Half a century of Azimut Yachts. In 2019, 50 candles will be extinguished, one of the most appreciated brands in Italian boating industry. Founded in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli, Azimut Yachts is preparing for a very tight 2019.
At the Miami Boat Show, the projects for 2019 by Azimut Yachts were presented. In addition to the Grande S10 and the Magellan 25 Meters RPH, the following were launched: Azimut 76 Fly, Verve 47, and Atlantis 45.
He is the designated heir to the Atlantis 43, Azimuth’s flagship model with 140 units delivered in four years. The motorization is the IPS by Volvo Penta. The Azimut Atlantis 45 carries forward what the Atlantis 51 represents: the bow wheel is verticalized at the top and hull windows run along the entire side, to emphasize once again this tension of lines and the sporting soul of the yacht. The stern garage can accommodate a tender of up to 2.5 meters in length. The layout has two cabins: the owner’s cabin and a second cabin in the middle of the boat, with two beds that can be joined if necessary to turn into a double, to which you can add a third. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, thanks to a total width of 4.25 meters.
The Azimut 76 Fly is a ride between sophisticated design and interior volumes of considerable importance. The first boat in the Fly line to be equipped with a triple Volvo IPS engine, it is also distinguished by a layout that offers a distribution of space typical of larger boats. Great attention is paid to the privacy of life on board the guests, with the spaces dedicated to the crew at the bow, with access from the helm and kitchen, rooms that can be separated from the living/dining area.
The interiors are designed by Achille Salvagni and the first version to be presented, Lounge, has a large open space in the living area. When you don’t have lunch inside, you can enjoy much larger spaces in which to move easily between two seating areas. The external lines have been entrusted to Alberto Mancini. Sinuous forms, the stylistic signature of Mancini, are here interpreted in a new way and give a new expressiveness to nautical design. The Azimut 76 Fly is one of the Azimut Yachts of the carbon-tech generation.
The Verve 47 has been designed specifically for the American market to which it is proposed as an emblem of the Med Boat, the Italian style weekend: a fast and high-performance yacht and yet extremely enjoyable and perfect for longer stays on board, thanks to the presence of a second cabin.
It maintains a bond with its younger sister, the Verve 40. In the creative development phase, the project was approached as if it were a blade and what it creates in its interaction with the element water. The bow reinterprets the geometry of off-shore competition boats, while maintaining a 100% Azimut Yachts personality, while the hull windows go upwards to overcome and integrate with the falchetta. By widening the view of the helm on the sides, they also trigger a real connection with the sea, enhancing the driving experience.
The stepped hull, designed by designer Michael Peters, ensures a significant reduction in friction and remarkable performance while preserving the size and proportions of the hull. Verve 47 presents a quadruple outboard motorization thanks to which it will be possible to reach a maximum speed of 45 knots.
Dubai, New York, Cannes, and Hong Kong. These are Azimut’s stops in the world for 2019, until December, in Avigliana (Piedmont), headquarters of the Group, there will be a special evening for an exclusive event reserved for friends and historical customers of the shipyard.
“A choice – explained Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of the Company – dictated by the desire to maximize the international footprint of our company and live the celebrations in highly iconic locations, as well as significant for the boating market. Each of these places – concludes Vitelli – has a special meaning for us. These are four dynamic and cosmopolitan cities, each of which we will face with a different style and event, to which we will add the place where it all began, our shipyard in Piedmont, which we want to open to our guests as if it were our home, so that they can understand through direct experience the magic, but also the processes and technology behind the construction of a yacht.