ITALIAN GIANT AZIMUT YACHTS is preparing to launch its Grande 35 Metri (top) in June before unveiling the 21m S7 (bottom) at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
The 35 Metri will be the biggest boat in Azimut’s Grande Collection and a fifth unit was sold at February’s Yachts Miami Beach with an expected delivery of spring 2018.
The 35m yacht features two beach clubs – in the stern and the bow – plus a side garage for the tender and a jet ski, and an owner’s suite with a large extending terrace. The yacht also offers the possibility of a third deck for a more secluded sunbathing area.
The yacht features a carbon-fibre superstructure, a wave-piercer hull, and noise and vibration containment. Achille Salvagni is responsible for the interiors.
The S7 will be available in Coupe and Sportfly versions, and extend the Italian shipyard’s Sports collection. Designed by Stefano Righini, the exterior features a diamond-shaped deckhouse window, while the use of carbon fibre in the superstructure and the pivoting platform has increased volume without affecting weight.
The triple IPS technology improves performance and consumption, and provides more below-deck space. The below-deck area is 13m long and has a garage for both a 3.25m tender and a jet ski. This leaves the stern clear when the garage is closed, while the pivoting platform creates a terrace on the sea.
Francesco Guida created the interior, where highlights include the 19sqm owner’s suite, which is divided into four areas, each with its own function and separated by partitions, mirrors and translucent materials. Three guest cabins are below deck, while the galley has been moved to the main deck, in the bow.
Interior styling is available in two versions – warmer or high- tech. The first hull uses the latter and features a series of variations on grey and uses materials such as glossy black-flamed oak and tay wood.
The S7 is fitted with three Volvo IPS 1,050 propulsion units, each equipped with an 800hp engine, producing a top speed of 35 knots.