The Austin Parker shipyard in Italy has revealed that its new 44 Sedan will be officially presented at the 2017 Genoa International Boat Show next month.
The yacht, which holds Class A approval, fills the gap between the best-selling AP 42 Sedan, which was built exclusively for Chris-Craft in the US, and the new 48 Sundeck.
A hull of almost 14m and a beam of 4.2m has enabled the designers of the AP 44 Sedan to find enough space for two double cabins, two bathrooms with shower enclosure, and plenty of room for wardrobes and drawers.
On the flybridge, behind the steering position, is a large dinette area with bench seats and dining table. The corner galley, on the cockpit side of the saloon, features a full set of appliances and a large working area for more convenient meal preparation.
A folding plate glass door leads to the cockpit, which has a large sundeck that converts into a bench seat with central table for open-air lunches. A "traditional" gate in the stern gives easy access to the bathing platform, which can be hydraulic on request to facilitate entering and exiting the sea.
“The distinctive details, finishes and accessories of the Austin Parker style designed by Fulvio De Simoni are still very much in evidence, especially in the unmistakable dark blue livery, the wide, protected walk-arounds from stern to bows, the large sundeck, the use of mahogany and teak, and the use throughout of AISI 316 steel,” says Austin Parker in a statement.
The company says it is “very confident” that the new yacht will achieve “impressive performance in a fast-recovering market segment”.
Located in Pisa, Italy, Austin Parker builds yachts in the style of the traditional lobster boats used by the fishermen of Maine in the tough conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. The yard’s range currently comprises six models from 36ft-74ft.