Azimut 80 to debut at Cannes Boat Show

Azimut 80 to debut at Cannes Boat Show

Azimut Yachts will debut its new 24-metre yacht at Cannes. The Azimut 80 is the first yacht over 72 feet that has been designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters in Avigliana, Italy. Developed arpound experience gathered while building its recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80’s exterior was designed by Stefano Righini, while the design of the interiors was handled by Achille Salvagni Architetti.

The Azimut 80 is built in CE class “A”. The layout comprises 4 cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, including the owner’s full beam cabin. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests and includes a 42-square-metre flybridge flybridge.

The interior can be optioned in one of four different styles: from the more classic Dolcevita and Firenze, to the more contemporary Portofino and Riviera, the main differences laying in the colours and in the furniture arrangement. Different shades of white and cream have been chosen for the interiors’ palette. Wooden details and decors are inserted, the colours ranging from the softer shades of oak wood, to the darker walnut.

Azimut seems to have worked hard to maximise the sense of space in the owner’s cabin and throughout. Five vertical windows effectively transform the bulkhead into a single window. The owner’s suite and bathroom are both full beam and – says Azimut – with a double entrance located aft of the cabin, the bathroom is almost a spa, with a central crystal shower box offering maximum visibility on either side.

The starboard cabin has two single beds and the possibility of a third fold-down bed, plenty of stowage and a bathroom with separate shower, while the guests’ cabin on the port side has a double bed. There is no lack of large windows and opening portholes. Further forward, in the VIP cabin, there is a panoramic window on either side; the bed is set centrally with the head of the bed towards the bow.

The teak floored cockpit is extremely spacious and dedicated to socialising, with a large sofa aft and dining table seating eight. The design of two sky-ground windows (1.6m by 2m of glass) located in the dining area is very impressive, as it offers a lots of natural light and an impressive view.

The galley, fitted with Miele appliances, is available in two versions: enclosed or open-space. In both cases, there is a double access, towards the interior and towards the exterior, to keep guests and crew apart when they need to be. The main deck is also equipped with a day toilet.

The crew cabins are located aft, with direct access from the deck; at the moment, two beds are planned, but the possibility of adding a third is currently being studied.

The swimming platform measures almost 9 square metres and provides plenty of room for the launch and retrieval of jet skis or of tenders of 4+ metres in length. Further forward, the space is divided into a large sun deck that can accommodate four people, and an area with a ‘C’-shaped sofa just aft of the windscreen, with further storage.

The flybridge is, you would say, substantial, with 42 square metres of space lending itself to a variety of uses. The seating is a combination of ‘L’-shaped sofas that can be configured in a number of ways. Alongside the helm, there are two sofas positioned in a ‘C’ facing the large table seating eight. The flybridge has a bar unit, a barbecue, refrigerator and sink, and also houses a retractable 42-inch TV. Further aft, the second area offers plenty of flexibility in terms of fittings: it can be left unencumbered, furnished with sofas, set aside for the tender or as a sun deck, or fitted with a hydromassage. The Azimut 80 can also be constructed with an opening hard top and rolling awning towards the stern.

In the engine room, the two 1550 hp MAN engines provide a top speed of 30 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 6,000 litres, while the water tank can contain 1,200 litres. As optional extras, the yacht can be fitted with electric CMC Marine stabilising fins or gyroscopic stabilisers.

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