April 3, 2009

New Model: Magnum 70 Lazzarini Pickering

Magnum launched its new 70, hull number 011, at the end of February. The boat, designed by the famous architects Lazzarini Pickering, is a big departure and turn around from the standard Magnum 70. She has no portholes but, instead, is outfitted with large skylights made of a special glass to bring enormous amounts of light into the cabin. These skylights automatically tint according to the amount of sun hitting them at any one time. This was designed in order to keep the interiors cool regardless of the sun’s position or strength, and to keep a comfortable temperature inside without the use of air-conditioning, thereby saving energy, something Magnum is committed to. This technology has been available for quite some time in the eyeglass market but it is the first time it has been used on a yacht. Other news is the central radar arch which extends a sun protection awning when desired, and the lines of the windshield have also been softened up versus the previous Pininfarina design. The boat, which has two cabins and a large master suite, was built for a private client who will enjoy her in the Mediterranean this summer. Equipped with the 2000 series MTU engines, each producing 2400hp, the new Magnum 70 runs approximately 61 knots in many sea states which normally keeps other boats in harbour, let alone touch high speeds. The owner bought her for the seaworthy Magnum trademark so that he could cross the Med in security far from land with absolutely no fear for his safety or that of his family.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21 m (70ft)
Beam - 5.18 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Weight - 32,000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 950 l
Accommodation - 6 - 8 berths
Engines - 2 x MTU 2000 series 2400hp
Speed - 61 knots max
Project - Lazzarini Pickering
Construction - Kevlar, Carbon Fiber, GRP

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