October 9, 2017

Project: Azimut Atlantis 51

Been about three years since Atlantis launched a totally new model, so the thinking was that Azimut-Benetti Group was re-valuating its entry level sport cruiser and yacht range, even though both the 43 and 50 models are good sellers.  Comes Cannes show 2017 and Azimut-Benetti Group present the Azimut Atlantis 51 project.  A new flagship of the Atlantis range, the 51 see the Neo Design team continue responsibility of the range as started in 2009.  The Azimut Atlantis 51 sees the designers offer a similar super structure to the 43 model, with the hull taking inspiration from the third generation Azimut S series looks, see axe-bow with grill.  Inside the Azimut Atlantis 51 will offer a traditional three double cabin six berths layout; owners room forward, a VIP double cabin to starboard, twin bunk to port side, and a saloon and galley in between.  This is a surprise considering Atlantis has been in the past a pioneer in offering full beam cabins in the 425 SC, 47, and 55 models.  But the surprise is even bigger when you see that the 51 will feature IPS pod propulsion, therefore usually allowing for larger cabin space. Interesting to note Atlantis return to the use of IPS pod drives with the 51 being the second model to offer IPS pod propulsion after the 50x4 model presented in 2008 and lasting production a couple years.     

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