About Absolute

In the early sixties, De Vries and De Voogt started a co-operation with Carlo Riva, owner of the ultramodern Cantieri Riva wharf in Sarnico, Italy. The results of this relationship were three different De Voogt/Riva design series: Atlantic at 26.70m, Viking at 35.20m and Caravelle at 22.50m. All made a favorable impression on the market, but the greatest success in terms of sales was achieved by the Caravelle-series: a modern fast steel motor yacht, equipped with two GM V-8 diesel engines. Seven were built in total.


General info
  • Launch name Absolute
  • Current name C5
  • Previous names Absolute
  • Hull number 586
  • Yard Koninklijke de Vries
  • Length 22.50m / 73'10"
  • Beam 5.15m / 16'11"
  • Draught 2.00m / 6'7"
  • Speed 12 knots

  • Fuel Capacity 5,000 litres / 1,320 US gallon
  • Water Capacity 3,000 litres / 792 US gallon

  • Naval Architect De Voogt Naval Architects
  • Exterior Design Carlo Riva
  • Interior Design Carlo Riva

  • Main Engines 2x MAN D2866LXE 440hp

  • Staterooms 5
  • Crew 3
  • Guests 8