June 8, 2013

New Model: Azimut 80 Flybridge

Reinventing the wheel how cruisers and yachts look and function has always been part of what Azimut does, and this is why this large private owned builder still as at today even in these hard times creates trends which other builders will eventually follow.  The Italians are inventive in there nature but Azimut clearly deservers a big recognition for what it did in the motor boating world in the past thirty plus of years.  The Azimut 80 for its length brings a fresh new approach turning what other builders do, making a big boat look more compact without it being smaller.  Take a picture of the 80 from a distance and many would tell you she is a sixty footer, or that it is the Azimut 64.  Go close to it and you will say different, as indeed the Azimut 80 has an overall length of over 25 meters.  On the layout terms the Azimut 80 Flybridge offers a traditional four cabins layout with a large full beam owners room amidships, VIP to fore and two double cabins in between.  Two crew cabins sleeping two and sharing a head are located aft.  Still Azimut brings nice features in this size from a Jacuzzi bath on the flybridge, to a day head on the main deck.  Azimut is also offering two stabilization options on the 80 from Seakeeper Gyros, or active CMC fins.  Hull one was build with the CMC fins.  Power is from twin MAN 1550hp engines which give a top speed of 30 knots max.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.2 m (82.8ft)
Hull Length - 23.7 m
Beam - 5.96 m
Draft - 1.67 m including props
Displacement - 61 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1100 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x MAN CR V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 30 knots max, 26 cruise
Hull Shape - planning Vee with 16.6 degrees dead rise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior styling and concept, Salvagni Architetti interior
Certification - CE A