April 26, 2013

Project: Azimut 80

Azimut presents an important project of a new 80 designed outside by long time standing architect Stefano Righini.  This new model is a project to be made in the Turin facility with the current largest build ever made here being the 72S.  So far Azimut has not mentioned if this new 80 will replace the 78 produced at the Viareggio yard, the smallest build coming from this facility.  Stefano Righini in this new Azimut 80  evolves the style the known Italian builder has pioneered since the advent of the 68 Plus in 1999 and since then on all the fifty to seventy feet models, of a flybridge yacht with low profile looks but yet spacious and innovative solutions both inside and outside. The interior layout designed by recent recruit Achille Salvagni of this new 80 will feature four double cabins, with all having en-suite heads and a very large owners stateroom to midships.  The main deck is characterized by a traditional layout of welcoming saloon, dining area, a separate galley in the standard plan but which is also available as an open version, and a day head.  The helm station offers a two seats plus an L-shaped dinette to port side.  Navigation wise the Azimut 80 will be build to CE A standards and is to be powered by MAN 1550hp engines with a top speed of 30 knots being estimated.  Stabilizing options which more the time passes seem to become more important is offered from Seakeeper gyros, or CMC fins.   

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