July 23, 2011

Improve-it = Azimut 88 Flybridge

For the second half of 2011 Azimut makes new improvements to the 88 Flybridge, second small in the famous Italian brand super yacht sizes and launched in 2009 as a further evolution of the 85 model.  These new changes  occur on the inside without touching the Stefano Righini designed exterior profile. But in the inside we have a change of designers with Salvagni taking over from Galeazzi and presenting two changes: the layout of the lower deck and the decor.  The first involved moving the bathroom in the master cabin toward the stern, thereby creating a buffer that isolates the master cabin from the engine room even more. The new layout also made it possible to modify the stairs, which now have a more discreet access into the suite. To port, in full light, a breakfast zone was created, with two armchairs and a table.  Corresponding to the opposite window is the vanity. The wardrobes are built into the walls and have a slightly larger storage volume. With the master cabin change a  second layout change was possible in the saloon, with the stairs going down to the owners room making possible to position the day bathroom longitudinally, with a resulting gain of space for the dining area.  The decor modification stands out immediately. All the forms have been changed with architect Salvagni, who designed the interiors, transforming the shapes by softening corners and creating curves. Breaks in continuity between ceilings and walls are seen everywhere. The system of portals that separate the rooms become a new loop system that invites passage through the softness of the rounded forms. Also in the master cabin the curves of the new decor are repeated, seen in a wraparound headboard that includes the bedside tables. Another instance of particularly interesting design is represented by the slits for opening the wardrobes: they design a soft shape, an invitation to open and enter into the comfort of one’s clothes. There is no lack for mirrored surfaces, which further augment the sensation of space.