Video: Absolute Yachts' Navetta 73

Yachting takes you on board Absolute Yachts' Navetta 73, the new flagship of the builder's Navetta line.

Yachting takes you on board Absolute Yachts' Navetta 73, the new flagship of the builder's Navetta line.

Absolute Yachts debuted its Navetta 73 at the Cannes Yachtings Festival. The 73-footer expands a model series, which currently includes a Navetta 52 and a Navetta 58. (There are plans to build a smaller Navetta as well as one in the mid-60-foot range in the near future.)

The yacht offers both long-range cruising ability and performance when desired. Powered with twin 1,000 hp Volvo Penta 1350IPS diesels, the Navetta 73 cruises around 21 knots with top-end of 26 knots. She gets on plane at 11 knots. At 9 knots, she has an estimated 800-nautical-mile range.

One of the neat innovations on the Navetta 73 is that all the tables have metal sheets laminated into them and all glasses are inset with magnets. When you put your glass on the table, it won't tilt. Further insurance comes in the way of a Seakeeper 16 gyrostabilizer. On our test day, the 73 displayed a barely-there roll moment and minimal heel in turns at speed.

For the cruising family, the Navetta 73 is equipped with four staterooms, including two VIPs.

Look for the Absolute Yachts Navetta 73 to debut stateside at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

Quick Specs
LOA 72'8"
Beam 18'4"
Fuel 1,056 gal.
Power 2/1,000 hp Volvo Penta 1350IPS