April 9, 2014

Project: Azimut 50

From the end of last year Azimut already started to show signs that 2014 will be an important renewal time for its line up, announcing three new projects during the Genoa boat show. The 50 is one of the models upcoming by the World famous Italian builder, and shows Azimut re-challenge itself in a model which previously has always sold over the hundreds of units in a few years production run. This new 50 major selling point will be its full beam owners midships stateroom. Its interesting to note here that while Azimut pioneered the full beam amidships cabin in the smaller yacht sizes with the 55 in 2000, the Italian marque never actually did this in its fifty feet sizes or smaller. The smallest Azimut featuring a full beam owners cabin was the 53 recently updated to become the 54. This new 50 changes this and features a full beam owners cabin, plus two other guest cabins, these being a VIP forward, and a twin with bunk berths to starboard. Styled outside by long time Azimut designer Stefano Righini the 50 features similar single piece styled view windows reminiscing the 2012 launched 55S model. Interesting to note how these should work very good with the split level saloon which features a lounging entrance saloon and a dinette to forward port side. Another plus point in the new 50 will also be the settee in the fore deck, something also unusual to find in most modern motor yachts of similar sizes.