This Italian builder has made it very clear about their intentions. They’re going to make high-style boats with no apologies. Anyone at the company not on board with that vision has probably walked the plank in an unceremonious goodbye.
The good news. Navetta has made a name for itself on the world stage. Like it or not, other builders are playing catch up and taking many cues from it in some of their product offerings. The 68, 48 and upcoming 64 make very clear their intentions. And while the 52 and 58 have new hardtops and dramatic interior updates that match their new brethren, the hulls appear dated. I believe the moniker of “2020” indicates that a dramatic new profile will appear at Cannes in 2021 to match the newer offerings. (Expect this kind of change when the 52′ and 58′ hulls are updated – below.)
The Flybridge line is seeing a dramatic shift with the 47, 58 and 62. That said, the 58 already needs an interior refresh which is an easy task. While the Navetta has gotten much of their attention – the flybridge line-up has a lot of model that need updating to catch up. Best guess for the next model to surface would be a model in the mid-50 foot range to dominate that popular sector of the market.
It will remain to be seen if Absolute steps up with their Sport line. This may not be in their business plan – who knows. But what is abundantly clear is that they have a mission, are on it, and they are making waves. A lot of builders may just get lost in their wake.