Showing posts with label Azimut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Azimut. Show all posts

September 11, 2023

Project: Azimut Fly 72

While some other brands keep delaying a new model, Azimut anticipates the market with the new Fly 72, a project announced just ten days before debuting at the 2023 Cannes boat show, which will debut along the two other Magellano 60 and Verve 48 Azimut novelties at the Cote d'Azur passarelle. The new Azimut Fly 72 replaces the fall 2015 launched 72 Flybridge after seven years of production, and continues the evolution of the Alberto Mancini era, which started with the 78 Flybridge in 2019. Three more Azimut to go for Alberto Mancini and transforming all the Flybridge range to his vision. The Azimut Fly 72 will also feature interior by Fabio Fantolino, a new name for the Italian builder, but also a first for the Torino and Milan based architect in the boating World. According to Azimut press release Fantolino will bring a transversal design language in the Fly 72, with the interior rendering showing clean modern furnishings. In the press release Azimut has not shared details of the Fly 72 accommodation, of which I would expect a standard four cabins layout and a crew cabin for two. Azimut is also quiet on the technical details, the outgoing 72 Flybridge is Man powered with shafts, but the 68 and 78 are Volvo IPS powered. So it will be interesting if Azimut will continue it's move into pods with this new Fly 72 model.

March 20, 2023

Projects: Azimut Seadeck 6, Azimut Seadeck 7

Azimut presents its new Seadeck series, a line of three sport yachts from seventeen to 24 meters full of hybrid and innovative technological solutions, aimed to reduce environmental impact with the Italian yacht builder saying to be its most ever green product to date reducing emissions by 40%.  Considering what Azimut-Benetti Group delivered in the past decade for fuel efficiency and green solutions, which confirms again, the importance of Research and Design for the World largest yacht builder.  The concept of the Seadeck is developed by Alberto Mancini, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, with the last two names debuting in yachting design.  The Seadeck Series also features what Azimut calls the Fun Island, a spacious aft deck re-invented, with opening balconies which become a big terrace slash beach club on the water.  The first Azimut Seadeck is to be the above 6 model set to debut in January 2024 at the Dusseldorf boat show.  The Azimut Seadeck 6 will measure seventeen meters in length and will offer an interior layout of three double cabins, with a one berth crew cabin.  The Seadeck 6 is to be powered with triple Volvo 380hp and up to 480hp engines, with IPS propulsion which will give speeds up to 33 knots.

The second model to come of the Azimut Seadeck is the 7, a 21 meter sport yacht with four double cabins plus one crew cabin for two persons. Unlike the smaller 6, the Seadeck 7 is to be powered by twin Volvo 900hp with IPS pod propulsion with top speeds up to thirty knots.  The Azimut Seadeck 7 is to debut in beginning September 2024 at the Cannes boat show.  In all Azimut Seadeck, the set up will debut the Volvo innovative hybrid solution.  Azimut has so far sold ten Seadeck 6, and five Seadeck 7 on plan, with the still under wraps flagship of the range Seadeck 8 set to debut in January 2025 at the Dusseldorf boat show.

March 7, 2023

Project: Azimut Magellano 60

The 2023 Dusseldorf boat show set the stage for the preview of Azimut's new Magellano 60 that will be presented in September. The 60 will complete the explorer with a Mediterrean vision Magellano series, which includes the larger 66, 25M and the 30M.  Designed by Ken Freivokh the same designer of the first 74 which represented a new direction not only for Azimut but yachting in general, and today is the designer of the two larger models.  In the Magellano 60 Freivokh integrates the refined world of sailing with the more complex world of the motor yacht, creating a crossover for true connoisseurs, owners who love long voyages full of adventure and charm. The Magellano 60 is a further step along the sustainable path that Azimut has planned, and with the second-generation Dual Mode hull, she takes her rightful place as a Low Emission Yacht.  Characterized by a timeless aesthetic, she balances a design full of details, generous volumes and architectural solutions that guarantee not only a unique lifestyle but also freedom and intimate contact with nature. Among her outstanding features, the Magellano 60 offers an Infinity Terrace aft and an internal dining with an exclusive sea view.  The Magellano 60 will feature a three double cabins layout with a single crew cabin berth aft.  Power will come from twin Man 730hp with line shafts propulsion giving a top speed up to 26 knots and a cruise of eighteen.

February 10, 2023

New Model: Azimut Grande 36M

Just a year later to the launch of the largest ever Azimut, the 38 meter Trideck flagship which has so far sold in eighteen units and deliveries going into 2026 the famous Italian name launch a two meter smaller Grande 36M, which is also a replacement to the 2017 launched Grande 35M produced till 2021 in nineteen hulls.  With only two meters smaller to the big Trideck the Grande 36M is a different second in size model, with designer Alberto Mancini giving sleeker lines, also because unlike the flagship she is a two deck with raised pilot house design.  It is interesting how the Grande 36M though looks sleek and sporty, thanks to the clever deck integration by Alberto Mancini, doing all this without losing space.  This is also happening also for the extensive use of carbon fibre for the super structure, which is part of a triumvirate high technology features going into the Grande 36M. The other two being its low emissions D2P displacent2planning hull shape by Pierluigi Ausonio and Azimut research and design which reduces fuel consumption by up to 30%, and an innovative air exchange treatment system that continually refreshes and treats the interior environments.  The Azimut Grande 36M offers two interior layouts, with this being about a private dining area on the top deck behind the pilot station or in the lower deck.  The cabin  arrangement is identical in both versions with a five double cabins layout including which is a master stateroom on the forward wide body part of the main deck.  The Azimut Grande 36M is powered by twin MTU 2200hp as standard or optional 2400hp engines with these giving top speeds up to 24 knots.  Azimut has so far sold eight hulls of the Grande 36M with deliveries going into 2025, with the yacht making its first appearance at the Cannes and Genoa fall 2022 boat shows.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.29 m (115.9ft) incl. pulpit
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 1.98 m full load
Displacement - 180t full load
Fuel Capacity - 19000 l
Water Capacity - 3600 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 2200hp, or 2400hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max eighteen knots cruise
Hull Shape - D2P displacement 2 planning
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fibre for upper parts
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, PL Ausonio naval architect
Certification - RINA pleasure class, UNI8666 for data

November 20, 2022

Azimut New Web Site

Largest private owned and World famous Italian builder Azimut Yachts presents its new website. Head quartered in Italy Turin, with other construction sites located in Viareggio, and Brazil, Azimut continues to make innovation in design of the yachts its priority. Founded by still the current owner in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli, it first started up as a sailing charter company, later on it became a yachts dealer agent, and 1975 marks the humble beginnings of Azimut the yacht builder with the AZ43 Bali, followed two years later by the 32 Targa. 1982 is the start of innovation with the launch of the 105 Failaka biggest fiberglass build of the time launched in Viareggio, with Azimut also acquiring Benetti in that same year. In 1987 Azimut challenges the Blue Riband with the Azimut Atlantic Challenger, a yacht designed with Pininfarina and Fiat navigation system.  In 1991 Azimut starts the frame less glass windows concept on its yachts, the first European builder with this innovation and second in the World following Carver.  In 2000 Azimut-Benetti Group becomes the World top builder of super yachts above 24 meters in size, a position the Italian yacht builder from that year onwards.  2003 marks the launch of the 68S marking at the time the return for Azimut to the Sports Yacht segment which today has a range from 60 up to 100 feet.  In 2009 Azimut presents the dual mode hull semi displacement with 74 Magellano which enters the shipyard in the Explorer yacht category in its own terms. Azimut current line up has five collections; Fly, S, Grande, Magellano, Verve, and Atlantis which start from twelve meters with the 42 Verve and go up to 38 meter Trideck totaling 23 models. Azimut's new website is available in Italian and English and takes you around with the following buttons; Yachts, Find a Dealer, News and Events, Company.  Azimut has also its social media pages; Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Linkedin with direct links located at the bottom of the page. 
Production History:
43 Bali 1976-81
AZ 32 Targa 1977-87 (197)
46 Bali 1978-84
AZ 40 Offshore 1981-82
60 Solar 1982-87
AZ 28 Sport 1982-89 (199)
AZ 38 Electron 1983-86
105 Failaka 1983-86 (4) *100 Failaka project 1982
80 Florida Extended (1)
AZ 25 1986-88
AZ 35 1986-89 (110)
AZ 50 1987
83 Florida 1987 (1)
90 1987-89 (4)
115 Failaka 1988 (1)
71 Extended 1988 (1)
86 1988-91 (2)
86 Extended 1987-88 (2)
AZ 32 1988-91
AZ 37 1989-92 (112)
AZ 34 1989-92 (20)
AZ 38 Open 1989-92
90 Europa 1989-94 (7)
AZ 45 1990-91
110 1990 (1)
65 Pininfarina 1991-96
AZ Quarantatre 1991-98
96 Far East 1992 (1)
96 Europa 1992-94 (2)
AZ Quaranta 1992-98
AZ Trentasei 1993-98
96 Starlight 1993-94 (2)
78 Ultra 1993-2000 (16) *Stefano Righini era starts
AZ Cinquantaquattro 1993-97
118 California 1994 (1) project Penthhouse
90 Jumbo 1995 (1)
100 Jumbo 1995-05 (38)
AZ Cinquanta 1996-97 (200+-) includes 52
AZ QuarantaSei 1997-2003
70 Sea Jet 1997-2000
85 Ultimate 1998-2005 (45)
58 Full 98-2001
80 Carat 2000-07 (17)
52 98-2002 (200+-) includes AZ Cinquanta
AZ QuarantaDue 1998-2004
AZ TrentaNove 1999-05
68 Plus 2000-05 (100+-) includes Evolution
55 2001-04
62 2002-06 (300+-)
98 Leonardo 2002-10 (28)
68S 2003-2009
86S 2004-2011 (25)
46 Evolution 2003-08
42 Evolution 2004-08
116 2004-13 (28)
55 Evolution 2005-08
39 Evolution 2005-08
105 2005-13 (29)
40 2005
62S 2005-11
85 2005-09 (19)
68 Evolution 2006-09 (100+-) includes Plus
43 2006-09
43 S 2006-12
47 2007-09
103 SL 2007-13 (12)
58 2008-11
70 2008-14
95 2008-13 (14)
82 2008-12 (4)
53 2009-11
38 Flybridge 2009-10
72S 2009-13
100 Leonardo 2009-14 (5)
78 2009-11
40S 2009-12
88 Flybridge 2009-16 (10)
Magellano 74 2009-11
64 Flybridge 2010-15
48 2010-13
40 Flybridge 2011-14
45 Flybridge 2011-14
Magellano 50 2010-13 (50+-)
60 2011-17
62S Italia 2012-13 (120) includes standard 62S
Grande 100 2011-14 (6)
120SL 2011-14 (3)
55S 2012-17
84 Flybridge 2012-17 (12)
43 Magellano 2012-17
43 Magellano HT 2012-17
76 Magellano 2012-17
54 2012-17
Atlantis 50 2013-18 *Atlantis becomes an Azimut line from a separate brand
80 Flybridge 2013-18 (19)
Magellano 53 2014-21
Grande 95 RPH 2014-16 (9)
50 Flybridge 2014-
77S 2014-20 (16)
Altantis 43 2014-20 (140)
42 Flybridge 2015-19
66 Magellano 2015-20
72 Flybridge 2015-23
66 Flybridge 2016-21
Grande 35 Metri 2017-21 (19)
Grande 30 Metri 2017-20 (12)
S7 2017-22 
Grande 27 Metri 2017- (68
60 Flybridge 2017-
83 Fly 2018- (18
Atlantis 51 2018-
55 Flybridge 2018-20
S6 2018-
Grande 25 Metri 2018-21 (20)
Grande 32 Metri 2018- (25
S8 2019- (29
78 Flybridge 2019- *76 Fly project *Alberto Mancini era starts
Verve 47 2020-23 (78)
S10 Grande 2020- (10
S6 Sportfly 2021-
Magellano 25 Metri 2020- (17
Magellano 66 mk.ii 2021-
Grande Trideck 38m 2021- (18
53 Fly 2021-
Atlantis 45 2021-
Magellano 30 Metri 2021-
68 Fly 2022-
Grande 26M 2022- (20
Grande 36M 2022- (8
S7 mk.ii 2022-
Magellano 60 2023-
Fly 72 2023-

September 15, 2022

Project: Azimut S7

Azimut present the project for a new S7, which has now received the Alberto Mancini exterior looks treatment looking more a sibling albeit smaller to the larger S8 and S10 models.  Launched in 2017 the original S7 was designed by 1992-2018 Azimut lead designer Stefano Righini to huge success.  The mark II or Mancini version builds on the same Ausonio designed hull form, with some little changes to the layout plan.  The changes is in some details; the fore deck lounge area for example has minor design tweaks which is now more rounded and open, while the master stateroom queen berth is looking to port side bulkhead instead of an angle as it was before, and now features a large sofa to starboard opposite.  Other detail changes are the garage which is now that bit larger with the same length, not shorter to the jet-bike side.  These changes have added an extra weight of about 2500 kilograms in loaded mode, now weighing 46 ton versus the 43.5 of the Righini version but performance has not changed according to Azimut with the three Volvo 800hp and IPS pod drives still giving a declared 35 knots of top speed.

September 2, 2022

New Model: Azimut Grande 26M

Catch me if you can, Azimut's story for over three decades as it re-invents motor yachting in various forms and sizes and in design and engineering.  This new Grande 26M follows that script for the others to follow.  Replacing the nimble and sporty 25M as the baby Grande, opening the door to the big Azimut super yachts build in Viareggio, the Grande 26M comes with two important innovations; a selling one the Flex Deck, and a technical one thanks to the use of new ZF pod drives as propulsion.  The Flex Deck is the selling innovation expanding the aft deck area with the beach/garage area door going up and extending the floor, and creating a terrace on the water.  The second innovation, the technical one is the use of ZF pod drives.  Back in 2009 Azimut was heavily involved in testing the ZF pod drives with reported tests going on a 62S fitted with ZF4000 and twin 1200hp engines.  Somehow the 62S with ZF never materialized, and the 62S Italia ended up remaining on shafts and Azimut switching to triple IPS on later S models.  The results of those tests seem to have arrived, with the new Grande 26M fitted with new large ZF pod drives which look to be an exclusive to Azimut for the moment finally arriving on a production yacht.  Azimut is saying that thanks to its search for light weight materials and efficient propulsion the 26M Grande delivers 20% less consumption to similar sized yachts.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.09 m (85.7ft)
Beam - 6.30 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 87 t full load 
Fuel Capacity - 8500 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, V12 1650hp
Propulsion - ZF 4600 dual propeller aft looking pod drives
Speed - 28 knots max 24 knots cruise
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pieliugi Ausonio hull
Hull Shape - planning modified Vee with 20.4 degrees at midships and 13.8 degrees aft
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fiber used for super structure and stern area
Certification - CE A, NMMA, UNI ISO8666 for data 

February 23, 2022

New Model: Azimut 68 Flybridge

In the fall of 2021 Azimut launched its much waited new 68 Flybridge, which continues the design language for the flybridge line by Alberto Mancini as started in 2019 with the 78 model.  Azimut calls the 68 a World yacht for its flexible main deck layout available in three different versions.  These three layout options move all around the galley choice, from the enclosed galley classic motor yacht version, to an open galley, or to an astern galley option.  Lower deck layout in the Azimut 68 Flybridge offers four double cabins, with a midships master stateroom, a VIP suite forward, a twin berth cabin, and a fourth cabin with two L-shape bunk berths.  The Azimut 68 Flybridge is powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives, which give it max speed of 32 knots and a cruise of 28.  Consumption is just under eleven litres per nautical mile which makes among the best in the category for a yacht in this size.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.98 m (68.9ft)
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.60 m with props
Displacement - 43.7 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3700 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS1350 pod drives
Project - Albert Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull design
Certification - UNI ISO8666 for data

February 12, 2022

New Model: Azimut Magellano 30 Metri

Launched in Viareggio at the end of January 2022, the first Magellano 30 Metri is the ultimate expression of Azimut’s pioneering spirit. The new flagship is designed for the experienced owner and connoisseur who plans to enjoy long-distance voyages, whatever the weather conditions and in a constant dialogue with the sea. The Magellano 30 Metri takes this desire for freedom and expresses it in the form of unprecedented seakeeping and a design that offers a view of both the sky and the sea from every point on the yacht. The intimate relationship with nature is also respected in sustainability-related choices that aim to reduce the yacht’s environmental impact.  The Magellano Collection is the Azimut Yachts line for yachtsmen who have a predilection for long cruises: Magellano is always smooth and safe at sea, with low fuel consumption and a wide range of speeds. The interiors too are designed for long stays on board. The new flagship is the perfect fit for the brand’s crossover line, reprising features such as generous volumes and a desire to amaze in different sea conditions, without however compromising on elegance and attention to detail. This result has been achieved thanks to the collaboration of the winning team that proved itself with the previous newest model the Magellano 25 Metr): Ken Freivokh, who handled the exterior styling and volumes, and Vincenzo De Cotiis, who designed the interiors. Freivokh has created refined and modern but in no way aggressive lines that catch the eye of expert yachtsmen, also from the world of sailing yachts. Unexpectedly striking, the teak louvres that close and complement the extensive glazed surfaces in the superstructure are a signature feature of the Magellano line. In keeping with its crossover call, the new 30-metre supper yacht offers spacious, light-filled interiors that De Cotiis has successfully made intimate and inviting.  Freivokh and De Cotiis have designed the three decks of the new Magellano by breathing life into their shared vision of a yacht in seamless contact with the sea, from the Infinity Terrace that welcomes guests on board, to the generous terrace on the Upper Deck for socialising and enjoying the pleasure of cruising in the open air. The huge windows which total over seventy square metres of glazed surfaces, also ensure uninterrupted visual continuity between the interior spaces and the surrounding natural environment, which has a metaphorical presence in every setting, from the full-beam Owner Suite and the living space on the main deck to the gracious Skylounge on the upper deck.  The innovative thrust of the Magellano 30 Metri is also expressed in the choices made to reduce environmental impact. The second-generation Dual Mode hull, designed by naval architecture firm P.L.A.N.A. on a joint basis with the Azimut Yachts Research and Desgin centre, ensures an excellent level of stability, keeping fuel consumption down both at midrange speeds and rough seas, delivering on the promise of cruising in freedom in any conditions, as well as at higher speeds, reducing consumption in this case by about 15% compared with traditional hard chine planning hulls.  The new Magellano line flagship establishes a truly harmonious human relationship with the water, even and especially during periods spent at anchor: with the 30 Metri designed to be fitted with the Hotel Mode package, which includes 100kWh lithium batteries so that she can stay at anchor with zero emissions for up to four hours during the day and eight hours at night. The result is total silence broken only by the sound of the sea.
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.63 m (97.6ft)
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 135 t
Fuel Capacity - 14500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - twenty knots max, sixteen knots cruise
Hull Shape - dual mode semi displacement
Project - Ken Freivokh exterior, De Cotiis interior, Ausonio PLANA and Azimut RD Dept for hull
Certification - UNI ENO 8666 data

December 3, 2021

Project: Azimut Grande 36 metri

Azimut was full guns blazing in the fall of 2021 with an order book which goes into 2024, and sales exceeding one billion Euros.  The sales for Azimut are also flowing in the twenty to forty meter segment where itself and its other household Benetti name has been the undisputed leader of sales since someone started pulling out data of yachts sold and constructed.  Following this success and that of the 2021 launched new Grande 38 Metri Trideck flagship, ten units reported being sold up until end of Summer, Azimut unveils the project for two new Grande's, a 26 Metri which PowerYacht reported some weeks ago, and this second large in size 36 Metri. The Azimut Grande 36 Metri comes from a design of Alberto Mancini exterior, and Achille Salvagni for the interior.  Little details are known of the new Grande 36 Metri, the rendering above just like the 26 Metri shows a very full bow, which with the pilot house give it that explorer sturdy look.  The Azimut Grande 36 Metri will also be customisable, with options ranging from the Sundeck version see area on top of the pilot-house, to the Coupe version which will not feature this for a sleeker look.  Other options will be that for an interior with a double lounge saloon, or an interior-exterior dining area on the main deck.     

October 8, 2021

Project: Azimut Grande 26 Metri

During the 2021 Cannes boat show Azimut unveiled its future plans of five upcoming projects for 2022. One of these new projects will be this Grande 26 Metri, the Great 26 Meters is Azimut response to a competitive part of the market, more so with main stream brands for yachts between 24 to thirty meters in length.  Very little information is available about the Grande 26 Metri but from this rendering we can say that interior spaces are being giving a lot of attention, especially in the forward wide body part of the main deck.  From this rendering the wide body seems to take over half the length of the Grande 26 Metri which should make for a spacious owners stateroom in this area.

July 19, 2021

Project: Azimut 68 Flybridge

Back to 68!  When Azimut launched the 68 Plus in the Genoa boat show of 1999 it re-invented the twenty meter flybridge motor yacht segment, and showed how an operator yacht can exist in this size.  Some nine years later and the stopping of production the Azimut 68 Plus and its Evolution 2005 update will sell a record one hundred fifty plus of units.  So when Azimut comes in 2021 with the project for a 68 Flybridge model, we are interested for what's going to come.  Designed as all the latest Azimut Flybridge and S models by Alberto Mancini, she is in fact the third Flybridge Collection from the designer following the 78 in 2019 and the 53 launched this year, the coming 68 will feature a four double cabins layout, with a crew cabin aft sleeping two.  The difference in the 68 Flybridge will also be choice on the main deck, as unlike previous Azimut's or other main stream production yachts of this size she is available in three layouts all revolving around the galley, enclosed or open in the middle of the saloon, or astern galley.  The 68 follows Azimut use for IPS pod drives, as the two previous 78 and 53 models, and will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp for a max speed up to 32 knots.     

June 25, 2021

New Model: Azimut Grande Trideck 38m

At an online presentation reserved for the press, Azimut Yachts unveiled its new Grande Trideck 38m  flagship, the brand’s first yacht with three decks and an expression that continues to give the company its signature ability to innovate in terms of design, style and construction. Azimut Grande Trideck has three decks “plus one”. “Plus one” because Trideck has an extra deck in the stern in addition to the traditional three. The result is a cascade of four staggered terraces descending from the Sun Deck to the water’s surface. The launch of the new flagship also gave Azimut Yachts the chance to bring forward the introduction of A-Live, a cutting-edge multi-sensory immersive digital experience that makes use of 360-degree vision to allow online users to move around the yacht, and above all, to convey the sense of openness and contact with the water. Designed for a contemporary owner, looking for a context for conviviality in constant contact with the marine environment, the new Trideck has been designed in the name of flexibility. She was conceived on staggered decks to offer an unprecedented interpretation of the environments onboard, even inventing all-new spaces. The project was carried out by a tested team, consisting of the designers Alberto Mancini for the exteriors, Achille Salvagni for the interiors and Pierluigi Ausonio for the hull. From a design point of view, the greatest triumph was to create a yacht with a semi planning hull, up to six cabins, a widebody superstructure all while remaining under 300 GT in volume. Always guaranteeing light and dynamic external lines, Alberto Mancini directed the design of the Trideck. Starting from the insertion of a mezzanine staggered deck at the stern, the Sea View Terrace, new and wider spaces appear across the Trideck. This is the principle of “plus One”, a new design concept and a testament to Azimut  innovative capacity; the feature offers the owner four cascading terraces onto the sea, unique in function, size and flexibility. The layout innovation is felt right from the first step onboard. The Trideck welcomes her guests through a central royal staircase, which reaches to the quay from the half-raised Sea View Terrace.  It is thanks to this intermediate bridge that a sequence of four cascading terraces is created, which descend from the top down to sea level, each with its own specific function: the Sundeck, the Dining Terrace, the Sea View Terrace, and the Beach Area.  The Sea View Terrace is an open stage, a new cantilevered area that precedes the traditional cockpit. Raised above the surface of the water and conceived as a living room overlooking the sea, the floating platform keeps in touch with the sun and the water at once. With an open area of ​​about 30 square meters, the Sea View Terrace is fitted out with a large C-shaped sofa arrangement facing off the stern, designed to offer the owner a convivial and immersive entertaining area for guests.  The raised Sea View Terrace also has a second advantage. It gives height to the underlying Beach Area, usable in all its width also thanks to the separate garage for tenders and toys. With two meters of headroom and cut-outs in the sidewalls, this is not a space stolen from the garage but a true beach on the sea. During stops at anchor, the hinged transom opens to increase the available surface to more than thirty square meters. The Beach Area is equipped to connect guests directly with the sea, fully customizable in furnishing and served by a day head and wet bar.  In addition to the Sea View Terrace and Beach Area, Mancini’s project creates a more secluded outdoor area. On the Main Deck, a few steps below the Sea View Terrace, the cockpit becomes a Private Patio, a protected and reserved living area perfect for eating or lounging while moored stern-to. It is a hybrid area, located outdoors yet indoors, becoming the natural extension of the main salon and blurring the threshold for an even smoother transition.  The third terrace is the main outdoor dining area, aft of the Upper Deck, which develops around the square table of handcrafted natural teak with white lacquered inserts. The area is rounded off by corner sofas for aperitive and a series of furniture for the service.  Topping off the cascade of terraces is the Sun Deck, which comes with a large sunbathing area at the stern with freestanding furniture and a view overlooking the sea. There is a lounge area with opposing circular sofas, with a table for lunch in the centre and towards the bow, an American bar overlooks the horizon with a large barbecue.  On the Trideck, Mancini’s sporty touch, typical of his projects for Azimut, has evolved to approach the modern yet elegant lines of a true flagship. The clean lines dominate everything, from the large windows that create a continuous, uninterrupted surface up to the stern, to the sloping windshield that ends with a vertical bare-headed windbreak on the Sundeck.  With a modern stylistic language also seen in car design, Mancini lightens the external lines, restoring a feeling of dynamism, a difficult task considering the vast internal volumes on this 38-meter yacht. The designer sculpted the hull with a rib that starts from the stern, at the height of the exhausts and extends to the bow, moving and giving tension to the profile. The fairleads themselves are styled and incorporated to enrich the design.  As for the other models in the Grande Collection, Azimut Yachts relied on Achille Salvagni for the design of the interior spaces and furnishings. The designer fully embraces the cause of the shipyard: to offer the market a redefinition of the role of space, giving new functionality to the onboard environments.  Salvagni works on two levels: function and style. First of all, he carries out a functional rethinking of the interior spaces, for which he abandons the preconceived functions of each area. The goal is to transform the yacht into a place where the owner can live without constraints, in a more liquid and accommodating space. To this end, the interiors have been dilated and integrated with the external areas, to become extensions of one another, a harmonious continuum.  It follows naturally to move the main indoor dining area from the Main Deck to the Upper Deck: a solution that fully dedicates the main deck to a more relaxed, successful social area.  Salvagni does not limit himself to redefining the environments onboard, but also enriches them through a close attention to d├ęcor, favoring the tension between forms and the purity of the line, abandoning any ostentation at the same time.  By virtue of this principle, Salvagni has designed every single piece of furniture on board, choosing to remove the superfluous and let the pleasures of touch and shape give the living areas an ambience of wellbeing.  The perceived quality of the environment in its entirety is of the highest level, thanks to a skilful combination of materials, colours and finishes.  Access to the lounge from the Private Patio is smooth and effortless. Entering, one finds an airy, large, bright environment thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, with soft colours for the fabrics and the walls livened by glossy mahogany inserts that accentuate its elegance with contrast. Without the traditional formal dining area, the lounge is set up to encourage conviviality. The bar cabinet, featuring a top made of Carrara marble with a built-in table lamp, welcomes guests and serves both the lounge and the adjacent outdoor area. The heart of the space are some important pieces of furniture: the large enveloping sofas with soft and seductive lines; the armchairs with a unique design; and the coffee tables made in a full-mould metal bath. Every detail is designed with the attention that the flagship deserves, for example, the marble top of the storage unit integrated into the sofa that incorporates a wireless charger and the wooden floor laid in a herringbone pattern with brass inserts. Noteworthy are the circular elements embedded in the ceiling, a decoration that recalls the lunar craters and makes the white lacquered ceilings, already characterized by asymmetrical cuts, even more particular.  The first unit, at the specific request of its owner, has a high level of home automation. All the onboard utilities, lights, air conditioning, curtains, the latest generation audio and video system can be controlled from the tablets supplied, including a huge 77 “ultra-flat TV that comes out electrically from a special compartment on the Main Deck.  Forward on the Main Deck is the owner’s suite, full beam with large windows, and conceptually broken down into special regions, starting from the entrance as a lobby/dressing area. The main material is tay wood, clear and clean, contrasted against a polished mahogany. The floor is made of textured Cardoso stone. In this area too, the lights, as well as the furnishings, are special pieces designed by Salvagni. Among these stand out two large suspended dressers, illuminated from below by LED lights that accentuate the floating effect, the bedside tables embellished with brass inserts and the breakfast table suspended between two armchairs. Imagining the next expression of a growing trend, Salvagni begins to evolve the bathroom into a wellness area, cantered around the large freestanding tub which doubles as a rich design element. This new pleasurable area is accessible by a large auto-sliding door, not as an addition, but as a natural extension of the master suite. With the door wide open, the combined space becomes a temple of relaxation and comfort. And the build is a testament to Italian craftsmanship: the countertops are Cardoso stone, finished smoothly, and the seat in the shower was cut from a single block of the fine material, while the bathroom walls are embellished with mahogany elements. The large round central tub enriches the rest of the cabin, prominently located as a gravitational attention center that holds the space together.  The formal dining area is located on the Upper Deck. Formal, however, does not mean conventional, the sky lounge being conceived as a multipurpose area. Most of the time, people prefer to eat outdoors. The Sky Lounge on the Upper Deck is shaped as an intimate nook, with a huge cozy sofa and convertible table, an attractive spot to come inside after dinner, especially for movies, equipped with a 55” pop-up flat screen. When guests wish to dine indoors, the table can be raised and extended to serve as the main indoor dining, accommodating up to 12 guests.  The flexibility of the layout is further improved by the options offered to the owner. The first units ordered all request the sixth unprecedented VIP cabin positioned on the Upper Deck, therefore with a beautiful sea view thanks to the large window, while the captain’s cabin is located on the Lower Deck. More traditional layout solutions are also available, with an enclosed pantry and a captain cabin on the upper deck just behind the bridge and with a formal dining area in the fore part of the main salon.  The command area is a blend of elegance and technology, characterized by a futuristic helm that integrates all onboard systems with Simrad Command.  Further forward, there is a sprawling lounge area, with sun pads surrounding the circular whirlpool tub, a lounge area with opposing sofas and then a further sunbed area towards the bow, sheltered by a mini windscreen.  On the Lower Deck there are four en-suite guest cabins: two VIPs aft and two guest cabins forward.  The Azimut Trideck offers innovative design solutions, starting from the tonnage, which remains below 300 GT despite the generous interior volume. This is made possible thanks to the large beach area, which is kept partially opened. The extra space is therefore available for an expanded living area with a special focus on the full beam skylounge.  The first of the most significant elements of the Trideck from a technological point of view is the debut of the new second-generation D2P Displacement to Planning hull.  Designed by Pierluigi Ausonio together with the Azimut-Benetti Research and Development Department, the hull benefits from proprietary CFD software, FEM analysis and form optimizations to yield unrivalled results in terms of efficiency. The Grande 35Metri, featuring the first generation D2P hull was already best in class, and the second generation debuts on the Trideck with substantial improvements. Despite being 3 meters longer, 30 GT larger and 35 tons heavier, the Trideck consumes fuel at the same rate as her smaller sister at all speeds above 19 knots, and manages to be 15% more efficient at a cruising speed of fifteen. To put these results in context, when compared with a traditional hard chine hull, the improvement in displacement fuel efficiency reaches over 40%.  The D2P hull is based on the combination of three main elements: the double chine, which gives stability at displacement speeds while reducing drag at higher speeds; the bow wave piercer, increasing the hull length at the waterline, reducing displacement consumption and reducing pitching in rough seas, and finally the central skeg, that guarantees optimal course stability, especially in aft quartering seas.  The Trideck is the newest member of the Carbon Generation, with her entire superstructure laminated in carbon fibre for a 30% local reduction in weight and an absolute weight reduction of six tons. In this way, despite the increased volumes onboard, the Trideck’s low centre of gravity is preserved, guaranteeing excellent static and dynamic stability. The combination of the D2P hull and carbon superstructure mean a significant improvement in performance: lower fuel consumption, higher speed and longer range.  The Trideck features an advanced power management system by SeaEnergy, which allows the automatic optimization of onboard electricity consumption through a perfect balance of shore power and the generators (or only between generators when at sea) depending on the energy needs of utilities.  For even more freedom, owners can also add Hotel Mode to the Trideck. This means being able to relax, anchored in a bay with zero emissions and in total silence. With a lithium battery pack of about 130 kWh, the Trideck can operate the main onboard utilities with the generators switched off for up to 4 hours during the day and 8 hours at night.  The cruising comfort is improved by a highly integrated software called Argo, designed and supplied by CMC Marine, to automatically harmonises the movement of the electronic stabilizing fins with the autopilot, avoiding waste and ensuring smooth sailing.  Grande Trideck has a dual-motor option, standard twin MTUs 2400hp or optional 2600hp. The first model under test, with an engine of 2600 hp, recorded a maximum speed of 24 knots, a range of 700 miles at 19 knots, and at a cruising speed of 12 knots an autonomy of over 1700 miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 38.22 m (125.5ft)
Beam - 7.98 m
Draft - 2.05 m
Displacement - 190 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 23000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, or twelve guests in six cabins, six crew in four cabins 
Engines - 2 x MTU 2400hp, 2600hp optional
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max, 21 knots fast cruise, 19 knots economy fast, 12 knots economic long range with MTU 2600hp, 23 knots max 20 knots fast cruise with MTU 2400hp
Range - 700 nm at 19 knots, 1700 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - semi planning with wave piercer, and second generation Displacement to Planning
Construction - fiberglass with vinilester resin and carbon fibre (super structure is carbon fibre)
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pier Luigi Ausonio naval architect 
Certification - data UNI ISO 8666 

May 3, 2021

New Model: Azimut 53

There was a lot of interest for the launch of the Azimut 53, from the brand fans, competition, and self generated by the largest privately owned yacht and super-yacht builder. The self generated interest was very well thought with three pre-launch information Youtube video series, and official digital unveil of the model on 13 March.  The 53 continues and expands Alberto Mancini story with Azimut, which started in 2018, and with it is in his second model for the Flybridge line following the 78 launched in 2019.  This new Azimut 53 changes how the medium sized flybridge yachts sub twenty meter from the Italian builder look by not little, and here we see a motor yacht with a very low sporty upper structure.  The Azimut 53 following the 78 is also the second flybridge model to be powered by Volvo IPS propulsion, this choice being made to increase space, allow better performance and also make owner operation easier thanks to the systems joystick.  Contrary to the 78 and the sports S series models onwards from 2011, the 53 features a traditional dual propulsion set up. Azimut was one of the first to join the IPS revolution in 2006 with the 43S, and then in 2008 it followed this with the sister Atlantis brand and its 50X model.  But putting the IPS into the flybridge line has been a long research process from Azimut even though back in the IPS initial sea trials from 2005 the company was rumoured to have done extensive testing on flybridge boats with both the 50 and 55 models from that era.  The results of that testing seems to have brought us here to this new Azimut 53, which possibly has been in the making especially below the waterline much longer then we think.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.78 (55.1ft)
Hull Length - 15.8 m
Beam - 4.95 m
Displacement - 30 t at full load
Fuel Capacity - 2400 l
Water Capacity - 590 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS950 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max 26 knots cruise
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Azimut for interior and naval architecture
Certification - CE, UNI ISO 8666 for data

March 3, 2021

Project: Azimut Magellano 66

With the recent debut of the 25Metri, followed by the announcement of the arrival of the 30Metri, the Magellano collection is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. They say good things come in threes, and indeed, the first unit of the new Magellano 66 will touch the water in Spring, and happily, that is just around the corner.  Like its bigger siblings, the new Magellano 66 manages to combine timelessness with modernity, and belongs to the carbon tech generation, but just what is it that makes this Navetta so special? If we had to choose just one element, it would most definitely be the internal layout, which, thanks to the boat’s generous dimensions, offers an extraordinary level of comfort and versatility.  The spacious day zone is designed to optimise onboard living, distributed over a single level, with vast windows creating an airy, light-filled environment.  Owners wanting to clearly delineate crew and guest areas can do so, no mean feat in a 66-footer. A sliding door separates the pilot station and galley from the salon, while access from the Main Deck to owner and guest accommodation is via a decentralised stairway, ensuring total independence and privacy.  On the lower deck, in addition to the owner’s suite and two guest cabins, there is a fourth cabin which can be fitted out as a storage area or with bunk beds.  Outside, there is also no shortage of space, and there is no better example of this than the impressively large flybridge, with a stern lounge area that can also incorporate an American bar.  Versatility is again to the fore with the cockpit, where the dining zone can be transformed into a spacious relaxation zone where the owner and guests can stretch out in the shade, just a few tantalising metres above the water.  The second-generation Dual Mode hulls delivers smooth cruising even in moderate seas, and outstanding stability whether you’re in displacement mode or steaming along at the maximum speed of 23 knots.  The Magellano 66 is powered by a pair of Man 850hp engines, is EC category class A and comes with an HTS declaration, attesting that it was designed to and meets rigorous High Technical Standards.

December 30, 2020

Project: Azimut 53 Fly

Azimut announced the 53, a sixteen meter motor yacht which will be the second smallest offer in its popular top selling Flybridge Collection.  The 53 Fly was presented during Azimut's annual press conference at what is usually the start of the fall boat show season.  The Azimut 53 Flybridge sees Alberto Mancini enter into the smaller sizes of Azimut range, after designing the 78 Flybridge, S8, and Grande S10.  For the Azimut 53 the Italian designer will follow somewhat similar lines to that of the 78 model, in a racy sporty profile which the builder says hide the real volumes of this sixteen meter flybridge motor yacht.  Azimut has in the past presented racy looking flybridge motor yachts from the popular 98/100 Leonardo, to the 62/64 models. The details of the 53 are still mostly under wraps, but thanks to the series of videos which launched with part one on November 27 we do know that it will have an astern galley layout.  Power and propulsion details are still unknown, though considering that the 78 is with IPS pod drives I would not be surprised to see the switch in this model and then a revamp in all the flybridge series up to the 78.   

August 28, 2020

New Model: Azimut Magellano 25 Metri

Azimut launches the new Magellano 25 Metri, which after eleven years enters the modern explorer line from the famous Italian yacht builder into super yacht territory, and for a period will be the lines flagship.  Time runs and it seems like a short one from 2009 that Azimut launched the first Magellano 74, which was followed by smaller models, and then an upgraded and improved 76 in 2012, which for over seven years was the line flagship.  For many it seemed, Azimut never had interest into putting the Magellano into the above 24 meter super yacht size, in the end most yachts above this size always have an important range and live aboard commodities.  Then in Spring 2018 Azimut announced this Magellano 25 Metri project, which also introduces the range into a raised pilot house design, in order to extend further living commodities on the main deck.  Designed by Ken Freivokh the Magellano 25 Metri has a classic Italian flair outside, bringing the past into the future for looks alone with some exquisite live-aboard comfort details inside.  With four double guest cabins layout located all at the lower deck, the Magellano 25 Metri is all about maximum comfort onboard for long periods.  For this one can see the larger then usual cabins, full living and dining main deck, and spacious home size galley located forward to starboard side.  The Magellano 25 Metri also brings the carbon tech technology into the explorer range with the flybridge, garage, and hard-top all being laminated in this method which Azimut introduced in the 55S in 2012.  Powered by twin Man 1400hp or optional 1550hp engines, the Magellano 25 Metri reaches speeds up to 25 knots and can fast cruise up to 22 knots.  Engineered for maximum comfort and commodities the Magellano 25 Metri also features latest sound insulation systems, the BCool system which exchanges and sanitises the air flow, and a Hotel Mode which enables full onboard facilities use for up to eight hours without the use of a generator.        
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.22 m (82.9ft)
Beam - 6.35 m
Draft - 1.9 m
Displacement - 85.8 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 8000 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, five crew in three cabins 
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp, V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 25 knots max 22 knots cruise with Man 1550hp
Hull Shape - semi-displacement dual mode with double chine
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fiber inserts in super structure
Project - Ken Freivokh exterior, De Cotiis interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull and naval architecture, Azimut Research and Design
Certification - CE class A, NMMA, UNI ISO 8666 for data

July 4, 2020

Project: Azimut Magellano 30 Metri

Jast as the launch of the Magellano 25 Metri is happening, Azimut announces the arrival of project Magellano 30 Metri the flagship of flagships.  A super-elegant navetta inspired exploring super yacht, the 30 Metri will feature the trademark classic lines of its sisters, revisited in a more sophisticated, contemporary key, with Freivokh also responsible for the 25 Metri, and 74 and 76 models.  Freivokh unique, distinctive style, long associated with many of the world’s most exclusive motor and super yachts, is a guarantee of success for the 30 metri. On the technical front, the detail will again be the Dual Mode hull, with its outstanding efficiency whether in displacement mode or at higher speeds.  

February 7, 2020

New Model: Azimut Grande S10

When announced as a project in early 2018, the Azimut S10 signaled the entrance of Alberto Mancini in the famous Italian yacht builder stable.  Since then Mancini has already designed two other models for Azimut, the slightly smaller S8, and the 78 Flybridge.  The Grande S10 is the new flagship of Azimut S for sport yacht series which since presented in 2003 with the S68 has revolutionized these type of yachts.  Offering a four double cabins layout with two VIP staterooms, one forward and one to starboard, the Azimut Grande S10, presents itself as a super sport yacht with an edge in comfort.  The living dining on the S10 is all located on the main deck, while the galley and crew quarters and lobby are at midships in between the engine room and the midships owners stateroom.  The standard version of crew accommodation offers two cabins sleeping three including a double berth for the cabin, but here you have an option to add a fourth cabin to starboard side.  The Grande S10 also features a sport bridge with a central ladder entrance, the layout of the bridge is very socializing and offers three area points, a C-shaped lounge with two coffee cocktail tables to starboard, a forward sunpad, an L-shaped settee, and helm station to port side.  The Azimut Grande S10 is also full of latest tech from heavy carbon use in all super structure and bathing platform, glass cockpit helm station, intelligent LED lightning trough out, Electroglass Chromis skylight hard-top, and Humphree active trim control.  The Azimut Grande S10 is powered by twin MTU 2600hp which allow for top speeds up to 35 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.72 m (94.3ft)
Beam - 6.34 m
Draft - 2.03 m incl propellers
Displacement - 97 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 9500 l
Water Capacity - 1750 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three or four crew in two or three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 35 knots max 28 knots cruise
Construction - resin infused fiber glass with carbon fiber for super structure and bathing platform
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Francesco Guida interior
Certification - UNI ISO 8666 for data

January 7, 2020

Project: Azimut S6 Sportfly

For the Dusseldorf boat show 2020 Azimut will present the new S6 Sportfly, an innovative version of the successful S6 which featured in the famous New York Times Square installation last spring 2019. The main novelty in this version is the addition of a flydeck to offer a spacious and comfortable extra lounge area on the pilot house roof. Access to the fly-deck is provided by folding, hideaway stairs. A specially designed cabinet in the cockpit is integrated with the stairway to enhance the perception of space on the flydeck still further.  The Azimut S6 offers a three double cabins layout with a full beam owners cabins, with a crew cabin berth located forward.  Living, galley and dining area are all on the main deck and integrate seamlessly with the aft deck.  The Azimut S6 is powered by triple Volvo 550hp engines with IPS forward looking dual propeller pod drive propulsion allowing for top speeds up to 35 knots.