September 8, 2019

Project: Azimut S8

The Alberto Mancini era in Azimut continues moving at a very fast pace, and here comes the S8 as a surprise project announced less to a week just before the Cannes boat show.  But this is not a project for 2020, the S8 will make its debut in the upcoming Cannes boat show, joining the other 2020 novelties; S10, Azimut 78 and Atlantis 45.  Brimming with charm, the S8 adopts the new style codes expressed by Mancini for the S sport yacht and super sport yacht collection, in which he interprets drive, modernity and sportiness in their most sophisticated and intriguing sense.  The S8 replaces the successful 77S launched in 2014, and features as latest Azimut model the exclusive combination of carbon tech with a triple Volvo IPS pod propulsion system, making her a sporty yacht equipped with leading-edge technology.  The extensive use of carbon; for flybridge, deck and platform, and the triple installation IPS propulsion system; optimized with a significant investment of resources and effort by Azimut Yachts Innovation Lab, bring with them a long series of undeniable benefits that make this model unique in the panorama of Sport Yachts, something which is the blue print of all the S range excluding the new thirty meter S10 flagship.  S8 stands out first and foremost for her unprecedented maneuverability, silence and significantly lower consumption than similar size super sport yachts. With a more compact engine room, the Azimut S8 layout is one of a kind: not only does the night area accommodate four cabins and four bathrooms, but there is also a big garage with room for two water toys; a standout feature for a super sport yacht of the size,  and a closed galley on an intermediate deck between the main and lower decks. This means that the main deck is dedicated entirely to indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas. On this deck, designed for socializing, the same design approach has been used for both interiors and exteriors, resulting in a seamless sense of continuity.  The perfection of the layout is completed by crew quarters consisting of two cabins with access through a side door aft of the superstructure.  The interiors by Francesco Guida are available in two decor versions: Platinum and Black Pearl. Both welcoming and sophisticated, they stand out for the colors and materials used. The Black Pearl version will be the one presented at Cannes.  At technical level, many of the solutions proposed by the ECS Enhanced Cruising Solutions program have been used: active trim control, which automatically adjusts the yacht’s trim and ensures the best possible consumption efficiency; joystick driving, which maintains the course set at all speeds, guarantees comfortable, safe driving with perfect control, and provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface; and, finally, an integrated on-board control and monitoring system, which also includes an interface system with the main services, including air conditioning in the yacht’s various settings.  The Azimut S8 will be be powered by triple Volvo 1000hp with IPS pods propulsion and will reach top speeds up to 34 knots, and cruise effortless at 27 knots.

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