September 21, 2017

Project: Azimut 55 Flybridge

You can never stop developing and looking forward, and that is what Azimut and Righini have been doing in over two decades of working together. When you speak of the Azimut 55 produced from 2001 till 2009 you are speaking about the best selling flybridge motor yacht ever build which sold in around the five hundred unit mark.  The interior of the 55 launched in Genoa boat show year 2000 was a revolution for the segment which inspired the new age of flybridge motor yachts.  Now Azimut after a decade returns the 55 name into its flybridge range with this looking forward sixteen meter project set to launch in mid 2018.  Stefano Righini, and Achille Salvagni are the designers of this Azimut 55 Flybridge, exterior and interior respectively.  For this project Azimut made the most for a near to five meter beam.  The interior will feature three double cabins with two heads, and crew cabin berth aft. The living is located on the main deck, and for a first time we are seeing Azimut with an astern galley layout, joined by a patio door which fully opens and disappears, creating a single connection with the aft cockpit deck.  For this new Azimut 55 Flybridge, Righini has integrated design cues from the S range, see bow, and an important detail to note is that he is not overdoing it with hull side windows going for a more traditional pattern of serving owners and VIP cabin forward.  The Azimut 55 Flybridge will be powered by twin 800hp engines and will weight 29 tons full loaded, don't know if this is a typo but that is four tons more to the new 60.  Speed estimates are a max of 31 knots.