For many people, it’s the ultimate in luxury coastal lifestyles. A sleek powerboat or motor yacht with sharp lines, spacious cabins styled by an interior designer, and ample deck space for al fresco dining, sun loungers, even a Jacuzzi.

The yacht will be large and powerful enough to handle challenging ocean conditions, allowing for extended vacations in the world’s most beautiful yachting destinations, yet comfortable and intimate enough to entertain family and friends in style on a casual weekend cruise.

The yacht, of course, will be built to exacting marine design and technology specifications, ensuring maximum performance, safety, functionality, fuel efficiency, comfort and serviceability.

But what if your prized yacht could also come with contemporary Italian design, the kind that makes Italy a world leader in fashion, shoes, furnishings, automobiles and home wares?

Welcome to the world of Absolute Yachts, a pioneer of modern powerboat manufacturing – based in Podenzano, southeast of Italy’s fashion capital Milan – and home to some of the brightest talents in powerboat design and construction.

With more than 40 years’ experience and a host of global awards to its name, Absolute initially began designing and manufacturing boats in the early 1960s under the Gobbi brand, but formed as Absolute S.p.A. in 2002.

Today, the family-owned firm produces powerboats that set the standard in design excellence – including recent accolades for its 72Fly, 70STY, 58 Navetta and 53/56STY models – and launches at least two new models and two upgrades every year.

“The past 13 years has been an incredible journey for Absolute,” says Constantine Constantinou, CEO of Absolute North America. “We’re dedicated to designing, engineering and building yachts of distinction for boaters seeking something special.”

Featuring its proprietary Integrated Structural System, Absolute yachts are built for strength and durability.

Fiberglass hulls are reinforced with a unique multi-dimensional grid structure occupying the entire length and breadth of the hull, ensuring low interior noise levels, minimum vibrations and sharp handling.

The boats offer superior on-the-water performance in raw acceleration, cruising and top speeds, handling and seakeeping, as well as the ability to select cruising speeds between 22 and 30 knots without impacting on fuel economy.

And Italian style is apparent throughout with well-designed helms, generous deck space for relaxing and entertaining, spacious cabins and abundant storage, decked out with quality wood, stone and leather materials.

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