Azimut Yachts showcased its new models at the Cannes Yachting Festival from September 11-16, 2018, introducing new elements of style of its megayachts.
Azimut Yachts showcased at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 – Europe’s leading at sea boat show – a fleet of 18 Azimut yachts, including 3 new models that have been making their world debut at the Yachting Festival: Azimut S6, Grande 25 Metri and Grande 32 Metri. Accompanying the three new models will be 15 more yachts from all the brand’s five Collections (Atlantis, Magellano, S, Flybridge and Grande), ranging from the smallest Azimut Atlantis 34, to the shipyard’s flagship, the Azimut Grande 35 Metri, which, since its launch, has already sold 10 units and been awarded a remarkable 6 international prizes.
Azimut S6 boasts sporty DNA
The 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival saw the arrival of Azimut S6, the new entry in the S Collection. The S6 is a pure coupé with sporty DNA that looks set to leave its mark in the history of yacht world development, offering unprecedented levels of efficiency obtained with the help of the three IPS propulsion units and Carbon Tech. The exteriors are designed by Stefano Righini, who on this model has further accentuated the glazed surfaces in the hull, a distinctive feature of the S generation, giving the yacht an immediately recognisable profile. The defining characteristics of the interiors by Francesco Guida, for whom this is his second project with the shipyard, are a modern and discrete sense of elegance and a welcoming atmosphere bathed in warm colourways.
Azimut Grande 25 Metri, original personality
The Grande Collection, the most recently introduced collection of Azimut superyachts, has been joined by two new models. The first, the Azimut Grande 25 Metri, has a Carbon Tech superstructure, roll-bar, hard top and transom and represents the perfect blend of charm and technology. For the interiors, designer Achille Salvagni offers a non-conventional take on the living area by abandoning the typical distinction between sofa and dining area, and creating in their place one big space on the Main Deck, which can be transformed into a dining area when needed by raising a recessed table. This solution highlights the decidedly informal and original personality of this model. Two propulsion solutions are available, one with a pair of 1,650 hp Man engines and the other with two 1,800 hp Man units, for a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots.
Azimut Grande 32 Metri, innovative vision
The desire to express an innovative vision that breaks with the past is the driver behind the second novelty in the Collection, the Azimut Grande 32 Metri. This superyacht is the epitome of avant-garde in every aspect, with multiple unprecedented solutions. The defining features of the model are the big, airy, interior and exterior spaces. Outdoors, designer Stefano Righini provides guests not only with a big beach club in the stern, but also a Fly Deck offering a remarkable 70 sq m of space split into three distinct areas: a dining area, a central living space, and finally a relaxation area in the bow with a hydromassage tub, which can become a second lounge area at the owner’s request. The airiness of the outside spaces is complemented by the luminosity of the interiors designed by Achille Salvagni. The full-beam owner’s suite, for example, is flooded with light through full-height glazed surfaces on both sides. Propulsion is provided by two 2,200 mHP MTU engines, driving the yacht to a top speed of 26.5 knots.
Anticipate unexpressed needs
Marco Valle, Azimut Yachts CEO, says that he is very confident about the novelties: “Season after season, we enrich our offering with models that often anticipate unexpressed needs and unformed ideas. Owners increasingly express their desire to enjoy life on board in spaces that are less formal but never ordinary. We strive to create designs that express both elegance and comfort, to which we add innovation and advanced technology that are always a step ahead of the competition. This is the DNA that keeps our customers coming back to us”.
About Azimut|Benetti Group
Azimut|Benetti, led by Paolo and Giovanna Vitelli, is the world’s largest. Based in Viareggio in Italy, it is a most highly-reputed builder of yachts and mega yachts. With operations in 68 countries and a network of 138 sales and customer service offices, the Group embraces the successful Azimut Yachts and Benetti brands, each dedicated to a different market segment. Included in the Group is Yachtique, a division focusing exclusively on services reserved for shipowners, led by Fraser Yachts, specialized in brokerage and leasing activities. 2017 was a year of growth and success for the group: 261 boats sold, value of production estimated at €850 million (+18%), 17 awards won, €122 million investments in the three-year period 2019-2021 to extend the range.
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