Italy’s Azimut Yachts sold the fifth unit of its new Grande 35 Metri on the opening day of the Miami International Boat Show last week.

The new flagship of the Azimut Yachts fleet was sold to an owner who will operate her in the Caribbean, with delivery date expected in spring 2018.

The new Grande 35 Metri has not been officially presented to the market yet and was sold in the design stage. The yacht will have its premiere in spring 2017.

When completed, it will be the biggest boat in the Azimut Grande Colletion, the top, high-end Collection of Azimut Yachts. She will offer a concentration of unique solutions for a boat this size, such as two beach clubs, a side garage for the tender and a jet ski, the possibility of adding a third deck to provide a more secluded sunbathing area, and an owner’s suite with the biggest extending terrace available on the market.

Earlier this year, Azimut Yachts reported strong sales for the first three months of the 2016/17 season. The results were mainly driven by large yachts over 80ft, which saw a 27% growth in value.

The Azimut Yachts division, which specializes in yachts from 12m-35m and generates about 50% of the Azimut Benetti Group’s total turnover, grew twice as fast as the market average in the four months from September to December 2016.