At the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, Absolute, the Italian yacht-builder, plans to hold the global premieres of the Absolute Navetta 68 and the Absolute 47 Fly. It will also host the floating debut of the Absolute 62 Fly, which launched at Boot Düsseldorf in January.
Launching its 62 Fly in Düsseldorf, Absolute focused on maximizing comfortable cruising by designing in an open-plan main deck that extends from the aft cockpit to the forward helm.
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The social opportunities for this open, naturally lighted space are obvious, but the area will also make a nice sanctuary on long-distance cruises.
Belowdecks, the 62 has three large staterooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The large master suite is located amidships, where the beam is broadest. The yacht also has a fourth double cabin for the crew in the aft section of the boat
During a recent sea trial, we tested the speed and manoeuvrability, as well as check for vibrations and observe other systems that can only be tested in the water.
While still at the marina we get on board and see and touch everything. Wiggle the grab rails to see the solid build of the yacht. Sit in the pedestal seats to see if they’re comfortable. Appreciate the luxurious leather on the seat. Open the storage compartments to be sure the hinges are solid.
For the sea trial, the engines will be cold when you fire it up for the first time. If the engine’s rotating assembly is going to make any funny noises, it will be when it’s cold. The starter engages smoothly and quietly. The engines did not rattle when started.
When you advance the throttle, we notice how easy it is for the boat to get on plane. Once up and cruising, take it to top speed. The boat is able to hold that speed with no trouble. We are satisfied with the result and bring it back down to cruising speed, usually 2,400 rpm. On average we recorded 31.0 Kts during 2,400 rpm in several tests. At that speed, we take the boat into right and left turns. The boat holds its line without hooking or washing out. While doing we listen for cautionary squeaks and rattles. There are none.
The 62 Fly is well-designed, and perform well during our sea trial.
Absolute 62 Flybridge
This boat is simply stunning. The accommodation is well above average with quality. With 3 huge staterooms, all with private bathrooms and separate showers and the midships master stateroom is full beam.
The large galley is positioned at the entrance to the saloon opposite a dining area and the expansive full lounge area is situated forward. A fourth cabin with 2 twin beds and private bathroom is placed at the stern and can be used for crew or for other guests as is luxuriously furnished and equipped with all comforts.
The large swim platform and fly bridge area plus the lounging area on the fore-deck give great outdoor options to compliment the generous internal spaces.
The propulsion is entrusted to two very efficient Volvo Paenta IPS 950D11 engines (725hp) able to push it well over 30 kts in any load situation.
|Hull Type:||Planing Motoryacht|
|No. of Engines:||2|
|Engine(s) HP:||2×533 Kw-2×725 HP|
|Cruising Speed:||27 knots|
|Max Speed:||34 knots|
Builder / Designer
|Designer:||Absolute Design Group|
Equipment installed on the exhibit boat – Intended exclusively for the American market, this is an example of what can be fitted on the Absolute 62 Fly
Volvo Penta 2xD11-IPS950 (2×533 Kw)
Fourth cabin air conditioning with split unit
Ultra stainless steel 45kg (99 lbs) anchor with non foul-chain bar and twister
Fourth aft cabin equipped with beds (two), furniture in walnut wood, wardrobe, opening porthole, large window with roller blinds, HPL floor, separate toilette with WC, sink, shower, independent access from platform and open door alarm on dashboard * (1)
Safe (in master cabin) Bow propeller * (1)
Searchlight (with double control in Upper Deck and Main Deck) BBQ in the Flybridge wet-bar
Icemaker in the Flybridge wet-bar Volvo Interceptor trim tabs Washing machine-tumble dryer Dishwasher
Lighting kit (courtesy lights all along the floor, on deck and Flybridge, mooring lights (two), white aft underwater lights (three), blue LED lighting along the main deck dashboard) *
Retractable bow decorative lights (four) (option not available if Bimini Top for bow sofa and sunpad is selected) Removable handle for the swim ladder platform
Starboard deck access via manual door opening, instead of the electric window * (1)
Side access doors
Glass access door to the hall with retractable glass window with electric high and low mechanism, with piece of furniture towards the galley and towards the cockpit, with electrical roller blinds for sliding door and electric window * (1)
Heated towel rack in the master cabin bathroom
Gyroscopic stabilizer (Seakeeper 9 Gyro) (1)
Aftward finishings on the side deck windows in black gelcoat painting with covers * (1)
Miele wine cooler in lower deck companionway
Manual blinds in the cabins (main deck not included) Cameras in the engines room and in the cockpit
Volvo Joystick driving interface with Volvo autopilot * (1)
GPS chart plotter 17” displays (two) in the hall and 12” displays (two) on the Flybridge – Extra price
Radar Open Array (antenna only)
Electronic/Navigation Instruments: “Safety” Package (Weather Station, AIS, echosounder, Fishfinder)
Third mooring control station in the cockpit (1)
Audio premium package for Fly and foredeck
Audio premium package for salon and cockpit with ‘party mode’
Fiberglass hard top with soft top and dimmable ceiling lights (bimini top fly not available if hard top is selected) (1)
Pearl grey-color coverings for wet bar, sofas, table and sunpad on the Flybridge, cockpit sofa and cushions, bow sofa and sunpad * Privacy electrical sunshade in the cockpit *
Electrical sunshade on the Flybridge (hard top option required)
Hydraulic platform – lifting capacity 450kg (990lbs), with automatic access stairs, integrated into the platform itself (1)
Convertible cockpit sofa in sunpad in quick drainage foam Hand spray showers on the Flybridge and bow dinette Extra driving seat in the Flybridge with cover *
Cockpit teak table with cover and dove-color chairs (three) with teak structure and housing
Bed covers, cream color linens and pillows in the fourth stern cabin
Olive grey color bed covers, cream color linens and pillows in lower deck cabins
Cream color towels set for indoor, brown color beach towels and cushions with terry cloth covers for outdoors
Set of crockery, cutlery, cups and glasses for six people in dedicated housing
Electrical sliding bed in central cabin for double bed transformation
Marble bathrooms countertops – Extra price
Waterproof door for direct access to the engine room from the fourth stern cabin (1)
Electrical sliding glass between galley and sofa *
Electrical system 120V-60Hz with electrical household appliances, Onan
21,5Kw generator, 72.000BTU Tropical air conditioning with quay docks and dedicated cables and white engines room
Cablemaster (n. 2 50A – 60Hz) with remote control Deck cleaning with fresh water and quay connection Safety kit with smoke detection and siren
Volvo ACP anti-corrosion kit
Digital terrestrial TV antenna with TV antenna connection cables, satellite wiring and HDMI connection cables
Ecru colour quick drainage foam external cushions
Reflective screens for windscreen and screens for side windows
Dashboard cover Package Software Volvo VHF with DSC
N.2 Touch screen display Volvo 7’’ EVC
Dimmable ceiling lights in main deck, cabins and cockpit
Non-skid floor on flybridge
Non-skid floor on side walkways
2 Manoeuvring Joystick
Aft warping winches (two)
Blackwater tanks with suction on deck
Clear wake exhaust bypass
FM200 fire-fighting system with automatic stop engine and generator
Sacrificial anodes for salt water
Up/down mechanism for TV in the salon
Up/down mechanism for TV in the bow VIP cabin
Inner and external LED lights
Light oak and glossy ebony furnishings
Sofas made of ecru-colour fabric