Azimut Motor Yachts - Innovative Italian Beauties!
Posted on May 13, 2020
Posted on May 13, 2020
Azimut yachts distinctive Italian styling and sleek lines turn heads everywhere they go; you just cannot help admiring them. Much of Azimut's success is due to founder, Paolo Vitelli's mission to create value by putting clients first, then the company and the shareholders and by daily investment in innovation and technology to continue new model development and refinement of client services. Since Azimut was founded in 1969, this emphasis on the client and innovation has helped propel the brand to a global leadership position.
Paolo Vitali was a university student when he started a sailing boat charter business in 1969. The following year, his company was appointed to distribute certain prestigious yacht brands throughout Italy. From there, he rapidly expanded into yacht design and in a joint venture with Amerglass, designed the AZ 43' Bali, a mass-produced fiberglass boat that was an immediate success. Throughout the 1970s to early 1980s, he built on that success by expanding the range of market with a lower end model (AZ 32' Targa) and the upper end, with the 105' Failaika, which was the largest mass-produced fiberglass yacht at that time. In 1985, Azimut expanded with the acquisition of Benetti, a highly respected boat builder since 1873, which gave Azimut the ability to construct its own yachts. During this period, he designed the concept of the megayacht and defined new styles and standards that would revolutionize the industry, such as large frameless windows, electric seats and walnut interiors. Azimut also pioneered the use of the foredeck space adding sun pads, lounges, tables and more, making it a value-added relaxation area.
The Azimut 50 Flybridge
The late 1990s saw further expansion through the acquisition of additional boatyards at Fano, restructuring of the Benetti yards at Viareggio and construction of a new site at Avigliana, in Turin province. Azimut continued to solidify its leadership position and successful trajectory to become the foremost builder of yachts and megayachts. Its investment policy has consolidated technical and production capacities during subsequent years, with Azimut sites established in Brazil.
An interesting innovation is the Dual Mode Hull of the new Magellano collection of long-range cruisers in the explorer trawler class of vessels. The Magellano is currently available in 4 lengths ranging from 43' to 75' and is able to cruise in a range of speeds to maximize fuel economy, allowing the Magellano to cruise further, without compromising the luxurious comfort and elegance Azimut yachts are known for.
Azimut utilizes advanced CFD technology (computational fluid dynamics) and FEA (finite element analysis) in its research and development of hull forms that are purpose engineered and optimized to consider a variety of factors-navigation needs depending on type of yacht, performance, consumption and load factors. The Dual Mode hull is described as a "vertical bow combined with an inverted bell shape" that serves to deliver unparalleled comfort, even in moderate to rough seas for a smooth and "unslammable" ride. It is a semi-displacement hull with a rounded bilge along the centerline that acts as a shock absorber, while broad, hard chines that create flat planing surfaces on the sides and a long central skeg reduce rolling for a softer ride and excellent seakeeping ability. The vertical bow slices through waves and aft tunnels protect the running gear and reduce shaft angle. Years of investment continue to yield benefits to the Azimut clients first with a superior vessel for comfortable navigation and efficiency.
Renowned interior designer, Stefano Righini, has been creating the Azimut's trendsetting interiors with his bold style, adding the "WOW" factor. By combining multiple luxury materials and creative layouts to maximize living and storage space, along with an attention to detail that is second to none, Stefano Righini has designed the Azimut living spaces for the enjoyment of being out at sea with open spaces, large windows and unobstructed views-and for social interaction, entertaining with seating and table arrangements on fore and aft decks, flybridge, main salon-throughout the vessel! Built-in furnishings are cleverly placed to maximize space in an elegant, yet inviting and functional style. Lighting is with soft spots or recessed and thoughtfully positioned; color palette is sophisticated, relying on beautiful combinations of materials and textures for visual and sensory pleasure.
Current Azimut Collections are:
Flybridge Collection in 50, 55, 60, 66, 72, NEW 78, and 80-foot lengths.
"S" Collection models 77S, S8, Grande S10, S6, S7 - feature triple IPS propulsion and interior design by Carlo Galeazzi, carbon fiber composite for lightweight strength and hydrodynamic hull shape.
Magellano Collection of Long Range Cruisers in 43, 53, 66 and 75-foot lengths.
Atlantis Collection in 34, 43, 45, and 51-foot lengths - a versatile sports cruiser that is high-performing and dynamic with unprecedented livability in best Italian style.
Grande Collection - Superyacht category in 75, 81, 90, 96, 105-feet, the S10 and the Trideck (123'4").
The Azimut 47' Verve
Verve Collection in 40 and NEW 47-foot lengths. Features three 350hp Mercury Verados for speeds up to 44 knots; sporty, elegant "weekender" that is more spacious and sturdily built than a day cruiser.
Follow this link to sign up for this upcoming event on May 27th - May 30th where you can join Azimut for their virtual e-boat show.
Please follow this link to have a look at all of the current used Azimut yachts for sale on the market.
If one meets your interest please contact Chuck Newman at 904.607.7286 to view this vessel or to schedule a virtual boat tour from the comfort of your home.
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