December 7, 2013

Project: Azimut Grande 95 RPH

Azimut introduces the Grande 95RPH project: a new hull, design, and innovative solutions for a pocket sized super yacht with many surprises in store. The 95RPH is part of the Grande collection, the line of which with this model spans from 95 to 120 feet luxury yachts from the World famous Italian shipyard. The first brand new Azimut Grande 95 RPH is launching in spring 2014; however, thanks to renderings, it is possible to preview some of the boatyard's interesting solutions that improve functionality without altering the style. Foremost among the new features introduced by concept and exterior designer Stefano Righini is the raised wheelhouse. The boat’s name, RPH actually stands for Raised Pilot House, giving some indication of the importance of the decision to separate the wheelhouse from the main deck. This is accomplished by creating a half deck which gives the owner and guests more space and maximizes crew privacy. The designer has also managed to integrate the raised wheelhouse with the vessel’s hallmark exterior lines, retaining that special Azimut Grande family look.  Thanks to the raised wheelhouse, the Grande 95RPH has five cabins, four guest cabins on the lower deck and an owner's stateroom on the main deck towards the bow. The exceptional view and large bathroom make the owner's room a veritable suite with an unparalleled sea view. There is also a liberating sense of space in the 95 RPH saloon; here, Righini has created a real sense of continuity between inside and outside, thanks in part to the double, floor-to-ceiling picture windows. Another Azimut Grande trump card is without doubt the exceedingly spacious flybridge with spaces of sixty squared meters, awarded Best in Class; it includes a cushy exterior dinette that seats ten, a mini bar, Jacuzzi, and comfortable sunbathing area.  The standard layout sleeps of the 95RPH sleeps ten in five cabins; owner's room and four VIP rooms, each with a private bath. The four-member crew has three cabins and two baths to the bow, with separate access to the kitchen located on the main deck. The luxurious and elegant interiors are a design by Studio Salvagni Architect's for Azimut, a proven collaboration that has led to such successful models as the 80, 84, and 88.  To the stern, there is a garage with pivoting platform for a four metre jet tender.  Power is twin MTU 2186hp motors which, when combined with the planing hull with skeg, provides for significantly improved directional stability, enabling maximum speeds up to 26 knots and cruising speeds of 20 knots. A 12,000 liter fuel tank and 2,000-litre water tank ensure great range, even for long crossings.  Despite being a super yacht with an overall length of nearly 29 metres, the Grande 95 RPH falls within the 24 meter cut-off and therefore can be registered as a pleasure craft. In many countries around the world this is a distinction which offers the owner serious advantages both in terms of crew management and administration, with significant savings in time and money. This is because pleasure crafts do not require a professional captain or engineer and have reduced crew requirements. In addition, the registration procedures are definitely simplified, with the corollary benefits for charter use: regulations are in conformance with MGN280 guidelines, MCA equivalent for under 24 meters.  

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