February 24, 2016

New Model: Azimut 66 Flybridge

At the Düsseldorf boat show 2016, held in the last week of January Azimut premiered the new 66 Flybridge, again an example of the ability to innovate that has made the Italian yacht builder a World leader. The 66 is part of the Flybridge range, the most classic and long standing of Azimut’s collections, and the one which has seen the most important renewal of  stylistic and technical content over the past years and decades, always making the Italian builder a leader with the innovation it brought to the flybridge motor yacht. The process of renewal of the range began with the Azimut 80 in 2013, to continue with the 50 in 2014 and the recent 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 of the new collection, a process that has transformed the Azimut 66 into a true icon representing the entire range. Harmonious lines of the 66, designed by long standing since 1990's  Azimut designer Stefano Righini, with the hallmark shark’s fin shaped side window, the particularly spacious elongated flybridge and the fore deck area transformed into an exclusive lounge. The carbon fibre 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 motor yacht.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.8 m (68.3ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 20.3 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 41 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 3900 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 8 guests in 4 cabins, 1 crew cabin aft
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft with props in semi moulded tunnels
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee-shape with 17 degrees dead-rise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interior, Studio Plana hull shape
Certification - UNI ISO8666 for data