September 15, 2014

New Model: Absolute 58 Navetta

It's definitely exciting times again at Absolute, as the North Italian boat builder headed by Gobbi and Maggi presented at the end of August its new 58 Navetta.  A new model which represents a challenge and a fresh chapter into the Absolute story, and its entry into the medium-long range explorer yacht sector. For those following Absolute in recent years they definitely know this is nothing new for the Italian boat builder, who still goes on the record books as having its full line of fifteen models all powered with the Volvo IPS pod drive system.  A huge believe in Volvo's forward looking pod drives system which has characterized the boat builder since 2006, and the launch of the Absolute 56 STC. The Absolute 58 Navetta is an explorer which puts the Mediterranean style of layout and function. Saying it simple you would not find anything missing from your planning boat into the 58, in reality you will find more, as the 58 Navetta has a feeling of being a much larger yacht then it actually is. The interior layout offers a split level saloon with galley to starboard in the raised part behind the helm station. Below is three double cabins all served with a private head, and includes a full beam owners cabin which is one of the largest for a seventeen meter yacht. To aft is also a crew cabin sleeping two and served with its private shower head. The 58 Navetta features an IPS dedicated semi displacement hull and can be powered by engine choices of twin Volvo 435hp or the large 625hp units.  Hull one was equipped with the large Volvo's and gave interesting max speed of 25 knots at light load and a cruise of 18 knots.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 17 m (55.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.95 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.34 m 
Displacement - 26.6 t light, 32.1 t loaded
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew beds in 1 cabin
Fuel Capacity - 2400 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D11 625hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed -  25 knots max 18 knots cruise with with Volvo 625hp, 16 knots cruise with 435hp
Hull - semi displacement
Construction - Absolute ISS (Integrated Structural System)
Project - Absolute Research Lab
Certification - CE B