World's Fastest Open Superyacht for $40 Million
The awesome $50 million Mangusta 165 superyacht that Sting was spotting playing around on the other day is currently the world's largest open yacht as well as one of the fastest. By 2013 however Italy's AB Yachts plans to produce one just as big that's not only less expensive but a hell of a lot faster. The AB166 (above), which has been listed for sale via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for about $40 million, will be capable of a neck-snapping 48 knots. The 166 gets its eye-popping power from not two but three engines – MTU M93L's delivering 4,600 hp each for a total of 13,800 hp, along with AB's signature water jet propulsion system. The spacious, ingeniously-arranged interior offers five luxurious en suite guest cabins with the owner's suite lording over all with two balconies and exclusive access to a private pool area at the front of the yacht. Five crew cabins make up the service accommodation. Check out the gallery for renderings.
Gallery: AB 166 Superyacht