twin cabin amidships instead of the spacious double on offer in the larger boats. Both cabins are ensuite.

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The convertible hardtop and its extended overhang could make this one of the most attractive Absolutes for UK buyers, even though the sunpad over the tender garage suggests warmer destinations.

The cockpit also features a U-shaped sofa seating seven, plus an outdoor boat grill and fridge. As well as the manoeuvring capability of the IPS drives, the major selling point for the 43 will be its fuel efficiency at higher cruising speeds.

The 43 is also available with sterndrives.

Length 44ft 4in (13.50m)
Beam 13ft 7in (4.14m)
Engine Twin Volvo IPS500 or 600
Top speed