October 29, 2009

New Model: Azimut 40S

Basing itself on one platform Azimut was wise and economic enough to create two different models on the exterior, and hitting with this to different client bases. This is the story for the 40S which has an identical hull to the 38 Flybridge launched a few weeks ago in Southampton. Azimut is not new to this concept having done the same with the 43 model in the recent past. The 40S steals the hull and interior plan of the flybridge sibling, but has a redesigned top side with the more lively and sporty super structure of the S range. The S range concept launched in 2003 is all about offering the living and comfort of a flybridge boat, but in a more aggressive looking and performing platform. It is worth to mention that this has been a huge success for Azimut from the start with the 68S the first model of the range receiving fifty orders in less then a year after its launch. Not bad for a sport yacht which at the time had a price tag of close to two million Euros. The 40S keeps the same 38 Flybridge well laid, luxury fitted twin cabin interior with huge view windows in all parts of this sport cruiser. Reflections and comparisons with the 38 do not stop on the design, but go on in the performance department too, with the 40S delivering a 4 nautical mile per hour faster 36 knots top speed, thanks to 125 extra horses per engine of the shaft propelled twin 480hp Cummins. An innovative feature which is not to miss are the two solar panels integrated in the hard top which charge the batteries during day time without the need of an external generator or shore power.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.02 m (39.4ft)
Hull Length - 11.58 m
Beam - 3.8 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 12.4 t
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 390 l
Accommodation - 4/5 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB5.9 480hp
Propulsion - direct inline shaft
Speed - 36 knots, 28 knots cruise
Design - Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interior
Hull Shape - vee with 17.9 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - GRP
Certification - UNI ISO 8666

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