AB Yachts launches latest high-performance AB 116 superyacht
by Risa Merl
Italian superyacht builder AB Yachts, part of the FIPA Group, has launched its latest AB 116 series superyacht designed by Marco Arnaboldi.
The 36.2m, GRP-built superyacht is built for high performance. Powered by three MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines and three MJP waterjets, she reaches a blistering top speed of 50 knots and will cruise easily at 44 knots. Hull No 5 of the AB 116 model sports a silver hull and superstructure, aggressive exterior lines and ample living spaces. Her sister ship, AB 116 hull No 4 christened Ecrider, was delivered in September 2013.
Inside, her decor warm and welcoming, with bleached oak wood floors and white wood furniture, a calming contrast to her sleek exterior. The main saloon hosts a large U-shaped sofa, a 55-inch TV and a crystal dining table seating 10 guests. An opening roof connects this indoor space with the outside.
There is a second saloon below decks, welcoming guests with a ceiling height of four-metres-plus and flooded in light from the wheelhouse above. The guests accommodations on this level can be customised, and this owner requested a VIP double and twin stateroom, both with en suite bathrooms. The full beam owner's suite is set aft and includes a private office, lounge area, and en suite bathroom.