Finally and for the first time–a pod-type joystick with a bow-thrusters control alongside. According to the folks at Prestige Yachts, the joystick/thrusters setup shown here on the new Prestige 500 Flybridge is designed to facilitate dockside maneuvering in extra-strong winds and currents. My own experience with pods in high winds tells me this is a great idea. Lovely new boat, too.
Boats that bring efficiency over a range of speeds are appealing to today’s coastal cruiser. Those with style and a bit of panache are sure to have their own admirers. The Absolute 52 Navetta will certainly fall into both categories.
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