July 8, 2010

Project: Azimut 64

During the Azimut-Benetti Group recent fourth Yachting gala held in Port Cantou, Cannes, the largest private owned power boat builder presented the Azimut 64 of the flybridge line. This new project is the natural heir and replacement of the 62 presented in 2002, updated as Evolution in 2007 with a sales success of over two hundred units in a model life span of less then eight years. From the old 62, the new 64 gains one feet in length thanks to the high low platform, half feet of more beam, heavier displacement by about four tons, bigger engines, and a similar 17 degrees Vee deadrise hull. Designed by Righini for the exterior lines this new Azimut follows recent trends as seen in the newer models from the Italian builder, as the extended with hydraulic lift bathing platform, squared bow, opening vertical windows in the full beam owners stateroom, larger view windows on the main deck, and a single level saloon. The Azimut 64 will also be advanced to what regards construction being built with Carbon fiber, and infusion process delivering an advanced built standard with lower weight and more strength which has given to this new model a CE A certification versus the B rating of the old 62. The interior will be a three cabin layout, with all cabin having there own personal shower heads. A big question here persists me if Azimut did miss a chance to make a twenty metre motor yacht with four cabins version. A spacious two person aft crew cabin among the largest in this size completes the sleeping quarters of the 64. Power will be from twin Cat 1150hp, which means 135hp more then the 62 it replaces.