New Azimut, Atlantis and Verve models planned along with new ‘creative goal’
Celebrating its 50th anniversary year, Azimut Yachts is planning five key international events – one for every decade – as well as announcing new models launches.
The celebrations began in Dubai, where on February 22-23, the Bulgari Hotel Marina and Yacht Club hosted up to 250 guests for two days of visits aboard Azimut Yachts’ newest models, as well as an exclusive evening events. In May, the next stop will be New York, where Azimut Yachts says it “will uphold its dedication to design and innovation” by announcing a new creative goal, “the like of which the brand has become renowned for,” the company says.
In September, Azimut arrives in Cannes, which will serve as the backdrop to yet another celebratory event; this time with a focus on new models. Further afield, there will be a dedicated event for Azimut Yachts enthusiasts in the Far East: in November, Hong Kong will play host to the fourth international event.
Closing out the anniversary year, the builder will bring the celebrations home, with friends and clients invited to the group’s Avigliana facility at the foot of the Piedmontese mountains.
“Each of these locations,” concludes Azimut founder Paolo Vitelli, “has, for us, some special significance. These are four dynamic, cosmopolitan cities, encouraging their own unique take on style and event. And for us to conclude our celebrations, in the place where everything first began for Azimut, will truly swell our hearts with pride. We hope our guests will feel at completely at home in Piedmont. We want them to experience first-hand the magic that goes into the creation of an Azimut yacht – an inimitable alchemy composed of impeccable aesthetic values combined with Italian craftsmanship and outstanding technological innovation.”
In Miami, Azimut Yachts is also preparing to introduce some of its latest innovations for the next nautical season. In addition to the Grande S10 and Magellano 25 Meter RPH, the company will outline the characters of the upcoming models; the 76 Fly, the Verve 47, and the Atlantis 45.
The Atlantis 45 is the successor of the Atlantis 43, a model with a proven sales record that surpassed expectations – over 140 units were sold in four years. Characterized by a user-friendly VOLVO IPS propulsion system, it carries on the stylistic accents introduced by its older sister, the Atlantis 51: the stern of the yacht verticalizes towards the deck in order to maintain a slight forward momentum, giving the boat a more dynamic, sporty feel. The hull windows run from stern to bow along the yacht’s hull in a distinctive blade shape, highlighting again the lean lines and the sporty soul of the yacht.
The Azimut 76 Fly features a unique layout, offering an allocation of spaces typically seen in much larger vessels, claims Azimut. The builder says a great deal of attention was paid to maintaining the privacy of guests on board, positioning the spaces dedicated to the crew at the bow, with access to the wheelhouse and galley; both areas can be completely separated from the living and dining areas. The yacht is fitted with a VOLVO IPS trimotor propulsion system.
The interior of the vessel is the design of Achille Salvagni, and the first version to be presented, Lounge, is defined by its ability to combine eating and living spaces to offer greater versatility and freedom in the use of these common areas; when not dining, one can enjoy the ample spaces to move freely between two sitting areas. Here a dining table can also function as a coffee table in a quick and convenient transformation.
The design of the external lines was entrusted to Alberto Mancini, who for the first time, has collaborated in the realization of a yacht in the Fly Collection.
The Verve 47, a fast and high-performance yacht, was envisioned specifically for the American market, arriving on the scene as an emblem of the Italian Weekender. Its second cabin lends itself well to longer stays on board, allowing guests to spread out in relaxing surroundings. In the creative development phase the yacht was conceived both to maintain family ties with its younger sister, the Verve 40, but also to embody the shape of a blade. The boat provides some design clues to the direction of the company’s styling going forward: Azimut says the bow reinterprets the geometry of off-shore racing boats, while maintaining a 100% Azimut Yachts personality. The hull windows climb upwards to overcome and integrate with the bow’s leading edge, thereby representing the interaction between the cutting element and the water element. A pilot house windscreen with expanded helmsman’s view to the sides triggers a real connection to the sea and enhances the driving experience.
The stepped hull, conceived by designer Michael Peters, ensures a significant reduction in friction, as well as excellent performance, while preserving the dimensions and proportions of the boat.
Verve 47 comes equipped with quadruple outboard engines and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 45 knots.