Azimut Yachts is attending the Miami Yacht Show once again this year, where three yachts will be given their American premiere. Two are in the top-of-the-range Grande line: the Grande 27METRI, and the Grande 35METRI. The third yacht being premiered is Azimut 60, an 18-meter model with sleek, aggressively attractive lines.
The Grande 27METRI, designed by Stefano Righini, is a wide body superyacht with a unique concept, creating perfect harmony between flowing exterior lines and unparalleled interior volumes for the segment. The vertical bow and the big full-height windows, which rise from the hull and extend up into the infrastructure, give the boat a sporty, edgy personality and are its signature features. The Main Deck contains the owner’s suite and offers the possibility of five cabins, in what is an almost unique feature for a boat this size.
The extensive use of carbon fiber, for the hardtop, roll-bar, Flydeck, superstructure and transom, has made it possible to extend the space available without increasing the yacht’s weight, resulting in better performance in the water, unprecedented comfort on board and very generously sized convivial and private spaces.
The interiors by stand out for their flowing lines, which enhance the contrasts between colours and materials. The furniture consists of unique items, designed and made to measure by expert craftsmen.
The deep-V hard chine hull, which was tank tested at the Brodarsky Institute in Zagabria and is designed to meet the highest construction standards on the market, is equipped with two 1,900 hp MAN V12 engines, driving the yacht to an estimated top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots. The range at 12 knots is over 800 nautical miles.
Azimut Grande 35METRI, making its debut on the US market, has received a remarkable four international awards in recent months, the most recent being “Best New Production Yacht Design” at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2018.
Making its entry onto the market in September 2017, the 35 is the biggest yacht yet built by the shipyard and offers unprecedented solutions for a boat this size, drawing on carbon fiber technology and the expertise of Stefano Righini, who defined the concept and designed the exteriors.
The Grande 35METRI is a Wide Body RPH (Raised Pilot House) yacht with sleek exteriors, featuring exceptionally sized full-height windows. The entire superstructure and the hardtop are built from pure carbon fiber, alternating with epoxy resin.
The interiors are the work of Achille Salvagni and intersperse matt and textured wood varieties with other darker, polished ones, plus inserts in exclusive materials like treated brass, bronze and polished steel.
The D2P_Displacement to Planning® hull, designed by Pierluigi Ausonio in conjunction with the Azimut Benetti Research & Development Center, combines the comfort typical of a displacement hull with the performance of a planing hull and a wave piercer to improve fuel efficiency.
The two MTU 16V2000 M93 engines, rated 2,400 hp each, drive the yacht to a cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 25.5 knots.
The third and last yacht to receive its American premiere is the Azimut 60, an 18-meter model designed once again by Stefano Righini. The distinctive exterior style features are the vertical bow and the big pilothouse windows, which on the starboard side are full-height, offering an unprecedented view of the sea thanks to the cutaway gunwales next to the saloon. The numerous relaxation areas, including one in the bow, offer unique islands of privacy on a boat this size.
The interior and exterior furnishings feature flowing lines and are the work of Achille Salvagni, who has chosen very rich materials and paid great attention to the details and finishings. Three varieties of wood are used alternately: dark-sand-coloured brushed oak and pearl-coloured closed-pore tai wood, embellished with 100 gloss solid mahogany trim and chrome-plated brass and steel bands. The lighting features sources produced according to Salvagni’s designs, with six different preset light moods for the main deck. The layout includes three cabins and three bathrooms.
The yacht features latest generation technical solutions and is fitted with two Volvo D13 engines rated 900 mHP each, driving it to a top speed of 31 knots.
Azimut Yachts will be at Miami Yachts Show, February 15 – 19
Stand EX-6, Collins Ave. / Stand 641, Virginia Key