BY Ryan Swift on 6 Dec 2022

Absolute Yachts' new 52 Fly design features a master cabin expertly located in the bow

Absolute Yachts has released the designs and renderings of its new 52 Fly. Though at the smaller end of its range at 54 feet length overall, Absolute has packed this new flybridge design with features that buyers can expect from yachts in the 60 to 70-foot range.

Absolute Yachts, known for large living spaces onboard and generous windows, has squeezed as much living area and features into this new design as possible. Large headroom, minimal steps between external areas and of course, big windows, are all prevalent.

The bow master cabin with forward-facing bed and enormous windows

One of the most interesting elements of this new design is the lower deck accommodation. Compared to the layout on a normal yacht, the master cabin and the VIP cabin have swapped spots, with the master placed at the bow and the VIP amidships. The bow master has a full beam layout and forward-facing bed with marble bathroom and a lot of storage space.

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The VIP cabin amidships has been designed to the standard of a master cabin. The third guest cabin has a standard electrical system that transforms the cabin from twin berth layout to a double. There is also a crew cabin with access from the stern platform.

The flybridge features comfy seats for the owner/operator, plus a dining table, galley and bar unit. The cockpit terrace is a flexible space with modular furniture and an adjustable awning. The main deck layout features the galley facing aft, with a nearby wet bar for comfy drinks service at anchor. The stern platform offers great views aft and to the sides, thanks to the open gunwale.

Up front, the bow lounge area features a convertible sunpad, which can be turned into aft-facing seating across from a table and another lounge settee. This creates a nice little après-swim space for evening cocktails. Up to 14 passengers will be permitted on the 52 Fly.

Absolute’s designers have ensured outstanding views from the main deck. Electrically controlled, vertically sliding windows make it easy to ventilate the interior and add to the sense of openness. The helm station has direct access to the lateral walkway, allowing for easier manoeuvring in tight marinas. 

The new Absolute 52 Fly will have a length overall of 16.8 metres, a beam of 4.7 metres, and a fuel capacity of 1,800 litres powering twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS 800 engines.