on 7 Sep 2022
Azimut’s new debuts focus on ergonomic luxury, groundbreaking architecture and the latest in sustainable technologies
Azimut is presenting 16 new models at the 44th Cannes Yachting Festival, including three eagerly awaited premieres: the two new generation superyachts Grande 26M and Grande 36M and the Magellano 30M crossover coupe.
The shipyard has committed to reducing emissions through a combination of factors, including weight reduction by using carbon fibre, research into increasingly efficient hulls, and alternative propulsion systems.
Azimut pioneered the approach to sustainability issues with the creation of the the Low Emission Yacht family, which only includes yachts that have 20 per cent less emissions than the market average. They were one of the first brands to believe in pod propulsion systems, now the industry’s market-beating technology for low carbon emission motoryachts.
For the Grande 26m and 36m, the shipyard developed the new Pod 4600 propulsion system in partnership with ZF and installed it for the first time on the new Grande line flagship. The system, combined with a 30 per cent lighter superstructure achieved through the extensive use of carbon fibre, delivers significantly less fuel consumption than boats the same size at the most frequently set speeds.
Grande 26m and 36m is the result of the ambitious project to set new benchmarks in their respective size categories and offer the same features as a mega yacht. This has been achieved thanks to five cabins, including the full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, and separate flows for guests and crew, who have quarters located in the bow to guarantee absolute privacy, as is the case on superyachts.
Meanwhile, the Magellano line, designed for long-range voyages, meets the needs of a contemporary owner who loves travelling, with the two speed modes, the latest-generation high-efficiency hull, and a design of rare sophistication.
Like the other models in the Magellano line that experienced market success thanks to the dual mode hull, the Magellano 30m aims to give its owners the best of both worlds. Like its 25m predecessor, it is the fruit of collaboration between two renowned designers – the Italian Vincenzo De Cotiis, who is known for designing sophisticated interiors with irregular geometries, and Ken Freivokh, whose unique elegant vision sculpted the exterior lines.
The exterior styling combines a hull with impressive volumes and a sleek superstructure, the distinguishing feature of this ‘crossover coupe’. The key features are the 70 square metre vertical bow, the imposing hull sides and the protected walkways running alongside extensive glazed surfaces – over 70sqm – through which light pours into every interior setting. The signature feature of the range is represented by the elegant lateral teak louvres.