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The New Flag ship of Absolute HAS ARRIVED

The new 73 has 4 master staterooms and full crew quarters.  This boat is scheduled to arrive in Florida for the spring 2019 boat show season.    If you are planning on boating in Florida this will make a perfect get away! 

Absolute is inspired by people who love, respect, know and own the sea, just like real old salts can do. This is how the “ Navetta 73 “*was born, the right answer, in many cases. She is a real boat.

Navetta 73 looks  proud  by a strong constitution appearance, but can immediately  embrace  you with great safety. Access on board can be chosen from one of the four entrances, two of which are on the stern platform and two directly from the side passages. The feel of safety is confirmed by side high bulwarks and by the protection gunwale along the entire edge of the main deck and flybridge; the handrails are available along all passages, the deck is in teak and non-slip surfaces without steps up to the side pilot door.


Length (LOA) 73'
Year 2023
Beam 18'
Location United States


Staterooms 4
Heads 4

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 73'


Hull Material Fiberglass

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Factory installed options.

  • The additional adjustable leather seat next to the driving seat in the main bridge
  • Extra driving seat in the flybridge with cover
  • Volvo DPS digital anchor
  • Heated towel rack in the master bathroom (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.
  • Heated towel rack in aft VIP cabin bathroom (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.)
  • Seats with table convertible into a second bed for the crew 
  • Bed covers, linens, and pillows for crew quarter
  • Watertight door for direct access to the engine room from the crew quarter
  • Flyscreens (for lower deck portholes)
  • Miele coffee machine under the flybridge access stairway (60Hz) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.)
  • Miele separated washing machine and tumble dryer 60Hz (in crew quarter, instead of the washing machine/tumble dryer combination, with countertop) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.)
  • 80kg (176lbs) Ultra stainless steel anchor with non-foul-chain bar and twister
  • Awning for bow sofa and sunpad with carbon poles support
  • Bow Table - Teak
  • Black painted side handrail connected to a black decorative line in bow direction * (1) Extra price
  • Retractable Manual sunshade on the aft of the flybridge (Hard Top required)
  • Upgraded Bottom Paint -Black self-polishing antifouling (propellers not included)
  • Hydraulic Platform with ladder for accent 
  • Covers kit (covers for wet bar, sofas, and table on the flybridge, for cockpit sofa and for sofa and sunpad in the bow dinette, in pearl grey color)
  • White color fiberglass Hard Top with Soft top, ceiling made of microfiber coated panels, and dimmable LED lights (if Hard Top is selected, Bimini Top is not available)
  • Removable column shower on the flybridge/aft platform with case and bow hand spray
  • Watermaker 140 l/h (37 gal/h) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.) with control interface in GPS display
  • 29Kw + 21.5Kw Onan generators (120V/240V-60Hz), each equipped with fume and water separators and Racor prefilters with filter cartridges and water separator (1) - Extra price
  • Electro-hydraulic retractable gangway 
  • Aft propeller with progressive control
  • Gyroscopic stabilizer (Seakeeper 18 Gyro) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.)
  • Lighting kit (courtesy lights all along the floor for deck, cockpit, side walkways, and flybridge, white aft underwater lights (four), flybridge aft area lighting and mooring lights, retractable bow decorative lights (four)
  • White aft and side underwater lights (eight) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.) - Extra price
  • Greywater tank with three-way motorized valve for the bypass
  • Satellite TV dish diam. 60 cm / in 23 5/8 Ultra HD (second dome empty)
  • Audio premium package
  • Upgrade Radio stereo in the salon with loudspeakers (six) and subwoofer - Extra price
  • Dedicated bow master cabin refrigerator
  • Miele traditional oven (60Hz) (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cablemaster 100A req.)
  • Miele Wine cooler (60Hz) in companionway between the salon and raised wheelhouse (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.)
  • Freezer and fridge in the crew cabin (two drawers) instead of the fridge (29Kw+21.5Kw Onan gen. and cable master 100A req.
  • Dyson battery-powered vacuum cleaner in dedicated housing in wide walk-in closet accessible from the port side VIP cabin
  • Chevron cinder color fabric Minotti armchair in the salon
  • Minotti triangular coffee table in Calacatta marble
  • Dark wood switch plates in the Main deck (galley not included) and lower deck, diamond white switch plates in lower deck bathrooms (crew quarter not included). Switches in anthracite grey-color
  • Dark walnut open-pore picture frames (one in master cabin, one in VIP cabin towards the aft, one in VIP cabin towards port side, two in mid-ship cabin towards starboard, and one in lower deck companionway
  • Searching light (with double control in bridge and fly helm)
  • Furniture kit (Minotti salon rug, Flos lamps (three) in the salon, master cabin, and VIP cabin towards the aft, leather trays (two) in cream and coffee colors, blankets (three) for indoors, and cotton and linen cloths (two) for outdoors)
  • Dark wood electrical Venetian blinds in the salon
  • Vanity light fabric Minotti chairs (two) instead of leather ottomans
  • Safe in Both (in the aft VIP cabin or master cabin) x 2
  • Electrical blinds and Venetian blinds in bow master cabin
  • Manual blinds for mid-ship cabins (aft and side ones) (three)
  • Calacatta marble bathroom countertops (four) and shower seat in bow master cabin
  • Volvo Joystick driving interface 
  • “Full” display configuration: raised wheelhouse 24’’ display (one), 22’’ displays (three), Fly helm 22’’ displays (two), and smartwatch
  • Monitoring System: “Comfort”
  • Electronic/Navigation Instruments: “Safety” Package (Weather Station, AIS - Automatic Identification System, Fishfinder)
  • Cameras in the cockpit (one) and engine room (two)
  • Mooring side cameras (two) (Cameras in the cockpit and engine room required)
  • Cable master (two - 100A - 60Hz) with remote control
  • Additional mooring station in the cockpit on right side
  • Fusion Master
  • Fly Icemaker 
  • Twin Volvo IPS1350 D13
  • Privacy electrical sunshade in the cockpit
  • Cockpit Table - Teak
  • External bow, fly, and cockpit cushions in sand grey-color fabric with decor cushions (six

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Boat Review: Ocean Yachts 73 SS

  • By Dean Travis Clarke
  • Updated: June 30, 2005

Ocean Yachts 73 SS

Ocean Yachts 73 SS

Ocean Yachts 73 SS

Dick Weber and I stood on the balcony of a condo overlooking his South Jersey Marina sipping coffee. The morning sun still had some traveling to do before tinting the Cape May Coast Guard’s white buildings that stood off to the east. Sleep hadn’t come easily, as 130 big boats cranked up 260 heavy-iron diesels in preparation for another day of fishing in what has become one of offshore fishing’s richest tournaments – the Mid-Atlantic $500,000.

“Mr. Weber,” I said as I took in his mini maritime kingdom, “you have certainly come a very long way since your days as a charter captain.”

“Those were good days,” replied Weber. “And these are good days, too. It’s all good – I am well and truly blessed.”

That was some years ago, but Dick Weber still has plenty of blessings to count. For example, as one of Ocean Yachts’ longest-standing dealers, Weber recently took ownership of the largest Ocean Yachts has ever built. And from the looks of the interior and the performance, it may also represent the company’s finest offering to date. Weber plans to semiretire aboard the 73-footer, fishing the Bahamas and Caribbean for a while, then taking it on to Magdalena Bay on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, eventually working his way back to New Jersey.

**Performance ** At a fairly high 12-knot trolling speed, the Ocean 73 Super Sport generates considerable surface foam but still trails two distinct trolling alleys for your lures. And with one engine in gear at 650 rpm with the trolling valve engaged, the 73 slow-trolls live baits at 2 knots with an absolutely clear wake.

A 2-foot sea outside Miami’s Government Cut made for a good test of how the 73 would run on an average day of boating. Fully loaded with 2,200 gallons of fuel, another 330 gallons of water and provisions for three months of cruising in the Bahamas, the 73 still took only eight seconds to plane. I’ve run smaller boats with empty tanks that didn’t get up and go like the Ocean 73 got up and went. On top of that, I have to say the steering is like butter – one finger controls any course change you may want.

72’6″ 19’8″ 5’0″ 129,223 pounds 1,800 gallons 330 gallons T 1,675-hp Cat C-32 On requestOcean Yachts Egg Harbor City, New Jersey 609-965-4616

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Somewhat to the chagrin of the factory staff aboard – they hadn’t really put this boat through its paces yet – I backed down at 7.7 knots. A small amount of water came in around the tuna door, but not enough to wet the cockpit deck. With the wheel hard over, the 73 spins quite well. However, add a shot of bow thruster and the boat reacts like a 31-footer. In fact, overall I’d have to say that the Ocean 73 SS reflects the exact opposite of the hackneyed boating writers’ comment about a small boat feeling like a much bigger one. The 73 is a big boat that performs like a much smaller one. About the only performance aspect that lets you know you’re on a 73-footer is a hard-over turn at cruising speed. At 25 knots, the 73 scribed a 180-degree arc in five to six boat lengths.

Caterpillar suggests cruising at 80 percent of engine power output, which equates to 31.4 knots burning 142 gph total. And since this boat performs amazingly well in a head sea, you can readily cruise at that speed straight into 4-footers with nary a care.

Interior Weber and his wife had a big hand in designing the interior of the 73 we tested. “We wanted it to look upscale and simple but fishy and boaty, too,” says Weber. “That’s the way our house is, and that’s how we wanted the boat.” I guess that would explain the lavender theme in the salon.

The galley on board the South Jersey Champion – the name Weber gives all his boats – features a large five-sided island that separates the galley from the salon but leaves the entire space with a much more open feeling. The Webers most often dine buffet style, making the island ideal. A dinette to starboard of the galley seats three or four adults in banquette fashion.

The salon has seating to port, with the wet bar and entertainment center to starboard. Stairs to belowdecks open up to reveal a pump room with a ton of pantry storage. However, I’d think that accessing the pantry from the galley would be more advantageous.

Below, the starboard cabin accommodates the crew in over/under berths. The fo’c’s’le offers a large, oblique, double island berth and Ocean’s signature head and shower in the prow. The other guest cabin provides twin berths. Moving aft, you’ll find the master stateroom beneath the galley amidships, and its full width makes this compartment seem palatial. In fact, the shower is bigger than the one in my home.

Though somewhat less flashy, thanks to the Webers’ input, there’s no mistaking that this interior belongs to an Ocean Yacht. If you’re having a tough time selling your significant other on the idea of a boat, simply take her aboard an Ocean. Problem solved.

**Cockpit ** Another feature on this new Ocean that surprised me: I couldn’t find any lockers under the gunwales. Ocean now builds storage for mops, brushes and gaff handles under the mezzanine seats. Those same seats also provide rod storage for the tackle you aren’t keeping in the rocket launchers on the tower legs or the eight across the back of the flybridge.

Lift-out boxes in the aftermost deck hatches provide storage space for hoses, lines and bumpers. Simply lift the shallow boxes out for access to bilge, rudderposts, et al. In the transom itself, a livewell also doubles as a fish box. But you should put your larger fish in the in-deck fish boxes, one with optional Eskimo ice maker. I’d still love to see some tubes dedicated to storing gaffs and mops.

As you’d expect, the cockpit qualifies as nothing short of huge, with gunwales at midthigh and an offset chair allowing rod tips to reach the corners.

**Flybridge ** I found only one negative on the Ocean 73’s flybridge, so let’s get it out of the way right off the bat. On smaller models, the aft flybridge rail runs along the edge of the access hatch. This larger model’s rail rests several feet farther aft, leaving the hatch as an open hole in the deck. I don’t expect you’ll ever see another 73 without a rail around the hatch for safety, as well as to assist your climb up from the cockpit. I’d personally insist on a rail closer to the hatch.

I found the rest of the flybridge both excellent and remarkable. The excellence stems from the copious storage space here, as well as the almost-360-degree seating arrangement forward of the helm console augmenting the straight settees to port and starboard. Each straight settee boasts a foldaway backrest for rear-facing seating comfort. One remarkable find: Even with no step at the helm, you can still see both bow and stern clearly from the wheel.

Weber recessed Miya Epoch electronic teaser reels into the overhead, though they drop down so as not to require running lines through the hardtop – an excellent innovation that will add life to the reels’ levelwind mechanisms. Future hulls will offer an enclosed bridge with a spiral staircase to the salon if you choose.

Engine Room Ever since my trawler days, I’ve loved engine rooms with standing headroom. The Ocean 73 gives you that and more. You can honestly access everything in this compartment, both inboard and outboard of the engines. You’ll find filters and pumps along the forward bulkhead and generators aft of the engines situated fore and aft rather than athwartships to free up space along the bulkhead.

Weber’s captain opted for smaller-than-usual generators at 15 kW each to free up even more work space in the compartment. Even living aboard, he figures it will be rare that they’ll ever need more than 30 kW of AC power at one time. The generators exhaust through the hull below the waterline for quiet operation. Weber and his crew chose the 60-degree V of the Caterpillars over the 90-degree V of the Detroit 2000 series diesels in an effort to save even more space. The new C32 Cat diesels put out 1,675 hp each. Come early summer, Cat expects its C32A series to debut at 1,800, which may buy you an extra knot or two at top end with no extra weight.

Design and Construction Thankfully, Ocean applies nonskid to the entire foredeck, as well as the side walkways. Admittedly, many owners never venture to the foredeck and prefer a gloss finish because they find it more aesthetically pleasing. But for anyone who has to walk out regularly to anchor or handle dock lines, the nonskid couldn’t be more appreciated. Once out on the foredeck, you’ll notice an unusual stainless-steel plate on the bow. It’s an innovative anchoring arrangement which includes a removable bow pulpit with integral roller that bolts to the bow in a matter of minutes. When not in use, it stows out of sight for a cleaner line to the bow. The huge anchor locker includes a freshwater washdown outlet and built-in hanger for a Danforth-style anchor.

Dave Martin designs all the Oceans, and I must congratulate him. I truly feel this 73 represents the best-running boat Ocean has made to date. It offers a smoother, drier ride, and it handles head seas like a knife through hot butter. If you’re looking for a serious fishing machine with real live-aboard comforts, you’ll do yourself a disservice if you don’t visit your local Ocean dealer.

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The Absolute Navetta 73 is a Chic Voyager

  • By Patrick Sciacca
  • Updated: December 29, 2017

Absolute Navetta 73

I wasn’t expecting the speed.

At first glance, Absolute Yachts’ Navetta 73 looks, well, shippy. Her stout profile and broad shoulders (with an 18-foot-4-inch beam) are indicative of a vessel built for long-distance cruising. And while the 73 is certainly capable of that kind of voyage, with an 800-nautical-mile range at about 9 knots, my eyes grew to saucer size when she hit 26 knots.

Skirting across the Gulf of Napoule off the coast of Cannes, France, my test 73’s 1,000 hp Volvo Penta IPS1350s quickly spooled up to 2,439 rpm. The 57-ton displacement vessel hit that wide-open-throttle speed atop a 3-foot heave. The ride was comfortable, with little roll moment felt on her open flybridge. An optional Seakeeper 16 gyrostabilizer and Volvo Penta’s auto-trim system with ­Interceptor tabs both helped in terms of stability.

She made 21 knots at 2,200 rpm, her standard cruise speed. At this pace, her diesels burned around 73.9 gph, providing a respectable 269-nautical-mile range based on her 1,056-gallon fuel capacity with 10 percent reserve. Her spectrum-spanning performance attributes should appeal to adventurers as well as to yachtsmen who want shiplike lines and feel, plus the ability to go fast when time is short or you just want some wind in your hair.

Absolute Navetta 73

For those who prefer to keep their coifs just so, a plastic enclosure can button up about two-thirds of the 592-square-foot flybridge space, and owners can heat or air-condition the area. There’s also a Bimini top option to add even more shade. My test boat was open on all sides with a hardtop and retractable roof.

The flybridge is designed for much more than driving from the centerline helm station. This area is set up for alfresco entertaining, with a teak dining table for six to eight guests just abaft the helm and to starboard. A bar across from it has a Vitrifrigo fridge, freezer and ice-maker. A settee for three to four along with two loose chairs abaft the dining area create a conversation nook, and two chaise-style lounges can be placed far aft for catching rays.

It would be easy to spend all day on the flybridge, but equally thoughtful features are in this yacht’s interior spaces too. The most noteworthy include a sliding glass door leading from the covered teak cockpit to the salon. That door opens more than 5 feet wide and has 6-foot-7-inch headroom.

Flow is the word that came to mind as the salon stretched seamlessly from that glass door to the bulkhead just forward of the formal dining table for eight, with the galley beyond the bulkhead. The salon’s 6-foot-11-inch headroom helps with volume, and a white-oak sole adds perceived length to the room. Sole-to-ceiling windows enhance the feeling of spaciousness even more, while cut-down bulwarks increase inbound light and provide great vistas from all points in the salon and dining area.

Absolute Navetta 73

The galley can be closed off via two pocket doors, one to the enclosed pilothouse and one to the salon’s companionway. Side-deck access is to port for crew to serve meals and drinks without interrupting the soirée.

When it comes to dropping the hook from the Quick windlass and calling it a night in a favorite cove, choosing a stateroom may be the owner’s most difficult decision. Technically, there is one master forward on the 73 with a queen berth, en suite head, double sink and shower stall. The space is bright, thanks to flanking hullside windows that measure 4 feet 7 inches wide by 2 feet 4 inches high. But the full-beam VIP stateroom amidships, with access via a stairway off the salon, could easily be a second master. The VIP has a vanity and office to starboard and, like all three of the other staterooms on board, an en suite head.

The third stateroom, abaft the master and to port, could also be used as a VIP. It has an athwartships queen berth, 6-foot-5-inch headroom and walk-in closets. Across the ­companionway to starboard is the fourth stateroom, with twin berths for the kids.

Absolute Navetta 73

Throughout the guest areas, there’s a surprising level of elegance, with flourishes that include high-gloss dark-walnut accents, leather furnishings and Calacatta marble.

Outside, the 73 has a voyager’s look, and her build supports her ­aesthetic. Absolute yachts are hand-laid with fiberglass where the builder believes pure strength is required, and compound materials such as Kevlar and carbon fiber are employed in spots where strength with reduced weight is desired. Wood is also used in some stringers.

While the Absolute Navetta 73’s speed and interior style surprised me, her engineering impressed me. Sometimes, creating massive interior volume can make a yacht, well, tall — and in turn, tender, but the 73 is solid ­underfoot. She also is a hybrid, in the sense that she should appeal to long-range cruisers, liveaboards and yachtsmen with a penchant for entertaining lots of friends.

With all that she has going for her, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Absolute ­Navetta 73 soon becomes a familiar sight in a marina near you.

Absolute Navetta 73

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Absolute Navetta 73, breakthrough…

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Absolute Navetta 73 is the new flagship of the yard from Podenzano.  A 22 meter long vessel with two Volvo Penta IPS 1350, ideal for long and comfortable cruising 

by Luca Sordelli

Absolute Navetta 73

This sensation is enhanced by a combination of factors that make you feel like you are in control of a truly powerful vessel, bringing to mind thoughts of large ocean liners, but all within in a context of luxury and extreme refinement. In short, there is the certainty of being able to cover a great number of miles in full comfort.

The bridge stands out as the most spectacular aspect of the general philosophy of the boat as a whole, and I think is the place where any owner will spend most of the time while on a cruise.

Moving on to the engine room, we find a spacious and well-organized environment with two Volvo Penta D13 engines as masters. Stuff to please the most demanding of owners of US-made trawlers, who normally consider this place on board as the garage behind their house.

But don’t think that the Navetta 73 is a boat just for old sea dogs. The new flagship of Absolute projects the shipyard firmly into the world of true “big boats”. This is demonstrated by the beautiful master cabin, with its large side windows, and by the boat’s central one, which lives up to the first if not only for the smaller ensuite bathroom.

Absolute Navetta 73

The hull of this 73’ is designed for dual use, both displacement and planing. It is the trend of all contemporary yachts, far from the likes of the old trawlers of yesteryear.

This means that at 10.5 knots, with the two IPS 1350s, you can travel 740 miles without having to stop to refuel.

Absolute Navetta 73

In the middle are somewhat smarter paces, such as a fast displacement of 12-13 knots with the engine operating at a rotational speed around 1600/min and a true cruising speed at 18.5 knots with the engine operating at a rotational speed of 2,000/min.

In any case, the common denominator is the remarkable silence that always prevails on board the Navetta 73 , both at the helm station and in the owner’s cabin.

Confirmation of the fact that this is a boat designed to a great deal of miles while enjoying all the pleasure of navigation. All that’s left to do is get to the bridge and off you go!

Absolute Navetta 73

PROJECT Shipyard technical department HULL LOA 22.19m • Maximum beam 5.6 m • Draft 1.62 m • Displacement 57,700 kg • Fuel tank volume 4000 l • Water tank volume 1110 l MAIN PROPULSION 2 Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 • Outlet mechanical power 735 kW • Number of cylinders 6 • Bore & Stroke 131mm x158mm • Total swept volume 12.8 l • Maximal rotational speed 2400/min • Weight 2458 kg CERTIFICATION EC Category B-18

ABSOLUTE S.p.a. Via F. Petrarca 4 Loc. I Casoni – Gariga I-29027 Podenzano (PC) Tel. +39 (0)523 354011 [email protected] www.absoluteyachts.com

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Navetta 73 - The Absolute Opera

Navetta 73

Absolute’s flagship is the ultimate expression of generous and unbiased engineering. She has an innovative, elegant, and modern design, as well as the typical grandeur of a Navetta.

Without compromise, this boat perfectly summarizes our style: ergonomic spaces in every room, furnished in the most refined ‘Made in Italy’ tradition, are bright and well-finished in every detail.

The flybridge boasts a large size and offers—with incredible order and dynamic balance—an upper helm station with a side sofa, an elegant bar cabinet in front of a comfortable teak table, and an aft terrace with modular furniture dedicated to relaxation.

In the bow, there is an additional unique area with sofas and a sunbathing platform, making it an ideal spot to spend a few hours in full relaxation, lulled by the sea.

Navetta 73

The access to the main deck is from a spacious cockpit that features a central sofa at the stern, and a sliding door that can fully connect this space to the salon. The interior is characterized by high windows with unobstructed brightness. There is a comfortable living room with a double sofa, an armchair, a marble coffee table, a wide tv cabinet, and a dining area with an elegant table for the highest conviviality possible.

The very well-equipped galley is separated from the other rooms and takes advantage of an independent space, accessible directly from the external walkways.

The ergonomic helm station is raised from the salon and has a modern, double-sitting position, as well as a side door that is particularly useful during maneuvering operations.

Navetta 73

The sleeping area embodies the essence of the most refined Italian style, benefitting from the use of selected materials such as crystal, Calacatta marble, and Murano glass. Moreover, the five elegant and comfortable cabins have en suite heads to ensure outstanding livability.

For the maximum privacy possible, the master cabin is in the bow, accessible separately from the bridge. Inside, you find a large bed, generously-sized closets, many storage spaces, a desk, and a vanity area. The en-suite head features a double sink and a full shower.

The other guest cabins are all accessible from the interior staircase. Here, the VIP cabin takes advantage of the full beam of the boat; the double cabin is placed midship, and in front of it is an additional cabin with single berths.

Navetta 73 - exteriors

A trip aboard Navetta 73.

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Length Overall 22.35 m 73’ 4”
Width 5.61 m 18’ 5”
Fresh water capacity
(Water heater capacity included)
1,110 lt 293.24 USgal
Fuel capacity 4,000 lt 1,056.69 USgal
Max people capacity 16
Category B
Volvo Penta 2×D13-IPS1350 (2×735 kW)

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The Absolute Navetta 73 has been designated “Boat of the Year 2018” in the category Motor Boat open, hard top and fly over 18 meters. She has been awarded for her innovative character, her advanced concepts and her remarkable details.


The international jury of the “World Yachts Trophies 2017”, during the Yachting Festival Cannes, have assigned the “Best Innovation” award to our new flagship, “Navetta 73”, because she is the Innovation.

To continually improve its models, Absolute reserves the discretion to produce on its own boats all the suitable variations, also in waiver of the specifications contained in catalogues, price lists, technical files, internet websites, advertising, newspaper articles and in every other publication, without any prior notice: even if Absolute tries, its best to update the informative documentation, every type of quoted publication can not be considered a certain and updated source of the current executive specifications. Absolute boats are offered to the world market and for this reason they can be equipped with standard and optional equipment, different from Country to Country. The brands and the models of the appliances, audiovisuals, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, electronic, sanitary ware, thermo-technical devices, etc.. presented in catalogues, price lists, technical files, internet websites, advertising, newspaper articles, boat shows, visible on board of demonstrative boats, are n... Read more»

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Navetta 73 by Italian yacht brand Absolute Yachts

The Navetta 73 is a 22m luxurious motor yacht with a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots, powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 1359 with a power of 1,000 hp each. Her exterior design reminds a bit of a masculine explorer style. Thanks to her functional design, the yacht offers a spacious sun deck with helm station (flybridge), a bar, dining, lounge and sunbathing area.

Navetta 73 Luxury Motor Yacht

On the lower deck are five cabins. Between the bow and engine room are four guest cabins. One full-beam double cabin in the bow, another full-beam double cabin amidships and two smaller cabins. One further double and a twin bed cabin. The crew cabin is aft.

The main deck hosts the helm station, the galley, dining table for up to eight persons seating with coffee table. Outside is another seating area aft and forward in front of the helm station including sunbathing area.

The base price for the Navetta 73 is EUR 2,970,000 (without VAT).

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Absolute’s flagship is the ultimate expression of generous and unbiased engineering. She has an innovative, elegant, and modern design, as well as the typical grandeur of a Navetta.

Without compromise, this boat perfectly summarizes our style: ergonomic spaces in every room, furnished in the most refined ‘Made in Italy’ tradition, are bright and well-finished in every detail.

The flybridge boasts a large size and offers—with incredible order and dynamic balance—an upper helm station with a side sofa, an elegant bar cabinet in front of a comfortable teak table, and an aft terrace with modular furniture dedicated to relaxation.

In the bow, there is an additional unique area with sofas and a sunbathing platform, making it an ideal spot to spend a few hours in full relaxation, lulled by the sea.


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Absolute Navetta 73: This rugged trawler is a bouncer among bridesmaids

  • The Absolute Navetta 73 hit a top speed of 25.6 knots on test Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • Chine flats deflect spray away from the slender stem and increase space in the master suite Credit: Absolute Yachts
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  • The flybidge is immense and has access from both the cockpit and saloon Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The comprehensive upper helm station Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • A transom locker keeps your lines and fenders tidy Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The wide side decks and cockpit are exceptionally safe and sheltered Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The main deck saloon and free-standing dining table wouldn’t look out of place on a 90ft superyacht Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The main deck galley has access from the side decks as well as the saloon so that when professional crew are employed, they can come and go without disturbing guests Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • Lots of adjustable air conditioning vents to keep things cool in the wheelhouse Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • Note the flat floor and generous headroom in the main deck owner’s cabin Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • His and hers sinks in the owners ensuite bathroom Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The main VIP cabin is as big as some master cabins Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • The port VIP cabin has its own dressing room Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • All four cabins have their own bathrooms Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • A view while brushing your teeth is nice, but why not share it with the rest of the cabin? It lets light into the main VIP suite and makes it feel more roomy Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • Even the twin cabin has plenty of headroom Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • With easy access, flat-mounted engines, 6ft 2in (1.88m) of headroom over the treadplate walkways and plenty of space to get at everything except the IPS drives which are rather buried down the back, the engineroom is a terrific space Credit: Absolute Yachts
  • Held securely in place by their own weight on soft rubber seals, these thick access hatches in the soles have a mix of quality and practicality Credit: Absolute Yachts
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The bravest design yet from the Italian yard, the Absolute Navetta 73 has paid dividends in terms of space, light and fuel efficiency

From down on the pontoon, it seems huge, inelegant and angular. Moored stern to the quay, it appears roomy and inviting. Seen out on the water, it looks purposeful and businesslike. There is no angle from which the new Absolute Navetta 73 can be described as pretty, but I doubt the yard’s design department is losing much sleep over that.

Absolute has always enjoyed ploughing its own individual furrow and in the 15 years of its existence, it has created a unique persona for itself as a company whose boats are often unusual and sometimes brilliant, but never boring.

The Absolute Navetta 73 is not an especially beamy boat for its length, but with its massive square stern, it looks like it is. That impression is heightened by a huge full-beam flybridge, which completely shades the cockpit and, for most of their length, the side decks too.


The wide side decks and cockpit are exceptionally safe and sheltered

It was unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017 and sat among the gleaming, sleek and delicate-looking boats like a bouncer surrounded by bridesmaids. Any larger-than-life exterior is, naturally, built around an equally voluminous interior.

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The Absolute Navetta 73’s hull carries its beam well forward, at both gunwale and waterline, and with the engineroom bulkhead situated some way aft of midships, there is plenty of room for accommodation.

The layout is unusual. The master cabin sits forward on its own level, down six steps from the main deck but significantly higher than the lower deck – a decision forced on the designers by the limited space available down in that narrow bow.

So it has flat floors, a spacious head and shower compartment behind glass double doors in the bows, and gigantic rectangular windows. A properly usable walk-in wardrobe and plenty of ancillary lockers and drawers provide plenty of stowage for clothes, albeit with a lack of full-length hanging space.

The bed is enormous and in common with all the guest cabins, headroom is a generous 6ft 6in (1.98m). It seemed perverse not to fit under-berth drawers as well – why ever not? – but the reason for that became plain soon enough.

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Down on the lower deck, which is reached via the companionway on the starboard side of the saloon, the midships VIP cabin can’t quite compete with the owner’s, but it nevertheless shares a luxurious sense of space.

Placing the sink under the port-side window and putting the shower and heads in separate compartments either side of it, clearly places a higher premium on light and space below decks than on keeping the plumbing hidden from view, which evinces a proper sense of priorities.

Space to spare

At first, the port VIP cabin hardly seems to merit such a title, but slide open that forward door and it turns out to have a vast dressing room, down two steps. Although it’s tucked into the void space beneath the master cabin’s double berth (aha!), it still has more than 6ft (1.85m) of headroom.

This area obviously doesn’t show up on the layout diagram but I can assure you it’s real, and with shelving, lockers and hanging space, it has much to recommend it.


The port VIP cabin has its own dressing room

The fourth cabin is a twin berth on the starboard side with just a hanging locker in which to stow your stuff, but the beds are a full 6ft 6in (1.98m) long. If you asked nicely, the shipyard might fit a door to provide it with ensuite access to the day head at the bottom of the companionway.

That vertical windscreen isn’t just purposeful-looking and easy to see through – it also allows the wheelhouse to be set pretty far forward, without encroaching on the foredeck. This, of course, leaves plenty of space on the rest of the main deck, while big side windows ensure the saloon feels as spacious as it looks, even while sacrificing width to the Absolute Navetta 73’s excellent side decks. These are 18in (46cm) wide and secure behind a guardrail height of 32in (81cm).

Set between saloon and wheelhouse, the galley has its own access to the side deck and wheelhouse, while the sliding door to starboard means that crew and guest areas can be separated if necessary.


The main deck galley has access from the side decks as well as the saloon so that when professional crew are employed, they can come and go without disturbing guests

It is rather long and thin, but well endowed with refrigeration, freezer and stowage space. Drawers and lockers for crockery and glassware can be found in the lobby outside. The wheelhouse has its own flybridge companionway for rapid access to the upper helm, and is also reasonably well placed to use the galley’s door out to the side deck.

If you do cruise with crew, you shouldn’t have too many complaints about the cabin in the stern. On our test boat, it was equipped with a single berth – more can be fitted on request – a separate head and shower compartment, a convertible dinette, a washer-dryer, some useful lockers and extra fridge and freezer space. Headroom comes in at 6ft 7in (2.01m).

Various choices of interior finish are available. The boat exhibited at Cannes had Minotti furniture inside and Paola Lenti chairs up on the flybridge , with dark gloss walnut and elm veneers used throughout the interior, floors of oak, fabric-clad bulkheads and leather and lacquer trim.


The main deck saloon and free-standing dining table wouldn’t look out of place on a 90ft superyacht

Fitted as standard, the Absolute Navetta 73’s magnetic surfaces are a fun party piece: both the dining table and the flybridge table are constructed with a thin steel sheet beneath the veneer so that the yacht’s compatible wine glasses – each with a small magnet set into the base – don’t fall over and smash.

Like all of its Absolute stablemates since 2008, the Navetta is designed solely around Volvo’s IPS system. It might seem a surprisingly big and weighty craft for pod drives and indeed, its only engine option is the largest available, the 1,000hp IPS1350, which compares with the 1,400hp or 1,550hp units that you might expect to find on more conventional shaftdrive yachts of this size.


With its plumb bow and very fine entry, the Absolute Navetta 73’s hull shape has a faintly Edwardian look about it, although the naval architects of 100 years ago would never have tried to match the Navetta’s ample bulk with any ideas of high performance – which, by the standards of those times, the Navetta possesses in abundance.


With easy access, flat-mounted engines, 6ft 2in (1.88m) of headroom over the treadplate walkways and plenty of space to get at everything except the IPS drives which are rather buried down the back, the engineroom is a terrific space

As an understanding of planing hull characteristics began to mature in design circles during the 1930s and ’40s, it was realised that simply marrying a knife-like bow with load- bearing midships and aft sections was not the ideal compromise.

If the deadrise angle changed too abruptly, the resultant impact zone could pound both the boat and its crew to pieces, as many a young seaman in the torpedo boats of the time could testify.

Of course, the Absolute Navetta 73 is not designed to achieve the 40 knots or more of the plywood navy, but to ensure a soft ride in a head sea, its deadrise still decreases at a fairly restrained rate, as seen in the line of the chine, which starts high and proud on the stem and meets the waterline around a third of the way back to the transom as the bottom flattens out, quite gradually, to a shallow 7.4° right aft.

Another potential side effect of a superfine entry is the deluge of spray, which it throws up at speed, and to counter this, the Absolute Navetta 73 has a broad flat at the chine that continues right around the stem, helping keep the sea where it belongs.


Chine flats deflect spray away from the slender stem and increase space in the master suite

As so often seems to be the case whenever there is an intriguing and unusual hull to test, conditions on the day were about as challenging as the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. A light breeze could lift no more than a modest chop on the waters of the Baie de Cannes. It would have been fun in a RIB, but the Absolute Navetta 73 simply didn’t notice.

Acceleration was steady and linear with no discernible ‘hump’ as the broad, flat lifting surfaces did their thing. The boat simply climbed out of the hole and kept going, longitudinal trim increasing gradually once hull speed was exceeded and reaching 5° at our maximum of 25.6 knots.

Acceleration had a surprising urge to it. A low planing speed can be useful in a cruising yacht, as it allows you to make progress even if conditions have forced you to ease back on the throttles. The Absolute Navetta 73’s flat aft sections kept it securely on the plane at just 14 knots – although the massive wake spreading out astern was a quick antidote to any delusions of hydrodynamic efficiency.

Of course, our wake came in useful for trying out that fine entry, which sliced through it like butter with little vertical acceleration and no discernible check on our progress. It felt quite impressive. We kept the Seakeeper gyro stabiliser switched off and the trim tabs fully up, and the Absolute Navetta 73 handled quite conventionally, turning with a slight inward heel and proving more nimble and enjoyable to drive than it looks.


At first glance, it’s clear the Absolute Navetta 73 is offering something out of the ordinary. You don’t build a boat with such attention-grabbing looks if you want it to blend in. And the shipyard is right to demand your attention, because this is an innovative craft which is worth seeking out for lots of reasons, especially the way in which the forward accommodation spaces are handled. The master cabin being on its own deck level creates lots of usable space below without the need for a separate, raised wheelhouse. Necessity is the mother of invention: the bow’s shape forced the designers to raise the level of the forward suite, and their solution works brilliantly. The Navetta also has an effective hull design, which is notable not just for the way its razor-sharp bow slices through a chop, but because its acreage of flat lifting surfaces helps make it more fuel efficient than most of its counterparts. The low drag IPS pods also play a part. Packing less power, the Absolute Navetta 73 might not have the top speed of a Princess 75 but from tickover to 25 knots or so, it is burning much less fuel. That just leaves its looks. But beauty isn’t always an absolute. As Ayckbourn put it in The Norman Conquests, “Anybody I love is automatically beautiful.”

Price from: £2.46 million (ex VAT) Price as tested: £3.79 million (inc VAT) LOA: 72ft 8in (22.19m) Beam: 18ft 4in (5.60m) Draught: 5ft 4in (1.62m) Displacement: 57.7 tonnes (light) Fuel capacity: 880 imp gal (4,000 litres) Water capacity: 244 imp gal (1,110 litres) Test engines: Twin 1,000hp Volvo Penta IPS 1350 Top speed on test: 25.6 knots Cruising range at 9 knots: 728 miles RCD Category: B for 18 people Design: Absolute

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Absolute Navetta 73: the Absolute Opera

The Absolute Navetta 73 perfectly summarizes the Italian luxury builder’s style.

The flybridge offers an upper helm station with a side sofa, an elegant bar cabinet in front of a comfortable teak table, and an aft terrace with modular furniture.

The access to the main deck is from a spacious cockpit that features a central sofa at the stern, and a sliding door that can fully connect this space to the comfortable living room area.

The very well-equipped galley is separated from the other rooms and takes advantage of an independent space, accessible directly from the external walkways. The ergonomic helm station is raised from the salon and has a modern, double-sitting position, as well as a side door that is particularly useful during manoeuvring operations.

For the maximum privacy possible, the master cabin is in the bow, accessible separately from the bridge. The other guest cabins are all accessible from the interior staircase: the full beam VIP cabin and two double cabins.



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True Love is a performance semi-displacement trawler motor yacht that will appeal to discriminating buyers who may also be considering comparable quality series-built brands such as Fleming, Marlow, Offshore, Hampton, Ocean Alexander, and Outer Reef.

Improvements and upgrades completed in 2023 and 2024 include:

  • Replace HVAC / chiller system x 2 – CTM Model CW-60HS, 60,000 btu
  • New Miele clothes washer WXD160 WCS USA
  • New Miele clothes dryer TXD160WP USA
  • New air handler in aft cabin
  • New refrigerator in galley – U-Line 24” 2000 series stainless steel
  • New refrigerator on aft deck U-2074RB-00
  • Replaced mirror ceiling in owner head
  • Hot water tank thermostat replaced, many Pex fittings replaced with Shark Bite

Created out of custom aluminum alloy, she is an outstanding island hopper and coastal cruiser.  Offered for sale by her second owners, True Love represents a unique opportunity for an experienced cruiser who can appreciate the outstanding value she represents. It may seem difficult to establish value for a one-of-a-king original, but one factual measure is the price she cost to build new, which was over six million dollars in 2005!

The first owners were an experienced cruising couple who owned several sailboats and purchased two Grand Banks trawlers before deciding to order one final yacht that would satisfy their desires for the ideal cruising boat.  It had to be appealing, practical and above all, easy to operate and maintain.   They studied the trawler models marketed by the leading yacht builders but could not find anything suitable.  They came to the realization that a stock boat would not work.  They were in the fortunate position to afford a custom new build which ended up being their best solution.  They engaged renowned naval architect, Gregory Marshall, to work out the profile and layout that they wanted.  With designs completed, they interviewed several builders in Canada (their home country) before selecting Park Isle Marine in British Columbia for construction.

For the size and performance they were looking for, it was determined that aluminum alloy construction would give them the strength and weight they needed. Their boat savvy and marine trade experienced son was hired as project manager to oversee his parents’ ambitious goal.  A very positive collaborative effort was commenced in 2004.

Every aspect of the boat was thoroughly researched with the goal of achieving their “perfect floating home”. The design was enhanced by creating a bill of materials that specified the best available, industry leading equipment. The launch was a huge success, a beautiful build completed with compliments and congratulations all around. Then the vessel was shipped to Florida for test trips and a Bahamas cruise.  Unfortunately, one aspect was a huge disappointment.  The original concept specified a diesel electric propulsion package which, unfortunately, was never able to meet the performance promises.

The final solution after many trial runs and conferences was to start over.  Two Scania engines (branded Yanmar) were installed by Deltaville Boatyard in Virginia.  The propulsion change meant a two-year delay in their ability to go out cruising and even though the build year is listed as 2005, the owners were not able to enjoy True Love (originally called Retired Sailor III ) until 2010.  After several years of very enjoyable cruising, they were satisfied and had accomplished their objectives successfully. With time catching up, they completed their boating adventures and decided to sell their beloved boat.  She was listed for sale for three and a half million dollars in 2015.

The owners of Deltaville Boatyard were her custodians and were also granted cruising privileges, a win/win situation for remote ownership and ultimately an arrangement was made to transfer possession to the people who knew this boat the best.

Hours reported in June 2024 are:

Port main = 3,207 Starboard main = 3,206 30 kW Generator = 3,861 12 kW Generator = 6,012

True Love is best summarized in one word “innovative”. She boasts a collection of best-in-class features and equipment.  A comprehensive list of these selections is included here to help you understand the thought and attention to detail that went into this project.  Reading through this write up will acquaint you with the thinking and detail, along with the time and effort that defined this build.  However, nothing will tell her story better than actually getting aboard to see for yourself.

The large swim platform aft serves as the most convenient access from floating dock and by tender. You can also board the main deck (double walk around) of True Love using the Marquipt removable stairway through four gates in the side decks.


A great first impression!  You will appreciate her dock-sized swim platform for easy boarding.  You can adjust the safety rail and detachable swim ladder. The large, hinged storage lockers are conveniently installed outboard in the transom where they secure fresh water hoses, shore power and assorted miscellaneous gear. The centerline promenade stairwell is wide with large steps that easily transition to the aft deck cockpit.  The stairwell includes a hot and cold freshwater hand shower and has two opening port lights for the aft stateroom.

  • Adjustable transom U-rail support
  • Removable swim ladder
  • Hinged storage lockers port and starboard for shore power and freshwater gear
  • Hot and cold fresh water hand shower
  • Marine 2000 decking
  • UHMW rub railing for rugged protection

True Love’s covered aft deck is ideal for entertaining and provides an incredible view of your surroundings. You are five feet above the waterline which make this a very dry and secure boat. There are portable chairs and tables for relaxing as well as storage locker. There is a sink, ice maker and refrigerator as well as a sidebar beverage dispensing system. A safety gate is located at the top of the stairwell to fence in the cockpit and swings open for access to the swim platform.  You can enter the saloon through the double French doors or go forward along either side deck.  There are two boarding doors aft and moving along the side you will see engine room ventilation grills and fuel fill gauges.

  • Icerette ice maker
  • Uline bar fridge
  • Sidebar beverage system
  • Cupboard for glasses
  • Hot and cold water in bar sink
  • (2) stainless rod holders
  • Moveable chairs and tables
  • Hawse openings, line rollers and cleats
  • Hinged aluminum gate aft to swim platform
  • Deck boarding doors port and starboard
  • Covered overhead

The foredeck was designed to provide a huge open space with high bulwarks and tall aluminum tubular railing for safety. The anchor deck is a raised stage with the windlass and chain lockers.  The dual anchor well is angled forward to drain the mess from anchor wash down. There are two anchors ready to deploy with chain stoppers and cleats. The large deep chain lockers have a separate shelf aft for the Glendinning shore power retrievers and fresh water hoses. There are rollers and cleats for dock lines as well.   Along the side decks are fender storage racks, cleats and freeing ports.  The sole is durable Marine 2000 non-slip.  Aft, below the reverse raked windows is a huge, hinged storage container for stowing lines and shore power attachments.

  • Lofrans Titan B horizontal windlass with two outboard gypsies and a centerline top capstan includes foot buttons on deck and hand control.
  • Bow rollers for both anchors
  • (2) Delta Fast Set 110 lb. anchors
  • Each anchor connected to 200’ of G4 3/8” high test chain
  • Painted Freeman hatches above both sides of the anchor locker
  • Chain stoppers for anchors
  • Built in deck rollers for fair leading dock lines
  • Fresh water spigot
  • Fender storage racks
  • Freeing ports
  • Two forward boarding gates
  • (3) Lewmar hatches
  • Large deck storage container
  • Emergency ladder for forward stateroom
  • Anchor wash down
  • Shore power inlet connections with Glendinning power cord retriever
  • Marine 2000 flooring


Entering the saloon from the raised aft deck through the water tight glass French doors you will be impressed with the inviting layout and wide-open vistas outboard providing a great sense of space. There are large opening windows, and the beautiful cherry wood is accented appropriately with warm colored ultra-suede wall covering. The cork flooring adds a practical and decorative touch that also has sound insulation advantages. The saloon was designed for both lounging and dining with a generous gathering area featuring a comfortable upholstered couch and matching arm chairs which are dogged down. There is an innovative high low coffee/dining table which can seat eight. An entertainment center with flat screen television is located in the aft starboard cabinetry with controls for the upper and main deck speakers.

There are two stairwells.  The forward (starboard amidships) leads up to the flybridge and below to the owner stateroom, utility and third cabin. The aft stairwell leads down to the full beam guest stateroom and engine room.

  • Three-person sofa
  • (2) matching chairs
  • Stand locker between chairs
  • Picturesque opening windows with screens
  • Adjustable dining table
  • (4) folding captain’s chairs stored under furniture
  • Edge bound carpeting
  • Cork flooring
  • Phantom roller screens on deck doors
  • Entertainment center – television and stereo

For convenience, forward on the starboard side of the saloon is a day head opposite the galley, aft of the forward stairs.

  • Royal flush fresh water toilet
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Exhaust fan
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Corian countertop
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate
  • Frosted glass outboard for light and privacy

Located forward along the port side deck there are two opposing L shaped Corian counters, with a spill lip all around, making this a marvelous area for preparing meals. The counter surface area is impressive.  Four swivel chairs are positioned along the outside counter for dining. There are ample drawers below and lockers above.  Below counter appliances include a microwave, sink and trash compactor. The four-burner electric cook top is divided by an electric BBQ with an exhaust hood above. One of the highlights is the custom designed dumbwaiter for easy delivery of food and drinks to the flybridge upper deck.

  • Corian counters
  • Uline bar size refrigerator with (2) refrigerated drawers below
  • Miele electric four burner cook top with Barbeque in center
  • Vent-a-hood above cook top
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Sharp microwave oven
  • Deep storage drawers for pots and pans
  • Double basin stainless steel sink
  • Overhead lockers
  • Side deck door with Phantom screen
  • Galley equipment includes toaster oven, silverware, plates, glassware, table cloths, etc. will all remain onboard for the new owners
  • (4) swivel bar chairs


The design of the lower helm station was intended to keep the captain and guests connected during hours of cruising. The forward reverse raked windows provide excellent visibility ahead. This forward helm station includes a folding helm chair to starboard with a navigation console, thrusters and engine controls.  Electrical breakers are concealed behind a locker door.  An office like desk is to port with drawers and a printer.  There is a wraparound counter behind the window for quick storage.

  • Folding helm seat (serves as a table tray when folded forward)
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Two single lever engine controls
  • Engine and generator alarms
  • (2) Northern Light generator control panels
  • ABT bow and stern thruster proportional controls
  • Furuno chart plotter with radar – multi-purpose LCD display
  • Simrad autopilot and rudder angle indicators
  • Furuno depth display
  • Electronics panel with breakers
  • Eaton hydraulic pump emergency steering system
  • Electric compass
  • Windlass control
  • Red overhead lights
  • Engine controls
  • Maretron system on display
  • Windshield wipers with washers
  • Running lights and anchor light control panel
  • Delta T override
  • Watermaker panel
  • Electronic breakers panel
  • Fireboy panel (note: system decommissioned 2024)
  • Canon Printer on sliding shelf
  • Drawers and lockers
  • Side windows open
  • Side deck door to starboard with Phantom screen

The forward lower-level deck begins with the Utility room at the base of the stairs that begin at the saloon / galley intersection. Across to port is the third cabin (office/den) and the owners’ stateroom is located towards the bow.


The forward stairs lead down to a large utility room that connects to the port guest cabin and owner stateroom forward.  There is a covered sink, a top loading chest freezer and a Miele clothes washer and dryer. There are sliding locker doors outboard for additional storage. Opening portlights provide additional ventilation. The stairs lift to reveal the central vacuum canister, a safe and extra storage space.

  • Miele clothes washing machine (Replaced in 2023)
  • Miele clothes drying machine (Replaced in 2023)
  • Large sink with Corian split covers
  • 5 cu. ft Woods deep chest freezer
  • Central vacuum storage of hoses
  • Opening port lights
  • Small hanging locker
  • Cupboard with owners and ships manuals


This stateroom has a single bed size settee and a hinged single Murphy bed in the bulkhead with   a small desk with drawers below. Primarily used as a den with couch and desk it has the convenience of quickly converting to a comfortable cabin. There are storage lockers on the outboard wall and hidden ones behind the settee cushions. The head and shower are ensuite.   This cabin would make an excellent captain’s quarters.

  • Large hanging locker and drawers
  • Opening port light
  • Flat screen monitor with a DVD player
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures – in head
  • Cast marble poly-resin countertop – head
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate –in head


The original owners chose the area below the foredeck as their stateroom because of the extra light from the three hatches and the ability to hear the motion of the bow. Closing the door from the Utility landing, this is a spacious private stateroom with ensuite head and shower. For sleeping there are two three quarter size beds outboard. A wide centerline walkway is covered with a rug. The cork flooring has an innovative locking system that covers several large storage compartments in the bilge area, containing plastic bins. The bins hold extensive spare parts and tools with an estimated replacement value of $10,000.00. There is a complete inventory sheet of contents. There is a floor to ceiling shoe locker to starboard as you enter. There are his and hers hanging lockers with a handy lowering bar system for convenient hanging of short items above the bureaus, as well as a full-length hanging locker.

  • Full bedding including sheets, bedcovers, pillows, etc.
  • Edge bound carpet
  • Large hanging lockers
  • (3) Lewmar hatches with screens and black out
  • Lowering hanging bar system
  • (4) Opening port lights – two per side
  • Black out curtains on port lights
  • Black out curtains and screens on hatches
  • (2) Hella wall fans


This is a convenient and private head with shower and sink. It is paneled with cherry wood and wall coverings and includes a mirrored medicine cabinet and lockers.

  • Grohe fixtures in sink and shower
  • Soap dispenser
  • Lockers and drawers
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Royal Flush fresh water toilet
  • Hella wall fan
  • Excellent overhead LED lighting
  • Cast marble poly-resin countertop
  • Mirrored ceiling – laminate

The aft lower-level deck has a curved stairway from the aft port corner of the saloon.  The landing at the base of the stairs allows you to go forward to the engine room or aft to the full beam VIP guest stateroom. 


This is a unique layout that was a special requirement for the original owners who loved family style cruising. Located underneath the aft deck is a true full beam stateroom with large queen-sized beds port and starboard and an ensuite shower and head. Between the beds and aft is the bureau with a large counter top and several drawers underneath. The bureau cabinetry is easily removed to allow access to the watertight “Tiller Flats” area and the steering gear.

  • Queen sized berths outboard port and starboard
  • Large hanging locker with mirror
  • Custom fitted designer bedspread and pillows
  • Area carpet
  • Large bureau with drawers
  • Emergency escape hatch to aft deck
  • (4) Opening port lights outboard with black out blinds
  • Dimming overhead LED lighting
  • Mood lighting behind valances
  • Watertight Freeman hatch access to “Tiller Flats”


The “flats” are located behind the removable bureau in the guest stateroom. This is where all the rudder steering gear and stern thruster equipment is serviced.

  • Jastram steering helm cylinders
  • Accusteer dual autopilot pumps
  • Emergency tiller
  • Tides seals on rudder bearings
  • Stern thruster
  • 2,000 pounds of ballast – secured
  • Steering bypass system

This head is spacious with excellent lighting.

  • Royal Flush toilet
  • Ceiling exhaust fan
  • LED overhead lighting


This “stand up” engine room is something you would hope to find on a much larger yacht.  The importance of installing reliable gear that is easy to access and service has always been the priority. You enter through a Diamond Sea Glaze door with viewing window. The engine room is easy to move around in and has railing inboard of the engines for hand support. The sure-footed flooring locks in place. The centerline walk way enables instant access forward to the stabilizers and watermaker.  The two generators are installed aft.  There are three fuel tanks, two outboard and one beneath the sole. Aft is an electrical panel with breakers and spare fuses. Each raw water system has a separate through hull for intake. A unique discharge water sea chest returns overboard. The Delta T ventilation system moves a massive amount of air. There is even an emergency escape hatch with built-in steps, and there is also a signal alert red light on flybridge to notify crew if needed.

  • (2) Scania 720 HP main engines (branded Yanmar)
  • Stainless rails around engines
  • AquaDrive thrust bearings
  • Tides shaft seals
  • Northern Lights 12 kW generator
  • Northern Lights 30 kW generator
  • Reverso fuel polishing, priming and transfer system
  • Reverso 210 GPH Separ pump
  • Algae X fuel conditioner
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Delta T engine room ventilation system
  • Three aluminum fuel tanks
  • Buell air compressor
  • TRAC active fin stabilizers
  • TRAC steering
  • TRAC bow and stern thruster
  • Odyssey AGM batteries on sliding shelves
  • Electrical panel with breakers and fuses
  • Maretron engine performance displays
  • Fireboy fire suppression with engine shutdown and manual release (decommissioned 2024)
  • Cruisair chilled water air conditioning
  • Village Marine PWV 1200 gallon per day 220 V AC watermaker
  • Locked in and easily removable flooring
  • Engine room emergency light
  • Engine room emergency escape hatch
  • Small work bench with vise
  • 2 Dual Racor fuel filters with petcock drains
  • Video monitoring to the Furuno
  • Red signal alert light

The flybridge stairs from the main deck level below lead to a sliding door with screen, which secures the interior living areas from the upper deck. This top deck is all on one level with the area forward of the mast enclosed with clear Lexan panels. The side panels are mounted on separate tracks allowing them to be opened independently or they can be removed and stored in vinyl bags. This area has proven to be the most popular area of the boat, whether underway or at anchor and can be temperature controlled. Centered forward is the helm station which has all the necessary nav /com electronics easily reached from the two-seater Stidd helm bench. Below the console is storage space for life jackets etc. and there is a movable chart box on top. The crew enjoys the forward-facing seating port and starboard. For meals there is a U-shaped seating area with a drop-leaf table. The aluminum hardtop has opening hatches giving extra lighting and ventilation. The flybridge and boat deck are divided by the mast which has a clever lowering apparatus for powering under low bridges and easy access to the mast head electronics. One of the highlights is the built-in dumbwaiter from the galley which allows the easy delivery of food and drinks between levels.

The area between the flybridge and boat deck is designed as open space for sunning, exercising or just relaxing. There are legacy bike mounts (no bicycles included). Plasteak flooring provides a finished and practical surface.

The boat deck stores the Apex 15’ RIB mounted athwartships and the Steelhead crane, which can launch off the stern or either side.

  • Stidd bench seat at helm
  • Stainless helm
  • Navigation and communication instruments
  • TRAC stabilizer controls
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Instruments and controls for the main engines
  • Forward bench seats port and starboard
  • U – shaped settee
  • Aluminum hardtop covering
  • (2) Weaver Maxwell Offshore hatches in overhead hard top
  • Enclosed area with sliding Lexan panels
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Moveable chart box
  • Adjustable signal mast lowers for bridge clearance
  • Remote windlass control
  • Custom fabricated fiberglass signal mast with nav/com antennas.
  • Speco Technologies horn
  • Remote controlled spot light
  • Plasteak decking
  • Coast Guard required equipment, flares, lifejackets etc.
  • Viking 6 UKLS – 6-man life raft (expired)
  • Note: Exercise equipment shown in photos and video are not included in this sale

The boat deck area is surrounded by safety railings with lots of open deck space for reclining and enjoying the sun and fresh air. There are two large storage lockers, the starboard one contains a wash-down hose and there is a handy low box fridge / freezer alongside. The tender is mounted across the beam and can be launched off the transom or to either side with the Steelhead crane aft.

  • 15’ Apex RIB (14’6”/4.42M)
  • Yamaha 50 HP outboard
  • Steelhead CT900 – 900 lb. crane
  • (2) storage lockers
  • Frigobar electric chest freezer
  • Wash-down hose
  • Marine 2000 flooring is used on main deck and swim platform surfaces
  • Boarding gates on bow and stern, port, starboard and swim platform stairway
  • Aluminum exterior handrails surround the deck
  • Full beam swim platform
  • 1 moveable staple on swim platform
  • Cleats on swim platform
  • Transom storage lockers – port and starboard for shore power and shore water
  • Fortress anchor storage in transom locker
  • Spot Free water filtration system
  • Shore water intake system with filters
  • Hoseowner fresh water hoses forward and aft
  • Hot and cold freshwater shower in swim platform steps
  • Boarding gate at top of stairs to aft deck
  • Aft deck has rollers and cleats in aft lower corners
  • 4 Chairs and 2 tables on aft deck
  • Storage locker to port on aft deck
  • Icer-ette ice maker and refrigerator with a cupboard above for glasses
  • Wide side decks port and starboard – covered
  • Boat hook storage
  • Retractable railing, mid ship port and starboard to access dock cleats
  • Recessed life rings in outboard gunwales (port and starboard)
  • Large hawsers
  • Fender storage holders
  • Raised anchor platform foredeck
  • Shore power connections forward and aft with Glendinning’s
  • Outlet for connection to dockside Cable TV and Telephone
  • Lofrans Titan B horizontal windlass with two outboard gypsies.
  • Centerline top capstan with foot and hand controls
  • Bow rollers for two anchors
  • Two Delta Fast Set 110 lb. anchors
  • Anchor snubber bridle
  • Two painted Freeman hatches for access to the chain locker
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • 3 Lewmar hatches in foredeck
  • Large storage box on foredeck
  • Escape ladder built into storage box over hatch
  • Recessed boarding ladder storage on port side
  • Emergency escape hatch from engine room on port side deck
  • Built in diesel fuel tank fills on house with analog gauges and venting
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Stainless steel flagpole with Canadian Ensign
  • Diamond Sea Glaze doors and windows
  • All exterior doors have Phantom roller screens
  • Hand held spotlight


  • Twin Scania 6SY-STP 720 HP engines (Yanmar) with ZF transmissions 2.64:1 reduction
  • DeAngelo marine exhaust with Borel engine exhaust alarms and Centek water lift mufflers
  • Aquamet 22, 3” propeller shafts
  • Tides Marine drip less shaft seals
  • Twin screw 5 blade 36” x 28” bronze propellers
  • Spurs line cutters on both main propeller shafts
  • Spare 4 blade propellers
  • Sea chest for outlet water discharge
  • Miller-Leaman seawater strainers
  • TCI seacock’s – flanged ball valve
  • Sea chest raw water discharge manifold
  • 12 kW Northern Lights generator
  • 30 kW Northern Lights generator
  • Reverso fuel polishing pump and manifold with control panel
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • (2) Outback VFX 3524 3500W Inverters
  • Odyssey AGM batteries on sliding shelves in engine room
  • Glendinning cable owner shore cord retrievers fore and aft
  • TRAC 370 active fin stabilizers
  • ABT TRAC 12 hydraulic bow and stern thrusters
  • ABT hydraulic steering reservoir
  • Accusteer helm pumps
  • Tides seals on rudder posts
  • Torrid MVS 40-gallon hot water heater
  • (2) Mach 5 fresh water pumps
  • Trojan Technologies UV water sterilizer
  • Lofrans Titan dual rode horizontal 24V windlass
  • 2 Delta deep set 110 lb. galvanized anchors
  • Steelhead CT900 crane
  • Apex 15’ RIB tender with Yamaha 50 HP outboard
  • Charles 12 KVA isolation transformers for fore and aft 50 amp power feeds
  • Maretron systems monitoring
  • Lonseal floor panels secured and easily removable for access
  • Wheelhouse Technologies ships maintenance program, regularly updated
  • Diagrams, manuals
  • Huge assortment of spare parts (cataloged) and stored in bin under soles in bilge area
  • Detailed log of receipts documenting expenses available from owner
  • Marquipt boarding stairs


  • Royal Flush freshwater toilets
  • Cyclovac – central vacuum
  • Dometic – Cruisair chilled water air conditioning
  • Miele W1113 clothes washer
  • Miele T1313 clothes dryer
  • Miele KM 400 series four burner electric cook top with barbeque grill
  • Vent-a-hood above stove top
  • Uline full size refrigerator with two refrigerator drawers below
  • Woods 5 cu ft. chest freezer
  • Wacco bar fridge and Icer-ette ice maker
  • Frigibar refrigerator/freezer chest
  • Toaster oven
  • Spot Owner freshwater softeners
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Slide out trash bin
  • Soap dispensers at all sinks
  • Fiddles on many surfaces
  • Metal glides on drawers
  • Magnetic catches on doors
  • Phantom screens on outside doors
  • Dumbwaiter in galley that ascends to flybridge
  • Hot water circulation pump
  • Flat screen TV, CD player, monitor, iPod attachment
  • Speakers in ceiling on main, aft and upper deck
  • Strip/mood lighting behind all valances


True Love was built to cruise in US and Bahamian waters and is set up with a very well-engineered electrical system.

  • Dual 50A/240V shore power cords deployed from stern by Glendinning retrieval systems
  • Dual 50A/240V shore power cords deployed from bow by Glendinning retrieval systems
  • Both 50A/240V power feeds are routed through Charles isolation transformers
  • Dual Outback inverter/charger units
  • Odyssey AGM batteries – total of 1,254 Amp hours
  • Paneltronics breaker panels
  • DC distribution box
  • Individual battery isolation switches
  • Main AC and DC distribution and control panels
  • Sub DC distribution and control panel in pilot house
  • Bonding system and zincs
  • Extensive lighting system on deck and through interior – mostly upgraded to LED
  • Aqua Signal mast spotlight
  • Golight Stryker Spotlight


The amount of navigation, communication and entertainment electronics supplied throughout True Love is astounding. She is well integrated with excellent electronics for reliable ‘away from land’ travel.

  • Compasses: – Ritchie floating on flybridge and KVH digital on lower helm.
  • VHF radios: – Icom IC-M604 at the upper and lower stations
  • Microphones: – Icom HM-157 (Command mic) remote in the flybridge and connected to the lower station VHF.
  • Autopilots: – Simrad AP25 on flybridge and lower helm
  • Depth sounders: – Furuno, F1-50 Multi at the upper and lower helms.
  • GPS: – Via Furuno display equipment and Maretron GPS200 antenna-receiver.
  • GPS: – Hand held Garmin Mariner in flybridge console locker
  • Radar: -Via multi-function display and open array on signal mast.
  • Fish finders: – Furuno DFF1on flybridge with Simrad combo transducer and MB-1100 matching equipment.
  • Weather Station: – Furuno PB150 on the flybridge.
  • Multi-function instruments: – Furuno MU-120C at lower helm and MU-170C on flybridge
  • Furuno Software Installed: – NavNet, MaxSea navigation, Network sounder DFF1, PG 500 Heading sensor, Radar sensor, Sirius satellite weather, plus BBWX1 receiver
  • Control units: – Furuno MCU001 at the upper and lower helm
  • Processor Unit: – Furuno MPU001 at the upper flybridge
  • Heading sensor: – Furuno PG 500
  • AIS system: – Furuno FA-59 Class B transponder.
  • Black Box: – Furuno MFDBB on flybridge.
  • Radar sensor: – Furuno DRS6A on flybridge.
  • Additional monitors: – Starboard side on flybridge
  • Antennas: – Airmar weather, VHF, Maretron GPS, Trac phone and vision, AIS-GPA-017. Mounted outboard of flybridge and on signal mast.
  • Video Monitoring: – Axis Network Cameras. (2) 211M in engine room, (1) 215 PTZ on aft deck. Closed circuit television
  • Phone System: – Charles Industries C-Phone communications system 9404 model; Panasonic KX-Tg6411T cordless phone stations – office, saloon, 3 cabins, hard wired – engine room and flybridge; Telular SX5T wireless terminal,
  • Internet: – access via TracPhone; Thrane & Thrane Fleet 33 Inmarsat.
  • Ethernet Hub: – Furuno HUV-101 on the flybridge.
  • Internet switch: -Netgear EN104TP; in entertainment cabinet.
  • Printer: – Canon MG5120 in lower helm desk
  • Engine and systems monitoring: – Maretron DSM250 displays at flybridge, lower helm, and OEM displays in engine room.
  • Headsets: – (2) pair Tech Link radio headsets
  • Electronic chart chip


  • AV Surround receiver: – Denon AVR-2106.
  • Speaker control: – Russound SDB series speaker selector.
  • Direct TV: – HD Receiver.
  • Television: – Sony, flat screen in entertainment cent
  • Denon receiver and DVD, plus Direct TV
  • Television antennas: – TracVision 4 plus MultiSat control.
  • Television/VCR/DVD player(s): – Clarion VS755 digital media player in 3rd cabin
  • DVD Video Player and Monitor: – Denon DVD-1720 in third cabin
  • Speakers: – in saloon, galley, aft deck and flybridge headliners


True Love includes very well thought out fresh water, black water and gray water plumbing.  Redundancy is built into all three systems. All dock water is pre-filtered.

  • (2) Mach 5 – fresh water pumps
  • (4) Royal Flush Neo classic freshwater toilets
  • Dometic black water vent filters
  • Headhunter gray and black water discharge pumps
  • Spot Free dock water inlet filter
  • Liquatech “whole house” water filter
  • (3) Hoseowner fresh water spooled hoses – fore, aft and upper deck locker
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower at swim platform steps
  • Select valve for dock water or boat water wash down
  • Accumulator tank for pressure smoothing.
  • Miele clothes washer
  • Extra freshwater taps for fly bridge and foredeck
  • Pilothouse window washer/wipers
  • Electric overboard pump for black and gray water tanks
  • Black and gray have deck plate pump outs for shore evacuation
  • Bilge pumps – (2) in engine room, (1) forward owner and (1) aft stateroom
  • Johnson bilge pumps
  • Rule bilge pumps


  • All Coast Guard required equipment
  • Emergency signal flares
  • Life jackets
  • Viking 6UKLS six-man life raft
  • Ships manuals with all systems and drawings
  • Extensive spare parts and tool inventory, estimated replacement value $10,000+

Fuel = 1,710 gallons | 6,473 liters

Fresh water = 212 gallons | 802.5 liters

Black water =   309 gallons | 1,170 liters

Gray water = 251 gallons | 95 liters

Continual maintenance work to care for and refresh True Love has been ongoing at her home base at the Deltaville Boatyard. Every effort has been made to keep her clean, reliable, and ready to continue cruising.


True Love was delivered to her original owners in May 2006 in British Columbia, Canada. After initial sea trials, shake downs and commissioning in the San Juan Islands she was transported as cargo to Fort Lauderdale, FL for extensive review of the diesel electric propulsion.  After trials, it was determined that the diesel electric package was not going to live up to the expectations and it was agreed to move her north to Virginia for an extensive retrofit at one of the best boat yards in the US, Deltaville Boatyard. The owner of the yard, Keith Ruse, took on the project with great care and the owners monitored the progress which ultimately took 2 years to complete. Marine industry expert, Steve D’Antonio, was hired as a consultant for the project and helped oversee the transition.

In April of 2010 the new and improved Retired Sailor III was re-launched and finally began her cruising career. In her early active years, she cruised well over 10,000 miles travelling from Virginia to the Bahamas and Turks. She is an incredible trawler and many enjoyable family cruises have taken place in this veritable “floating home away from home”.

Continual upgrades in systems and equipment on top of the original build selections make True Love an outstanding purchase for anyone looking to own the ultimate coastal cruiser. If it is your desire to see the world and travel along coastal waters in style and comfort please review this very detailed listing to learn more about True Love . She is not only exceptionally outfitted, but she represents an incredible value when you consider that she cost over $6,000,000.00 to build and is now fully functional and truly shows like a lightly used, almost new boat due to her limited use despite the years that have passed since her original launch.


By Steve D’Antonio, Marine Consultant

“ I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with Retired Sailor III for the past seven years, having first gone aboard during her commissioning process in Victoria, BC.  Since then, I’ve worked with the owners, Bev and Ann Collombin, consulting on and overseeing a variety of projects, repairs and upgrades, including the repower.  Truly no expense has been spared in maintaining Retired Sailor III during my tenure with her.  Only the finest, highest quality equipment has been used, all of which has been installed and maintained in keeping with the American Boat and Yacht Council’s, as well as the equipment manufacturers’, rigorous standards.  I’m not one to exaggerate, which is why, when I say attention to detail in the initial build, as well as work carried out thereafter, is second to none, it represents the very highest praise.  This is a fine vessel and one of my personal favorites.”


Most production trawlers marketed to the public take advantage of the simplicity of duplicating sister ships through the use of fiberglass construction.  Provided the design is well founded and the tooling is well made, the builder can offer a series of hulls that are uniform in construction and the manufacturing process is more streamlined and faster to crank out boats.  There is an argument to be made for building trawlers out of metal – with steel and aluminum being the preferred materials. For a full displacement yacht where weight is less critical, steel is more popular. True Love was constructed using aluminum alloy for better strength to weight ratios and to keep her lighter to gain more speed.  The entire design was first computer modeled (at significant expense) and these precise dimensions enabled the aluminum to be cut to exact specifications then welded together.  The initial frames were set up to develop a robust hull form.


True Love is a three-level flush deck boat

  • Lower Deck – Staterooms fore and aft of engine room.
  • Main Deck – Saloon, galley forward, pilot station.
  • Upper Deck – Enclosed flybridge forward and tender storage.
  • Aluminum alloy hull construction with 3/8” plating below the waterline and 1/4” plating above over longitudinal and athwartship framing and stringers.
  • Watertight bulkheads – anchor locker, forward engine room, aft engine room and tiller flats.
  • Galvanic protection with zinc anodes / bonding system
  • Interior spray foam insulation to the waterline and under the decks.
  • Hull faired then painted with Awlgrip Moon Dust
  • Rub rails aluminum with UHMW rounded support edges
  • 8-degree trim wedges on transom underbody
  • Propeller pockets
  • Plasteak flooring on upper deck
  • Marine 2000 flooring on main deck
  • Diamond Sea Glaze custom doors and windows
  • Freeman watertight hatches
  • Fiberglass covered, aluminum framed flybridge hard top with opening hatches
  • Fiberglass signal mast with antennas, hinged for bridge clearance
  • Interior joinery crafted from American cherry
  • Barriga Natural Cork flooring throughout interior living spaces
  • PYI Floor anchors for cork sole latches
  • Majilite Prestige shell color headliners
  • Corian Mojave counters in galley and Corian Aurora in Utility room
  • Cast marble poly–resin counters in head and showers
  • Ultra-suede on outboard walls
  • Phantom screens for outside doors
  • LED overhead lighting throughout with dimmers.
  • Mood strip lighting behind all valances


True Love is a stellar example of an ideal coastal cruising trawler. This is quite simply an extraordinary yacht.  Her two owners have contributed their expertise and care and enjoyed many years of trouble-free cruising.  She is a wonderful live aboard for months on end.

Her active use and regular maintenance regimen have kept her in Bristol condition. True Love is truly at home in stormy offshore weather and equally comfortable plying calm coastal waters on shore.  Throughout her life, there has never been a limitation due to budget.  She has the coastal cruising experience to take you and your family safely to numerous ports of call.  If you are a discriminating buyer looking for an innovative yacht that includes the necessities of home and you have longed to own a unique exceptionally designed and outfitted one-of-a-kind motor yacht and, in a position to take off for adventures, you deserve a closer look – let’s get you aboard!

True Love is truly “ready to cruise” and will continue providing her new owners the special luxury of comfortable cruising with safety and redundancy.

Please contact listing agent, Jeff Merrill, to arrange for a viewing.  She is available for inspection by appointment only; we will do everything we can to accommodate a last-minute showing.  Once aboard you will truly be able to appreciate the thinking that has been incorporated to create this trawler masterpiece.

For additional information please visit True Love’s website:  www.Snowbird73.com

Exclusions: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to Paintings, tools, handheld nav gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.

Disclaimer : Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California, Florida and Washington) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers and recreational tugs. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea.  We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy.  Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded. Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: True Love is available for Co-Brokerage.

*Listing broker. Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus direct experience with this custom aluminum trawler.  Jeff was her listing broker several years ago and has kept in regular contact with her current owners.  He has been aboard and underway several times.  Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers and a regular presenter at TrawlerFest.  He writes about trawlers for Ocean Navigator and PassageMaker magazines and is one of the online instructors for Boaters University.

This listing specification has been approved by the sellers for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission.  All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB by phone- call or text his mobile +1 (949) 355-4950 for email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing. You can send a detailed email to: [email protected]

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    Whether you opt for the open- or enclosed-bridge version, the Ocean 73 Super Sport can take you to faraway cruising grounds in search of solitude or distant canyons in search of world-class game fish. Ocean Yachts. (609) 965-4616. The Boat. Standard Equipment.

  8. The Absolute Navetta 73 is a Chic Voyager

    The fly-by-wire wheel on the Absolute Navetta 73 makes for enjoyable driving time. The optional Volvo Penta joystick eases close-quarters maneuvering, and bow and stern thrusters help counter the effects of wind and current. Vital Data is displayed on one 27-inch and three 21-inch displays. Alberto Cocchi.

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    The Italian Sea Group has announced the laying of the keel for the 73m Admiral GC-Force 73 superyacht. Build Updates Keel laid of custom Admiral GC-Force 73 superyacht. Written by Sophie Spicknell. Thu, 15 Jun 2023 | 13:00.

  10. Absolute Navetta 73, the ideal yacht for long and comfortable cruising

    I-29027 Podenzano (PC) Tel. +39 (0)523 354011. [email protected]. www.absoluteyachts.com. (Absolute Navetta 73, breakthrough…. - Barchemagazine.com - February 2018) Absolute Navetta 73 is the new flagship of the yard from Podenzano. A 22 meter long yacht with two Volvo Penta IPS 1350, ideal for long and comfortable cruising.


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  12. X-Yachts 73: Jeppesen's Giant

    The 73 is very different from any other yacht her size. She is a new combination of a Pilot House and a Deck Saloon yacht, but with the advantages from both concepts. Most often a Pilot House yacht has a very limited feel of air and space in the actual pilot house. The feel of air and space will be "the thing" about the X-Yacht 73 - the central ...

  13. Absolute Yachts

    Navetta 73. The Absolute Navetta 73 has been designated "Boat of the Year 2018" in the category Motor Boat open, hard top and fly over 18 meters. She has been awarded for her innovative character, her advanced concepts and her remarkable details. WORLD YACHT TROPHIES (2017) BEST INNOVATION. Navetta 73.

  14. Navetta 73

    The Navetta 73 is a 22m luxurious motor yacht with a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots, powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 1359 with a power of 1,000 hp each. Her exterior design reminds a bit of a masculine explorer style. Thanks to her functional design, the yacht offers a spacious sun deck with helm station (flybridge), a ...

  15. Absolute 73 Navetta boats for sale

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  16. Absolute Navetta 73

    Since the launch of smart yacht ownership in 2003, the SeaNet fleet has gone global, with over 75+ yachts spread across the Mediterranean, United States, and the Caribbean. SeaNet takes yacht ownership to the next level and offers you the unique opportunity to broaden your horizons by exchanging your yacht for another type of yacht in the ...

  17. Absolute Navetta 73: Rugged trawler is a bouncer among bridesmaids

    Trawler Yachts. Absolute Navetta 73: This rugged trawler is a bouncer among bridesmaids. Alan HarperSeptember 23, 2019. The Absolute Navetta 73 hit a top speed of 25.6 knots on test Credit: Absolute Yachts. Chine flats deflect spray away from the slender stem and increase space in the master suite Credit: Absolute Yachts.

  18. 2016 Horizon E73 Motor Yacht 73' Yacht For Sale

    HI LIFE is a 2016 Horizon 73 E73 Motor Yacht for sale in North Miami Florida. Hi Life was custom built by her present original owner by one of Taiwans premier boat yards, Horizon Yachts. She represents her owners some 50 years of boatingand...

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  20. NAVETTA 73

    The Absolute Navetta 73 perfectly summarizes the Italian luxury builder's style. The flybridge offers an upper helm station with a side sofa, an elegant bar cabinet in front of a comfortable teak table, and an aft terrace with modular furniture. The access to the main deck is from a spacious cockpit that features a central sofa at the stern ...

  21. Sunseeker Manhattan 73 boats for sale

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  22. Snowbird 73

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  23. USS Zaca (IX-73)

    USS Zaca (IX-73) is a wooden-hulled, schooner-rigged yacht with an auxiliary engine. History. She was commissioned by the self proclaimed explorer, Charles Templeton Crocker, to a design of Garland Rotch, and built by Nunes Brothers Boat and Ways Co. as a vessel for sailing around the world with all the modern conveniences of the time.