Absolute’s flagship Navetta 73 to premiere in Cannes
Published: Friday, 25 August 2017
Italian shipyard Absolute Yachts will stage the international debut of its new flagship, Navetta 73, at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17).
(Image: Volvo Penta - Navetta 73)
The 22.19m motoryacht comes with a 5.6m beam. Forward bow on the lower deck is the master cabin, which is located next to two double cabins and a twin cabin, with ensuite. The four cabin-layout can accommodate eight people on board.
The yacht is powered by Volvo Penta’s new model from the Inboard Performance System (IPS) range, the D13-IPS1350, enabling a cruising speed of 22 knots.
Cesare Mastroianni, Vice President of Sales, and Chief Commercial Officer of Absolute Yachts, said: “We think Volvo Penta IPS is a unique choice, and we have a lot of experience in using it in all our vessels, and so of course we wanted the IPS1350 for our new boat.
“From a design point of view, it gives us a better choice for the under-deck accommodation with the dimensions we need. And it offers good on-board comfort because the engine and the gear box produce low noise and very little vibration.
“Also, the drivability is great as it’s an integrated system with the use of joystick docking, the Electronic Vessel Control and Glass Cockpit, and the Dynamic Positioning System. The fuel economy and low pollution, and the exhaust management are much better than a traditional shaft engine.”