New Azimut 72 Fly: the Italian cruising boat (22 m) with style

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Azimut Fly 72
Azimut Fly 72

There are few things like gliding at 30 knots from the comfort of your seat, enjoying sailing from the top of a flybridge, overlooking the sea all around.
Azimut Yachts
has an entire segment dedicated to flybridges, a range between 50 and 83 feet that, now, is further enriched with the arrival of a new model, the pinnacle of the brand’s research on this front. It is the shipyard’s newest 22.5-meter, theAzimut Fly 72, a combination of elegance, design and technology. A cruiser devoted to maximizing the pleasures offered by sailing.

Azimut Fly 72

Between sky and sea. Perhaps the most apt statement to introduce the new Fly 72, a few words to emphasize how the entire design revolves precisely around the ways of experiencing the boat, maximized by its piece de resistance, the furnished fly. But to merely observe the upper portion of it would be reductive. The new Azimut, in fact, is a hull that offers much more, both on the deck front and concealed, with 4 double cabins, curated lounge areas and performance in indifferent for the segment: 31 knots, thanks to two MAN V12s of 1400 mHP each.

Azimut Fly 72

Azimut Fly 72 – Exterior

Looking first at the lines, the new Fly 72 presents itself as a relatively slender hull, strong with clean sides, emphasized by long windows, and balanced in volumes, balanced by a set-back, backward-projecting deckhouse, then recovered by the fly’s windshield and hard-top, which are slender in the opposite direction instead.

Azimut Fly 72
Azimut Fly 72

Shifting attention to the deck itself, as well as its layout, the Fly 72’s exterior takes on a standard configuration for the Azimut segment. Introduced by a swim platform on the water, usable as a beach area, the exteriors come to life as soon as you reach the cockpit, which is protected above by the flybridge and furnished with a bar cabinet and a C-shaped sofa, facing the interior and served by a central table. A first convivial area intended to integrate with the interior, and vice versa, blending one with the other at any given occasion.

Azimut Fly 72
The sofa in the cockpit

The first large outdoor lounge area, however, actually finds its place in the bow, reached by using the wide walkways on the broadside. Indeed, upon reaching the bow, a true open-air lounge welcomes guests: a large C-shaped sofa with a central table faces a large sundeck, usable either as such or as a seat facing the sofa itself.

Azimut Fly 72 – Bow Lounge

It is by returning to the cockpit, however, that we reach the piece de resistance, the Flybridge. Emerging from the staircase across its dunnage, this immediately greets with lounge sofas and chaise lounges facing the sea, then moves to more convivial spaces toward the bow, with a C-shaped sofa complete with table, a bar cabinet with sinks and cooler, a large sundeck facing the brand sense and, inevitably, the wheelhouse, served by double ergonomic armchairs.

Aft section of the fly

Interior

As mentioned earlier, however, the Fly 72 is a cruiser, and as such is reflected in the interior volumes, immediately introduced by the main-deck, which is strong with a spacious salon complete with every element necessary for life on board. Here, in fact, we first find a sitting area, just overlooking the cockpit and composed of two sofas, one L-shaped and one C-shaped. A sheltered convivial area that precedes the more “utilitarian” spaces such as the galley (available both open air and enclosed) and the large table located to starboard. Just behind the windshield, however, the dashboard and a dining area take their place.

Azimut Fly 72 – Main saloon

Moving, however, to the lower deck, intended to be the sleeping area, we find 4 separate cabins, each complete with en-suite facilities. Amidships, strengthened by the hull’s maximum beam, takes its place the master cabin, a double complete with settees and a study nook. In the far bow, however, is the other large cabin, a VIP double. Taking their place between these two are the remaining cabins, a twin with single beds and a third and smaller double. Crew quarters, on the other hand, are located aft, under the cockpit.

Azimut Fly 72 – Master Cabin

Propulsion

Coming to the performance and engine front, data to date indicate a top speed of 31 knots, with 26 knots, however, as the cruising speed. Propulsion is provided by a pair of 1400 mHP MAN CR V12s, while, the fuel tank, can accommodate up to 5200 liters. The CE marking, in this case, is A.

Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 22.57 m
Baglio Massimo (B.max) 5.62 m
Full load immersion 1.82 m
Full load displacement 53.5 t
Construction material Carbon fiber + GRP/GRP
Motorization 2x MAN CR V12 1400 mHP
Maximum Speed 31 kn
Cruising Speed 26 kn
Fuel Tank 5200 lt.
Fresh Water Tank 1100 lt.
Cabins 4 + 1 Crew
Beds 8 + 2 Crew
Services 4 + 1 Crew
Interior Design Fabio Fantolino
Exterior Design Alberto Mancini
Naval architecture / water lines P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut R&D
Yard / Contacts Azimut Yachts

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