Azimut had its new flagship, the Azimut Grande 35M debut at the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous.
The new Azimut Grande 35M was first announced at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival and she has been a very successful design. Hull number one was launched earlier this year for a Middle Eastern owner and hull number two is nearing completion. Five models in total have already been sold – the last at the Yachts Miami Beach in February.
Exterior styling is by Stefano Righini, while the serene interior décor has been designed by Achille Salvagni, with flowing lines and classic features translated into a contemporary style.
Azimut Grande 35M features two superyacht beach clubs, one in the stern and one in the 30-square-metre bow. This space is fitted with a hydro massage spa pool flanked by sofas and sunloungers, and it can be hydraulically raised to provide access to the winches and fender racks below.
The upper deck will feature a 30 square metre raised observation deck for the first time on this market segment.
Accommodation is provided for up to ten guests, across a main-deck master suite and four guest cabins below decks, arranged as two doubles and two twins. The main deck master suite features floor-to-ceiling glazing and has been fitted out with ‘the largest fold-out superyacht terrace on the market’ according to the Italian shipyard, complete with pop-up stanchions. The crew quarters is situated in the bow, with room for up to six crewmembers.
A side-loading tender garage provides storage for a tender and Jet Ski, leaving the transom free for accessing the water.
Like all the most recent launches by Azimut, the Grande 35M will feature a carbon-fibre superstructure for a lower centre of gravity, while the D2P fast planing hull will feature a wave-piercing bow, as seen on the Benetti F125 superyacht series. Extensive noise and vibration reduction measures, borrowed from the aerospace industry, have also been used to ensure a quiet and comfortable ride.
The vessel is powered by a pair of 2,400hp MTU 16V2000 M93 engines, allowing for a top speed of 25.5 knots. The hull has been optimised for cruising across a wide range of speeds from 10-21 knots.