August 2014 Motoryacht Video: AB 116


To say that the AB 116 from AB Yachts, part of the Fipa Group, will put the wind in your hair is an understatement. The AB 116 is engineered for a blistering top speed, reportedly just shy of 53 knots. It’s in her genes: The AB 116 is part of a seven-model lineup of racy-looking and racy-performing, waterjet-equipped yachts. This particular model was introduced a few years ago and was the flagship until the AB 140 debuted last year.

The nearly 119-foot (36.2-meter) AB 116 is a maxi open meant for soaking up the sun. As a result, there’s sunning space galore, from the aft deck to the foredeck cockpit, and of course on the flying bridge.

Here’s a better look at an AB 116 christened Swift. If ever a yacht lived up to her name, this one does. And, as much as she is a real speedster on the water, Swift is a soothing respite from a busy daily life inside. The video also gives you a good overview of the customized interior. This AB 116 features light tones of wood and fabrics plus an open main-deck layout. They all accentuate the 24’6” (7.5-meter) beam. Note, too, the clever sliding partition and matching sliding doors that lend the captain and guests each a bit of privacy when needed. The real highlight, however, is the atrium-like setting that each AB 116 boasts a few steps down. Nearly 16 feet (4.8 meters) of headroom makes yet another TV-viewing and lounging area open and airy.

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