August 30, 2017

New Model: Azimut S7

Azimut S line since introduced in 2003 has been an important game changer for the industry which reshaped the sport yacht sector from its introductory model the 68S onward. The new S7 continues to see the Italian builder pushing its successful S line to new limits of design, and the next stage of what was started with the forward thinking third generation S-series, the 55 as presented in 2012.  Launched in another huge party plus a tour around the Mediterranean the S7 made an important scene entrance in early August in Formentera Ibiza where it appeared to the public for the first time. At seventy feet the S7 is a direct heir to the 68S and impresses for being a modern advanced hard top sports yacht.  The layout below offers four double cabins, while living plus galley is all located on the main deck.  The S7 also offers flexibility with choice to the client coming on order for a Coupe or Sportfly version. Hull one shown above is a Sportfly version, which personally at this size I think will be a difficult temptation to resist.  On the technical side the S7 continues Azimut full dedication to a triple Volvo IPS pod set up, as introduced with the 55S and followed with the 77S. In this case the S7 is powered by a triple Volvo 800hp engines which give a top speed of 35 knots and a cruise of 31.  It will be interesting to see if the S7 is able to follow what the 55S does with the triple set up, as for example the economical use of two engines only.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.3 m (70.1ft)
Hull Length - 20.3 m 
Beam - 5.3 m
Displacement - 43.5 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3800 l
Water Capacoty - 800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 800hp
Propulsion - triple Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 35 knots max 31 knots cruse
Hull Shape - Vee with 13.8 degrees aft
Construction - fibgerlass and carbon use in designated areas
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Franceso Guida interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull shape
Certification - CE A, NMMA, UNI ISO8666 for data