Absolute Yachts 45 STY

Luxury meets performance in a sport-sized megayacht.

by Craig Ritchie
The luxurious interior space of a megayacht. The sporty performance of a runabout.


  • LOA: 46'5"
  • Beam: 13'5"
  • Draft:
  • Weight:
  • Fuel Capacity: 343 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 92 gals.
  • Power: T-Volvo D6 IPS600
  • Price: Contact dealer


It used to be that these two qualities were mutually exclusive. Now, thanks to some thoughtful engineering and inspired designs, boaters can enjoy the best of both worlds in Absolute Yachts’ all-new 45STY Sport Yacht.

Founded in 2002, Italy-based Absolute Yachts has quickly established a reputation for its quality construction and forward-thinking designs that challenge the status quo. It’s clearly evident in the 45STY, which manages to harmonize luxury and performance in entirely new ways. The striking profile with large windows hints at the amenities on-board, which include a full-width sunroof, a massive forward sun deck and the largest master cabin in its class — plus an impressive VIP bow cabin.

“The Absolute 45STY is the best in class that represents a small megayacht,” says Erik Krueger, vice president at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (866-490-5297, JBYS.com). “This exciting 45-foot vessel features a large cockpit with retractable sunshade, wide side decks, aft galley, large salon, full-beam master, island queen forward VIP and even a crew cabin.”

As a day boat, the 45STY easily accommodates a dozen family members and friends, and can sleep six when taken on extended cruises. The spacious rear swim platform and aft sunpad invite all to enjoy the water, while its thoughtful aft galley layout serves the spacious rear cockpit and roomy salon equally well. Below deck, the bright and airy full-width owner’s suite boasts multiple windows. With two opening portholes, the roomy ensuite head features a large walk-in wardrobe. The VIP cabin in the bow offers equally luxurious accommodations, including direct access to the central bathroom, large windows and opening portholes for plenty of cross-ventilation.

True to its philosophy, Absolute Yachts provides the 45STY with spirited on-water handling and performance. The attractive portside helm centers around a flush-mounted 12-inch multifunction display, complete with joystick docking control and a leather driver’s seat with armrests and reclining backrest. Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines, this yacht easily achieves a 35-knot top speed while burning just 1.14 gallons per mile. 


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