Absolute Navetta 73
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
Wide beam and large windows are key to the saloon’s appeal