Silver Beauty

Once again, the Italian shipyards adorn our pages with another one of the beauties for which they are known the world over, in this case, it is AB YACHTS with their 88. Outside, imitating to a great extent the slippery and flying fish, the AB 88 is a silver colored, except for the windows and some other details, and obviously the wood that characterizes the exterior of most motor yachts, although in the case of the 88, it breaks the mold, since dark wood is used, which makes a very elegant contrast.

Throughout the length and width of its two spacious decks, we find all we would expect from a motor yachts of this length, which with its almost 30 meters, is an excellent candidate for a life dedicated to onboard hedonism, to enjoy all of the sea’s pleasures. On the main or upper deck, at the stern, there is a sundeck and, facing the bow (protected by a beautiful part-fixed, part-sliding glass roof) are the recreational and lounge areas, such as the enormous saloon, which has a long “C” shaped sofa and a central table, that give the starboard view and an enormous flat screen plasma TV and the entertainment center.

 

 

 

 

Going up to the bridge, we find a main table for 8 diners, and towards the port side, the imposing bridge offers space for three people comfortably seated in chairs that are totally first-class. The outside part of this deck offers another sunbathing area. Returning inside, immediately behind the bridge, there is a stairway that takes us to the lower deck, where we are received by a couple of tables (in another fitting-out option, we could go directly along the passageway that connects all the cabins). Worthy of our attention is the contrast generated in the interior through the use of woods of opposing tones that give a feeling very different from most other motor yachts.

There is a totally equipped galley with the latest generation appliances on the lower deck to make the culinary arts a pleasure from the moment the food is prepared. The cabins are arranged as follows: the main cabin in the mid-ships, taking advantage of the entire width of the yachts and has an enormous bathroom with a double washbasin, a shower, WC and bidet, as well as a generously sized wardrobe, reading chairs, entertainment equipment (DVD, plasma screen, sound equipment, etc.).

 

 

 

 

 

Further towards the bow, there are two twin cabins, one port and one starboard, each with their own bathroom, two single beds, flat screen televisions and sound systems. On the port side, there is the VIP cabin with all the comforts of the other two, but more spacious and with a closet and a double bed, instead of the two single beds.

At the stern, with access a through the galley or through the service stairway located on the port side of the main deck, next to the stern sundeck, there are the crew cabins, which share a full bathroom and like the other cabins, have all the comforts in order for the crew to relax.    

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

Lenght

27 m / 88’ 7”

Beam

6.40 m / 21’ 0”

Draft

1.20 m / 3’ 11”

Displacement

48 t

Fuel Capacity

9,000 L / 1,980 gal

Water Capacity

1,000 L / 220 gal

Engines

Option 1

3 x CAT C32 ACERT

(3 x 1,825 HP)

Option 2

3 x MTU 12v2000

(3 x 1800 HP)

Option 3

2 x MTU 16v2000

(2 x 2400 HP)

Maximum Speed

44-50 knots

Cruising Speed

50-56 knots

 

Text: Edmundo A. Eguiarte ± Photo: AB Yachts 88.

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