Absolute to debut new flagship at Cannes
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Absolute will stage two world premieres among its nine-boat display at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
The Navetta 75 is Absolute’s new flagship
Absolute Yachts will stage the debuts of the flagship Navetta 75 and the 56 Fly at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festiva, which will be held from September 6-11 and feature over 600 yachts between Vieux Port and Port Canto, the latter hosting all sailing yachts.
The Italian builder expect to display nine yachts in Vieux Port’s Pantiero area (PAN 214-082) including the 50 Fly and 62 Fly along with multiple Navetta models from the 48 to the 68.
The yacht has open aft areas on three decks
The Navetta 75 will be the highlight and features Absolute’s signature cockpit terrace, with modular furniture, stainless-steel guardrail and glazed balustrade offering clear views aft.
The foredeck has a sofa and forward sunpads with backrests that can create aft-facing seats to offer seating on both sides of the table. The large flybridge has space aft for sun loungers and an L-shaped sofa with a table, while the covered area includes a long dining table lengthways.
The cockpit terrace has modular furniture and clear balustrade
The sense of space continues in the interiors, where the main deck features a saloon aft, dining table athwartships, forward galley and raised helm station, with two staircases to the cabins on the starboard side.
The midships steps lead to three guest cabins comprising a full-beam VIP, an en-suite double to port and a twin-berth cabin starboard.
The foredeck offers seating on both side of the table
A private staircase leads to the master stateroom forward, which has large hull windows offering plenty of light and great views. Features include a centreline queen berth accessible from three sides, a walk-in closet aft of the bed on port side and a full-beam bathroom in the bow. The room’s forward position increases privacy and reduces noise from the engines and generators.
However, Absolute offers the option of solar panels built into the hard top that can power refrigerators and other on-board systems while at anchor, so that guests can enjoy the sea without the hum of engines.
The Navetta 75 has an enormous flybridge
The design innovation lavished on the Navetta 75 includes a system of stairs and passageways that enables the crew to operate in total discretion without having to pass through the salon or other guest spaces.
Crew quarters offer generous space for up to three, with separate galley and laundry room, features typical of much larger yachts. The crew quarters can be used for extra guests, so are finished at the same high standards as the other cabins.
The 56 Fly is Absolute’s other world premiere at Cannes
Absolute’s other world premiere is the 56 Fly, a model that recently arrived in Hong Kong through local dealer Absolute Marine and is reviewed in Issue 67.