September 15, 2010

New Model: Azimut 64 Flybridge

Presenting itself as a surprise unveiling during the Azimut Yachting Gala in house boat show at the start of Summer which now is in its fourth edition was the 64 Flybridge. This new model will replace the since 2002 produced 62, which in its eight year production run was produced in an impressive two hundred plus units. A hard to beat success, but none the less not impossible. The 64 takes a lot of the features of the 62 and improves on them, adding modernity more glassed surfaces, and a leaner profile. The squared off bow, and extended bathing platform with high low movement introduced on latest Azimut's since 2004 has also been included. Interior wise the 64 offers a three double cabins all with en-suite lower deck. A two person crew cabin with shower is located aft. A split level saloon offers the usual Azimut layout with C-shaped sofa upon entrance, dining table, and galley to fore. Azimut keeps also evolving its exterior spaces, with the aft deck C-shaped settee which converts to a sun lounger, a free astern part on the flybridge ideally suited for free deck chairs, and the usual sun worshippers area to fore. On the technical part the 64 improves with a carbon fibre reinforced infusion resin construction, and a CE A certification. Power for the Azimut 64 is twin Cats 1150hp which should give a 33 knots top speed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.15 m (66.1ft)
Hull Length - 19.25 m
Waterline Length - 16.28 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 098 m excluding props
Displacement - 35 t loaded, 28 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 3900 l
Water Capacity - 980 l
Accommodation - 6 guest + 2 crew berths
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max, 28 knots cruise at half load
Hull - Vee shape with 17 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - infusion gross reinforced plastic with carbon fiber reinforcements
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interior
Certification - CE A
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