November 8, 2013

New Model: Azimut 53 Magellano

So far the 50 Magellano has been the most successful model in the explorer range from Azimut yachts, and now after over fifty units delivered World wide in a two year period the Italian builder replaces it with the 53. This new second sized model Magellano is in fact a further update to the 50, but serious tooling rework was done here extending the hull length by four feet to aft, adding five centimeters of beam, and twelve centimeters of draft.  With this come a redesigning for the lower deck layout below, and the addition of a crew cabin to aft.  Looks wise the major visible difference of the 53 versus the 50 is the aft deck now larger, but large view windows have also been reduced to two now totaling four, these serving the midships owners room. An other change for the 53 is also the pantry now standard to starboard which can also be added with a single berth, adding the total number of cabins to four, and sleeping capability to seven guests in the fore area, all this excluding the single crew cabin to aft.  Unfortunately or at least on the Azimut website the 53 Magellano will only feature one lower deck layout, versus the four options which used to be available for the 50.  On the technical side against the 50 the 53 Magellano also features 150 more horses on tap thanks to bigger twin Cummins 500hp engines, but still keeping inline with the same speed standards of the range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.98 m (55.5ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 15.14 m
Beam - 4.7 m
Draft - 1.44 m incl props at full load
Displacement - 28.6 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 3200 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 7 berths in 4 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth aft
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 8.3 500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 21 knots max, 16 knots cruise, 8 knots economic long range
Hull Shape - semi displacement dual mode
Project - Cor D Rover exterior lines, Bill Dixon hull shape, Azimut Yachts interior
Certification - UNI ISO 8666