About Absolute Yachts
Italy is known for its beauty, its food, and for its fine luxury cars. Italy is also known, however, for producing some of the most creative designers in the yachting industry today. The founders of Absolute Yachts, Marcello Bè and Sergio Maggi, are the epitome of what it means to push the envelope in today's yachting industry. From new technology to inclusion of the best materials, everything Absolute does is about the owner experience.
Known as being pioneers in modern day boat building, Marcello Bè and Sergio Maggi have grown Absolute under the Gobbi brand into what is considered one of the top luxury sport yacht and motor yacht manufacturers today. The company’s brand statement includes 7 key values that are intertwined with each yacht: “Quality, Experience With Innovation, Beauty, Safety, Respect for the Environment, Efficiency, and Solidity."
(Below: The all-new Absolute 52 Fly - new model debuted in 2023).
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 of Americas President, Cesare Mastroianni says, “We selected SI Yachts because of their many 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”.
WHERE ARE ABSOLUTE YACHTS MADE?
The Absolute shipyard is located in Northern Italy, in the Province of Piacenza, and in the city of Podenzano. The facility includes over 157,000 square feet of production space and employs over 250 people. There are 7 departments within the shipyard that are all integrated into a unique production chain to maximize efficiency and quality control.
The address for the Absolute Yachts factory is:
Via F. Petrarca 4
Loc. I Casoni – Gariga
29027 Podenzano (PC) – Italy
Below is a video from "The Boat Show" that goes in depth into the Absolute factory:
WHAT DOES ABSOLUTE YACHTS DO DIFFERENTLY?
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.
The 48 Coupe' is a wonderful example of innovative concepts put into execution. Absolute had special motors created so that the large glass windows in the salon of this model could be lowered electrically. Additionally, new furniture has been designed for Absolute that is modular and free-standing. This allows owners to be able to creatively position their seating on the flybridge or cockpit to fit the conversation of their guests on board. The modular seats can also come with storage space underneath the cushions. Transparent solar panels have also been integrated into the hardtop that can power most of the electrical equipment on board, while also allowing the natural sunlight to filter into the interior.
ARE ABSOLUTE YACHTS GOOD BOATS?
Based on consistent awards, strong sales nationwide, and good resale value on the brokerage market, Absolute Yachts should be considered good boats for their class. Many reputable marine industry editors have tested and reviewed examples of every model range produced by Absolute. Here are examples of recent awards that Absolute boats have received:
- Navetta 75 - Best Interior Design Award at World Yacht Trophies
- 48 Coupe - European Powerboat of the Year (Under 65-feet)
- 60 FLY - Best Layout in the 45-60 foot category
- Navetta 64 - European Powerboat of the Year (Over 65-feet category)
- Navetta 64 - Best For Travel - Best Of Boats
Written By: Frank Bongiorno,
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