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Review of Absolute 40 STC Open


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Absolute 40 STC Open is a large motorboat.

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Hull

The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.


Interior

The boat is equipped with 4+2 berths and 235.0 liter fresh water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Volvo Penta diesel engines at 300.0 hp (223 kW).

The transmission is a Z-drive.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 750.0 liters (198 US gallons, 164 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

Absolute 40 STC Open holds one CE certification:

The boat is by European Union certified as Class B. OFFSHORE:
Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 4 m may be experienced.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Absolute 40 STC Open is about 319 kg/cm, alternatively 1791 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 319 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1791 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 Absolute 40 STC Open is 3.06.

Slim Wide 66% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 66% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.


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 categorized as a Powerboat.


Maintenance

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Finally

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