January 20, 2016

Project: Azimut 66 Flybridge

The first month of the new year will see plenty of new developments for Azimut Yachts. At the upcoming D├╝sseldorf Boat Show, scheduled for January 23 through 31 2016, the Italian yacht-manufacturing company will present the world premiere of the Azimut 66, a new example of the ability to innovate that has made the company a world leader.  The Azimut 66 is part of the Flybridge Collection, the most classic of Azimut’s collections, and the one which has seen the most important renewal of its stylistic and technical content. The process of renewal of the range began with the Azimut 80 in 2013, to continue with the Azimut 50 in 2014 and the recent Azimut 72, unveiled in September. And so the team of Azimut technicians has been faced with the difficult task of producing a new twenty meter motor yacht combining all the innovations appearing in the most recent models in the new collection, a process that has transformed the 66 into a true icon representing the entire range.  Visitors to the D├╝sseldorf Boat Show will be the first to admire the harmonious lines of the Azimut 66, designed by Stefano Righini, with the hallmark shark’s fin shaped side window, the particularly spacious elongated flybridge and the prow area transformed into an exclusive lounge. The carbon fiber superstructure makes the vessel considerably lighter and increases its interior volume. Designer Carlo Galeazzi, who worked on the interiors of the Azimut 66 with the shipyard’s styling office, not only came up with the usual refined decor but focused his attention on the need to optimize use of space, obtaining extra storage space in the already ample interior volumes to make an even more convenient vessel.   Indeed if compared to the 64, the 66 will offer a four cabin layout, along with one of the most versatile split level saloons in the category, and one of the largest flybridge in the twenty meter size.  Handling wise the 66 will feature a hull designed by Studo Plana, which give a performance of 31 knots and 27 cruise with twin 1150hp Cat engines.  

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