2 x 1350-hp Volvo Penta IPS diesel engines
2 x 1200-hp MAN V8 diesel engines
Editor’s Report by Capt. Greg Thornton
Intent on designing a vessel that was not only livable but also stood out in terms of personality, the Astondoa 66 Flybridge is the result of over 100 years and four generations of Astondoa manufacturing history. And boasting a protected hardtop, the spacious flybridge area is the decadent cherry on the cake – a large secluded sunbathing refuge, an open-air upper helm vantage point and a private dining get-away.
- Hardtop flying bridge
- Third aft control station
- Four cabins and three heads
- Crew cabin and one head
- Twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS 1350-hp engines
- Hydraulic submersible swim platform
Astondoa sought to create a sporty vessel that was prized for her livability, comfort, and ease of personalization. The addition of a spacious hardtop flybridge, complete with sizable galley, provides the owner/operator the replicated luxuries which are found on the first deck, only now out in the fresh air and with a view.
- Hardtop with retractable center shade
- Fully galley on flybridge
- Four cabin en suite layout and crew cabin
- Full beam
With features such as her long and sleek, contemporary hull windows and ample freeboard heights, which we usually find on larger vessels, the Astondoa 66 Flybridge is quite spacious - internally and externally. In addition to custom upholstery and teak finishes, there are numerous sunbathing areas which to no surprise speak of the high level of leisure that the company was seeking to achieve when designing the 66 Flybridge. Astondoa has also all but eliminated any steps on the main deck, thus negating tripping hazards - a major facet when considering the main deck being the heaviest trafficked area once on board. And from the beginning, new owners are involved from the design phase, ensuring that the 66 Flybridge meets the clients desired specifications.
Measuring in with an overall length of 66' 5'' (20.13 m), a beam of 17' 4'' (5.29 m), and a draft of 4' 9" (1.46 m), the team at Astondoa have the 66 Flybridge recorded with a maximum speed of between 30 and 32 knots. And at an average cruising speed of between 24 to 26 knots, the team put her range at 300 nautical miles. The freshwater capacity is 264 gallons (999 L) while the fuel capacity is 951 gallons (3,600 L). Additionally, the vessel has a full load displacement of 97,880 lbs. (44,398 kg).
The standard engine package on the 66 Flybridge comes with twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS 1350-hp engines. Additionally, owners can opt for twin diesel MAN V8 1200-hp.
There’s a sleek and sporty look and finish to the 66 Flybridge. The mix of contemporary and aggressive angles speak of her refined nature, but with some zest. There’s a balanced flow when moving about the cabin and transitioning the decks. We noticed that safety was an evident factor in the design considerations.
Aft Cockpit Seating Area
Bow Seating Area
Salon / Galley
The helm location is just starboard of the boat’s centerline. Integrated throughout the layout is an air of sophistication, and the controls as well as instrumentation are well spaced out from one another and cleanly defined. There’s clear visibility forward and mullions separating the additional windshield panes to both peripherals.
Whether it’s night or day, the Astondoa 66 Flybridge is the area to be as there’s plenty of accommodation space for whatever the occasion. Plus add in the fact that there’s a full galley and dinette space, and we can see this as the perfect cocktail area on a nice evening.
The Astondoa 66 Flybridge features four sleeping accomodations, all of which are located below deck. The master and VIP suites contain en suite heads, while the other two share a head. Additionally, the crew quarters is en suite.
The price is in the ballpark of USD $3.6 million.
The all-new Astondoa 66 Flybridge is a great addition to the sport yacht category. Not only does the 66 propel the company forward with its attention to detail and refined look and finish, but also upwards with the addition of the flying bridge. Plus, with four generous accommodation options and crew quarters, it’s easy to turn an evening soiree into a weekend getaway.