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 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October 2022. Stay tuned to SI Yachts to find out which Navetta and Flybridge models will be coming to the show. The Navetta 75 will be making its North American debut.
What are the latest models in the Navetta Range?
The Navetta series is the most popular series of the Absolute Yachts family, with the 75 Navetta 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.
The new 48 Coupe has also been highly regarded and is Absolute's first Coupe model in quite some time. With solar panels on the hardtop, quiet anchoring is achieved for a relaxing experience at your favorite island.
Did you know that Absolute was the first to offer Volvo's New Assisted Docking Technology on every model?
What are the latest models in the Flybridge Range?
Several new models have debuted recently for Absolute. At the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the 60 FLY and 48 Coupe both made their American debuts. The 60 FLY won an award this year for Best Layout, thanks to its innovative main deck design. Both models represent the evolution of the shipyard's commitment to creating unique, modern, and highly enjoyable socializing areas on board every model. The 48 Coupe also represents the first model in the new sport coupe range. It features a stunning cockpit, solar panels on the hardtop, and incredible lower deck accommodations normally found on much larger boats.
Absolute also has released images of the new 56 FLY. As with all of their latest creations, you can expect the very best equipment, materials, construction techniques, and decor. See the 56 Flybridge at the next major U.S. boat show.
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 won several awards over the last several years, however the most distinguished has to be the European Powerboat Award for the Navetta 64. The jury of various yachting experts had this to say about the 64: “She embodies the perfect combination of flybridge powerboat and explorer. The Navetta 64 provides plenty of space both in her interior and on deck. Large window frontages, as well as the innovative execution of the stern cabin with direct access to the swim platform, convey a unique sense of lifestyle on the water.”