Projects & News

Abel Prepares to deliver LightWave 380

The latest Abel LightWave powered by a Textron MPE850 80 HP engine is undergoing sea trials.


Abel Sea Trials LightWave 325 Diesel Rib

Believed to be the smallest diesel jet commercially available.


Abel Yachts to commence the build of the 5.35m Rand Picnic for Rand Boats


First LightWave 500 Outboard delivered to Owners in St Tropez


Sea Trials of new LightWave 325 Rib Completed

Sea Trials of new Lightwave 325 Rib add powered by Textron MPE 80 Petrol and Water jet.


The LightWave 350 will serve as a tender to a 62ft Motor Yacht in Mallorca


Abel Yachts launches Outboard LightWave

Abel Yachts has produced the first outboard powered LightWaves 380 and 500 and has the first 350 in production


Abel Yachts to attend Cannes Boat Show 9 – 10 September 2016

Geoff Mayhill (CEO) and Don Marshall (Technical Director) will be attending the Cannes Boat show between 9 and 10 September.

Geoff +385 91 444 7600 – Geoff@abelyachts.com
Don +385 91 444 7500 – Don@abelyachts.com


Dusseldorf Boat Show

Geoff Mayhill, Don Marshall and Grant Willis, directors of Abel Yachts, will be attending the Dusseldorf Boat show.

Please feel free to Contact us:

Geoff +385 91 444 7600 – Geoff@abelyachts.com
Don +385 91 444 7500 – Don@abelyachts.com
Grant 385 91 444 7504 – Grant@abelyachts.com


Abel Yachts assembles carbon fiber 325 Ribs for Ribjet of the USA – September 2016


Abel Yachts builds carbon fibre LightWave 350 for Avcon Jet – September 2016

Carbon fibre 350 hull painted in Awlgrip Off White weighed 70kg


Abel Yachts to attend Miami International Boat Show 11 – 15 February 2016

Geoff Mayhill (CEO) and Don Marshall (Technical Director) will be attending the Miami Boat show from 11 – 15 February.

Please feel free to Contact us:

Geoff +385 91 444 7600 – Geoff@abelyachts.com
Don +385 91 444 7500 – Don@abelyachts.com


Abel Yachts offers Dutch Yacht Registration Service

Abel Yachts, working with Yacht Registrations Holland, now offers a fast and simple yacht registration service under Dutch flag for both EU and non EU persons.

For further information please contact us on:
info@abelyachts.com


Abel Yachts to Supply LightWave Tenders to Ribjet USA – 19 November 2015

Abel Yachts has entered an agreement with Ribjets USA for the OEM supply of its LightWave Tenders.


Abel Yachts to attend Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show 5 – 9 November 2015

Geoff Mayhill (CEO) and Don Marshall (Technical Director) will be attending the Ft Lauderdale Boat show from 5 November.

Please feel free to Contact us:

Geoff +385 91 444 7600 – Geoff@abelyachts.com
Don +385 91 444 7500 – Don@abelyachts.com


Croatia Boat Show, Split 15 – 19 April

Abel Yachts will be attending the Croatia Boat Show, Split from 15 to 19 April.

Come and visit us or call on:

Geoff: +385 91 444 7600
Don: +385 91 444 7500
Grant: +385 91 444 7504


London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show 8 – 10 April

Geoff Mayhill, Don Marshall and Grant Willis will be attending the London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show at Old Billingsgate & St Katharine Docks in London from 8 to 10 April.

Come and visit us or call on:

Geoff: +385 91 444 7600
Don: +385 91 444 7500
Grant: +385 91 444 7504


Abel Yachts attending Miami Boat Show 12 February 2015

Geoff Mayhill Don Marshall will be attending the Miami Boat Show.

Come and visit us or call on:
Geoff: +385 91 444 7600
Don: +385 91 444 7500


New Construction Hall completed 6 November 2014

New floor has been laid in the 6,000m2 Production Hall.


Abel Yachts to attend Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show 30 October – 3 November 2014

Geoff Mayhill (CEO) and Don Marshall (Technical Director) will be attending the Ft Lauderdale Boat show.
Please feel free to Contact us:

Geoff Mayhill +385 91 444 7600 – Geoff@abelyachts.com
Don Marshall +385 91 444 7500 – Don@abelyachts.com


LightWave Ampere beats its own Speed Record 23 September 2014

The LightWave Ampere averaged 36kn over the same measured nautical mile course.


LightWave Ampere to join MY Nono at Monaco Yacht Show 22 September 2014

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The record breaking LightWave Ampere all electric tender has now been prepared for shipping to join mother Yacht MY Nono at the Monaco Yacht Show.


LightWave Ampere 5.5 sets new Speed Record 19 September 2014

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Abel Yachts sets a new European speed record with its LightWave Ampere 5.5. Witnessed and certified by the Croatian Registry of Shipping the new European record for Unlimited Electric Runabout is now set at 32.9kn. Unlike previous records the Ampere 5.5 setting this new record is a fully fitted out yacht tender ready to delivered and with 2 adult passengers.


Video of Ampere and LightWave Petrol 18 September 2014


Abel Yachts Sea Trials LightWave Pocket 3.4m 19 September 2014

Abel Yachts sea trialled its LightWave Pocket 3.4m today and performance exceeded expectations. The LightWave Pocket is the only diesel powered tender of its size currently available.


LightWave Ampere accepted by Owner’s Reps 30 August 2104

Yacht Captain and crew representing the Owner attended and witnessed sea trials of the the new all electric LightWave Ampere 5.5 at the Arista Yard on 30 August and accepted the Ampere for both performance and build quality.


Abel Yachts conducts first and second Sea Trials of LightWave Ampere – Split 26 & 27 August 2014

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At sea trials the all electric LightWave Ampere ran at 42.5kn. Pick up to plane was 4 seconds. Speed and power utilisation exceeded our most hopeful expectations. Abel Yachts is now confident that performance of the first Ampere scheduled next month will be within the published range.


Reymond Langton Design present styling for Diesel GT6 Jet Bike™ – 15 August 2014


LightWave Ampere – 14 August 2014

Representatives of Regen Nautic USA arrive in Split to commence commissioning the the electric installation for the all electric LightWave Ampere 500 custom carbon fibre tender. The LightWave Ampere is to be used on a 37m Impero Yacht presently in build a the Admiral Yard in Italy. The power comes from an emission-free 100-kilowatt UQM 140 HP electric motor, fed by a 50-KWHr lithium-ion battery pack. This system provides a maximum speed of 37 kn for 45 minutes, faster and longer than any other electric tender presently available. The Ampere will cruise at 25kn for 90 minutes and has endurance speed of 6kn for 12 hours.

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Custom Yacht Tender Fenders – 11 August 2014

Abel Yachts has designed and supplied a set of custom fenders for an Admiral Impero 37m presently under build. Made from Powder Coated Aluminium, and covered with high impact resistant closed cell fendering material in a choice of colour, each Tender Fender is equipped with a Stainless knurled captive fastening system, that screws into a custom deck plate.

The fenders will be used to protect both the Admiral Impero 37m and the LightWave all electric tender also being supplied by Abel and due for imminent delivery.


Refit of Victoria PL – 25 July 2014

The 28m Sailing Yacht Victoria has been delivered to the Yard for extensive refurbishment work that includes repair of steel work, inspection and repair to rigging, replacing glazing, repairing teak decking, repainting, rebuilding interior and guest accommodation, re-wiring, rebuild or replacing main engines & generators and other works. Work commenced in early August and will last 5 to 6 months.

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Abel Hull AY 002

Abel Docking System successfully installed tested. 26 June 2014.


Abel Hull AY 004

LightWave 3.4m Diesel

Hull Completed in Matterhorn White as a proving coat prior to painting, interior fit-out in carbon fibre complete, teak cap rails and foredeck completed, Abel joystick Jet manoeuvring system installed, modified turbo diesel engine installed, jet pump and carbon fibre tunnel installed, fabricated console and engine housing installed, carbon door and teak put out swim step assembled. Expected completion mid July for delivery to a client in Florida. 25 June 2014

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Abel Hull AY 006

Proto-type Diesel Jetski
Second sea trail again entirely successful. Once again performance was beyond expectations!! More news to follow. 14 June 2014

 


Abel Hull AY 007

LightWave 5.5m runabout. Hull received into yard. LightWave for delivery to Reymond Langton Design, France September 2014. 11 June 2014


Abel Hull AY 006

Proto-type Diesel Jetski
Sea trial entirely successful. Performance beyond expectations!! More news to follow. 22 May 14

 


Abel Hull AY 001

LightWave 5.5m Petrol Proto-type
Hull complete.


Abel Hull AY 002

LightWave 5.5m Petrol Jet
Work on Hull and interior complete. Installation of Jet Docking manoeuvring system underway.
Sea trials achieved maximum speed 45kn.
Jet Docking manoeuvring system installed and sea test successful.
Completion and Delivery April 2014

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Abel Hull AY 003

LightWave 3.4m Diesel Jet
Hull structurally complete, all Teak Templated and the Aft Seating and Console in place. The Hull has been fully faired and prepared for painting, and the underside has been faired and painted in a “protective coat” of AwlGrip Matterhorn White. All of the Electronics have been ordered.
Hull complete and ready for equipment installation.
Completion and Delivery June 2014

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Abel Hull AY 004

LightWave 3.4m Diesel Jet
Hull extracted from mould and work underway to prepare for equipment install.
Completion and Delivery May 2014
Destination: Florida, USA

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Abel Hull AY 005

LightWave 5.5m Ampere Yacht Tender
Hull extracted from mould and work underway to prepare for equipment install.
Electric motor delivered and battery bank scheduled for delivery shortly.
Completion and Delivery June 2014
Destination: Florida, USA

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Abel Hull AY 006

Proto-type Diesel Jet Ski
Hull prepared and 140hp diesel engine and jet pump in the yard ready for marinisation and install.
Sea trial entirely successful. Performance beyond expectations!! More news to follow.

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Abel Hull AY 007

LightWave 5.5m Diesel Jet
Contracted
Completion and Delivery September 2014
Destination: South of France