A modern design haven, if you like that sort of thing
Absolute’s latest creation may well prove to be a ‘marmite’ boat – you’ll either love it or loathe it.
The huge open-plan deck saloon is a dazzling mix of glass, white leather and stainless steel and looks more like a funky Manhattan apartment than traditional sportscruiser. There’s even a glass and stainless steel balcony overlooking the galley (complete with Gaggenau espresso machine and artificial slate worktops). Light streams in through great side windows and the vast glass sunroof. There’s even a second sunroof over the aft cockpit that slides forward to maximise the rays back here as well.
Down below, the most striking feature are those vast floor to ceiling topside windows in the full-beam owner’s cabin. At rest these are about six inches above the waterline, giving the impression that the bed is floating at sea level.
The forward VIP suite and second guest cabin also get larger than normal portholes and generous floor space. However, the biggest surprise is in the engineroom where four IPS600 drives deliver a claimed top speed of 31 knots but more importantly fuel consumption of 100 litres per hour at 12 knots or 160 litres per hour at 22 knots.
At a glance
Length: 72ft 2in (22.00m)
Beam: 17ft 10in (5.45m)
Top Speed: 31 knots
Engine: 4 x Volvo IPS 600
Price: Approx £1.76 million inc UK VAT
Contact: Ocean Nautic
Tel: 0044 (0) 1624 627752
More information available on the Absolute 70 on their website.