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Review of AB 68


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The AB 68 is a large motorboat. The AB 68 is built by the Italian yard Maiora Shipyard.

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Interior

The boat is equipped with 6+2 berths and 1000.0 liter fresh water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with multiple MTU engines.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 4000.0 liters (1056 US gallons, 879 imperial gallons).


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

EU classification

AB 68 holds one CE certification:

The boat is by European Union certified as Class A. OCEAN:
Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights of 4 m and above but excluding abnormal conditions, and vessels largely self-sufficient.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for AB 68 is about 684 kg/cm, alternatively 3835 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 684 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 3835 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for AB 68 is 4.17.


Sorry, we do not have sufficient statistical information available for this boat to provide a significant reliable analysis.

Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 429 kW (575 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


Maintenance

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Finally

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