Used boats: two models that enhance classic style

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Absolute 53 Fly
Absolute Yacht Absolute 53 Fly

When tradition is at home in a shipyard, the boats it produces always maintain that classic charm, perhaps a bit retro so popular today, hiding inside timeless lines state-of-the-art technical solutions. This is the case with the two models we present here that are real gems to look for in the used market.

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Absolute Yacht Absolute 53 Fly

Modern and elegant furnishings in a classic but well-used layout. And with Volvo Penta’s IPS 600s mounted on this specially designed hull, it turns out that three smaller engines are preferable to two more powerful ones. Absolute 53 Fly traces an exterior design in perfect harmony with the shipyard’s “family feeling.” This is an entirely acceptable choice, considering the modernity of the lines and the excellent overall impact that the 53 Fly offers at first glance.

On the wide aft platform, windows open to the sailor’s cabin. Its volumetry is respectable, and one can even think of turning this space into a fourth cabin, perhaps for children. The cockpit is large and fully protected by the fly’s offshoot, the two table elements slide out to become a single dining area. The ladder up the fly has the virtue of cluttering little and providing access to a true “parade ground”: a large bridge with a large full-width sundeck ahead; to the left is the bar cabinet with grill, sink and refrigerator as well as a comfortable sofa.

The dinette offers a wide table opening, allowing for dinners with a good number of diners. Ahead, the dashboard features the console with the two large screens and analog instruments in the center. In the cabinet running on the left broadside are the retractable TV set and the electrical panel.

A convenient staircase down leads to the lower deck, which can be fitted out with two or three cabins. In the latter version, the owner’s cabin is forward; amidships, to starboard, another cabin with a double bed and, to port, a second slightly narrower one with two single bunks; two bathrooms both with separate showers. In the hallway there is a good-sized and well-equipped kitchen on the left.

Boat features: Absolute Yacht Absolute 53 Fly

  • Loa: 16.55 m
  • B.max: 4.65 m
  • Displacement: 20,500 kg
  • Beds: 6+2
  • Motorization: 2×435 hp
  • Water tank: 560 l
  • Fuel tank: 2×950 l

The current price on the market is c.a 600 thousand euros depending on the year (2013) and condition.

Absolute Yacht Absolute 53 Fly
Absolute Yacht Absolute 53 Fly

Arcoa Mystic 44

There are boats that have character. You recognize them already at the dock, because the eye, willy-nilly, fixes on them. Arcoa Mystic 44 was born in a French shipyard, where history, art and tradition are at home. This French-style lobster combines great solid construction with refined materials. It has two cabins and great marine qualities thanks to a hull with a very deep “V.”

The recognizable lines and fine materials reflect the more than 60 years of tradition of a shipyard that, beyond the Alps, is considered to be on par with the historic Riva boats from Italy. Also because wood is present just about everywhere, from the cockpit to the walkways to the clever and convenient outdoor bar furniture. A somewhat retro style that is largely customizable and is coupled with high-tech solutions, such as the small tables that are recessed into the cockpit dunnage and raise at the touch of a button. The superstructure is high enough to give a feeling of space inside, without weighing down the exterior profile.

To access the cockpit, the center section of the transom is opened so that two L-shaped couches rest against the transom and the two bulwarks. Two bar cabinets are placed on either side of the entrance to the dinette, where there is also a three-section retractable glass window. Passages are comfortable in both width and protection. The forward area, well sheltered by the high stanchion, houses a central double sundeck, which leaves the area near the nose clear, thus simplifying anchoring maneuvers.

A C-shaped sofa on the starboard side with a height-adjustable coffee table, a second two-seater sofa on the port side, and the elevated helm station make up the square on deck, while the lower deck has a galley. There are two cabins and two bathrooms, with the master cabin forward and the guest cabin, with separate beds, to starboard.

Boat features: Arcoa Mystic 44

  • Loa: 13.80 m
  • B.max: 3.95 m
  • Displacement: 11,200 kg
  • Beds: 7
  • Motorization: 2×435 hp
  • Water tank: 470 l
  • Fuel tank: 1,600 l

The current price on the market is c.a 230 thousand euros depending on the year (2008) and condition.

Arcoa Mystic 44
Arcoa Mystic 44

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