Azimut S8 makes surprise debut at Cannes

The Black Pearl version of the 25m sports yacht by Alberto Mancini and Francesco Guida joins the upcoming festival (Sept 10-15)

author icon By Anna | 9 September 2019

With a sophisticated yet aggressive design, the Azimut S8 will be on show at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 10-15), joining the other novelties S10, Azimut 78 and Atlantis 45.

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The S8 adopts new style codes expressed by Mancini in this collection in which he interprets drive, modernity and sportiness in their most sophisticated and intriguing sense.

The yacht will take the place of the extremely successful 77S and features the exclusive combination of Carbon Tech with a triple installation Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system, making her a sporty yacht equipped with leading-edge technology.

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The extensive use of carbon (flybridge, deck and platform) and the triple installation IPS propulsion system (optimised with a significant investment of resources and effort by Azimut Yachts’ Innovation Lab) bring with them a long series of undeniable benefits that make this model even more unique.

S8 stands out first and foremost for her unprecedented manoeuvrability, silence and significantly lower consumption than the category as a whole.

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With a more compact engine room, S8’s layout is one of a kind: not only does the night area accommodate four cabins and four bathrooms, but there is also a big garage with room for two water toys (a standout feature on the market) and a closed galley on an intermediate deck between the main and lower decks. This means that the main deck can be dedicated entirely to indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas. On this deck, designed for socialising, the same design approach has been used for both interiors and exteriors, resulting in a seamless sense of continuity.

The perfection of the layout is completed by crew quarters consisting of two cabins with access through a side door aft of the superstructure.

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The interiors by Francesco Guida are available in two decor versions: Platinum and Black Pearl. Both welcoming and sophisticated, they stand out for the colours and materials used. The Black Pearl version is the one presented at Cannes.

At the technical level, many of the solutions proposed by the ECS (Enhanced Cruising Solutions) programme have been used: active trim control, which automatically adjusts the boat’s trim and ensures the best possible consumption efficiency; joystick driving, which maintains the course set at all speeds, guarantees comfortable, safe driving with perfect control, and provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface; and, finally, an integrated onboard control and monitoring system, which also includes an interface system with the main services, including air conditioning in the yacht’s various settings.

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