Ab­so­lute Navetta 73

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The 73 is the new flag­ship of Ab­so­lute’s trawler-style Navetta range and though the looks are still on the chunky side, the ex­tra hull length means it doesn’t seem as top heavy as its smaller sib­lings and wears its slab-sided styling the most com­fort­ably of all three.

A re­cur­ring theme of the Navet­tas is in­te­rior vol­ume so this one, mea­sur­ing in at 72ft 8in (22.19m) by 18ft 4in (5.6m), is likely to feel truly enor­mous in­side. The four cab­ins should be blessed with plen­ti­ful head­room and it’s a toss-up as to whether the full-beam cabin amid­ships would be con­sid­ered the mas­ter or the vast for­ward suite with its spa­cious bath­room lo­cated neatly in the point of the bow.

The main deck is shrouded in glass from the cock­pit doors for­ward to the strik­ing wrap­around wind­screen. The gal­ley amid­ships sep­a­rates a spa­cious liv­ing and din­ing area aft from the pi­lot­house for­ward, where an in­ter­nal stair­case of­fers a use­ful al­ter­na­tive route to the fly­bridge other than the cock­pit steps.

The trawler shape means the fly­bridge ex­tends a long way back over the cock­pit so the amount of space on the top deck is ex­tra­or­di­nary even for a 73-footer. There’s so much space that Ab­so­lute has man­aged to in­cor­po­rate a large wet bar, fixed dinette, a re­laxed loung­ing area and space for free­stand­ing sunbeds. A par­tic­u­larly nice touch is the fixed up­right shower aft of the fly­bridge stairs.

Like the 52 and 57, the 73 will use pod drives, in this case 1,000hp per side IPS 1350s, giv­ing a claimed top speed of 25-knots. Con­tact Ab­so­lute. Web: www.ab­so­lutey­achts.com

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