Review of Absolute 53 STY

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Absolute 53 STY is a large motorboat.

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


The boat is equipped with 6+1 berths and 550.0 liter fresh water capacity.


The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Volvo Penta diesel engines at 435.0 hp (324 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 1700.0 liters (449 US gallons, 373 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 53 STY 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 53 STY is about 515 kg/cm, alternatively 2887 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 515 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 2887 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 53 STY is 3.56.

Wide Slim 54% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 54% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.



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.


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