Expensive News – New Yachts: Absolute’s 58 Fly

Expensive News –
New Yachts: Absolute’s 58 Fly


The expanded use of glass on the Absolute 58 Fly gives owners a new outlook.











































































































Absolute 58 Fly, Motoryacht, Absolute, Flybridge

It seems like a simple thing, placing an electric cooktop catty-cornered to the yacht’s salon doors, but one of the benefits of this positioning is the saved floor space compared with a more traditional U-shaped setup. The layout also enhances the feeling of volume. Courtesy Absolute

That is not to say the 58 Fly lacks strength or backbone. Quite the opposite. I’ve tested a few Absolutes and have always found them to be stout out on the brine. This yacht starts with a solid fiberglass hull form. Supporting that is the builder’s Integrated Structural System (ISS), which is a grid of longitudinal and transverse supports spanning the hull’s length and width. Soles, bulkheads and ceilings are fiberglass bonded to the ISS, creating a monocoque structure.</p><p>Power for the this flybridge cruiser comes from twin 600 hp Volvo Penta IPS800 diesels, offering a reported 26-knot cruise speed and a 32-knot top-end. With nearly 360-degree viewability, ­side-deck access from the helm and joystick driving capability, the 58 Fly should make close-quarter maneuvering and shorthand cruising a breeze.

The Absolute 58 Fly’s helm has side-deck access and joystick driving capability.

For the growing cruising family, the Absolute 58 Fly has a three-stateroom, three-head layout. The master suite is full-beam with an en suite head and a queen-size berth. There is also room to add a washer/dryer here. The forepeak VIP has a double berth, facing diagonally from starboard to port, plus an en suite head. Abaft the VIP is a third stateroom with side-by-side bunks and an en suite head. Secondary access to the head is via a companionway door.</p><p>A crew berth is available via the transom, but most American owners are expected to use the space for stowage.

Italian style. Stout build. Admirable performance. Family-friendly. With the 58 Fly, it looks like Absolute has done its homework. All you have to do is step aboard and add water.