Pietro Canella srl
Riva Traiano Marina , Box BS28
00053 Civitavecchia Rome , Italy
Company Vat No IT 114 55931 003
phone: Italy +39 3803152252
Monaco +33 643 91 6634

AB Yachts 116 MUSA

The AB 116 is fully in line with the philosophy that’s underpinned our production since the start – a winning combination of extensive technical content, high performance and outstanding sailing comfort,” says Marco Arnaboldi, technical manager of AB Yachts. “The hull, which is quite deep and has a nineteen-degree dihedral to stern, is very stable and can easily support extremely high speeds.” She is a very fast-moving yacht! Her three 2,400 MTUs coupled with MJP or Rolls-Royce-Kamewa waterjets means that she can reach 46 knots with ease, with a range of 500 miles. And we’re not talking about an off-shore hotrod – what we’re looking at is a 36.20-metre luxury cruiser in full possession of all the bells and whistles the modern owner demands!
Advanced materials have been used in her build, creating a light yet sturdy construction (Kevlar reinforced fibreglass and vacuum-processed Divinycell sandwich). She displays the sleek, tapered and harmonious lines of an open, emphasised by an iridescent, lightly gilded livery. There’s also a generous flying bridge – though this, in fact, is invisible to onlookers. “The interiors,” says Arnaboldi, “are entirely custom-built. Clients have a wide range of options for choosing layouts, woods, fabrics and all the details, including taps, bathroom fittings and door handles.” So the description that follows, and the photos illustrating the feature, refer to a particular example called Musa, furnished by Barbara Tognon, the architect chosen by the owner. Designed for long cruises, the AB 116 has two garages – the very large on aft can host a 5.40-meters tender and a jetski, while the smaller forward garage can be used to hold an inflatable service dinghy or another jetski.
In this case, it serves a totally different purpose, acting as storage space with wine cellar, extra freezers and so on. The yacht is mainly intended for the Med, so she has generous exterior spaces, with an aft cockpit equipped with a large sun pad, a dinette and forward saloon with a social area and another roomy sun pad.
This offers a degree of privacy that’s especially appreciated when the yacht is moored stern on to the jetty. A lovely semi-circular glass screen provides access to the single-space saloon. Here there is a conversation area with leather sofas, coffee table, pop-up 50” TV and a bar, plus a dining table with fossil marble top, capable of seating ten people. A half screen in the centre, with a built-in unit for dishes and cutlery, separates the futuristic carbon and brown leather command centre, with two adjustable chairs, while leaving the pilot a 360-degree view. The four guest cabins are on the lower deck, amidships. While the full-beam stateroom is on aft. This space is illuminated by four portholes and has a desk/dressing table and small sofas. The retractable TV at the foot of the bed, flanked by two padded seats, is a new solution. Further forward are two twin cabins and the VIP accommodation, all with en-suite bathroom. There’s also a fifth single cabin, a space that can also be fitted out as a gym, study or children’s playroom. The corridor has a damask mirror and leather panels and a unit with a backlit onyx top. The crew area lies forward, it has independent access. This section of the boat consists of an extremely well-equipped galley and three twin cabins. The woods chosen by the owner are basically in wengé and oak, which blend in with the restrained colours of the fabrics and leather to create a contemporary, elegant and relaxing style. The flying bridge, with the auxiliary command station, has two enormous sun pads and two joining tables. The yacht features perfect soundproofing, a total absence of vibration and top-end facilities and equipment. A very special solution has been adopted on aft, where a section of the teak swim platform rises vertically to allow the tender to be launched and landed on rollers at water level.

Main informations

Brand AB Yachts   Model 116 MUSA
Length 36.00 m.   Beam 7.50 m.
Year 2009   Draft 1.20 m.
Hull material GRP   Deckmaterial GRP
Displacement 124000   Water capacity 3000
No. of cabins 5   Bathrooms 5
No. of beds 9   No. of crew cabins 3
Flag Italian   Owner Company
Leasing Si   Price On Request vat exc.l


Engine 3   Power 2400 CV
Engine manufac. MTU 16V2000 M93   Engine hours 1050
Fuel type Diesel   Trasmission Hidrojet
Range (mn) 500   Fuel capacity 16000
Max speed 44   Cruising speed 40

Master Cabin 1 double cabin with en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and private lounge area, located amidships
VIP Cabin 2 double cabins with en-suite bathrooms located on portside
Guest cabins 1 twin cabin with en-suite bathroom located on starboard
and 1 single cabin with en-suite bathroom located on starboard
Crew Quarters 3 bunk bed cabins for up to 6 crew located at the bow and sharing 2 bathrooms.
Laundry area, crew mess and separate exit to outside deck
Interior Finishing Wenge , Interior Fabrics Leather and Ultraleather
Engines 3 x MTU 16V2000 M93 @ 2400hp. each ,
Gearboxes 3 x ZF MARINE 3060
Propulsion 2 x MJP 550 CSU + 1 x MJP 550 fixed central booster
Generators 2 x ONAN @ 50kW each ,
Bow Thruster BCS model BP400HD , (joystick control for manoeuvring)
Air Conditioning CONDARIA reverse cycle 240.000 BTU
Watermaker IDROMAR MC3 duplex
Trim System HUMPHREE Interceptors
VHF 2 x FURUNO FM-2721 ,SSB FURUNO FS-1570 DSC ,Navtex FURUNO DRS12A ,Echo Sounder FURUNO
Weather Station AIRMAR weather station
Saloon 42” SHARP TV with up/down mechanism , BOSE home cinema system with surround sound
Master Cabin 37” SHARP TV with up/down mechanism , BOSE home cinema system with surround sound
VIP Cabins 20” SHARP TV , Twin Guest Cabin 20” SHARP TV , Single Guest Cabin 20” SHARP TV
Crew Mess 20” SHARP TV
Additional External Bose system
Cooktop MIELE KM522, CS1212 and CS1326 , Refrigerator LIEBHERR SBS 7353
Dishwasher COMENDA IF325E , Owen MIELE , Microwave MIELE 8151 , Fan extractor 2 x MIELE 3190
Sink Double stainless steel
Icemaker 2 x U-LINE
Washing Machine MIELE W2839 , Dryer MIELE T4839
Additional additional refrigerator in main saloon bar , additional dishwasher in main saloon bar
additional refrigerator on flybridge , wine cellar and 2 x freezer in forward tender garage
Anchors 2 x 100kg Posidonia anchor with 125m of galvanized chain
Anchor Winches 2 x LOFRANS 3000W , Mooring Capstans 2 x LOFRANS 3000W
Cockpit Teak 10mm , Bathing Platform Teak 10mm
Gangway PINCRAFT hydraulic , Bathing Ladder Hydraulic
CCTV System , Fire Fighting FM200 semi-automatic system
HAMANN black water treatment plant , Ozone treatment system for black water tanks
Fresh water softener
NOVAMARINE 6-meter tender with Volvo Penta inboard diesel engine , YAMAHA 1500cc 3-person wave runner
New Paint 2014

High-performance yacht built using the most advanced technologies and materials. In addition to high speed capability, waterjet propulsion ensures comfortable cruising due to the absence of noise and vibration. Moreover, she is a very efficient yacht, burning just over 500 liters per hour at 25 knots, a consumption figure more commonly associated withconventional motoryachts half her volume. And with extra-large fuel capacity, her range canexceed 700 miles so she is built to go fast and far – a true GT of the seas. She is also fitted with joystick control which makes manoeuvring and docking easy and enables her to be run with reduced crew. The interior is tastefully and elegantly finished in teak.It is a durable and easy to maintain finish which can also be customized with small investments in fabrics, fittings and loose furniture. She is a very comfortable yacht with impressive interior volume which allows for beautiful en-suite cabins and very comfortable crew quarters. As such, she could also be well-suited for charter operation although she has only ever been used privately. She is in excellent overall condition and has a known history, having had only one owner since her launch. She has also completed her 5-year RINA survey earlier this year so is fully in class. Finally, she is a very rare offering, one of only five AB 116s built so far and the only one currently offered for sale. A distinctive yacht for a true connoisseur.