Founded in 1992, the AB Yachts shipyard was the first yard that applied waterjet engines on high performance small boats. Known as a worldwide leader of large jet yachts, they have a line ranging between 55ft and 140ft.
AB was acquired by the Fipa Group in 2001and have now become one of the most active shipyards in Italy, producing over 30 yachts per year.
All AB Yachts are produced at their headquarters in Massa, Italy
Unique selling points
AB chose to abandon the traditional schemes on which the design and construction criteria of the vessels are based, nowadays AB uses new techniques deriving from more innovative sectors, hence the use of advanced composites.
AB Yachts claim to be one of the top innovative shipyards in the world. One of the most significant innovations they produced is the elimination of screws and connections that typically transmit vibrations and noise.
AB Yachts also solely uses waterjet propulsion, which is an excellent system for both performance and comfort.
Studies have shown that a waterjet has a higher return than other transmission systems; furthermore they are also maintenance-free, safe and easy to manoeuvre in shallow water.
The headquarters of AB Yachts occupies 26,000 square metres of hangars and 80,000 square metres of uncovered areas.
Also available is a dedicated area with heated floors, which is intended to facilitate painting procedures; A 450t travel-lift as well as overhead cranes and hull and tank cleaning equipment, which allow all dry-docking and refitting works to be carried out in complete safety.
In 2007, AB Yachts launched their largest high speed; open yacht to date; the 42.6m Oxyzen, which was met with enthusiasm by the yachting industry.