About Absolute Yachts
Written By: Frank Bongiorno,
The company’s brand statement is “Reaching For The Absolute”, which refers to the thousands of hours in design, production, and quality control that go into building their each and every boat. It means to never settle for what is, but rather continue growing until the absolute goal is reached. It is with this in mind that the builder has created one of the most state-of-art shipyards in the world and boasts cutting-edge technology in 3D modeling systems. Even when working with other partners, Absolute excels in creating new ways to adapt existing technology, such as being one of the first to implement the Volvo IPS propulsion system that guarantees the best in efficiency and performance. In addition, Absolute’s designers worked tirelessly to design each model with service in mind. All components on board are easily accessible and can be worked on or removed without compromising the structural integrity of the hull.
Absolute has grown its fleet into four models ranges: Navetta, Flybridge Yachts, Sport Yachts, and Sport boats. Staten Island Yacht Sales is uniquely positioned in the Northeast to be able to handle the entire process with each customer from build to sea and will be there with a top service department and marina every step of the way. Absolute Yachts Sales Director, Cesare Mastroianni says, “We selected Staten Island Yacht Sales because of their 53 years of success and experience in a highly-competitive industry and for their commitment to provide consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. We are committed to putting our best energies and effort into this exciting new relationship with SI Yachts. They are a quality team perfectly matched and equipped to sell and service our yachts. It goes without saying; we look forward to this exciting expansion of our dealer network in the Northeast Americas”.
What is the next boat show where I can see an Absolute Yacht?
Absolute will be displaying an impressive line-up at the upcoming Miami Yacht Show in February of 2020. Stay tuned to SI Yachts to find out which Navetta and Flybridge models will be coming to the show.
What are the latest models in the Navetta Range?
The Navetta series is the most popular series of the Absolute Yachts family, with the 73 being the company’s flagship model. Known for being seaworthy and able to accommodate living on the boat for extended trips, the Absolute Navetta is the perfect vessel for your life’s journeys. And with Volvo Penta IPS engines powering her, any member of the Navetta fleet shows amazing efficiency and performance numbers while cruising quietly and with no vibrations. The Absolute 68 Navetta and 48 Navetta are the newest models to be introduced into the range.
What are the latest models in the Flybridge Range?
The largest of all of the Absolute Yachts model series is the Flybridge range with includes nine different sizes from 40-feet to 72-feet. This dedication to their range of flybridge yachts shows how serious the team at Absolute is about enjoyment on the water. A flybridge on a yacht is a gathering place for everyone on board. It’s the home of laughs, conversations, and life’s unforgettable memories. Absolute knows the value of a well-thought out flybridge which is why the design influences this lifestyle through comfort and high optimization of space. The newest model in the series are the 62 Flybridge and 47 Flybridge.
For the yacht owner wanting more performance and control, yet without compromising the need for a luxurious entertainment space, Absolute has developed a sport yacht line that achieves perfection. With lots of natural light from the massive windows or the retractable sunroof, the salon of any of the Absolute sport yachts gives you the feeling of being in the outdoors within the comforts of the luxurious interior. Absolute Yachts has developed three models in the Sport Yacht range including the 40STY, 45STY, and 56STY. As the Northeast’s premier dealer for new Absolute Yachts, Staten Island Yacht Sales has the experienced team to successfully guide you to the perfect Absolute model to fit your boating needs.
What is different about the shipyard where Absolute Yachts are built?
Located in Piacenza, Italy, the Absolute factory has grown substantially in size, capacity, and workforce in recent years. Number of yachts sold has doubled leading to the hiring of more employees and creating a need to improve efficiency throughout the high-tech factory. Advanced 3D modeling systems and the best tools available allow creative solutions to improving the living spaces on the yacht.
Absolute also utilizes a system to improve efficiency in each stage of construction called the Integrated Structural System, or ISS for short. This allows for each zone to to integrate all of the processes and activities on a boat in one space, instead of having to continually move it throughout the factory.
Below is a video from "The Boat Show" that goes in depth into the Absolute factory:
What does Absolute do differently when building their yachts?
The hull of every Absolute Yacht features a strong, durable fiberglass structure that is reinforced with a multi-dimensional grid. All of the structural components of the yacht, from the bulkheads to the floors, are reinforced with fiberglass supports for additional strength.
Absolute has also incorporated the latest design trends into the social spaces on their yacht as well as technology for the best possible owner's experience. For example, Raymarine ClearCruise Technology was just added to the 47 Flybridge which offers an "Augmented Reality" via your navigational display. Captains are able to see the AIS information of nearby ships as well as identify important landmarks when cruising.
Another example of such thoughtful inclusions is the ability to combine or separate the beds in the guest stateroom on the 68 Navetta. With a push of a button, the bunk beds comes together to form a full sized berth for a couple or separate to two beds should you have kids on board.
Has Absolute won any awards?
Absolute has been winning major boating awards for almost a decade. In 2018, the Absolute 58 Flybridge was awarded the 'Best Flybridge Up To 60 Feet' at the Motor Boat Awards. A similar accolade was given to the Absolute 50 Flybridge in 2017 for 'Best Flybridge Up To 55 Feet' at the Asia Boating Awards.