Sister shipyards AB Yachts and Maiora have launched and/or delivered seven yachts in eight weeks. It’s all in time for their owners to enjoy the summer season onboard. The most recent is the AB 100 Superfast, which should hit 60 knots at top end.
For the past 30 years, AB Yachts has specialized in speedy, stylish yachts. They’re waterjet-equipped, in a range of sizes. The Viareggio-based builder has had a model called the AB 100 for a while. While she’s fast, the AB 100 Superfast gets her name for being, well, super-fast. The typical 100-footer (30.5-meter) can hit 54 knots with a triple-MAN engine package. The new launch, though, has a boosted propulsion system. Interestingly, whether at the super-fast 60 knots or “just” 54 knots, the megayacht model is one of the fastest of her size.
Of course, the owner of the AB 100 Superfast wants comfort, too. Inside, four staterooms can accommodate the full party of eight people. With a beam of 22’3” (6.8 meters), the megayacht is semi-custom, too, personalized from the flying bridge to the crew cabins for four. The shipyard has not released details on what the interior design looks like or what decor materials are aboard. Regardless, you can see for yourself when the AB 100 Superfast premieres at the fall boat shows, such as the Cannes Yachting Festival.
As for the other six yachts from AB Yachts and Maiora, an AB 142 is days from delivery. She celebrated her launch just a few weeks ago. Additionally, AB Yachts handed over a fully custom 79-footer (24-meter) recently, and is readying another AB 100 for launch next month. Maiora, meanwhile, delivered a 30 Walkaround and a 30 Convertible, each 100 feet (30.5 meters) LOA. The 30 Convertible will appear at the Cannes show, too, featuring a sky lounge rather than an open flying bridge like the Walkaround has. Yet another 30 Walkaround is nearing launch as well, and should hit the water within the next few weeks.
Look for that Walkaround, along with other AB Yachts and Maiora projects, at the Cannes show and Monaco Yacht Show.
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