AB Yachts 145 review: Space, Style and Speed

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AB Yachts 145 simply flies on water, it is more spacious than we could imagine just by looking at it, and has those typical AB Yachts design features that come together in what can best be described as sensual boldness

Salon de Cannes, September 2015. AB Yachts and Maiora dealer for France, Mr. Ivan Adžić, is waiting for us on the deck of the new AB 145, ready to take us on the – privileged – test ride with a potential buyer. The water-jets take us out of the port quietly, slowly, as we’re fawning over the sunny Cannes morning. When we reach open seas, it’s time to visit the skipper and see what the 145 is all about.

AB Yachts 145 is love at first sight

Almost 45 meters in length, the hull of the new AB Yachts 145 is the main culprit for its unbelievable speed of 42 knots in an even more unbelievable silence, accentuated by our own speechlessness as we’re openly staring at the GPS displaying our current speed.

The new AB 145 is an impressive 44 meters long yacht that wins you over at first sight with the amount of space it offers outdoors and in the interior.

AB 145
Simple and clean interior design with light wood and fabrics is visible throughout the AB Yachts 145, with some chic details, like a vibrant red armchair

The logical next step in the evolution of the range, it’s larger than the previous hit AB Yachts 140, with more space, more volume and more of the sensual boldness we’ve all come to expect from AB models.

Its hull and superstructure are made of lightweight materials, it’s powered by MTU engines and MJP water-jets, the hull is a deep-V planning masterpiece. The yard made it as light as it could, planing every little detail with that goal.

As result, the AB Yachts 145 flies on water in total absence of vibrations and with the maximum stability in navigation.

AB 145 interior

The design combines comfort and luxury, safety and practicality, elegance and aggression, tradition and innovation. Newly designed, expanded spaces are all created to optimize the on-board experience, maximize entertainment and relaxing potential of the yacht.

Especially interesting is the master suite – located on the main deck, it has a centrally placed bed and a spectacular view from the wide windows straight in front of it. The windows span across the entire cabin wall, flooding it with natural light. Behind the sleeping area there’s a giant bathroom and a practical walk-in closet.

A private staircase leads directly to the outside area, into the bow cockpit, another private space designed to allow the owner total relaxation in intimate luxury.

AB 145
Owner’s stateroom is located in the bow part of main deck, it is extremely large and has a big balcony on starboard

If you thought that was it with private spaces, you’re wrong, as the owner can choose to relax on the cute private terrace starboard off the master cabin.

The main deck salon is roomy, well lit by natural light, decorated in light and colorful furniture, divided into two separate areas as desired by the owner – a spacious lounge area with sofas, and the dining area which can be completely isolated by a sliding partition.

Minimalist luxury look

Below deck there are four comfortable cabins reserved for guests (three VIP cabins and a twin bed guest cabin), all with private heads, as well as an excellently equipped gym.

Light colors and lavish fabrics give the guest cabins the same minimalist luxury look seen in the master cabin and the salon.

AB 145
AB 145 combines comfort and luxury

The crew area is in no way inferior to roomy, divided into cabins and a professionally equipped and large galley, a dining area, a laundry room and a pantry.

The fly bridge is impressive in size and functionality; divided into a dining area for up to 12 and entertainment and relaxation areas with plenty sun beds, as was specifically required by the owner.

A comfortable yacht, where the owner could spend free time with family and friends, but also enjoy the open seas and high speed was what the client wanted – and what the client got. The lovely new AB Yachts 145 can be summed into three words: space, style, speed.

AB Yachts 145 specifications

LOA: 44,50 m
Beam: 8,30 m
Draft: 1,30 m
Engines: 3 x MTU 16V2000 M94
Power: 2x 2.600 KS HP
Water-jets: 2+1 MJP 650
Max speed: 43 knots
Cruising speed: 38 knots
Range: 1.000 nm
Builder: AB Yachts – FIPA GROUP

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