November 19, 2010

New Model: Azimut 50 Magellano

One of the most expected models to be presented in Genoa, this was the Azimut 50 Magellano which generated a success to its builder beyond all forecasts as reports say production is sold till well into the 2012 year. There is many references to which this success is given from the dual mode hull by Bill Dixon, Green Plus Rina Certification, Hybrid optional choice with the addition of two electric motors, and to the four choices of the lower deck. As one can see versatility and an Explorer yacht which does not miss many beats from anywhere you look at it is key. The 50 Magellano seems to reply to current yachtsman demands for an economic to run yacht which is not slow as the 18 knots cruise speed says, but is also comfortable at slower speeds. Here Azimut was wise as it applied the concept of last years presented 74 in a more popular size, and this trend is to continue next year when the known Italian builder will present a smaller 40 Magellano with the same concept of ecological boating, dual mode hull, and comforts which come from its faster range of boats but are applied for the first time in this type of yacht.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.64 m (51.4ft)
Hull Length - 14.98 m
Beam - 4.65 m
Draft - 1.33 m
Displacement - 25 t
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, or 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB5.9 425hp, optional hyrid 2 x Auxilia 23kw
Propulsion - line shaft Vee drive
Speed - 22 knots max, 18 knots cruise planning, 8 knots displacement cruise
Project - Cor D Rover lines and interior, Bill Dixon for Dual mode hull
Certification - CE Class A, RINA Green Plus
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