November 1, 2017

blogger - Creating a New Class

The launch of the new Azimut Grande 27 Metri made an innovative hit in the industry, thanks to its semi wide body raised pilot house design, it does what yachts a few meters bigger do in a smaller more compact super yacht size.  To be truthful this is nothing new in the yachting industry, and it has been a pattern since ever.  Something is launched in a certain size, and the other builder offer it in a smaller and more price competitive model.  
The semi wide body concept seems also to be having the growth and what started to become more popular in recent years in the 28-30 meter size, it is now going into smaller dimensions. It will be interesting in the coming years to see if it will go into even smaller sizes less to 26 meters.
On the aesthetic side of the design, the smaller you go in a wide body the challenging, easily turning wrong to the eye it can get.  But the advantage of space and an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck will exist more in the coming years.  Think of this as the full beam midships owners staterooms in sixteen meter flybridge yachts.
Truth be told is that the Grande 27 Metri leads to new interesting times and again the defender is Azimut.  It will be interesting to see how the other builders will compete and challenge the Grande.