Absolute will make a bold statement this summer when the northern Italian shipyard launches the 48 Coupé, the first model in a new range featuring solar panels that will complement its existing Flybridge (47-72) and Navetta (48- 73) lines. The inland shipyard near Milan is also offering the technology on other new models such as the 60 Fly.
The 48 Coupé features solar panels integrated into the roof of the boat. The new technology includes flexible monocrystalline silicon solar panels, with a metal grid inside for greater strength. At the centre is a double-glazed solar panel – visible from inside the saloon – that allows sunlight to enter, while the presence of argon gas within the ‘glass sandwich’ panel prevents the room from overheating. Read on….