Extensive use of carbonfibre on new 78 Fly flagship 

Azimut has launched its new Azimut 78 Fly flagship, the latest exclusive example of Azimut Yachts’ Carbon-Tech generation and the first of its flybridges to be fitted with three Volvo IPS propulsion units.

The exterior lines are by Alberto Mancini, while the interior design is a product of Achille Salvagni.

Marco Valle, Azimut Yachts CEO, said: “The 78 Fly is an ultra innovative boat with a strategic positioning in the segment midway between Azimut 72 and Azimut Grande 25METRI, providing an effective response to our customers’ growing expectations”.

23.6m long and with a beam of 5.75m, the 78 Fly is a full member of the Carbon-Tech generation, which has become a hallmark of Azimut yachts. The superstructure, flybridge, hard-top and cockpit are made from carbonfibre, while the deck is hybrid glass/carbonfibre. Azimut says the work involved significantly advanced research into the use of Carbon-Tech in construction processes, a field that the builder says it has pioneered from the outset and is investing considerable resources.

This is the first boat in the Flybridge Collection to be fitted with three Volvo IPS propulsion units, which offer benefits that can be seen clearly in the recent S range models says the builder, including: maximum consumption efficiency, excellent quietness and handling, and an installation arrangement that frees up more living space on board.

“The work involved significantly advanced research into the use of Carbon-Tech in construction processes, a field that the builder says it has pioneered from the outset and is investing considerable resources”

Azimut says concerted effort has been made to protect guests’ privacy while on board, positioning the crew accommodation forward and with access to the helm station and galley, both of which can be completely separated from the living/dining area and from the stairways to the lower deck cabins.

The interiors are by Achille Salvagni, who created two versions. The first to be presented is Lounge, which does away with the traditional division between dining and living areas and results in the freedom of use of a highly versatile day area. This is in part thanks to the dining table, which can be transformed if needed into a low coffee table, freeing up much more space when not dining inside and allowing easy movement between the two different living areas. 

In addition to the owner’s suite, the night area has two VIP cabins and a fourth guest cabin with twin beds. All the cabins have en-suite bathrooms.

The exteriors are by Alberto Mancini, for whom this was his first work on the Flybridge Collection. 

The yacht is powered by three Volvo IPS units available with two different power ratings (3 × IPS 1.200 and 3 × IPS 1.350) and has a top speed up to 30 knots.