August 18, 2011

Project: Azimut 62S Italia

Azimut presents the project of the 62S Italia, what is a further development of the 62S model with bigger engines, and modified interior and exterior.  The 62S Italia as Azimut's press release says gets closer to the 72S model in some features and more so in the interior, being now finished with Zebrawood, instead of Wenge.  The hard top of the 62 S Italia gets also a new look now having two glasses which are also curved and feature an Anti-UV film.   The crew cabin of the 62 S Italia is expanded having two berths, and the standard plan of the guest rooms will have three cabins as standard.  The galley of the 62S Italia has also been modified and can now be separated from other areas thanks to the sliding doors. The 62S Italia will also feature a new innovation from the Azimut Benetti Group called the Bird's Eye View, what is a system of three docking cameras that reconstruct the boat’s image in real time with respect to the dock and the other craft, merging the sources into a single view, which will make it possible to execute maneuvers with great precision.  The 62S Italia will also be powered with twin MTU 1150hp here having a total of 270 more horses versus the previous 62S, which will give a top speed of 37 knots.  Surprisingly there is no mention so far if a ZF4000 pod option will be available for this new version.  Considering that the 62S was used as Research and Design for the new big ZF pods I did accept this new 62S version to have them as standard.  So far Azimut seems not much a big fan of pod drives using them in only two models; 43S and Atlantis 50x4.