August 2, 2012

Project: Azimut 43 Magellano

The Azimut Magellano project started over three years ago with the innovative scope of the orange colored Ken Freiovkh designed 74, which after its launch in Genoa show and special presentation in Varese marina, went for a special tour for two thousand nautical miles of all the Western Mediterranean sea up to the pillars of Hercules in Gibraltar, Turkey and back up to Italy in Autumn.  The 50 Magellano with all that important size of just over fifteen meters, which sits nicely followed in the fall of 2010.  Now comes the entry level 43, again a design as the bigger 50 of Italian designer Cor D.Rover, with the under water shape following the innovative dual mode semi displacement hull of Bill Dixon as used in the bigger Magellano models.  The new entry level 43 Magellano will be offered in a two versions a flybridge, and Hard Top version which PowerYacht will present at a later stage.  Making way for practicality the 43 Magellano will offer a three cabins; with an owners suite to fore, and the third cabin being a single berth to starboard.  An interesting feature which will be the first seen on a yacht this size will also be the astern galley located on the main deck.  Apart the practical aspect of this, this also frees the area opposite of the dinette to be used as an entairtainment unit.  The flybridge of the 43 Magellano offers a C-shaped settee to port, helm on the other side, and a free aft area.  Construction wise the 43 Magellano shows Azimut putting emphasis for a stronger to usual construction with a displacement of over seventeen tons with not so big 305 or 355hp twin Cummins engines, and also a large quantity of 1800 liters of fuel reserve.  Performance should be a top speed of 22 knots with the bigger choice.  World wide presentation of the 43 Magellano is in Cannes coming September.     

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