The Absolute 55 Fly is a spectacular 54.08-foot flybridge cruiser first introduced by the Italian shipyard in 2012. A sporty, dynamic profile, panoramic views, and an awesome flybridge are just some of the standout features on this yacht, which feels much larger than its size. Still popular on the used and charter markets, the 55 Fly is an impressive blend of high performance, exquisite livability, and Italian style.
A large hydraulic swim platform and starboard passerelle lead up to the cockpit, which features an enormous seating area: an aft sofa with a sunpad on the transom that joins up with an L-shaped sofa to starboard, forming a U-shape around the teak dining table. There is still plenty of room to move around in the cockpit, which can be opened up to the salon with a large sliding glass door. A starboard staircase leads to the flybridge.
The salon features a welcoming aft galley opposite a curvy U-shaped sofa and coffee table. The galley is equipped with a stainless-steel sink, four-burner cooktop, fridge-freezer, countertops and plenty of cupboard and cabinet storage. Huge windows surround the entire salon, providing panoramic views and bright natural light. A distinct lounge area sits forward beneath the starboard glazing, an even larger U-shaped sofa wrapped around a dining table. To port, you’ll find a fully-equipped lower helmstation with a plush seat, steering wheel, Raymarine panels, and opening side windows.
The flybridge is one of the standout features on this yacht. A long L-shaped sofa is situated aft, with a dining table perfect for al fresco meals. Owner-operators will fall in love with the starboard upper helm, with the wheel and throttles close to hand and excellent visibility over the bow and stern. Two seats allow the captain to cruise with a navigator or companion. The helmstation is set back from the windshield to accommodate an enormous forward sunpad that stretches from port to starboard.
Below deck, you’ll find an enormous 180-square-foot full-beam owner’s suite with a large en suite bathroom. Hull windows and opening portholes provide fresh air and natural light, enhancing the sense of space and comfort. A large bed sits in a shallow recess that acts as a headboard. Black with wood accents, the headboard provides a bold and contemporary contrast to the light tones of the walls and upholstery. A flatscreen TV sits on the wall opposite the bed for maximum comfort. To port, you’ll find a seating area with a table beneath three windows, while a long sideboard with storage to port. This sedate room has a mid-century flair that makes it a comfortable and private refuge from the rest of the boat.
At the bow, the VIP suite is worthy of its name, with a bed as large as the owner’s situated between three windows and an opening porthole on either size. It has private access to the day head, which is shares with the third guest cabin. This small cabin is located amidships and to starboard, with two Recessed lighting in the ceiling provides a soft, relaxing glow in addition to natural light and circulation provided by three opening portholes.
This model was originally equipped with a diverse range of engine options. Standard power is provided by two 435hp D6 IPS600 engines, with a range of larger options such as two large D11 700hp engines. There is also a three-engine option, with triple D6 IPS600 engines. Whichever engine you choose, the IPS systems will ensure a responsive, easily maneuverable ride.