2016 Absolute 60 Fly for Sale by Premier Marine Boat Sales Sydney Australia!
Just listed is this incredible Absolute 60 Fly, which is ready for you to love and adore this Sydney Summer!
At its state-of-the-art shipyard in Piacenza, Italy, Absolute creates handlaid solid-fiberglass hulls and adds in the proprietary Integrated Structural System (ISS), a combined construct of parts made of composite sandwich and plywood including interior bulkheads, that is bonded to the inside of the hull to provide additional stiffness and strength as well as reduce sound. The result is a solid platform on which to build an interior.
Belowdecks the 60 Fly has a three-stateroom, three-head layout. The master is amidships and makes the most of the hullside windows. Its queen-size berth is slightly off-centre to make the most of the space, giving room to a leather sofa to port and a vanity with a stool that stows beneath it.
The head is roomy with double sinks and a shower with bench.
The forepeak stateroom angles its full-size berth so the hullside windows in the starboard bow are over the head of the berth. Even the starboard-side double guest stateroom has a couple of round windows and generous headroom to go with its head, which has another entrance off the passageway so it doubles as a dayhead.
Up one deck the 60 Fly has an inviting saloon, with a U-shaped settee to starboard and a love seat to port with a pop-up Samsung television behind. The entire space is built with matte-finish canaletto walnut, which has a distinctive contrasting grain that’s finished in relief for an interesting texture. Corners are radiused and edges are beveled so no one finds out just how hard that walnut is when seas get sporty. There’s a simple oak sole, and the seating surfaces are leather. There’s a marble cocktail table (also with radiused corners) that breaks up the wood grain distinctively.
Large windows line the space on either side, but they’re separated by substantial pillars masked by interior joinery—one glass-fronted locker is dedicated to stowing wine and cocktail glasses. Don’t forget: There is a flying bridge above to support, after all. One feature I found noteworthy—and like all the other nuances of design onboard, you won’t notice it unless you look for it—is the headroom. It’s 6 feet 6 inches and prevents that oppressive roof-coming-down-on-your-head feeling that no one likes.
Forward and up one step (the overhead rises here too, to 6 feet 7 inches) you’ll find a U-shaped dinette and an open galley to starboard, just abaft the double helm seat. The galley has lots of lockers, a standing Waeco refrigerator and a Bosch four-burner cooktop and microwave, as well as a sink and a Corian countertop. The leather-covered polished-steel grabrail around the galley counter is a nice accent that’s a functional reminder: You’re on a boat. But it goes one better. The galley window and the window opposite over the dinette open, allowing soft sea breezes to ventilate the space. Again, you’re on a boat.
Forward of the galley, the helm dash has carbon-fiber surfaces and expansive flats for a pair of large Garmin touchscreen displays. Switches, engine displays, automotive-style air-conditioning plenums, and cupholders are all around, as is a flat horizontal shelf just below the helm—it’s as though it were designed for people and their stuff! Binnacle and joystick are far to starboard, near a starboard-side door (with a cool pantogrpaph hinge) that opens to the side deck for easy docking.
Driving the 60 Fly is an experience. The boat is responsive to engine controls and feels like it lunges ahead as a single, solid piece without hesitation when the levers are pressed forward. The wheel is small and racy and let me make the most of our IPS 950s as I took her through S-turns on a cool day with a light breeze and just a hint of chop. The IPS 950s moved her through the water with quiet purpose. We found a comfortable cruise at 2100 rpm, which translated to 24½ knots.
I haven’t even gotten to the exterior spaces yet, and the 60 Fly has them all. One area where I think I could get used to spending some time is the foredeck, which has a padded sunpad forward with hinged backrests to allow three sunbathers the option to sit up or lay flat separately. The cupholders are made from inserts that also include slots to hold mobile phones, testament to the understanding the design team has for the lives we lead.
Beneath the sunpad cushions and easily accessible is a lifering in a recessed niche, a terrific seamanlike touch, as well as lockers on either side for fenders, docklines, and such. Abaft the sunpad is a built-in settee placed along the leading edge of the windshield, a delightful spot to sit and enjoy the view while underway. Of course forward of the sunpads is the Quick windlass and attendant ground tackle, with a chain locker hatch to starboard and beefy hardware.
The cockpit is delightful and shaded and has a wide transom settee and dining table. A vertical shade can be deployed from the overhead to create privacy when docked stern-to. And three steps down takes you to the generous swim platform.