Absolute 40 STL Hard Top

Absolutely fabulous.

by Gary Reich
If you’re the type of boater who revels in soaking up the summer sun, enjoys taking in open-air outdoor scenery, or having the wind blow through your hair, well, keep reading: Italian boatbuilder Absolute Yachts is building a boat just for you.

Specifications

  • LOA: 39'6"
  • Beam: 13'3"
  • Draft: 3'
  • Weight: 20,540 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 206 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 66 gals.
  • Power: T-300-hp Volvo Penta D4 diesels
  • Price: Contact dealer

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If you’re the type of boater who revels in soaking up the summer sun, enjoys taking in open-air outdoor scenery, or having the wind blow through your hair, well, keep reading: Italian boatbuilder Absolute Yachts is building a boat just for you.

An express boat that also has serious dayboat credentials, the 40 Sport Line (STL) Hard Top (HT) has one of the most open and airy deck plans we’ve seen in a while. The 40 STL HT is also a great cruising boat, replete with oodles of comfortable accommodations in the cabins below. Let’s go in for a closer look.

The first thing you’ll likely notice is the teak-smothered decks; they’re everywhere — from the bow to the expansive swim platform — and feel especially nice underfoot. Though the deck plan is not technically a single level, only a single step separates the swim platform from the command deck, and from the command deck to the bow deck. Ample railings and handholds make moving forward safe and secure. There’s a large sunpad at the transom with tons of stowage beneath it. A bit farther forward is a huge C-shaped lounge set around a massive teak dining table. A mini galley is just to port, complete with a sink, an electric grill and plenty of stowage space. Farther forward, the bow sunpad can accommodate three comfortably and offers adjustable backrests.

Below is a very smart layout that maximizes the available space. All the way forward in the bow is a V- shaped lounge that surrounds a teak dining table. The table can be lowered and the two sides of the lounge seat bases folded inward to form a berth. There’s a galley to port and an enclosed head/shower to starboard. The full-beam master stateroom is situated midcabin under the command deck and offers a wide double bed and plenty of windows. All in all, it’s a really clever use of space.

“The Absolute 40 Sport Line is such an awesome boat,” says Amy Krueger Malow, president of Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales. “Its capacity as a dayboat is incredible, and the accommodations in the cabin are surprisingly spacious for a boat of this class and size. The competition can’t even come close to sizing up this exciting model, and the value is unbeatable as well.” 

 

Dealer

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales

St. Clair Shores, MI; Holland, MI; Grand Haven, MI; Charlevoix, MI; Chicago, IL; Catawba Island, OH; Ontario, Canada

jbys.com

866-490-5297

 

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