<b>PHOTOS:</b> AZIMUT YACHTS
AZIMUT YACHTS HAS REVEALED its much-anticipated Grande 35 Metri, which will be among the Italian yard’s world premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival and also display alongside the 27 Metri at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Stefano Righini defined the concept and designed the exteriors of the 35m motoryacht, while Achille Salvagni handled the interiors of the new Grande flagship.
The yacht has a wide body, with a maximum beam of 7.5m, and a raised pilot house, as well as the option of adding an almost 30sqm sundeck on the third level. The entire superstructure and hardtop are made from pure carbon fibre.
On the main deck, full-height windows feature in the saloon and the owner’s suite, which also has a private balcony, in which a section of the full-height window folds out and the balcony floor extends from under the cabin, protected by automatic pop-up stanchions.
The foredeck features a large outdoor lounge with sofas, a sun lounging area and a hydro-massage tub.
A central spiral staircase connects all the decks from the pilot house to the lower deck, which includes four guest cabins with access from a central lobby. In the bow, separate from the guest area, the quarters for six crew consist of a crew mess, four cabins and four bathrooms.
A side garage for a 5m tender plus a 3.25m jetski leaves the stern free for a 12sqm beach area provided by the big pivoting swim platform.
The D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio with Azimut Benetti combines the comfort of a displacement hull with the performance of a planing hull and a wave piercer to improve fuel efficiency. The hull has been optimised for the most frequently used speeds including long-range displacement mode speeds of 10-12 knots and cruising speeds in semi-displacement mode.
Two MTU 16V2000 M93 engines rated 2,400hp each produce a cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 25.5 knots.