MAN 2×1500 – engine h. 100 ( used for Cannes boat show only) never used and no one slept inside
Price of the new one euro 3.400 plus VAT
Asking price 1.700 plus VAT
Different color hull €95.000,00
Aces and propellers of respect €30,000.00
The Abacus 78. “The yacht is sophisticated and classical, without excess. The bow is shaped normally, with none of the latest fads such as reverse slope. The industrialization of the design was an important part of the work performed on the boat, and this made it possible to attain an overall weight that is about ten tonnes less than similar competitors. The extensive use of counter-dies helped ensure excellent detailing in areas that are often overlooked, and the excellent craft skills of company staff enabled remarkable levels of finish to be attained. Abacus is basically a crafts-based, hand-building shipyard, and this means that it has to work on large boats. Yachts under 50 feet are not feasible because they would not be able to compete with industrial concerns, such as Bavaria, that mass-produce yachts of that size.”
De Simoni has succeeded in creating a boat with slim and attractive lines, without compromising interior comfort and space. The flybridge is relatively low and discreet, with a rigid canopy. An interesting feature is the C-shaped settee and table on the bow sundeck, useful above all when moored in harbour and the occupants wish to have a little privacy. The main saloon incorporates the command console, dinette and main saloon, with further design content provided by Cassina settees by Piero Lissoni, and Caprice chairs by Philippe Starck. The Abaco lamp and the Argea wall-lamp, both by Venini, have been used in a yacht for the very first time.
The accommodation area below decks is reached by means of a very original staircase in steel and structural plate glass, with built-in optic fibre lighting. There are four double cabins with bathrooms, with the master cabin utilizing the full beam, and lit by two large panoramic windows created by Besenzoni. These can be opened for sea air as well as natural lighting. The crew area is aft, with two single cabins, a bathroom, and a small dinette.
The yacht is powered by two Man 1550 bhp engines, which provide a maximum speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots.
Abacus Marine is a shipyard founded in 2003