November 14, 2011

New Model: Azimut 40 Flybridge

Launched in early Summer 2011, and presented officially in Cannes the Azimut 40 Flybridge is a further evolution of the 38 model launched in 2009.  The Azimut 40 is the baby entry level of the vast range of this very famous Italian boat builder.  The major changes in the 40 which differentiate it from the 38 model happen at the stern with the hydraulic telescopic gangway now moved to starboard side instead of central this offering larger tender stowage space, the settee aft being now moved central and not divided, and a larger high low bathing platform. In the project press release of August Azimut also promised a sun roof glass opening from the flybridge to the saloon, but so far I cannot spot this feature. The interior of the 40 remains the same well used layout of the 38 offering unseen space and a good balance of comfort in a two cabins head layout.  The owners suite is to fore, and the second guest cabin having two large view windows is located to starboard midships.  Power is from twin Cummins 355hp which give a top speed of 31 knots, and a cruise of 26.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.24 m (40.2ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 11.58 m
Beam - 3.86 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 12.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 390 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 5.9 355hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max, 25 cruise
Hull Type - Vee shape with 17.9 degrees dead rise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interior
Certification - Regulations UNI ISO8666, CE