Bruckmann just launched its new Abaco 47, an elegant, Downeast-styled cruiser and the flagship of the Canadian builder’s powerboat fleet. Designed by Mark Ellis, the Abaco 47 has a low profile, long sheer, and a sharp entry for a classic look, while the raked windshield adds a sporty, aggressive touch.
The boat is offered with two power options: A single 1136-hp CAT diesel, or twin 641-hp CATS. Top speed with the single is about 30 knots; with twins, about 34 knots. The efficient hull shape puts the Abaco 47 up on plane at 12 knots, while a full skeg and large rudder provide protection and directional stability. Side-Power bow and stern thrusters make docking easy.
From the extended, teak swim platform, you walk into the cockpit through a transom door on the starboard side. A settee across the transom, an L-shaped settee to port and another seat on the starboard side make the cockpit a large entertaining and social area.
Sliding glass doors provide entry to the salon. It has an L-shaped settee to port with a teak table, which can be converted to a double berth at night. A smaller settee is to starboard. The captain and mate have matching Stidd helm chairs, while the captain faces a destroyer-type mahogany steering wheel with stainless steel spokes.
With large side windows, a three-panel windshield and windows aft, the salon is filled with light. Visibility is excellent.
The galley and dinette are below, to port. The master cabin is in the bow with an island queen bed and lots of storage for comfortable cruising. It has an en suite head and shower. A guest cabin with two berths is to starboard; its head, with shower, also serves as the day head.
Specs.: LOA: 46’5”; Beam: 15’0”; Draft: 4’11”; Disp.: 30,000 lbs.; Fuel: 600 gals.; Water: 200 gals.; Power: 1×1136-hp CAT C18 diesel, or 2×641-hp CAT C8.7 diesels.