Absolute Navetta 75 Review (2022 Edition)

Absolute's new flagship promises smooth cruising and impressive living spaces both inside and on deck and has a keen eye on practical detailing and day-to-day usability.

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The Absolute Navetta 75 may be based on the Navetta 73, which, for now, is still in production, but there are some key differences in both styling and design.

The Navetta range is big on interior volume and, true to form, the Navetta 75 feels enormous inside but with modular furniture and a more open-plan vibe, there is plenty of scope for customers to make their mark on the way the boat looks and feels on board. At the Cannes Boat Show we had the opportunity to both tour the boat and take it out for a sea trial, so read on to see what it's like. 

Absolute Navetta 75 Key Facts

Absolute Navetta 75 illustration

  • LOA 74.869ft
  • Model Year 2022
  • Max Speed 25 knots
  • Status In Production
  • Yacht Type Trawler Yacht
  • Use Type Cruising

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Performance & Handling

Absolute was an early adopter of Volvo Penta's IPS system back in the early 2000s and now its entire range runs on pods, so its knowledge of the system and how to get the best out of it is second to none in this market. The Navetta 75 has IPS1350 with 1,000hp per side as its sole engine option and it suits the boat very well indeed. If outright performance matters then something like the Princess Y72, which is capable of over 30 knots flat out, is a better option but if a cruising speed in the late teens is acceptable then they don't come much smoother than the big Absolute. 

Absolute Navetta 75 exterior

Around the Marina

One of the joys of IPS is how easy it makes boats like this to handle in the confines of a marina. Edging out of our hideously tight berth within the Cannes Boat Show deft nudges of the joystick prompted quick and predictable actions and none of the swaying that used to be an issue on large IPS-powered flybridge boats. Both the internal and external helm positions are quite a long way forward so the third station in the cockpit is a must-have if you'll be mooring stern-to on a regular base. The station is neatly integrated into the cockpit wet bar and it has a joystick, bow thruster control and chain counter so you can keep an eye on the chain if you are mooring using the anchor as the ground line. 

Talking of mooring gear, the Navetta 75's is both substantial and very easy to use, especially in the stern quarters where the distinctive fins encase cleats, multi-directional fairleads and winches. There are early signs that this boat has been designed by people who actually go boating and therefore know what makes the day-to-day life on board that bit easier. A good example of this is the pull-out shower at the bow, not really designed for showering off salty humans but more so that you can wash the decks down if the ground lines are filthy without having to connect a hose and run it up to the bow. 

Absolute Navetta 75  running

The Navetta 75 may not have the ocean-crossing capabilities of a true trawler yacht but those 1,000hp Volvo Penta engines provide impressively flexible performance. With a 4,000-litre fuel capacity, it will cover nearly 1,200nm at 8 knots but if you need to get a move on there is enough power on tap to crack 25 knots at the top end. For a fast cruise, 18-22 knots is fine and efficiency doesn't waver all that much; even at top speed fuel economy doesn't fall off a cliff. 

It is an incredibly relaxing boat to cruise aboard no matter which helm you choose to take control from. IPS generally makes for quiet progress thanks to the position of the engines so far back in the boat but because both of the 75's helm stations are set well forward there isn't much of a sense that you're being propelled by internal combustion at all. The rush of the water under the hull is more prominent at the flybridge helm than anything the engines produce. 

Take A Turn

Handling? It's not particularly engaging but then it's not supposed to be. This is a relaxed (nautical) mile muncher, designed to waft along and sweep you to your destination in serene comfort so razor-sharp reactions aren't really what this boat is about. The steering is lovely and light, though, and that matters because it makes changing the direction of this 60-tonne cruiser very easy indeed. It's not totally lacking in feel, either, and there isn't a ludicrous number of turns lock-to-lock so if the moment calls to have to take evasive action, it's not an issue. 

Wash from other boats aside there really wasn't much in the Bay of Cannes to test the mettle of the hull. The Navetta range has a relatively shallow hull profile at that aft end to ease the boat onto the plane but it sharpens quite dramatically at the forefoot to slice nicely through the chop. My experience of smaller craft in the Navetta range suggests that the flagship should stand up well in rough conditions. 

Design & Build

Absolute Navetta 75  running

The latest generation of all three Absolute ranges (Coupe, Fly and Navetta) share some distinctive design traits that distinguish them from their predecessors. Namely, the fin-like haunches on the stern quarters that conceal the mooring gear and, in the case of the Navetta 75, a neat compartment containing the shorepower connections. The cockpit layout is also designed to engender a better connection between the main deck and the bathing platform. Part of this is a modular furniture arrangement with chairs and sofas that are only held in place with weight and friction and can therefore be moved around into endless combinations depending on whether guests are dining, lounging or sunbathing. 

Styling is, of course, totally subjective and Absolute's range contains few wallflowers. The looks of the Navetta 75 aren't going to suit all tastes but the extra length of the flagship means its proportions are far better than the smaller models in the Navetta range. The payoff for the boat's height is the extraordinary volume of its interior and sprawling deck spaces.

Structural Integrity

Absolute builds its boat in a unique way using an Integrated Structural System (ISS) first developed by the shipyard's founder Angelo Gobbi in the 90s. In the early stages of manufacturing, while the hull and deck are laminated in their own moulds, a CNC machine prepares the components for the boat's internal grid. Once the grid is stiffened and bonded it is dropped into the hull and coupled to the stringers before the deck is put on and all three parts sealed together. The benefit is a lightweight construction that is incredibly precise, strong and efficient to manufacture. The grid also contains the necessary routing and trunking for all of the boat's plumbing, wiring, hoses and junction boxes. It is, for a production boat builder, a highly industrialised process that breeds consistency and high quality. 

You feel it on board where the floors feel extremely solid, there is no squeaking or rattling from furniture, doors or bulkheads and the finish, even behind the scenes, is very good indeed. In terms of fit and finish Absolute is right up there with the very best in this sector. 

Absolute Navetta 75 engine room

The engine room exemplifies Absolute's attitude towards practical detailing and demonstrates the depth of engineering aboard the Navetta 75. First and foremost, access to this area is brilliant, either via a wide hatch in the cockpit deck or through a watertight door in the forward bulkhead of the crew quarters. Once in, there is over 6ft (1.83m) of standing headroom throughout and excellent access to all sides of both Volvo Penta D13 1,000hp engines. Wiring and plumbing lines are all neatly arranged and clearly labelled so it's easy to tell what does what. 

Interior Accommodation

Absolute Navetta 75 saloon

The Navetta 75's main deck has a less formal open-plan feel than the Navetta 73 but it's finished with the same typically stylish Italian flair. The view out of the salon is excellent because the windows are vast and the cut-out gunwales, which make the 75's profile so distinctive, maintain clear sightlines out over the water. It's a beautiful effect, especially at the dining table where guests can dine overlooking the water, even if the weather has forced everyone inside. 

Aft is the main lounging area, complete with elegant and comfortable Minotti sofas, arranged opposite a television that pops out from the dresser at the touch of a button. The galley is forward of the dining area and it's cleverly designed to adapt to whether the boat is being run by the crew or the owner. The partition which faces the dinette can be raised and lowered to either open the galley up if the owner is doing the cooking and wants to talk to their guests or it can be closed off so the crew can work without disturbing those in the saloon. There are side doors to both side decks, too, so the crew can move around the outside of the boat without disturbing those in the saloon. 

Here we arrive at a particularly likeable piece of design that few of the Navetta 75's key rivals can match - an internal staircase. It may seem a simple addition but having access between the decks from inside the boat is such a benefit. It gives guests and crew two ways of moving between the main deck and flybridge but also makes it very easy for the skipper to switch helms quickly without having to charge up and down the stairs in the cockpit to change driving positions. Internal staircases are brilliant and we should see them more often. 

Bedding Down

The sleeping accommodation is split fore and aft with separate access to the master stateroom at the forward end of the boat and the guest cabin amidships. The arrangement has a couple of benefits. Firstly, the master cabin enjoys the full beam of the boat and in its slightly elevated position at the front of the boat has wonderful views out of the enormous hull windows that flank this area. With the bed running down the centreline the ensuite bathroom is situated right forward and it's a lovely space with twin sinks and separate shower and toilet cubicles. 

The advantage of having this cabin separated from the guest cabins is that if the owner is hosting guests they can have their own space amidships with the owner tucked away in total privacy at the forward end of the boat or, if the owner is on board with their family, they can occupy the middle of the boat leaving guests to enjoy the splendour of the master suite. 

There shouldn't be many grumbles about being "demoted" to the VIP cabin, however, because the 75's layout means this cabin is a full-beam affair amidships and feels much like another master cabin. It is spacious, packed with storage and maximises the available space by having the sink open to the cabin with separate cubicles for the shower and toilet. It's a lovely space. 

The other two guest cabins are a twin, which has easy access to the day head, and another double which has an ensuite and adjoins another area that bolsters the Navetta 75's cruising credentials. Running forward from this area, underneath the master suite, is a utility space and storage area that anyone who plans to live on board the boat for a long time will appreciate. Accessed via a pocket door, which slides into the bulkhead, this space with fitted storage space and all shapes and sizes will be endlessly useful on longer cruises and makes the most of space that could otherwise be wasted. Even the void right forward, which houses the bow thruster and its battery, has shelving moulded into its sides. Not an inch of space goes wanting here. 

Absolute Navetta 75 master cabin

The Navetta 75 balances delicately on the threshold of being a fully crewed boat and owner operation. If the boat does have crew then they will likely be very happy to have such spacious and well-designed quarters on a sub-23m boat. There are 30m (100ft) yachts that don't have as comfortable crew accommodation as this. The layout is flexible with the option to have two or three berths, one of which is separate, presumably for the skipper. With the two-berth option, there is space for a small mess area on top of the galley and a bathroom that has separate toilet and shower rooms so they can be used at the same time. This is also where you find the washer/dryer. 

Access is via a door in the transom but there is also a large window that hinges upwards on gas to pull fresh air into the cabin without having to have the transom door open. This window also draws in lots of natural light, boosting the feeling of space that already has well over 1.83m (6ft) of headroom. From here, there is direct access through a watertight door to the engine room, another useful feature for the crew. 

Absolute Navetta 75 crew space

Helm Station

Absolute Navetta 75 lower helm

Something to admire about Absolute is that no matter the type of boat it is producing, the helm stations are always driver-focused and brilliantly laid out. Considering the type of cruising the Navetta 75 is designed for, it doesn't need such an adjustable, intimate upper helm but that hasn't stopped the design team from pulling out all the stops to create an outstanding driving environment. The central position is great and though there is only one helm chair there is a bench seat to starboard that allows crew and guests to enjoy the ride. The dashboard is angled towards the skipper, creating a cockpit-like feel and thanks to the huge Garmin screen on either side it's very easy to see and flick through all of their functions from charting to engine information, cameras and radar. The icing on the cake is the sliding wind deflector, which can be height adjusted depending on the breeze and offers a decent amount of protection on top of the built-in windscreen.

Downstairs it's even better. As I've already mentioned, the transition between the two helms is made so much easier by the internal staircase and the lower helm is as good to look at as it is functional. It's shaped in a similar way to the upper helm, with a pair of angled MFDs towards the driver but they're joined by an even larger MFD at the lower dash, which is really easy for the navigator to work with and gives even greater flexibility to how the information is displayed. 

Absolute's digital boat management system is one of the slickest around and puts all of the boat's major functions at your fingertips from either helm. It's clear and nicely designed and the UI is responsive so swiping around the systems is easy and intuitive.

The seats are fabulous. Two sumptuously upholstered multi-adjustable leather helm chairs with MFD controls built into the armrest so you can keep an eye on things without having to relinquish their supportive embrace At this level, few - if any - builders design a better helm station than Absolute. 

Absolute Navetta 75 cockpit

The key shift in deck design with the Navetta 75 is the modularity of its deck furniture. In the cockpit and on the flybridge Absolute will install any furniture that the customer desires and even what's fitted as standard can be arranged in any number of different formations depending on whether guests want to lounge or dine. The standard stuff, designed in Italy, naturally, is lovely and given that it's only held in place by weight and friction can be moved around the decks in any position. In the cockpit, having the seating arranged facing across the cockpit rather than along the centreline makes so much more sense and means that those at the table have an equally good view out over the water. The more open transom creates what feels like a terrace over the hydraulic bathing platform so that adults can relax and observe in comfort if the kids are having a swim.

Up top, there is an equally relaxed beach club vibe but the sheer length of the top deck is what really impresses. A long top deck is inherent in the Navetta design but really feel it on the flagship. More flexible furniture curls around the aft end of the deck with the central area dominated by a handsome dining table, which is flanked by identical units that flank both storage and the necessary equipment to host up here such as the twin Kenyon grills and cooling space. The standard dining table is a handsome piece of furniture but open slats in the top mean that anything spilt will drop straight onto the teak, which isn't ideal. Make sure a tablecloth is one of the first things you add to the inventory.

Overhead there is a hard top with a built-in canvas roof, which opens over the dining table - a nice touch if you want to do a spot of star gazing over dinner. There is an option to replace the sunroof with solar panels, which will help to top up the domestic electrical supply in sunny conditions. 

The foredeck isn't huge but the available space is cleverly used and includes both sun beds with adjustable backrests and a small sofa with a table so guests have somewhere to put their drinks and nibbles.  The practical detailing comes to the fore once more around the deck spaces where you are never too far from a useful storage void to chuck lines and fenders and, even though the bulwarks have deep cut-outs in them, it still feels very safe to move around the boat at sea. It's good to see boarding gates on both sides, too, this makes life a lot easier if moored side-to or alongside a fuel quay. 

Absolute Navetta 75 flybridge

Value For Money

Price-wise, Absolute is pretty much in line with the high-end, lower-volume European manufacturers. The quality of these boats can't be overstated, however. There is a lustre to the mouldings, a solidity to the cabinetry and an eye for engineering detail that is out of the top drawer and stands out among its closest competitors. Absolute also has one of the most mechanised and streamlined construction methods in the sector, which allows for a very efficient build process. 

Our Options & Pick

The Navetta 75 comes with a healthy standard specification including desirable options such as teak decking, a proportional bow thruster, tropical air-conditioning, Interceptor trim tabs and twin inverters. On top of that, we would add the hard top (a bimini is standard), hydraulic bathing platform, cockpit docking station, twin generators, the crew cabin fit-out (even if there are no crew, it's a great extra cabin) and the Seakeeper 18 gyro. 

The Navetta range raised a few eyebrows when it was first launched but it's a range that proved to be ahead of the curve in its ability to deliver what customers really want. The Navetta 75 boasts the interior volume that the market demands but adds to its box of tricks excellent deck spaces with an element of customisation that customers at this level will most definitely be looking for. The boat's performance suits modern cruising, too, happy to slip along in the low 20s without burning hideous amounts of fuel and with a large enough fuel tank that it can cover some serious ground with a speed in single figures. Then there are all the little details that make living with the boat day-to-day that little bit easier, or indeed for a whole season. The Navetta 75 can't really be pigeon-holed and it faces competition from a broad range of craft including more traditional flybridges, but in many respects, it is in a league of its own. 

Reasons to Buy

  • Outstanding living spaces
  • Huge interior volume
  • Generous crew quarters
  • Efficient cruising

Things to Consider

  • The styling will divide opinion
  • Top end performance

The Navetta 73, which precedes the 75, carved out a niche of its own when it was launched but other builders have since adopted the pseudo-trawler SUV (Sports Utility Vessel) aesthetic so there are more rivals to consider today. The Navetta 73 is still in production, too, so there is strong competition within the Absolute ranks.

The 75 may be slightly longer and wider than the Navetta 73 but the majority of the underwater profile is shared as is the layout of the lower deck. The biggest difference between the two is the way they look because the 75 has adopted the open, fin-like haunches of the latest generation of Absolutes and there is even more glazing in the superstructure. On board, there is a more modular, open-plan feel with less fixed furniture and more free-standing, which gives the owner the ability to personalise the style and layout to a greater extent. The 75 also has a smaller hard top with an extending aft sun shade to open up the top deck a little more. Engine options are identical, as is performance. A few 73s may be creeping onto the used market so could be well worth a look given how much it shares with the new and more expensive 75.

Numarine has enjoyed great success with its XP line and the  Numarine   22 XP is a particularly impressive package. It's slightly shorter than the Absolute but it's 1m wider and boasts a similarly voluminous interior and a four-cabin interior as standard. As an option, the two guest cabins that are sandwiched between the master and VIP ensuite can be replaced by one large full-beam double stateroom with an ensuite. The explorer vibes are bolstered by the 22 XP's massive range which, thanks to a fuel capacity of 6,000 litres (2,000 litres more than the Absolute) means it achieves almost double the range (2,000nm) of the Navetta 75. The standard twin Cummins 420hp engines are comparatively tiny for a boat of this size, hence the brilliant cruising range and 12.5-knot top speed, but if you want a bit more performance you can have 1,200hp MAN V8s for a top speed more in line with the Navetta's.

Whereas the Navetta 75 feels like a very large flybridge boat and tops the Absolute range, the Horizon FD75 has much more of a mini superyacht vibe, which given that it's effectively a scaled-down FD100/110 should come as no surprise. Its dimensions are not that much greater than the Navetta's but it feels absolutely enormous on board and the quality of build and engineering is absolutely superb. On board, there is a spacious master suite forward and three further cabins amidships for guests, including a generous full-beam VIP with ensuite amidships. It's not all about living space, though, because this is a serious cruising machine that can cover 2,300nm at 8 knots thanks to a staggering 9,000-litre fuel capacity. Performance? The pair of Caterpillar C18 1,136hp motors are good for a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of around 16 knots. 

The Bluegame BG72  is a very different proposition to the Navetta 75 but then it's a different proposition to most things. That said if fast, quiet comfortable passage-making is an important part of what your boat needs to do then the BG72 fits the bill very well indeed. It's a whisker shorter than the Navetta and exactly the same beam but in terms of living space, the focus is on the enormous aft platform, which can be used as a living space or as a toy storage area with direct access to the water-level aft saloon. It's a fascinating layout that takes the beach club focus that most brands are adopting and takes it to the extreme. For a truly luxurious ownership experience, the aft saloon can be replaced with the master ensuite so the owner has direct access to the aft platform via sliding doors in their cabin. The boat is available with IPS1200 or 1350 and will crack 30 knots with the larger ones. 

Specifications & Performance

  • Builder Absolute
  • Range Navetta
  • Model Navetta 75
  • Length Overall 74.869ft
  • Beam 18.406ft
  • Yacht Type (Primary) Trawler Yacht
  • Use Type (Primary) Cruising
  • Cruising Speed Max Speed
  • Fuel Capacity 1,057 Gallons
  • Fresh Water Capacity 291 Gallons
  • Engine Model 2x Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350
  • Engine economic speed 8.2 knots
  • Engine max range (speed type) 783 nm

Performance Data

Absolute Navetta 75 version 2022. *Data supplied by the manufacturer.

Test Engines Twin Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350

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  • Liters Per Mile
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Absolute Navetta 75 Layout


The extended flybridge is a hallmark of the Navetta range and the 75's is huge 


There is separate access to the guest cabins (amidships) and master suite (forward) from the main deck 


Aft on the lower deck there is space for one of the best crew cabins in the class 

Jack Haines

Jack Haines

Jack is YachtBuyer's Reviews Director. He is a writer, editor and presenter with 15 years’ experience testing over 350 motorboats of all shapes and sizes, from 20ft RIBs to 120ft yachts (and even the Royal Navy Frigate HMS Sutherland ). 

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The hull’s glazing, resembling a short, tanto-bladed knife and a vertical bow up front, also added to the contemporary design. Undulating LED lighting inlays in the cockpit overhang imparted a cool, sophisticated look to the space. At the same time, a starboard-side docking station spoke to this boat’s bona fides as a serious cruising machine.

The salon also had design touches that one might not expect to find on a 52-ft. semi-custom build. The aft galley had a four-burner Bosch cooktop and a six-foot-tall, stacked refrigerator and freezer that is useful for longer trips. The drawers all had chic leather tabs as handles, extending a beach-like, elegant vibe to the space.

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The starboard-side helm was another place onboard that feels just a little bit different than the standard offerings in this size and class.

Twin Garmin screens were angled off in a small arc, as opposed to facing straight back, which gave them a slightly futuristic feel. Tightly stitched helix patterns in the seat-backs of the helm chairs pointed towards a high level of fit and finish.

A sturdy door next to the helm led to the side deck. Perhaps most important for the helmsperson, the Volvo Penta joystick control was maneuverable while standing on that side deck. The joystick and cockpit control station should make docking this boat easier than a conventional setup.

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Our final impression after a tour aboard: The Absolute 52 Fly was more than the sum of its parts. The boat was full-featured without looking crowded, but also highly functional. This 52-footer was clearly ready for a weekend cruise or extended voyage. The Italian builder proved that a well-conceived design makes for a well-rounded boat.

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Absolute Navetta 48 review – the inland yard’s outstanding offshore cruiser

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The 48 takes all that is good in the Absolute Navetta range and boils it down into an impressive sub-50ft package

Part of the reason why the Absolute Navetta 48 has such a voluminous interior is because it has to be split in half. Let me explain. Absolute builds its boats in Piacenza, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, roughly 150km north-east of Genoa.

Every boat it builds has to be transported to the sea by road and, to negotiate the road network, the only way to do this is to move the boats with the hull and deck on separate trucks. Once a boat has been thoroughly inspected and signed off in the tanks at the shipyard, the decks are prised apart for the journey and then bonded together securely once down on the coast.

This unique set of circumstances has lead Absolute to conjure up a novel way of constructing its boats in its ISS (Integrated Structural System). The ISS is like a huge jigsaw puzzle where intricate panels of marine plywood slot together before being bonded to create the boat’s skeleton. The wiring, piping, cabinetry and all the fittings are then secured to it before the whole shebang is affixed to the hull and clamped beneath the deck.

It creates an inherently rigid structure and an unusually voluminous interior without the need for steps and stringers to reinforce it. This is the way all of its boats are built, but the smaller the boat, the more you notice the towering headroom and huge doorways with their clever space-saving sliding doors.


The galley is packed with neat storage solutions

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It’s not just the spaciousness that impresses on board the Absolute Navetta 48 but how this space is utilised, especially in the forward master cabin. This is a spectacular cabin for a boat just shy of 50ft, bursting with light and sporting an angled island berth that sits on a flat floor without any obstructions overhead.

It’s a forward cabin so beautifully appointed it flies in the face of the theory that modern master suites need to be in the middle of the boat. And unlike an amidships master cabin the hull windows won’t be aligned with those of your neighbour when in port.


The offset berth in the master cabin maximises floor space

The rest of the accommodation is no less impressive, especially the VIP cabin, which feels like a mini master thanks to its hull window and walk-around double bed. Though there are a few small intrusions in the floor and overhead, the geometry is such that where the headroom drops so does the floor, and where there’s a step up the headroom rises to compensate.

There are steps to negotiate but there is no need to stoop, even if you’re 6ft tall. It doesn’t have its own ensuite bathroom – it has to share a commendably large one with the twin cabin next door – but it does have a remarkably large walk-in wardrobe that goes some way to offsetting this. It’s an unexpected but welcome addition that guests will appreciate.


The amidships VIP cabin is so luxurious it could easily be mistaken for the master cabin

Solid performer

One feature that is common to all different deck levels is an unshakeable feeling of solidity under foot. There isn’t a soft or creaky panel anywhere you tread and the flooring is reassuringly robust from stem to stern. The main deck drinks in huge gulps of natural light thanks to the array of long, single-piece panes of glass down either side of the saloon and a similarly unobstructed upright windscreen.

There are a couple of steps between the dinette and aft galley but they are shallow and supplemented by an artistically integrated handhold on the inboard edge of the galley counter. I like the fact that specially shaped storage voids with soft-close lids are tucked behind the galley counter to stow cups and saucers, and that bespoke crockery drawers slide out from beneath the settee opposite the dinette so you don’t have to mess about lifting cushions and locker lids.


The vertical, one-piece screen means there are very few blind spots from the lower helm

It’s the same at Navetta 48’s lower helm where the ergonomics, fit and finish are top drawer. Audi’s dash design was an inspiration, and you can see that in the neatly ordered switchgear, the chunky steering wheel that feels great in your palms and the satisfying click of the air vents as they rotate on or off. It’s a helm that works equally well whether you stand or sit, and the huge side door is always a welcome addition.

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What of the flybridge? Well it’s almost a perfect rectangle with a perimeter of seating that is only broken by the companionway hatch and wetbar. The hardtop (fitted to the test boat but not the one pictured) is an option that most customers will choose but it does nothing for the Navetta 48’s already top-heavy aesthetic.


A Plexiglas wind deflector pops up from behind the helm

If anything, the driving environment is even better on the flybridge where, as skipper, you sit at a central helm with your guests either side on benches that blend into the forward sunpad. It’s a commanding driving position made all the better by the optional (€1,708) sprung helm chair. It’s worth the outlay because it elevates what is an already refined ride to the realms of magic carpet as you gracefully bob along with the shock absorbers smoothing the edges off any bumps.

With Absolute’s affinity for pod drives it comes as no surprise that IPS600 is the only engine option, but it works so damn well there will be few complaints. There may well have been if this were a regular flybridge boat, given the top speed of just over 27 knots, but the Navetta 48’s laid-back nature and more long distance cruising mentality excuses the lack of outright pace. It settles at 20 knots beautifully, where it is consuming somewhere in the region of 130lph.


The flybridge wetbar has all you need for outdoor dining

Though the Navetta 48 can hardly be described as a driver’s boat it hasn’t stopped the yard from ensuring its driving dynamics are as polished as the driving position. It reacts tidily to the helm and falls into a nice natural trim attitude; so sweet are the ergonomics at the flybridge helm that you find yourself actually wanting to steer and interact with the boat as opposed to giving the autopilot the pleasure. It’s a tall boat, but it doesn’t wobble all over the place when using the joystick at slow speeds and is in fact a joy to handle around the marina.

Opinion-splitting looks aside this is an impressive package, a concentrated cocktail of all that is good about the Navetta range in a sub-50ft package. I don’t think I’ve ever tested a hull number one of any new model range that felt so well put together and tightly engineered. Absolute’s inland location may have forced it into a unique construction method but the results, in this case in particular, are outstanding.


Top speed: 27.2 knots

Cruising speed: 20 knots

Fuel consumption: 129lph

Range: 223 miles

Noise: 69Db(A)

Price as tested: €1,240,000 inc VAT

Price from: €864,000 inc VAT

Test engines: Twin 435hp Volvo Penta IPS600

LOA: 48ft 11in (14.93m)

Beam: 15ft 3in (4.65m)

Draught: 4ft 1in (1.25m)

Displacement: 23.5 tonnes (loaded)

Fuel capacity: 1,800 litres

Water capacity: 530 litres

RCD: B for 14 people

Designer: Absolute Yachts

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CSWO New Member

In my search for our next boat with enough headroom for someone who is 6’ 6”, I’ve recently had a chance to walk through an Absolute Navetta 68. It has more than enough interior space and the headroom works for me, but I’d like to get any insight you have on running these boats or with the service and support from Absolute and/or their dealers (OneWater in my area). I know there are many brand preferences on this forum, so if you want to compare it to other boats in the size range, I’m also considering Princess and Sunseeker Manhattan.


CaptTom Senior Member

CSWO said: ↑ In my search for our next boat with enough headroom for someone who is 6’ 6”, I’ve recently had a chance to walk through an Absolute Navetta 68. It has more than enough interior space and the headroom works for me, but I’d like to get any insight you have on running these boats or with the service and support from Absolute and/or their dealers (OneWater in my area). I know there are many brand preferences on this forum, so if you want to compare it to other boats in the size range, I’m also considering Princess and Sunseeker Manhattan. Click to expand...


Sarnico New Member

Hi CSWO, am also in the process of buying a Navetta (current 64 or a 2021 68) and have spent some time on a 58. Brilliant boats for holidays with the family. Have no experiance with IPS but this ist what is criticized most, at least here in Europe. Seakeeper apparently a must as they do roll a bit (might be better on the 60+ boats), so expect to run both gensets quite a lot. Quality is very good and what I like most is how well thought out everything is. Looked at Ferretti, Princess and the Manhattans for comparison but for me none was a match, even if I probably prefer shafts over the IPS... Think I will pull the trigger very soon so I am happy to keepy ou updated here if you are not quicker than me
I will be happy if I get a 78" minimum in the key areas. I would also prefer shafts, but I am open to IPS pods after talking with several people who have had them for years with good experiences. The two biggest negatives I hear on pods are the recommended annual maintenance (which everyone says NOT to skip) and if you hit bottom. Regarding Sunseeker, I learned today that insurance options on the Sunseeker are very limited, as many carriers will not even consider owner-operator policies on the larger boats due to past experiences.


Liam Senior Member

Absolute have taken the World by storm, considering the yard was founded in 2003, although it did come from a previous since 1960 experience with Gobbi who is the main share holder. I did not inspect some of the newer models, but the older ones like the 41 from 2006 to 09 are of good quality price ratio. As I did with some of the 2010s 52 and 56. Absolute will be one of the yards to go for IPS, using the propulsion from 2006 with the 56 triple engines and since about 2010/12 have all the models powered by IPS only. Also as far I was told and saw (I cannot see on all models) in an Absolute you can access each technical area a panel or to the most two. Absolute also uses ISS (integrated structural system).


mapism Senior Member

Liam said: ↑ Absolute also uses ISS (integrated structural system). Click to expand...


mapism said: ↑ I suspect that in spite of the whim of finding an English acronym for their construction technique, not many people outside Italy know what you are talking about Click to expand...
Liam - I decided not to buy the Navetta 68. In the end, the interior was simply too "condo-like" for my wife, and I also didn't love the 5' 9" draft for Bahamas cruising. I did talk with a former dealer who sold a number of these boats, and their one concern is the boat does not track well in a following sea. I hope this helps.
CSWO said: ↑ Liam - I decided not to buy the Navetta 68. In the end, the interior was simply too "condo-like" for my wife, and I also didn't love the 5' 9" draft for Bahamas cruising. I did talk with a former dealer who sold a number of these boats, and their one concern is the boat does not track well in a following sea. I hope this helps. Click to expand...
After many months of searching for the next boat, I've decided to purchase a Sirena 68. In the process, I evaluated in some detail a Princess S66, Princess F68/70, Sunseeker Manhattan 68, Absolute 68, Ferretti 670, CLB65, OE70, Grand Trawler 62, Grand Banks 60, Fleming 65 and Marlow 58. If anyone is interested in how I came to that conclusion, I would be happy to provide more details to you directly.


jsschieff Senior Member

Sounds like you did lots of homework, lots of due diligence, glad you found a boat that suits your needs. Something fun to look forward to in 2024. Congratulations.


ameriboat New Member

CSWO said: ↑ After many months of searching for the next boat, I've decided to purchase a Sirena 68. In the process, I evaluated in some detail a Princess S66, Princess F68/70, Sunseeker Manhattan 68, Absolute 68, Ferretti 670, CLB65, OE70, Grand Trawler 62, Grand Banks 60, Fleming 65 and Marlow 58. If anyone is interested in how I came to that conclusion, I would be happy to provide more details to you directly. Click to expand...
My assessment of the Ferretti 670 was incomplete. There was only one available for me to try and get on in South Florida, but due to some complications with the listing, we were unsuccessful in scheduling a tour on two different occasions. When we did connect with the broker we learned that one of the motors needed a major rebuild within the first 50 hours - and the extended warranty on that rebuild was about to expire. So we decided to pass. It looked like a nice boat in pictures, but never got to review it in person.

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Rob Welling New Member

The primary operating concern with the Absolute is that does not handle well (specifically it doesn’t track well due to the hull shape) in following seas. This was feedback from two different people who had run these boats. Those same people were otherwise complimentary of the build quality of the boats. My secondary concern was styling. The boat interior design is very nice, but too much of a “condo” feel and not enough of a boat. You can argue the Sirena is also more “condo like”, but it still felt like a boat to us. I’m also biased towards a shaft boat over pods, so that also made the Sirena a better option. Regarding Princess, we like the design and styling of several different models, but in the end we liked the combination of spaces on the Sirena better.
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The Absolute 52 FLY is a new direction, a ground-breaking example of marine architecture that offers Absolute’s trademark features, including many that are found only on much larger yachts.

Everything was designed to ensure an exceptional cruising experience, with sensations of comfort and space heightened by ample headroom , a minimal use of steps, extensive glazing and countless design details that facilitate life on board for guests and crew.

52 FLY

The 52 FLY’s stunning flybridge is a luxurious platform for enjoying the sea from a lofty viewpoint. The helm station , complete with ergonomic seats and large MFDs offering fingertip control of all onboard systems, is accompanied by settees so that the owner-captain can enjoy good company even when at the controls. With a dining table , a galley and bar unit , the flybridge is a privileged location for life on board, where moments of total relaxation can be enjoyed on its stern terrace area with modular furnishing.

The cockpit terrace , always a highlight of Absolute yachts, is a flexible space that pampers guests from morning to evening. Its modular furniture can be arranged as required, and the adjustable shades ensure comfort as the day progresses. There is easy access to the stern platform for close contact with the sea, and magical moments at sunset can be accompanied by the delights prepared in the nearby wet bar and galley. Absolute’s attention to the best possible views can be seen in the glazed stern parapet and the open gunwale design.

The use of extensive glazing , a familiar Absolute trademark, is particularly visible in the saloon , from where there are fantastic 360-degree views. In addition to air conditioning, natural ventilation can be provided by the electrically-controlled vertically sliding windows. The galley is fully equipped, and, unusually for boats of this size, there is also a spacious pantry .

The main helm station , in direct contact with the saloon, is in a position that ensures optimum visibility, and it features advanced infotronics and comprehensive on-screen monitoring of all on-board systems. A door is conveniently placed for rapid transit from the main helm station to the lateral walkway, facilitating harbour manoeuvres.

52 FLY

The bow location of the master cabin ensures peace, silence and privacy. Its full-beam layout optimises space, with a large double berth accessible from all three sides, extensive cupboards and storage units, and a superb marble bathroom .

The VIP guest cabin midships could in every way be considered a second master, in terms of space, headroom, en-suite bathroom and finish. The third guest cabin has an electricalsystem, fitted as standard, for seamless transformation from twin berths to double. In addition, there is a versatile crew cabin , with practical access from the stern platform.

All in all, the 52 FLY, a paragon of technology, design and performance, is the perfect expression of Absolute’s direction : exploring new routes and navigating to the next level of comfort.

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To continually improve its models, Absolute reserves the discretion to produce on its own boats all the suitable variations, also in waiver of the specifications contained in catalogues, price lists, technical files, internet websites, advertising, newspaper articles and in every other publication, without any prior notice: even if Absolute tries, its best to update the informative documentation, every type of quoted publication can not be considered a certain and updated source of the current executive specifications. Absolute boats are offered to the world market and for this reason they can be equipped with standard and optional equipment, different from Country to Country. The brands and the models of the appliances, audiovisuals, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, electronic, sanitary ware, thermo-technical devices, etc.. presented in catalogues, price lists, technical files, internet websites, advertising, newspaper articles, boat shows, visible on board of demonstrative boats, are n... Read more»

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Absolute Yachts: the models on display at FLIBS 2023

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Absolute Yachts lands at FLIBS 2023. 

Only a few days are now left until the start of the 2023 edition of the FLIBS – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – and among the many high-profile exhibitors, Absolute Yachts certainly stands out as one of the most anticipated participants.

Backed by a reputation for excellence and innovation, the Piacenza-based shipyard is preparing an extraordinary experience for luxury yacht enthusiasts and industry experts who will visit the booth, which, as always, will be one of the busiest in the entire show.

As many as five boats will be on display, the 48 Coupe, the Navetta 52, the 62 Fly, the Navetta 68 and the award-winning Navetta 75. So let’s find out together what we will see at FLIBS 2023:


Absolute Yachts al FLIBS 2023

The winner of the Best Interior Design prize at the World Yachts Trophies 2022, Navetta 75 is the flagship of the Absolute Yachts fleet, capable of giving the impression of a vessel of even greater size.

The aft deck features Absolute’s signature cockpit terrace, which enhances the feel of a boundless cruising experience by highlighting the sea view. The staterooms comprise a superb master suite in the bows for optimum silence and privacy, with large hullside windows and a spectacular full-beam bathroom.

On the Navetta 75, everything has been carefully studied right down to the smallest details. Whether it is the comprehensive entertainment equipment, the interior lighting, or the beautiful furnishings, Navetta 75 is a constant source of pleasure for the owner and his guests and will certainly be the most admired unit in the Absolute fleet at FLIBS 2023.


Navetta 68 represents the synthesis of Absolute’s approach to contemporary luxury afloat. Every element of this boat, from the ample living spaces to the many functional areas, has been designed for optimum comfort and moments of pure pleasure aboard, as epitomized by the panoramic pillarless lateral windows in the saloon, which is seamlessly connected to the aft cockpit to create a vast open area surrounded by water for optimal socialization.

Above, the flybridge terrace enables the owner to navigate in the company of guests, with ample space for relaxation, an outdoor galley with dining table, and a setting distinctive for its sleek design and the flexibility made possible by modular, easily rearranged furniture.

As is customary for Absolute, the spaces below decks offer far more than would be expected from a 68-foot yacht, for an unparalleled cruising experience.


Absolute 62 Fly

Absolute 62 Fly is rich of innovative features which provide a perfect combination of comfort, functionality and aesthetics. One of its most recognizable features is the continuous mirror windows along the hull that offer exceptional interior brightness, in addition to fantastic views. Outside, its dynamic looks are accompanied by comprehensively equipped areas in which to enjoy the cruise.

The flybridge incorporates a sun lounger, a double helm station, a table with surrounding sofa, barbecue and wet bar, and a terrace towards the stern that can be equipped with sunbeds. The saloon features the finest Italian interior design, hallmarked by timber, leather and quality fabric, while the accommodation below decks includes a full-beam master stateroom, a VIP stateroom positioned diagonally to maximize the space available, and a third twin with separate berths that can be rapidly converted into a double bed by means of an electrically controlled system. Another cabin aft is ideal for another two guests, or the crew.


Navetta 52 embodies all the distinctive features of all Absolute yachts, offering the same spaces and comfort as a much larger vessel. The flybridge is a lofty open-air lounge, with a helm station surrounded by settees, a dinette and outdoor galley, and a stern area for relaxation on loose designer furniture.

Relaxation and conviviality continue at the bows, with settee and sun lounger, while the saloon features the 360-degree views that are an Absolute hallmark. The three staterooms below decks include a full-beam master stateroom midships, with panoramic windows, walk-in wardrobe, and ample storage space.


Absolute 48 Coupé

The Absolute Yachts 48 Coupé is the only boat capable of perfectly embodying the sporty soul of yachting. The brand’s impeccable comfort is accompanied by dynamic lines and the exceptional views offered by the open lateral gunwales and the glazed balustrades towards the stern.

Absolute’s commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by the 48 Coupé’s roof equipped with solar panels, and the electrically opening windows that offer effective natural air circulation, reducing the energy required for air conditioning.



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The Absolute Yachts shipyard is located south of Milan. This is one of the best-known boatyards in Italy. With high-quality workmanship, luxurious equipment and exclusive design, the up to 73-foot-long noble yachts are among the top international yachts. “Make your yachting experience Absolute” is the essence of Absolute Yachts’ brand philosophy.

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What is the Absolute Yachts trademark?

Quality and beauty are among the main values of these special yachts. Furthermore, efficiency and low environmental impact are synonymous with Absolute boats, which is why the shipyard installs Volvo Penta engines in their Absolute Yachts. These engines are known for efficient performance and low environmental impact. The low fuel consumption, reduced emissions and also a low noise level prove how important harmony with nature is to this Italian shipyard.

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What distinguishes the Absolute Yachts shipyard?

The production process of Absolute Yachts is unique! To make the structure of the hull stable, multi-layer lattice structures made of Kevlar, glass fibre and carbon fibre are laminated over the entire hull. In addition, all wooden floors and ceilings are also fitted with glass fibre beams to ensure optimum structural resistance. Parallel to the hull of a boat, the associated interior fittings are created at the same time. This production process, called “Integrated Structural System” or ISS for short, differs significantly from traditional manufacturing methods. The goal behind it is to build boats that respond optimally to the diverse conditions on the high seas. Each new model from Absolute Yachts must meet the same efficiency criteria, such as light and robust construction, acoustic insulation and insulation.

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What kind of yachts does Absolute Yachts build?

Currently Absolute Yachts has Navetta & Flybridge in the four model ranges in lengths between 47 and 73 feet, with the model range being constantly expanded to include the most successful models.

Design awards, interior design and innovation, and ‘Best European Boat of the Year’ are just some of the prestigious awards given to the Absolute 70STY (2010), the 53STY (2011), the 72FLY (2012), the Navetta 58 (2015), the Navetta73 and 50 Fly (2017) and the 58Fly (2018).

In 2019 and 2020 Absolute Yachts could once again win. BEST FLYBRIDGE YACHT (above 55ft to 80 ft) 2019 for the Absolute 58 Fly. In 2020 the Italian shipyard won the award for Best Innovation of the WOLRD YACHT TROPHIES for the excellent work of the Navetta 64. It also received an award from BEST OF BOATS 2020. The new year is still young but Absolute made it to win for the NAVETTA 64 the EUROPEAN POWERBOAT AWARD 2021.

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Why are Absolute Yachts so popular with owners?

Absolute Yachts stands for elite sports boats and flybridge boats that meet the highest standards! Absolute boats generally have a large draught and an exceedingly large beam, which is why life on these yachts is so much fun. A highlight of Absolute Yachts is definitely the huge flybridge, which is much larger than those of other yacht manufacturers. It offers a generous seating and dining area and is usually equipped with an electric bimini top as standard. Relaxing hours on sunny days are guaranteed. A unique feature of Absolute yachts are the generous, frameless windows, which provide an endless view of the horizon. The light-flooded interior practically merges you with the sea. With precious natural materials such as wood, crystal, leather, marble and Murano glass, together with innovative solutions and high-quality designer furniture, every day on an Absolute yacht is unforgettable. The ceiling height is also a selling point for many primarily male customers.

This is always kept pleasantly high, so showering on the 47 ft yacht, for example, is easy even for tall people.

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What are the latest top models from the Absolute Yachts shipyard?

Absolute Navetta 64

The Absolute Navetta 64 is one of the latest models in the Navetta line (2020). The wide and uninterrupted side glass window that extends from the aft transom to the windscreen outlines her exterior forms, which are characterised by the significant enlargement of the bow windows and the opening of the side gunwales in the cockpit. Generously proportioned at 19.60 metres long and 5.15 metres wide, she uses this space to the full. The wide hull offers spacious and luxurious cabins for family and friends with plenty of room for individuality. On board Navetta 64, all rooms are designed to offer the maximum enjoyment of space – always with panoramic views and very bright, thanks to windows of unprecedented size. The fly area has a far greater width than on any other 64-foot yacht. The special feature of the Navetta 64 is the completely new beach club function. This platform allows for a very nice living space close to the water. To ensure that this space is perfectly watertight, Absolute Yachts has developed an automatic inflatable sealing system as soon as the doors are closed. Uniqueness for days and nights right on the water!

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Absolute 50 Fly generation 2021

Absolute Yachts has introduced another gem to the market with the Absolute Fly 50. With an excellent balance between size and functionality, as well as a large amount of space, the Absolute 50 Fly hits the core of this yard. This dynamic and innovative motor yacht stands out above all for its shapes, colour combinations, materials and finishes. The Fly area, which is one of the largest in the range, features a table surrounded by a sofa, a fully equipped kitchenette and a double helm station with another comfortable sun lounger. The third sunbathing area is located at the bow, easily accessible through a pleasant and well-protected walkway.

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Born Free: Absolute’s 50 Fly

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  • Updated: December 28, 2016

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Effervescent can be defined as vivacious and enthusiastic. I think these words aptly describe Hull No. 1 of the Absolute 50 Fly. With twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels, our 50 Fly danced across a scalloped sea off Cannes, France. Her fly-by-wire steering was set at a moderate rate, inspiring confidence during hard-over turns at her 24-knot cruise speed and 30-knot top end. During one straightaway, I turned back to see my fellow 11 guests sprawled about the flybridge, taking in the warm sea breeze and smiling.

Absolute 50 Fly


Absolute says cruising comfort is the 50 Fly’s main objective.

WIDE BODY The yacht carries a good part of her 14-foot-6-inch beam throughout her length, keeping interior spaces (the salon and three staterooms) and exterior spaces (the cockpit, flybridge and foredeck) voluminous. Still, the width does not detract from the yacht’s entry and overall performance, even at wide-open throttle.

BUILT FOR THE SEA Safety is key on blue water. To that end, Absolute builds its boats for the sea with solid fiberglass hulls. Further supporting the structure is a grid stringer system with both longitudinal and transversal reinforcement. Plywood bulkheads and decks are fiberglass bonded to the grid, adding strength and creating a monocoque structure.

WEATHERPROOF You will spend the majority of your time under the flybridge hardtop when operating this yacht. The spot offers unobstructed sight lines for almost 360 degrees. Just glance down the molded-in fiberglass steps for a look at the starboard corner when backing into a slip. On a foul-weather day, the lower helm offers protection with equally good sight lines. A door next to the wheel gives you side-deck access when short-handed, and a U-shaped dinette to port keeps your guests within earshot.

BE COOL If you’ll be cruising your 50 Fly in warm climates, the yacht has two air-conditioning options: 48,000 and 60,000 Btu systems called Mediterranean and Tropical, respectively. At press time, these options ran about $31,635 and $36,408. In thinking about future resale, it’s probably worth the upgrade to the larger cooling setup.

Absolute 50 Fly


A catty-cornered aft galley is a clever concept. It opens floor space and adds a sense of interior volume. The galley’s location, adjacent to the cockpit dining area via sliding glass doors, makes serving guests outside as easy as reaching guests inside at the U-shaped dining table forward.

The light oak salon sole and satin-finish Canaletto walnut cabinets, combined with 360-degree glass and wheat-colored, leather, U-shaped dinette seating, create an open feeling on the 50 Fly’s main deck. The expansive glass also provides a constant connection with the sea.

Her full-beam master is made possible by reduced engine-room space for pod drives. Three vertical hull-side windows and one porthole allow in natural light and provide relaxing views. The forepeak VIP has an ensuite head. The third stateroom (for the kids) offers twin berths.

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The team at Absolute Yachts has produced some of the most innovative, technologically advanced, and award-winning models in the past several years. The cutting-edge Navetta series has the attention of the entire yachting community with a look that is aesthetically avant-garde and a design that brings many amenities reserved for larger yachts to a smaller range. Ideal for couples wanting a private luxury boating experience, Absolute Yachts have three ranges – Flybridge, Navetta, and Coupe Series – that can all be equipped with the new Volvo Penta Assisted Docking Technology for stress-free cruising. Absolute offers true Italian quality built with an uncompromising attention to detail and chic interior décor of the finest fabrics.

As a factory-trained dealer that continually stocks new Absolute models at multiple locations, One Water Yacht Group offers an unparalleled buying experience through exceptional service support, personalized owner training, and customer rendezvous events. From the Northeast to South Florida, our industry-leading service teams can assist you with all routine maintenance and installation of after-market equipment. Best of all, we can take your current boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new Absolute and even assist with financing. Experience the difference that comes with buying an Absolute Yacht with OWYG and enjoy the dream you’ve created.

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  • Absolute Yachts was founded in 2002 and released its first model, the 56 STC, in 2006
  • The Absolute shipyard is located in Podenzano, Piacenza in Italy
  • Absolute is owned by the parent company Absolute Spa
  • A Navetta refers to a model range by Absolute that is designed for comfortable cruising

Coupe Series

The Absolute Coupe Series is the newest model range from the Piacenza based shipyard meant to extend their offerings into the express sport yacht market. The new 48 Coupe is the first model to be built and blends many of the same characteristics of Absolute’s larger models into a sporty, easily operated vessel. The Coupe Series exemplifies versatility and function for maximum enjoyment on the water.

Flybridge Series

Absolute’s design team is allowed to create with an open mind, unbound by corporate hindrances, and the result is a free flowing experience from bow to stern. Ranging from 47 to 72-feet, the Flybridge models from Absolute provide exhilaration while driving from the upper helm with unobstructed views and the comforts of the factory hardtop. With large windows that line the side of the hull, the lower deck is filled with natural light creating an open and airy atmosphere throughout the cabins.

Navetta Series

Absolute’s Navetta models are unmistakable in appearance, characterized by flowing lines that reveal a strong personality that demands attention. Noticeable are the massive picture-sized windows of the salon and lower deck, as well as the voluminous entertainment zones of the aft deck, fore deck lounge, and flybridge area. The Navetta Series continues to accumulate awards at prestigious international boat shows.

Common Questions About Buying An Absolute

Every Absolute model produced incorporates the improvements and design evolutions of the previous models. The shipyard prides itself on its streamlined construction processes that result in high efficiency, unmatched quality control, and collaborations that result in forward-thinking solutions. Being on an Absolute Yacht, no matter what model, is a memorable day filled with beauty and adventure.

As you begin to learn more about each Absolute model, it becomes apparent that the designers truly have the owner and guests in mind when creating each space. Small details, like being able to arrange your aft cockpit furniture on the 48 Coupe for conversations with friends, or the uninterrupted windows in the salon of the 60 FLY, separate Absolute from their competition. Absolute aspires to build the very best yachts that deliver the very best boating experiences possible while maintaining their individuality and artistic expressions.

The flagship model for Absolute is the stunning Navetta 73. With a length slightly over 73-feet and a beam over 18-feet, the volume each space possesses is substantial for its class. Five spacious cabins allow for 10 guests and owners to enjoy cruising efficiently and in total comfort. Recipient of the Best Innovation Award at the World Yacht Trophies in its inception year, this model encompasses the beauty of Italian made boats with the most advanced construction techniques in the industry.

Absolute is proudly the first shipyard to offer Volvo’s Assisted Docking Technology on their entire model range. Designed to take the stress out of docking for owners, the cutting-edge software coordinates the engine electronics, positioning, propulsion, and uses sensors to guide your boat perfectly into place. Raymarine’s ClearCruise Technology can also be installed on certain models. This Augmented Reality system gives the captain unprecedented information about the world around them including navigational information, AIS vessel info, and potential risks. Absolute seems to be at the forefront of progress in yacht design and the owner experience.

As one of the largest Absolute dealers in the world, One Water Yacht Group offers an exceptional buying experience from your first conversation with a factory-trained sales professional through the entire length of your ownership. We offer a complete one-stop, one-point of contact experience that includes helping you sell your current boat, taking it on trade if desired, assisting with financing, complete training of your new vessel, and all routine maintenance. Our reach is far and includes the ability for you to have access to a OWYG service team whether in Florida or the Northeast.

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  1. Reviewed: Absolute Yachts 56 Fly

    Courtesy Absolute Yachts. The 56 Fly is good to drive, whether from the lower helm or up top. Visibility is unobstructed from up on high, despite the height of the foredeck. ... The builder employs 250 people and is expected to deliver about 90 boats this year. Where it's Made. Absolute's shipyard is in Podenzano, Italy, around 75 miles or ...

  2. Absolute Navetta 75 Yacht Review and Test

    The 75 represents a further development of Absolute's Navetta 73, its additional 18 inches of hull length put to good use in the stern, for more generous crew accommodation. Otherwise, the internal bulkheads haven't moved, and the lower deck layout is identical. There's the large VIP cabin amidships, which retains the clever open-plan ...

  3. All-New Absolute 52 FLY Review (2022 Edition)

    The 2022/2023 generation of Absolute flybridge boats are some of the best the Italian shipyard has ever designed. The 52 Fly may be sub-55ft but it feels huge on board and boasts an interior layout so effective it makes you wonder why other boats in this sector aren't using the same blueprint. As with every other modern Absolute, it's only available with Volvo Penta IPS but this is what grants ...

  4. Absolute Yachts 60 Fly Review

    The Absolute 60 Fly has about 300 square feet of flybridge real estate for relaxing underway. Courtesy Absolute Yachts. The design of the Absolute Yachts 60 Fly points the way ahead for the Italian builder. Key to the new look is the chopped stern and "cockpit terrace," which dispenses with the usual molded transom in favor of an essentially blank-canvas, 160-square-foot aft deck.

  5. Absolute Navetta 73: Rugged trawler is a ...

    The Absolute Navetta 73 is not an especially beamy boat for its length, but with its massive square stern, it looks like it is. That impression is heightened by a huge full-beam flybridge, which completely shades the cockpit and, for most of their length, the side decks too. The wide side decks and cockpit are exceptionally safe and sheltered.

  6. Absolute Yachts 48 Coupe Review

    Absolute Yachts has spent the last few years on its Flybridge and Navetta Ranges and now returns to its roots with the 48 Coupe sport-cruiser. ... Ergonomics at the helm are good whether the skipper is seated or perched on the bolster. Unusual for a boat this size, there's full standing headroom at the wheel, as well as a side-deck door. ...

  7. Absolute Yachts, the Italian company specializing in building luxury

    Absolute Yachts, the Italian company specializing in building luxury yachts from 47 up to 75 feet, in the Navetta, Flybridge, and Coupé ranges. Creative independence, stability, and foresight in our manufacturing, these are the core principles of Absolute. The Company ». Upcoming events. Auckland Boat Show. New Zealand. From 14 to 17 March 2024.

  8. Absolute Navetta 75 Yacht Test Drive & Full Review

    Absolute builds its boat in a unique way using an Integrated Structural System (ISS) first developed by the shipyard's founder Angelo Gobbi in the 90s. In the early stages of manufacturing, while the hull and deck are laminated in their own moulds, a CNC machine prepares the components for the boat's internal grid.

  9. Absolute Yachts 52 Fly has Big-Yacht Features Across the Entire Boat

    Absolute Yachts' most recent model is the 52 Fly, which rolled out at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show.From the first step aboard, it was clear the Italian builder had sweated not only the ...

  10. On Test. Absolute Navetta 68: the pleasure of sailing

    The Absolute. Navetta 68 has proved to be the ideal yacht for medium- and long-rage cruising. Silent and easy-to-steer, she has good performance at both planing and displacement speed, always guaranteeing high-level comfort to her guests. To cover many miles without using too much fuel will be easy and gratifying on this yacht.

  11. Absolute Navetta 75 review: The perfect blend ...

    As on the Absolute 60 Fly, these elegantly raked sections eradicate the clutter, making the boat feel much slicker and more cleanly resolved. In fact, despite the fact that the new Absolute Navetta 75 retains all the voluminous vertical elevation you would want from a trawler-style yacht, there's a strong argument to suggest that this is the ...

  12. Sea trial and review of the Absolute Navetta 64

    There is an equally alluring relaxation area on that broad foredeck, linked by safe sidedeck walkways a good 18 inches wide to a spacious cockpit. The Navetta's flybridge is huge for a 64, more than 30 feet from windscreen to aft rail, and spans the full beam. Something else the designers have thought about is how boats are actually used.

  13. Absolute Yachts and the evolution of Italian boats

    We decided to build boats able to combine luxury and comfort, quality materials and practicality, as well as high-level design and highly enjoyable spaces. A real revolution for Italian boats, which used to offer these features separately, each one on a distinct model. Absolute Yachts' vision consists precisely in creating space for ...

  14. Absolute 60 Fly Review

    Absolute 60 Fly. There is also just one engine option, a pair of 725-hp Volvos on IPS drives, which reside in a fairly packed but nicely organized machinery space accessed through the crew quarters. Absolute's test figures suggest that the 60 will offer a solid 29-knot performance, burning about 60 gph at a comfortable cruising speed of 24 ...

  15. Absolute Navetta 48 review

    The 48 takes all that is good in the Absolute Navetta range and boils it down into an impressive sub-50ft package. Part of the reason why the Absolute Navetta 48 has such a voluminous interior is because it has to be split in half. Let me explain. Absolute builds its boats in Piacenza, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, roughly 150km ...

  16. Absolute Yachts Feedback

    The primary operating concern with the Absolute is that does not handle well (specifically it doesn't track well due to the hull shape) in following seas. This was feedback from two different people who had run these boats. Those same people were otherwise complimentary of the build quality of the boats.

  17. 52 FLY

    The Absolute 52 FLY is a new direction, a ground-breaking example of marine architecture that offers Absolute's trademark features, including many that are found only on much larger yachts. Everything was designed to ensure an exceptional cruising experience, with sensations of comfort and space heightened by ample headroom, a minimal use of ...

  18. Absolute Yachts at Boot 2024 with four wonderful boats

    January 20, 2024. 7 mins read. The top boatyards exhibiting at Boot in Düsseldorf cannot fail to include Absolute Yachts, a leading Italian company in the construction of luxury yachts from 47 to 73 feet. At the German event- the world's largest one in the boating industry, taking place from January 20 to 28 - Absolute Yachts will exhibit ...

  19. Absolute Yachts: the models on display at FLIBS 2023

    Absolute Yachts al FLIBS 2023 Navetta 75. The winner of the Best Interior Design prize at the World Yachts Trophies 2022, Navetta 75 is the flagship of the Absolute Yachts fleet, capable of giving the impression of a vessel of even greater size.. The aft deck features Absolute's signature cockpit terrace, which enhances the feel of a boundless cruising experience by highlighting the sea view.

  20. Absolute 62 Fly (2020-)

    Absolute set out to design a yacht that would attract experienced boaters who want to move up both in size and quality. The Absolute 62 Fly has three staterooms with en-suite heads including a full-beam master stateroom with centerline berth. The hull is designed around twin Volvo Penta 950 IPS drives to add efficiency and performance to the package. Large side windows allow natural light to ...

  21. Absolute Yachts

    The Absolute Yachts shipyard is located south of Milan. This is one of the best-known boatyards in Italy. With high-quality workmanship, luxurious equipment and exclusive design, the up to 73-foot-long noble yachts are among the top international yachts. "Make your yachting experience Absolute" is the essence of Absolute Yachts' brand ...

  22. Absolute 50 Fly, Boat Review, Absolute Yachts, Flybridge

    Absolute says cruising comfort is the 50 Fly's main objective. WIDE BODY. The yacht carries a good part of her 14-foot-6-inch beam throughout her length, keeping interior spaces (the salon and three staterooms) and exterior spaces (the cockpit, flybridge and foredeck) voluminous. Still, the width does not detract from the yacht's entry and ...

  23. Discover Absolute Yachts with OneWater Yacht Group

    QUICK FACTS ABOUT ABSOLUTE. Absolute Yachts was founded in 2002 and released its first model, the 56 STC, in 2006. The Absolute shipyard is located in Podenzano, Piacenza in Italy. Absolute is owned by the parent company Absolute Spa. A Navetta refers to a model range by Absolute that is designed for comfortable cruising.

  24. Absolute boats for sale

    Absolute. Absolute is a yacht brand that currently has 296 yachts for sale on YachtWorld, including 174 new vessels and 122 used yachts, listed by experienced yacht brokers and boat dealerships mainly in the following countries: United States, Canada, Spain, France and Croatia. YachtWorld offers a diverse array of models, showcasing a ...