The leading Italian luxury yacht builder, Azimut Yachts, has major news in store for the upcoming boat shows. In addition to the three new yacht models, a new collection is making its premiere. It is a brand already well-known among open cruiser enthusiasts, and one which is going to be joining Azimut Yachts with all that entails. The Atlantis brands will be joined by the Azimut Flybridge, Azimut Magellano, as well as Azimut S, bringing to a successful conclusion the “merging” of the Atlantis brand with Azimut Yachts. This means that Azimut|Benetti Group can now present four collections under one single brand – Azimut Yachts – making it the world’s most extensive range of yachts up to 100 feet.
The gradual process that has led to the expansion of Azimut Yachts and its collections is the result of a strategic decision that hinged on maintaining the production of Atlantis yachts in Italy, and in particular, concentrated in the Avigliana boatyard. Starting out as an independent brand, Atlantis yachts eventually included the tagline “by Azimut”. This brings us to today, when it finally becomes Azimut Atlantis, a collection of yachts that has undergone rapid development and one which is now mature enough to enter into the House of Azimut, with all its rights and privileges.
CANNES BOAT SHOW – AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50: DOUBLE (R)EVOLUTION
Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht includes a series of innovations which have been carefully detailed (yet again) by the brilliant Neo Design team, rendering the yacht even more versatile and exciting.
The pleasure of cruising is two-fold: Azimut Atlantis 50 is available in both an Open and Coupè version, each delivering the same comfort and performance to meet the different needs of those who love to experience the sea in their own style, without compromising.
Sporty and elegant, the new 15-metre yacht is perfect for those who want an immediate connection with the sea, yet who also enjoy socialising. In the Open version, the main deck is a single open space with just a few steps dividing the bathing platform and the stern; while, the Coupé version offers the option to create a more intimate space by separating the inside and the outside with a three-leaf glass door. With the doors opened, the Coupé’s maindeck is transformed as well in a fully living space, totally equipped.
In both versions, astern, there is a comfortable sunbath area and the liftable swimming platform, allows an easy access of the tender to the sea and to host it in the underlying garage. The cockpit’s design, in the Coupè version, includes a table built into the sunbathing platform. The hardtop is electrically operated.
Luxury yacht Atlantis 50 accommodates four to six guests, with the option of adding a third cabin to complete the dinette. There are two spacious cabins, a Master and VIP amidships at full-beam; each is equipped with a large double bed, two closets, and private entrance to a bathroom with a separate show stall. Both cabins are especially light filled thanks to the picture windows and skylights.
The Atlantis 50 yacht is equipped with twin Cummins 600Hp engines; these make it possible to reach maximum speeds of 33 knots, and cruising speeds of 29 knots.
AZIMUT 80: FOUR WORLDS OF WELLBEING
At the Cannes Boat Show, there are also great expectations for the 24-metre Azimut Yachts Flybridge, design to embody a lifestyle where comfort and wellbeing merge with a sophisticated and understated elegance.
With the success of their prior collaborations in larger models, Stefano Righini exterior design and Studio Salvagni Architetti interior design, team up once again. The result is a design which revolves around four different stylistic proposals, each one distinct in terms of colours and furnishing: Portofino, Dolce Vita, Firenze, and Riviera.
The cockpit with teak decking is very spacious and designed for socialising; it includes a large sofa astern and a dining table for eight. Among the most impressive elements are the two, floor-to-ceiling windows (1.6 m x 2 m. of glass) on the dining room wall which provide incredibly natural light and breathtaking views.
The interior layout includes four cabins and five bathrooms, for a total of eight/nine guests, and two cabins for captain and the crew. The 42 sqm flybridge is designed for maximum versatility.
The boatowner’s bathroom is particularly dramatic; it is at full-beam, with two entrances located aft of the cabin. It is practically a spa, with a Spa Pool and central glassed-in shower stall, ensuring uninterrupted views from one side of the bathroom to the other.
The engine room has twin MAN 1550 hp engines, for a maximum speed of 29 knots. The fuel tank holds 6,000 litres, while the water tank holds 1,100 litres; option for outfitting with CMC Marine electric fin stabilizers and hardtop.
AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53: EVEN GREATER COMFORT
The pleasure of cruising, the quest for the greater comfort onboard, the need for bigger storage spaces and higher autonomy during long crossing, all merged with the timeless charm of Italian design: that is the new Magellano collection’s philosophy , interpreted, once again at best, by Azimut with the very last Magellano 53, the new model that will replace the 50 which has already been sold on the most important markets: USA; Canada, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Thailandia, Australia and New Zealand and -obviously- Europe.
Bigger spaces allows Azimut to place in the aft part a crew cabin considerably spacious, as well as to transform the cockpit in an actual terrace (over 13 sqm wide). The Magellano 53 yacht offers three cabins for up to six guests, as well as a high pantry in with enough space to allocate supplies, equipment and, occasionally, an extra bed.
The internal décor is a mix between the warm shades of the leather and the Canaletto Walnut; at shipowners’ disposal, a wide range of materials to choose from, for the ultimate customization.
The Dual Mode semi-displacement hull, designed by Bill Dixon exclusively for the Magellano collection, ensures a smooth navigation, even with head sea, reducing the pitch’s width and naturally diminishing the impact in the waves.
The 600 mhp engine can reach a cruising speed of 16 knots (max 20 knots) and offers a good torque to propel the boat even in very rough sea conditions.
Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Azimut.