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Racing from Miami to Bimini in under 30 minutes with the high-speed AB 80

3 November 2021• Written by Laura Nicholls for AB Yachts

After a hard week of work in Downtown Miami, being able to take off in the direction of the Bahamas for a well-deserved break is one of the most ultimate ways to relax. And for those that have the 24-metre AB 80 from AB Yachts on standby, a short vacation in the archipelago of Bimini can be achieved in super-quick time, style and comfort.

Described as a ‘Formula One car of the seas’, the AB 80 gets her eye-watering top speed from a trio of MJP vibration-free waterjets coupled to three MAN V-12 engines of 2000hp each. This kit is what can take the yacht to over 58 knots and as a result, a journey from Miami to the westernmost district of the Bahamas, Bimini, can be done in less than 30-minutes. During the trip, everything is kept steady thanks to her zero-speed stabilisers.

As a perfect craft for those who prefer to indulge in some alone time, the pocket-sized AB 80 can be handled easily by just one person. On the contrary, she still houses enough space for up to eight overnight guests across three or four staterooms, according to the layout the client chooses. There is also a full galley that can be positioned on the main deck and generously-sized two-man crew quarters located at the bow nearby the privately-accessed laundry room.

Designed to be an area ideal for socialising, relaxing and staying comfortable while cruising at speed, the open plan main-deck saloon is still well-connected with the outdoors as guests are granted 360-degree views and wide, secure sliding doors to keep the fresh sea air close and the very low-levels of noise from the jet engine at bay. All of this is can be customised to suit any owner – as seen on board the latest unit that features large modern L-shaped seating and cleverly-angled television screens. At the request of the owner, the saloon is positioned behind the wheelhouse to make full use of the panoramic views and keep the yacht’s driver included in the social activity.

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To complete the package, the yacht’s effective aft garage can accommodate a 4-metre tender, a 3-seat Jetski, diving equipment, two SeaBobs and inflatable toys – enough to give any trip that extra bit more exhilarating. Once back on board, the fore lounge area can be made to be totally private for the owner, and the flybridge area can be transformed into one large sunbathing space for guests to kick back, relax, and enjoy their escape to the sea.

Want to find out more about AB Yachts and the AB 80 range, contact the yard directly here.

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