Abacus 78, superb Italian design and workmanship

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08 October 2010

Architect Fulvio de Simoni has succeeded in creating a boat with slim and attractive lines, without compromising interior comfort and space. The flybridge is relatively low and discreet, with a rigid canopy. An interesting feature is the C-shaped settee and table on the bow sundeck, useful above all when moored in harbour and the occupants wish to have a little privacy. The main saloon incorporates the command console, dinette and main saloon, with further design content provided by Cassina settees by Piero Lissoni, and Caprice chairs by Philippe Starck. The Abaco lamp and the Argea wall-lamp, both by Venini, have been used in a yacht for the very first time.
The accommodation area below decks is reached by means of a very original staircase in steel and structural plate glass, with built-in optic fibre lighting. There are four double cabins with bathrooms, with the master cabin utilizing the full beam, and lit by two large panoramic windows created by Besenzoni. These can be opened for sea air as well as natural lighting. The crew area is aft, with two single cabins, a bathroom, and a small dinette.
The yacht is powered by two Man 1550 bhp engines, which provide a maximum speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots.

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