October 21, 2013

New Model: Azimut Atlantis 50

Its the first new model which Atlantis presents under Azimut branding umbrella, this is the new 50 a further evolution of the 48, starter in fall 2009 of the new look era by Neo Design Team of Biaggi and Salvetti completed in 2012.  So far Azimut Atlantis 50 will not replace the 48, but will be an additional model with an extra one foot at the back of overall length, glass hard top instead of soft, patio door in lieu of fully open although this choice is still available, and third cabin with bunk berths in replacement of the lower deck saloon.  The Atlantis 48 have been a successful model for the Italian maker and the 50 hopes to strengthen its grip further, even with the new competition coming from known British builders which should make choosing an open hard-top modern looking of around the fifteen meter mark very interesting to any buyer. The Azimut Atlantis 50 unlike the competition though is powered by the tried and tested long standing line shaft.  Interestingly Azimut Group Research and Design department has been among the biggest tester of the pod drives in Sweden and Italy, but its usage has been very sparse, something I never whole hardheartedly understood.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.19 m (53.1ft)
Hull Length - 14.34 m
Beam - 4.3 m
Draft - 1.27 m full load
Displacement - 20.5 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 1700 l
Water Capacity - 420 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 4 berths in 2 cabins, extra two berths in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max, 29 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Vee keel with medium 15 degrees dead-rise aft
Project - Neo Design Marco Biaggi and Filippo Salvetti, Azimut Yachts 
Certification - UNI ISO 8666