Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
Mike Fulton

Whyko, the international nautical brokers, recently launched the all-new MY-Azul 31 built by Italyachts of Carrara, part of the Rodriguez Group. This semi-custom 31-meter yacht can manage 40 knots, ideal as a commuter yacht, and is destined for use in Southern Florida. The American owner was present at the technical launch of his new jewel, with a hull based on a Leopard and full custom interiors. 

Whyko Launches All New My Azul 31 3 

The Azul 31 is a luxury motor-yacht with a hardtop superstructure and sleek lines to emphasize her sporty exterior. On the main deck the owner created an extremely ample living area to accommodate his large family, with a large stern couch and a 55-inch TV. The dining room is forward, behind the pilothouse, and comes with a central table and eight chairs. Above decks, the cockpit offers ample sunbathing areas. 

Below decks, the owner chose a four-cabin layout, three queen-sized and one double, each with their own private bathroom. The owner's stateroom is amidships and full-beam, with a lounge couch to port and a writing table and dresser to starboard. 

All décor is in natural oak and four different kinds of marble: white Onyx in the owner's area, pale Statuario in the guest areas, blue Sodalite in the living areas, and Bottoncino in the crew quarters. The owner modified the layout to give the crew a more comfortable living space. For the first time at an Italian yard, exterior surfaces were finished with the new “Alexeal” paint, which gives an excellent result thanks to its high quality. 

Whyko Launches All New My Azul 31

With a beam of 6.95 metres and a draft of 1.2 metres, this yacht displaces about 95 tons. She carries 10,000 litres of fuel and 2,000 litres of fresh water. Powered by three MTU 12V 2000 M93-engines, which develop 1,800 horse power through a Kamewa water-jet and central turbine, she cruises at 36 knots and has a range of some 350 nautical miles. Her hull is fibreglass and the superstructure a mixture of fiberglass and teak. 

Following her delivery at the end of July she will leave the Costa Azzura for Miami and the Bahamas where the owner normally resides.