Published: Thursday, 04 July 2013
Ryan Swift

For the first time, the AB116, a popular fast planing open superyacht by Italian yard AB Yachts, has been sold by Asia dealer Starship Yachts into Hong Kong. The yacht is to be shown at the Cannes boat show in September before coming to Hong Kong, where Edwin Ho, managing director of Starship Yachts, expects the yacht to be displayed at coming Hong Kong boat shows. The AB116 has been a popular choice for people wanting to combine speed and luxury on the water, with a considerable amount of interior customisation. The AB116 has a top speed of 50 knots and cruises at 44 knots. The 35.5 metre yacht has a beam of over 7 metres, while the saloon area is wide open with stunning views forward, aft and to the sides.First Ab116 Coming To Asia 2The AB116, first launched in 2011, has space for up to ten guests and can accommodate up to six crew onboard. It has a cruising range of 400 nautical miles, with a standard triple MTU engine configuration with a total of 7800 horsepower, coupled to three waterjets. AB Yachts a member of the FIPA Group, which also includes the Maiora and CBi Navi brands.

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