The Absolute Navetta 52 arrives as the entry model to the Navetta range, but it’s no small fry. A clever combination of space, efficiency and refinement completes a very attractive package from Absolute Yachts. So the WSB team hop on board to take a closer look at the new arrival.
At first glance, a keen eye can understand how the lines of the Navetta 52 are designed to maximise the best possible use of space within its 16.00 meters length and 4.65M width. The wide hull creates huge inner space that delivers inner cabins worthy of a larger yacht.
While accessing to the Fly, you can immediately feel the “pampering attitude” note that marks this boat: a comfortable sofa with a table and a grill welcomes the guests who, while sailing, can even enjoy the outdoor accommodation to relax “en plein air”. The Fly driving seat is surrounded by two L-shaped sofas in order to create a convivial space where the captain and his guests can spend their time all together, gently lulled by the waves, while admiring the blue sky and sea melting at the horizon.
Down on the main deck, if you do not want to miss the chance to enjoy a sunny day, you will be pleased to see the bow sun pad with its elegance and functionality. At lunchtime, nothing better than the Navetta’s hall, with its two areas: on the one hand, the wide dinette with two comfortable sofas and the driving seat, strategically placed in order to let the captain sail while spending time with his guests; on the other hand, the galley, with all its fittings, near to the cockpit; these two spaces are next each other but distinct, in order to create a discrete sharing of the ambience.
Finally, at nightfall, the extra-large cabins windows offer the possibility to admire the sight of the sunset, cradling your soul on the high seas, in the silence of the night, just gently breached by the whisper of the waves breaking against the hull. Since Absolute wants to offer as much comfort as possible to all the guests, there are two cabins near to the Master cabin and its private bathroom, the twin one, and the double one with direct access to the toilet.
Every detail is highly accurate on board of the Navetta 52: a functional and discrete space is available also for the crew, whose cabin is skilfully placed between the platform and the engine room, with a direct and independent access to both spaces. The finishing level and the privacy of this cabin make it usable also for a guest who loves life aboard.
As usual, Absolute likes to be future-oriented and the Navetta 52 has been designed following this leitmotif, which combines the long-standing experience of the shipyard to the stylistic and technological innovation, the safety and comfort to the high fuel economy, without sacrificing its range typical of the motor yachts class, thanks to IPS system.
True ocean goers will really appreciate the Navetta 52 features. Equally those who want to look at a motor yacht to start out with cruising between countries could easily be persuaded by the 52’s simplicity. We think absolute have delivered a winner here and we wouldn’t be surprised if they take the learning of the 52 and apply it to a sub 50 footer in the future.
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