The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 63 – Autumn 2019
Azimut’s new superyacht contains all of the know-how acquired by the Avigliana shipyard in 50 years. We’re talking about an evolved naval platform as Azimut calls it with loads of technological contents.
All of Azimut’s over 24 metre superyachts are comprised in the Collezione Grande, where you’ll find from Grande Magellano 25 to the new Grande S10, which we’ll be seeing at the next Cannes International Yachting Festival, in addition to all the superyacht fleet which is simply called Grande, from the “smallest” a 25 metre, to the top range 35 metre. Among these there’s also the new Grande 32 Metri , which recently hit the water and will be debuting at the coming Cannes yachting Festival. This model contains all of the latest generation technology developed by the Italian shipyard. The less evident to discern unless you can watch it cruise, is the D2P (displacing to planing) hull, designed by Azimut with Pierluigi Ausonio’s naval architect’s studio which has since become well known for the “double-chine” with “wavepiercer” bow which make it highly efficient in terms of fuel consumption in both displacing and planing modes. The Grande 32 Metri, despite its size, and thanks also to the exuberant MTU engines installed has been accredited with a top speed of approximately 27 knots.
Looking up a little Stefano Righini’s imposing superstructure catches viewers’ eyes also for the previously introduced motifs and stylistic innovations seen on the more recent models from the Collezione, namely the Grande 27 Metri and the Grande 35 Metri. Faceted surfaces, taught lines toward the stern to lighten the yacht’s large, imposing volume while the white of the hull and superstructure alternating with the glossy black of large glazed surfaces in cut glass, and window like floor to ceiling ports let the viewer guess as how much natural light floods the interiors on a sunny day. Just as the technologic hull is hidden from sight by the sea, the technology applied in building the superstructure is concealed under several coats of paint. Exactly , because were we to see it as it comes, we would appreciate and stare at the weave in the carbon fibre the shipyard uses according to the Carbon-Tech system, designed to be deployed in the construction of the yacht’s superstructure, flybridge, protective radar arch, hard top, transom, and stern platform which allows to build bigger, increasing volume with no extra weight. A plus mark to be remembered. In addition to this, it is worth recalling that this specific technology translates into a lower barycentre which increases stability while enhancing better sea keeping qualities.
Azimut has also struck up partnership with Achille Salvagni’s studio for the interiors in addition to Stefano Righini’s. The decor features alternating shades of light and dark hues, glossy and eggshell paint work. The standard layout is made up of five double guest cabins situated along the lower deck level, while the owner’s suite is above along the main deck. The crew’s quarters are also situated along the lower deck. Proceeding aft towards the stern we come to a beach club, a garage in which to stow a 5 metre tender/service craft and a jet ski. The day area along the main deck is comprehensive of a dining room and saloon inside, while out on deck in the stern there’s plenty of room in the cockpit to relax in, while in the bow there’s a more secluded one. The fly-deck offers another helm controls station and a lounge with a magnificent sea view shaded by a ‘strategic’ hardtop.
For info: Azimut
by Daniele Carnevali