Modeled on the success of the Abaco 40’s performance and seakeeping characteristics, the Bruckmann Abaco 47 (47′ 5″ LOA, 15′ beam) offers a larger platform with more accommodation for extended cruising. Designed by Mark Ellis, this innovative hull configuration allows the Abaco 47 to plane at low speeds (12 knots) for fuel-efficient performance, with single or twin-engine power options.
The single-engine uses a Caterpillar C18 1,136-hp diesel and cruises in the low teen to a mid-20-knot range with a top speed of 30 knots. The twin-engine configuration is powered by twin Caterpillar C8.7 641-hp diesels and cruises in the mid to high 20-knot range with a top speed of 34 knots. As with the single-engine installation, a centerline skeg provides the same directional stability and tracking performance as well as grounding protection.
Accommodations include a spacious queen master and ensuite head with separate shower, and the guest cabin to starboard offers a double berth or twin single berths. The large pilothouse offers an L-shaped settee with dining table converts to a double berth when needed. Forward port and starboard are Stidd helmsman and co-pilot seats; comfortable seating invites outdoor dining or lounging.