November 14, 2019

New Model: Azimut 78 Flybridge

Presented as a project as an Azimut 76 during the Cannes 2018 boat show, the Azimut 78 Flybridge, had a hype launch due to a few firsts.  The new Azimut 78 Flybridge is the first to feature a triple Volvo IPS power installation as introduced for the S range with the 55S in 2012, and is number one in the Flybridge range to feature the Alberto Mancini exterior treatment.  The flybridge motor cruiser and motor yacht from twelve to thirty meters is a segment which the Italian boat builder has been leader for well over three decades, not only in sale numbers with some models selling hundreds of units, but also in design and layout innovation. Azimut has since the nineties re-modeled the flybridge boat in design features and layout.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge of the Mancini era brings with it a sporty profile outside, with the inside featuring a four double cabins layout, with the traditional midships owners stateroom at midships, VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins in between.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge thinks different in the size with the way the crew quarters with two cabins located forward is connected to the galley on the port side of the helm station on the main deck.  This is unseen in this size with most 22 to 25 meters motor yachts having crew cabins aft, while with the Azimut 78 Flybridge layout this has a seamless connection to the crew quarters which in galley management duty does not disturb guests.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge is offered in two main deck layouts choices of lounge and dining, with the distinctive feature of having a lounge table in the central part of the main deck or a dining table for eight.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge is powered by triple Volvo 900hp as standard with optional 1000hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  Speeds are up to 33 knots with the optional large engines, and 31 knots with the standard power.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.64 m (77.6ft)
Beam - 5.75 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 62 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, two/ three crew in one cabin
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 900hp, or D13 1000hp
Propulsion - triple Volvo forward looking IPS1200 or IPS1300 forward looking pod drives
Speed - 33 knots max with triple Volvo 1000hp, 31 knots max with 900hp, 27 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 16.3 deadrise aft
Construction - resin infusion for hull, carbon fiber hybrid deck,  full carbon fiber super structure, hard top, roll bar, bathing platform and transom
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - UNI ISO 8666 for dimensions

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