Absolute set out to design a yacht that would attract experienced boaters who want to move up both in size and quality. The Absolute 62 Fly has three staterooms with en-suite heads including a full-beam master stateroom with centerline berth. The hull is designed around twin Volvo Penta 950 IPS drives to add efficiency and performance to the package. Large side windows allow natural light to flood the galley, dinette and salon on the main deck. Add plenty of headroom and the Absolute 62 Fly feels like a much larger yacht.
- Twin Volvo Penta 950 IPS propulsion
- Hydraulic swim platform that lowers
- Full-beam master stateroom
- Forward VIP stateroom with angled berth for accessibility
- Large side windows in the main deck interior
- Upper and lower helm stations with joystick controls
- Lower helm door to the starboard side deck
- Aft deck mounted joystick for close in maneuvering when docking
- Flybridge deck with a summer kitchen and sink ,U-shaped bench seating and table
- Midship pantograph-style bulwark boarding doors port and starboard
- Crew cabin in transom with two single berths and a wet head
61' 2" (18.65 m)
16' 8" (5.08 m)
67,900 lbs. (30,799 kg)
70,995 lbs. (32,203 kg)
4' 10" (1.48 m)
686.85 gal. (2,600 L)
179.64 gal. (680 L)
70,995 lbs. (32,203 kg)
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane
|0 to 30
Michigan Wheel - Bronze
2 persons, full fuel, full water, 50 lbs. of gear
88 deg., 70 humid; wind: 8-10 mph; seas: 2'
2 x 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950 D11
2 x Volvo Penta D11-IPS950 725-hp
Captain’s Report by Capt. Mark Kellum
The Absolute 62 Fly is the latest Italian immigrant to reach America’s shores, bringing elegant style and superior quality that Absolute is well known for.
The sleek lines on the Absolute 62 Fly reflect her Italian heritage. The reflective side windows hide framework while adding style.
The Absolute 62 Fly is designed, engineered, and built to be a luxury performance yacht for cruising and entertaining. The wide-open floorplan on the main deck's interior and panoramic views is intended to appeal to both buyers looking to move up in size and quality and experienced boaters that appreciate superior features and the quality build. In addition, the Absolute 62 Fly has three staterooms and three heads that make guests feel comfortable onboard. The Absolute 62 Fly is easy to handle when cruising or when operating close-in, making it the ideal yacht for an owner/operator.
The helm is mounted on the port side of the flybridge on the Absolute 62 Fly and there are three al fresco entertaining areas: the aft deck, the forward seating, and the flybridge deck.
The flybridge on the Absolute 62 Fly is accessed from stairs leading up from the port side of the aft deck.
The main deck on the Absolute 62 Fly is situated between the aft deck and the main salon, allowing the hosts to serve both entertaining areas effectively.
The Absolute 62 Fly is only available in a three stateroom, three head configuration. A tender garage can be substituted for a crew cabin in the transom.
- Twin Volvo Penta IPS950 Drives. The hull of the Absolute 62 Fly is designed around the twin Volvo Penta D11 IPS950 with pod drives.
- Full-Beam Master Stateroom. The full-beam master stateroom offers a centerline berth and port and starboard hull side windows with opening portlights.
- En-Suite Master Head Compartment. The master head compartment has a separate shower.
- Forward VIP Stateroom. The forward VIP stateroom has an angled double berth for accessibility.
- En-Suite VIP Head Compartment. The VIP head compartment has a separate shower.
- Guest Stateroom. The guest stateroom has two single berths that electrically convert to a single double berth.
- Guest/Day Head Compartment. The guest head compartment doubles as a day head and has a separate shower.
- Full-Featured Galley. The galley has a cooktop, refrigerator, freezer, sink, oven, icemaker and storage spaces.
- Hydraulic Swim Platform. The swim platform hydraulically lowers to provide water access or tender retrieval.
Cutting through chop with aplomb, the Absolute 62 Fly did not pound and threw the spray outwards making a smooth dry ride.
The Absolute 62 Fly has a length overall of 61’2” (18.65 m), a beam of 18’8” (5.08 m), and a draft of 4’11” (1.50 m). With a dry weight of 67,000 lbs. (30,799 kg), with 56-percent fuel capacity and four people onboard, an estimated test weight of 70,995 lbs. (32,303 kg).
Top Speed. With twin 725-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS950 pod drive diesel engines running at 2550 rpm, our test boat reached a top speed of 32.7 knots (37.63 mph).
Best Cruise. At 2200 rpm and 26 knots (29.92 mph), the Absolute 62 Fly achieved a 46.9 gph fuel burn that translated to 0.6 nmpg (0.69 mpg) and a range of 342.3 nautical miles (393.91 statute miles/ 633.94 kilometers) while still reserving 10-percent of the Absolute 62 Fly’s 686-gallon (2,600 L) total fuel capacity.
Acceleration. In the acceleration test, the Absolute 62 Fly reached a planing speed in an average of 7.9 seconds and continued through 20 mph in 9.5 seconds. The test boat Absolute 62 Fly started to plane at 13.5 knots (15.54 MPH / 25.0 KPH ) and was solidly on plane at 19.3 knots (22.21 mph / 35.74 kph).
All of these test numbers are the result of Absolute working closely with Volvo Penta on the hull design.
In tight turns, the Absolute 62 Fly demonstrated a composed 16-degree roll into the turn.
The Absolute 62 Fly proved to be responsive to the helm when operating in slow speed, close in maneuvering situations, such as leaving and returning to the slip. On plane, the Absolute 62 Fly was even more responsive to the helm. With light chop, the test boat demonstrated no adverse effects. No pounding and due to meticulous joinery, there was no creaking sounds, no flexing of the decks, doors remained stable, everything stayed tight. Overall, the test captain found the Absolute 62 Fly to be an easy to handle boat that would make a smooth transition for someone trading up from a smaller yacht.
Manhattan put a whole new spin on “island life.” The Absolute 62 Fly makes a statement even in this rarified environment.
The full-beam swim platform on the Absolute 62 Fly is 6’7” (2.01 m) deep. The aft most 5’11” (1.80 m) section is hydraulically actuated for lowering into the water. There’s a reboarding ladder recessed into the trailing edge to port.
The teak covered swim platform is the logical boarding point on the Absolute 62 Fly. Mortise and tenon joinery add to its strength when underway.
Stairs deploy on the starboard side when the swim platform is hydraulically lowered into the water for easy reboarding from the lowered platform.
Note the reboarding ladder and stainless-steel grabrail is on the aft most section of the platform. For added convenience and safety, the Absolute 62 Fly has a deployable handrail to assist when reboarding.
The reboarding ladder grabrail on the Absolute 62 Fly is stowed conveniently on the inside section of the crew cabin entry hatch.
Absolute added an attractive reflective design element in the transom of the 62 Fly that provides windows to the crew cabin inside.
The first two teak covered steps have 10” (25.4 cm) risers with the third step up having an 11” riser (27.9 cm). There is a 14” (35.56 cm) cleat that reflects the design of the handrail on the transom bulwark.
Egress to the Aft deck on the Absolute 62 Fly is via starboard side teak covered steps. The partially covered aft deck on the test boat had a custom finished table on a pair of stainless-steel fixed mounts. The protective overhead on the aft deck is 6’7” (2.01 m) above the deck.
On both the starboard and port side aft deck bulwarks are heavy duty chocks, 11” (27.9 cm) double horned bollard cleats and a warping winch with foot pedal controls. Note the built-in storage and safety gate.
The L-shaped bench seating surrounds the dealer provided custom fixed mounted table on the test boat Absolute 62 Fly.
Abaft of the bench seating is an 8’4” (2.54 m) x 4’4” (1.32 m) sun pad with protective handrails.
The Absolute 62 Fly has an electrically deployable sun and privacy shade that lowers from the overhead.
The aft deck on the Absolute 62 Fly is teak covered. Note the two stainless steel, fixed mount table supports.
The window on the port side of the glass galley partition lowers into the aft deck counter to provide a convenient passthrough from the galley. Perfect for entertaining on the aft deck.
Built into the starboard side bulwark on the aft deck is storage, a stereo speaker, and an engine control station with joystick, thruster controls, and engines start stop controls for a better advantage when backing into a slip.
Galley and Dinette
The galley and dinette on the Absolute 62 Fly are located directly forward of the aft deck accessed through a 3’6” (1.07 m) wide by 6’3” (1.91 m) high sliding opening in the glass partition. The electrically actuated port side window in the partition lowers into the port side countertop, which serves the aft deck.
Entering through the glass partition, the fully equipped galley is to port and a dinette is to starboard. There is 6’8” (2.03 m) headroom in this portion of the wide-open main deck.
The galley on the Absolute 62 Fly has overhead storage and a full-sized refrigerator and freezer.
Immediately inside to port is the refrigerator and freezer convenient for serving guests on the aft deck.
Built into the solid surface countertop in the Absolute 62 Fly’s galley is a four-burner induction cooktop.
Directly beneath the cooktop is a Bosch brand convection oven and microwave.
Forward in the galley is a large preparation, solid surface countertop with a built-in trash-bin and a single basin stainless-steel sink. Note the splash guard forward of the sink.
Below the cooktop and sink in the Absolute 62 Fly’s galley are storage shelves for provisions and kitchen ware.
Across from the galley on the starboard side is a U-shaped dinette with a high-gloss table top on a fixed pedestal.
The table slides to starboard (shown) to provide more space to transit to the salon from the aft deck.
Moving from the galley and dinette forward is a step up. There is a corresponding rise in the overhead, allowing for 6’7” (2.01 m) of headroom. Along with the large side windows and open layout, the main deck feels spacious and bright. The décor throughout the Absolute 62 Fly features zebra wood and blond wood accents along with mirrored insets.
Looking forward from the galley and dinette, the large side windows and windshield give an open, airy feel to the interior.
The step up to the Absolute 62 Fly’s salon has a courtesy light built in to help avoid the step becoming a tripping hazard.
On the port side of the salon there is a sofa that forms a semi-circle around a movable high-gloss zebra wood coffee table.
There is an electrically-actuated window on the port side to provide ventilation in the Absolute 62 Fly's salon.
On the starboard side of the salon is love seat-style sofa with end tables on each side that have storage below.
Absolute did not ignore the details on the 62 Fly. Note the zebra wood and mirror insets on the vertical pillar.
A flat panel television is mounted on an electrically activated lift directly behind the starboard side sofa.
Electric Television Lift. Absolute designed the television lift to rise automatically with a single touch of a switch on the aft end of the cabinet. However, to lower, the operator must press and hold the switch. This ensures that fingers and hands are safely clear of the retracting television.
The lower helm is mounted on the starboard side. It has a compass centered on the tilt base, leather wrapped, stainless-steel wheel. The windshield spans 11’2” (3.4 m) and is 4’4” (1.32 m) high. Along with the large side windows and the aft glass partition, the operator has a panoramic view while underway.
The Absolute 62 Fly's lower helm has side-by-side bucket-style operator and companion seating.
The test boat had two 16” (40.64 cm) Garmin multifunction displays mounted in a carbon fiber panel. To port of the displays are the Volvo Penta engine monitor display and the autopilot display. Note the two air condition vents on both sides of the helm.
To the left of the steering wheel is a drink holder, 12-volt port, system rocker switches that light when in the on position. Below the switches is the spotlight controls, windshield wiper controller, and the Quick windlass controller.
To the right of the steering wheel is more system rocker switches, the Volvo Penta engine start/stop switches. Below the switches is the trim tab controller with indicators and the bow thruster controller.
Mounted aft of the dashboard is the engine controller binnacle and joystick controls. Mounted in the starboard bulwark is the air conditioner controls and a VHF radio remote.
The helm and companion seats have detailed upholstery and fold up bolsters for stand-up operating. Note the pantograph-style door next to the operator’s seat.
Absolute built in a footrest at the base of the helm console for comfort during long distance cruising.
The storage drawers built into the helm seat base demonstrate the commitment to quality on the Absolute 62 Fly with solid zebra wood inside and out.
The windshield defroster vents are an appreciated detail on the Absolute 62 Fly.
There is a 19” (48.26) vertical view through the windshield from the operator’s vantage at the lower helm of the Absolute 62 Fly.
The side decks on the Absolute 62 Fly begin at 15” (38.1 cm) width with 32” (81.3 cm) high bulwarks. The width increases to 20” (50.8 cm) forward towards the forward seating.
The teak decking continues forward to the 6” (15.24 cm) molded step at midship where molded in non-skid continues to the two 8” (20.32 cm) steps up to the forward seating area. The handrail, shown, is 36” (91.4 cm) above the deck.
The Absolute 62 Fly has a pantograph style boarding door midships on both the port and starboard side decks. They are complete with heavy-duty stainless-steel hardware.
There is a pantograph helm door forward on the Absolute 62 Fly’s side deck. This facilitates operating in close in situations with the engine controls immediately inside the door.
Forward on the Absolute 62 Fly there is another al fresco social area that features bench seating forward of the windshield and a large sun pad that converts into three loungers with multi-position backrests.
The bench seat at the base of the windshield is 7’5” (2.26 m) wide with stereo speakers built into each side the base riser.
For improved nighttime ambience, Absolute provided pop-up night lighting on both sides of the forward seating.
The storage on both sides of the forward bench seating has gas assist struts for hands-free access. Mounted on toe rail the safety rails are 29” (73.7 cm) above the deck.
The sun pad forward of the bench seating is 6’6” (1.98 m) square. The three backrests are adjustable to four positions. Note the drink and incidental holders built into each side of the sun pad’s base.
Single Level Foredeck. It is notable that the entire forward deck is on a single level. No steps, no tripping hazards, and the deck is entirely non-skid. Distinctively different than most yachts of this size and class.
The Quick vertical windlass deploys and retrieves the chain rode. On each side of the bow roller are heavy-duty chocks and dual horn bollard cleats.
The chain locker houses the windlass remote control and the backup manual windlass handle.
Access to the flybridge deck is via a stairway up from the aft deck. The flybridge deck on the Absolute 62 Fly is designed to be a highly social area with a dinette, bench seating, large sun pad and an upper aft deck of its own.
The teak covered port side steps leading up to the Absolute 62 flybridge deck above. Note the stainless steel hand rail on the inboard side.
The steps lead to a clear acrylic hatch that is held open with gas assist struts at each end. On the starboard side across from the hatch is a dinette.
The U-shaped dinette on the test boat’s flybridge had a table made of the same high-gloss wood that is used on the aft deck table below.
Aft of the dinette on the test Absolute 62 Fly is an open aft deck that, in this case, has room for two chaise lounge seats.
Under the dinette seats aft end is open storage that could be used to stow life jackets or even a life raft.
Forward on the starboard side is forward facing bench seating that is 5’ (1.52 m) wide. Ahead of that is a sun pad that measures 5’ (1.52 m) wide by 5’2” (1.78 m) deep.
Mounted on the riser of the bench seating are flip-up panels that allow the sun pad to be extended to 7’4” (2.24 m) deep.
On the port side of the flybridge is a summer kitchen with sink and grill mounted under a lid that is held in place by gas assist struts.
In the base of the summer kitchen’s cabinet is an icemaker mounted in the inboard side.
Next to the icemaker is a refrigerator mounted in the outboard side of the cabinet.
The Absolute 62 Fly has a protective hardtop that is 6’10” (2.08 m) above the flybridge deck. It is supported by molded supports aft and stainless steel, arched stanchions forward.
The sunroof built into the hardtop on the flybridge opens electrically to provide a 6’7” (2.01) wide by 8’9” (2.67 m) opening.
On the aft end of the hardtop is a radar mount with a mount for the all-around navigation light.
Upper Helm. The upper helm console on the Absolute 62 Fly is mounted forward and to port on the flybridge deck.
There are two 12” (30.48 cm) Garmin multifunction displays mounted in the dash panel. The steering wheel is mounted on a tilt base and the compass on the brow is aligned with the steering wheel.
On the inboard side of the helm console is the spotlight control to the right of the multifunction display. Lower next to the wheel is the trim tab controls with indicators, bow thruster controller, windlass controller, and two drink holders. The engine control binnacle and joystick controller are mounted on the front of the console next to the stereo remote.
On the outboard section of the upper helm console is the VHF remote, drink holder, fire suppression status indicator, and the Volvo Penta 7” (17.78 cm) EVC engines monitor display and system switches.
Volvo Penta EVC Display. On our test boat of the Absolute 62 Fly, the Volvo Penta EVC display are fully-functional repurposed Garmin multifunction displays and could be used that way.
The helm and companion seat are the same as the lower helm with bolsters and diamond-stitched upholstery.
Ahead of the helm is a wraparound wind screen supported by stainless-steel framework.
Lower Deck Companionway
Between the salon and the lower helm is a companionway with a stairway leading to the lower deck accommodations. Directly forward is the VIP stateroom.
On the port side of the companionway stairs is the electrical panels. The aft most half is the DC panel and the forward half is the AC panel. Note the leather wrapped, stainless-steel handrail.
The stairs are fabricated from natural wood with zebrawood behind.
The impressive fit-and-finish continues below. Moving aft in the companionway there is a wine cooler built into the bulkhead.
The open atrium on the Absolute 62 Fly allows natural light to enter the companionway.
The VIP stateroom on the 62 Fly reflects Absolute’s inventive thinking. The double berth is at an angle, allowing for greater access to both sides of the berth. The upholstered headboard is positioned under the starboard hull side window. The headroom in the VIP stateroom is 6’4” (1.93 m).
Looking forward in the VIP stateroom, the berth is situated on the starboard side at an angle with end tables on both sides. The overhead is 3’7” (1.09 m) over the berth.
Built into the bow is a zebrawood appointed vanity with an upholstered stool below. Note there are storage drawers to port under the countertop.
On the port side of the VIP stateroom is a hanging locker with a full-length mirror on the doors.
The hull side windows are on both the port and starboard side with opening portlights forward.
Additional natural light enters the VIP stateroom from an opening overhead hatch with screen and privacy shade built in.
VIP En-Suite Head
The VIP en-suite head is on the port side with the private entrance just aft of the hanging locker.
The VIP head features a vessel sink mounted on a solid surface countertop with a mirror and cabinets above.
The upper cabinet opens to storage shelves.
The separate show stall has a wand-style shower head. There is an opening portlight with privacy shade built into the overhead.
Just aft of the VIP stateroom on the starboard side is the guest stateroom with two single berths. The guest stateroom has a private entrance to the day head.
A large hull side window and opening portlight provide natural lighting. The two separate single berths slide together electrically with a switch on the bulkhead.
The guest stateroom on the Absolute 62 Fly has a relatively large hanging locker with a full-length mirror mounted on the outside of the door.
Shown is the private entrance to the day head from the guest stateroom.
The main entrance to the day head is in the companionway. Like all of the heads on the Absolute 62 Fly, the day head has a separate shower. The exception is in the crew cabin which is a wet head.
The day is set up like the VIP en-suite head with a vessel sink and mirror above.
The master on the Absolute 62 Fly is a full-beam stateroom with a headroom of 6’8” (2.03 m). There are large hull side windows and opening portlights on both sides. The impeccable fit-and-finish carries on the zebrawood, mirror elements, and natural wood themes.
The centerline berth in the Absolute 62 Fly’s master stateroom measures 78” (198,12 cm) long by 69” (175.26 cm) wide. The overhead is 4’7” (1.40 m) to 4’1” (1.24 m) above the berth.
On the port side is bureau-style storage with a built-in vanity. The vanity would be better served if it had lighting.
On the starboard side is a love seat with two zebrawood and leather end tables. Note that all of the table tops have fiddles that help keep items in place.
To save space, Absolute used a pocket door for the entrance of the master stateroom.
The forward bulkhead has a 42” (106.68 cm) flat panel television. Note the full-length mirror is the door to the hanging locker.
The hanging locker on the starboard side of the forward portion of the master is lighted.
There is a 4” (10/36 cm) step up on both sides of the berth. Note the courtesy lighting mounted on the underside of the berth.
The master en-suite head is forward on the Absolute 62 Fly. It has a separate shower that is accessed through a glass door. The mirror retracts to reveal a hull side window. A heated towel rack is located just outside the shower door.
The vessel sink is mounted on a solid surface countertop and back splash. Below the counter is storage.
Shown are storage cabinets on both sides of the mirror which electrically lowers to reveal a hull side window.
A really nice touch is the heated towel rack mounted directly outside the shower compartment.
The shower has an opening portlight for ventilation and a privacy screen built into the overhead. Note the adjustable wand style shower head.
The shower compartment has a built-in seat shown and a shelf for products, not shown. The product shelf would be better served with a rail to keep items in place.
The crew cabin is entered through a vertical lift door in the transom. Owners can option this space to be a tender garage.
There are large transom windows that bring in natural light to the twin single berths in the crew cabin. The starboard side has an opening portlight for ventilation. Note the shelf with fiddles in the foreground and the washer/dryer below.
A hanging locker is across from the entrance with a door on the port side that leads to the crew’s head.
There is a vessel sink mounted on a solid surface countertop in the crew head compartment.
The crew head is a “wet-head” with the shower wand mounted on the bulkhead behind the toilet. Note the bulkhead door that leads to the mechanical space.
The mechanical space can be accessed from a hatch in the aft deck or through a door in the crew cabin head. The headroom is 5’1” (1.55 m) which is not truly standup, but it is easy to get around with 11” (27.94 cm) on the starboard side and 20” (50.8 cm) between the engines and on the port side.
Egress to the mechanical space on the Absolute 62 Fly is through a hatch in the aft deck.
The hatch is constructed of solid wood, which is gasketed, soundproofed, and supported by two gas assist struts.
The ladder descends between the forward portion of the Volvo Penta IPS950s. Note the deck chair storage above the starboard engine. The day-check ports are easily accessed on the outboard side of both engines.
An important feature is that both of the Volvo Penta IPS950s are mounted on vibration absorbing engine mounts and the pods are directly connected to the aft end.
Forward and to port is the 72,000 BTU tropical air conditioning system.
Next to the air conditioning system is the fresh water heater that services the Absolute 62 Fly. Behind the water heater are the labeled hoses that lead to two chests minimizing the number of thru hulls.
Mounted forward and center is the SeaKeeper 9 gyro-stabilizer.
There are two fuel tanks forward. Fuel filters are mounted to the tanks with a crossover fitted for easier changeouts.
The charging system is on the starboard side. Just below is the Cummins Onan 21.5-kilowatt generator.
Behind the generator is the hydraulic system for the swim platform. Further aft is two shore power cord containers.
Options to Consider
- The crew cabin can be optioned out for a tender garage
- The sofa in the master stateroom can be optioned out for a wide walk-in closet
See your Absolute dealer for warranty information.
Price Range: $2,490,000 base.
The Absolute 62 Fly is a well-executed yacht with an open layout that invites crowds aboard. Huge side windows flood the main deck interior with natural light. Below, the large hull side windows do the same for the staterooms. Coupled with the generous headroom, the Absolute 62 Fly feels like a much larger yacht. The attention to detail is self-evident in the exacting joinery work. The Absolute 62 Fly is also a pleasure to operate. Whether entertaining at the dock or voyaging, the excellent quality of the build is ubiquitous.