The year 2023 will bring news and surprises, and among them, the new Azimut S7, officially expected at the
Düsseldorf Salon 2023
. But what is it actually about? Well, the promises are not indifferent, and Azimut undoubtedly knows how to attract attention, anticipating a boat with sporty DNA and an excellent level of comfort, but, above all, on lowering emissions. How? Let’s see it in this preview.
This yacht over 21 meters long (21.68 m) in exteriors bears the signature of Alberto Mancini. The Italian shipyard reveals that it will be the “sports boat with the most technologically advanced naval architecture in its class, capable on the one hand of significantly reducing fuel consumption and on the other of expanding living space.” How? First, through propulsion and water lines aimed at improving fuel economy, and then through clever use of materials to bring this new 70-footer to reduce its impact by up to 30 percent. But before we get to the technological details, some background information.
Azimut S7 – Exterior
The lines, first of all, fit into Azimut’s S Series segment, designing a sleek boat, rich in detail and well balanced in shape and geometry. Deadwork and blanket blend nicely with each other, with respective references between shapes and colors. This can be seen, for example, in the large windows, or in the forward handrail, which regains forward momentum by softening the forward projection of the deck. In addition to pleasing lines, there are also functional elements such as the aft swim platform and the cockpit above, which features a particularly large sundeck, a convivial area with sofas and tables, and a bar cabinet just before access to the fly.
The fly in turn provides several convivial spaces, with sofas, tables and the outdoor wheelhouse. A second cockpit dedicated to relaxation will also be created in the bow, but more intimate, such as when moored in port. Specifically, a triple sundeck and a large C-shaped sofa, complete with coffee table.
Azimut S7 – Interior
As for the interior, on the other hand, we can already guess at a particularly airy and well-kept salon, illuminated by windows and wide views of the outdoors, including the aft section, which looks as if it could open completely, merging with the cockpit.
The cabins also maintain the high standards of the segment, with a bright and well-kept suite, rich in terms of furniture and lounge area, including a large double bed.
Overall, the shipyard announces a total of 4 cabins (plus one designated for the crew), all of which will be located in the lower deck, while, in addition to the salon, the deck will also house the galley.
Turning to technology and propulsion, the challenge for this yacht is considerable: to combine performance, including a top speed of 35 knots with low fuel consumption. Azimut’s focus on efficiency led it to adopt a more compact propulsion system for the new S7 with three Volvo Penta D13 1050 IPSs of 800 horsepower each.
The hull was developed in collaboration with Volvo engineers, optimizing the water lines, compounded by extensive use of carbon fiber, thus efficiently reducing overall fuel consumption. According to preliminary data, this reduction can be estimated to be close to 20-30% at the most frequent operating speeds, when compared with boats of the same weight and size with a traditional-edge hull and centerline.
|Length Over All (LOA)
|3x Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1050 800 HP
|4 + 1
|Düsseldorf Salon 2023