Starting forward, the Abaco has a large centerline island berth in the forward cabin. There is a hanging locker and aircraft-style lockers for storage. The head is to starboard with VacuFlush toilet, sink and large separate stall shower.
The galley is to port down several steps from the salon. There are double stainless steel sinks, 12 volt cold plate refrigeration & freezer and Corian counters. There is a 2-burner ceramic cooktop and microwave oven for cooking. The galley is open to the pilothouse and has great light and ventilation.
The salon is up several steps and has the helm station to starboard. Stidd seating for helm and co-pilot. There is a comfortable L-shaped settee to port which converts to a berth. A varnished mahogany pedestal table seats 4-6 comfortably. A second settee is to starboard. Sliding glass windows provide light and ventilation. Large sliding glass doors open to the cockpit which is on the same level as the salon. Aft door screen and pilot house blinds for privacy.
The interior is finished in a Hereshoff-style with white bulkheads and beautiful high gloss varnished mahogany doors and trim. Varnished teak and holly cabin sole. The cockpit and salon flow together to make a large area for relaxing and entertaining.
Fiberglass roving and unidirectional E-glass reinforced structural grid with limber holes providing longitudinal floors forming engine beds with transverse frames.
Fast, elegant single screw yacht with classic Downeast appeal and solid construction. The Abaco 40 is sea kindly and maneuvers easily in tight places with bow and stern thrusters. This is a new boat currently under construction.
The Abaco 40 is designed by Mark Ellis and built by Bruckmann Yachts in Toronto, Canada. A classic Downeast style with a single engine and running gear protected by the keel. Each of the boats built to date have been customized by the owners to best suit their cruising needs. Bruckmann builds a first class boat with a traditional Hereshoff style interior. This Abaco has a centerline berth forward and a large head with separate stall shower. The dinette in the salon can convert to a queen size berth.
Powered with a 670 HP Cummins, the Abaco gets up on a plane at 10-12 knots and cruises comfortably at 24 knots with a top speed of 28-29. The Abaco 40 has been designed to be handled by one and comfortably accommodates two plus two overnight guests. She is seaworthy and a comfortable ride on the Great Lakes or cruising the Gulf Stream.
Stylish and practical day cruiser with accommodation for occasional longer ventures, the Abaco 40 will find favor with those who want fine sea keeping and performance in a boat with classic aesthetics.