The Azimut Magellano 74 Yacht brings the birth of a new generation of yachts for life at sea. The arrival at the MarinaViareggio, Italy, on the 14th December saw the conclusion of the first part of ‘My Voyage’, a 4,000 nautical mile road-show conceived in order to test the first model of the new Magellano range from broad view points. The designer of the first model of the Magellano line is the nautical designer Ken Freivokh.
The Azimut Magellano Yacht means performance, consumption, habitability and comfort have been measured and trialed by exceptional testers: capt. Dag Pike, Vittorio Missoni, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Frank & Fiona Walker. The outcome was more than positive.
Dag Pike, one of the most experienced yachtsmen in the world: “Magellano is a motor yacht that does everything you ask it to do with extreme simplicity. Whether it is making way in rough seas off the coast of Italy or landing in the small harbour of Malta, Magellano was always successful…”
Vittorio Missoni, fashion mogul and ambassador for the Missoni brand worldwide: “It is a boat which marries style and elegance to comfort and practicality… on a cruise with my family or with a couple of sea-loving friends, I would go alone too, without a crew”
Heinz-Harald Frentzen, former Formula 1 driver: “I like living the sea, sailing slowly is a new experience, certainly the concept of a right boat is necessary, the stabilisers are required, the consumption is reduced but it is important to be able to travel also at a faster pace in case of emergency…”
Frank Walker, yachtsman and great traveller: “The concept of the Magellano yacht is the versatility which it offers when facing a long criuse and certainly the yacht keeps its promise. Her sea-keeping is as good at 10 knots as it is at 20 plus and this is where she gains points over traditional displacement and planning hull boats…”
Magellano 74 superyacht is the first in a range of yachts designed to navigate in all weather conditions and to enjoy long cruises on board. It is the boat for those wishing to live the journey without obsessing on performance and speed. It is the type of yacht which invites the boat owner to sit and enjoy every mile travelled because the true soul of the voyage lies in the relaxed and peaceful navigation, rather than in the destination to reach. The powerful and solid appearance, the vertical bow, the untiring engines (CAT C18 at 1015mhp), the imposing freeboard, the broad passageways and the autonomy of over 1100 nautical miles makes the Magellano more of a long-distance runner than a sprinter, when necessary however the Magellano can sprint at up to 24 knots.
The objectives of the project which have guided the development of this new type of vessel are: consumption reduction, maximum comfort and stability of navigation even at low speeds, freedom to navigate at higher speeds when necessary, ample autonomy, project solutions suitable to make long stays on board comfortable, all this combined to style and elegance, an unfailing promise of the Azimut Yachts brand.
The special testers of the Magellano Voyage have very different interests and activities in their life “on land” but share a deep love of the sea and navigation. This has allowed the verification of skills and characteristics of the Magellano in all its innumerable facets, giving the opportunity to each guest to live a new all-round experience of yachting: navigation, slow cruise in search of new tracts of coast and full utilisation of the space on board. The comments of the 5 protagonists of this unusual nautical feat offer a further in-depth take on the themes faced by Azimut Yachts during the launching of this new line of motor yachts.