The Navetta 64 is immediately recognisable as a typical Absolute yacht. The exterior is hallmarked by the massive area of glazing enclosing the saloon and main helm, along with equally generous hull windows corresponding to the owner and VIP cabins, and the elegant, dynamic motif formed by the side rail with its open gunwales and raked columns. All this glass and open space serves to bring the seascape into close connection with the interior, to the benefit of the guests on board.
In fact the exteriors of the Navetta 64 reveal many different ways of experiencing the sea. A remarkable piece of design innovation can be seen in the Beach Club, with a cabin looking onto the stern platform. Enclosed by glazing, this space can be used as a beach-club lounge, with a generously-sized sofa, or as a normal double stateroom, with a bed created by folding down the settee back, for use by two lucky guests. The bed itself is at a level slightly lower than the stern platform, giving guests a superb view of the sea, reminiscent of an infinity pool.
Just a few steps up from the Beach Club brings you to the cockpit terrace, another spacious outdoor area, with a table, settee, bar facilities and extensive storage. Covered overhead, with the possibility of extra privacy provided by vertical roller shades, the cockpit terrace has a staircase up to the flybridge, and lateral walkways leading to the bows with its sundeck and dining area. The foredeck terrace has extensive cushioned sunbathing areas, with a dining table and settees.
The flybridge is another space celebrating the connection with the sea. Far wider than the flybridge of any other yachts in its category, it offers an all-day setting with multiple, seamlessly-linked areas, from the helm station where the owner can pilot the yacht in the company of guests, to a dining area and galley, with shade offered by the hard top with retractable canopy, and a stern area for relaxation. If required, the flybridge can be completely enclosed with folding transparent walls running on rails around the hard top, creating another cooled space.
Inside, the accommodation is designed with the same taste for innovation, with the constant objective of heightening comfort and practicality. The owner stateroom in the bows is at a level slightly higher with respect to the other cabins. Its position with respect to the waterline, along with the size of the windows, ensures superb views of the sea. The stateroom has a vanity unit, a desk, ample storage space, and a magnificent full-beam bathroom, with surfaces in marble, timber, steel and glass, and all the amenities that will make you feel perfectly at home. Midships there is another double VIP stateroom, and a twin-berth cabin with day head. The two-berth crew cabin is accessible directly from a door on the starboard side, an arrangement normally found on larger yachts, and one that ensures comfort for the crew and privacy for owner and guests.
The saloon benefits from Absolute’s trademark use of extensive glazing, with 360° views, from the reverse-slope frameless curved windscreen right back to the transom doors. The galley is positioned for convenient use serving both the saloon dining area and the cockpit terrace. Furnished with Absolute’s masterful design skill, the saloon features a warm colour palette enhanced by natural materials such as Canaletto walnut, solid elm, crystal glass and marble. The main helm is raised a couple of steps above the saloon floor level, ensuring perfect visibility for the owner at the controls, while retaining connection with the main living space. A door to starboard provides rapid access to the walkway during docking, and a vertically-opening window on the other side offers natural ventilation.
The keyword utilised by Absolute for the Navetta 64 is “pathfinder”, and, considering the wealth of innovative design lavished on this yacht, this is an apt description. In addition to guest comfort, the Navetta 64’s utilities are planned for convenient and practical use, with services that include a laundry room, and a corridor providing access to deep stowage compartments. Last but not least, the yacht’s technical systems are state-of-the-art, with two Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350 engines providing a total of 2000 HP power, and Garmin multifunction displays at the main and flybridge helm stations.
There is a docking station on the cockpit terrace, along with another typically Absolute design touch: a hidden tube specially for boat hook stowage, incorporated into the structure of the port window. In fact, no other shipbuilder has created a specific housing for this simple but very important piece of onboard equipment, logically stowed close to the docking helm so that it is immediately on hand, ready for use during mooring manoeuvres.
Without doubt, the Absolute Navetta 64 is sailing a course towards the future of luxury yachting.