Ritchie’s new series of compasses is dressed in a bright polished-bronze bezel and offers a choice of 2- or 5-degree markings. Additional lubber’s lines at 45 (for sailboats) and 90 degrees help with bearings and it’s illuminated in green or red. The SY-600PL-Super Yacht compass has a 6-inch-diameter dial and fits into a 7 ¼-inch mounting hole.
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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