The latest cooperation project by ABT Sportsline from Germany has more power than an RS6+ and will leave any supercar behind – on the shoreline. The STRIDER 11 ABT SPORT MASTER LIMITED EDITION is a luxury sports speedboat in the base with 740 HP (544 kW) that was developed together with renowned boat builder SACS from Italy. Which is where the fascinating vessel is built on the basis of the STRIDER 11 production model. The result of the RIB design is a relatively lightweight 4.5 t low-draft sports boat which can reach more than 50 knots (around 93 km/h) on the water, despite its length of 11 m.
"Many of our customers are interested in boats and yachts," explains Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the world's largest tuner for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. "That is why I had long dreamed of transferring our technical and styling skills from vehicle tuning to a boat. And I immediately knew I had hit the right nerve among my employees with this project." The finished project is testament to the passion developed by all those involved. At the BOOT exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, the STRIDER 11 ABT will be presented to the public for the first time at the SACS stand E21, hall 5, from January 19 to 27. But anyone looking to buy one of these has to hurry up, as the collector's item is strictly limited to ten boats.
The look of the entire vessel – which is already very sporty in the basic version from SACS – immediately reveals the signature features from the Bavarian tuner. Carbon black tubes with a matt black hull and deck produce a highly dynamic aura. An ABT Carbon Look Kit is additionally installed, with numerous design elements made of real CRP. For cars, the ABT Individual departments stands for unique customized solutions. And for this project it also demonstrated its full skillset by developing an interior design that reflects the philosophy of ABT Sportsline in many details, from the color choice to the cushions. Even the engine compartment was specially styled.
Standing in the redesigned cockpit, the wow effect could be even bigger, soon: The ABT engineers are currently working on ABT Power performance upgrade with a final performance of about 800 HP. When it comes to acoustics, the STRIDER 11 ABT SPORT MASTER already delivers a brilliant performance – the exhaust sound control definitely turns this sports speedboat into absolute emotional fireworks.
ABT Sportsline has set up a dedicated email address for interested customers:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Buyers of this unique vessel can rest assured that every single detail represents style, performance, sports, joie de vivre and speed.