Italy’s Azimut Yachts has announced that the latest model in its Magellano series, the Magellano 66, will be available this summer.
The 20m long-range cruiser is built on the same foundation as all Magellano yachts – the Dual Mode hull. The goal is to offer a versatile boat that provides a comfortable ride even in moderate to rough seas. Accomplishing this required developing keels that were profoundly different from those found on planing hulls, says Azimut.
Magellano hulls soften the impact of waves, cutting through them with the vertical bow. At the same time, the significant forward volume minimizes pitch and provides constant buoyancy support, even when the boat is descending the trough of a wave.
The Magellano 66 also has surprisingly spacious interiors for its 20m x 5.4m size. The main deck is all on one level; it has a large sliding door facing out over the cockpit all the way to the bow where the pilot station and galley are located.
There is also a Navetta version. Positioning the internal stairs amidship means the saloon/dining area can be separated from the piloting and forward galley area for privacy. The crew can carry out their jobs without having to access any of the boat owner and guest spaces.
On the outside is an integrated terrace to the extreme aft of the flybridge. Like the Magellano 53, at the bow of the Magellano 66 there is an additional lounge area, here even more welcoming and private, says the company.
On the lower deck, there is a large owner’s suite at full beam. The yacht also has two VIP and guest cabins, and a utility room that can be outfitted as a cabin with bunk beds on request.
The Magellano 66 is fitted with two Volvo Penta D13 800hp diesels. Travelling at 9kt in full displacement mode, it has a range of over 900Nm (including a 10% reserve). The double chine Dual Mode hull optimizes cruising both in displacement and planing modes, for a cruising speed of 16-18kt and a maximum speed of 22kt.