Published: Friday, 27 September 2013
Mike Fulton

Azimut Yachts will present three new boats at the Genoa Boat Show 2013 on 2 October:  the Azimut 80, the Azimut Magellano 53 and the Azimut Atlantis 50. This new 15-metre Atlantis represents a real breakthrough and achievement for the company. It was this model that finally ushered Atlantis in as a part of the Azimut Yachts family.

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A brand already well-known among open cruiser enthusiasts, the Atlantis brand will be joined by the Azimut Flybridge, Azimut Magellano, and Azimut S, successfully merging the Atlantis brand with Azimut Yachts. So Azimut Yachts can now introduce five collections under one single brand, Azimut Yachts, making it the world's most extensive range of yachts under 120 feet.

The five collections include: “ Atlantis”, dedicated to the production of open sport yachts from 34 to 58 feet (six models), “Magellano” a modern Italian interpretation of the classic long range from 43 to 76 feet (four models), “Flybridge” which includes the classic flybridge planing models from 40 to 100 feet (sixteen models), “S” the fast open line from 40 to 86 feet (five models), and “Grande”, customizable yachts of lengths exceeding 100 feet (four models from 100 to 120’ feet).

The extension of the Azimut Yachts collections is a specific strategy mainly focused on yacht production in Avigliana and Viareggio, the main production sites for Azimut Yachts and the ‘Made in Italy’ tag.

To achieve this, Azimut has launched a three-year, €29-million investment program of to improve the already excellent production site of Avigliana, to increase research and development, and to purchase a new software management system to streamline administrative processes.

The Azimut 80 is the result of a great collaboration between Stefano Righini (exterior design) and Achille Salvagni Architetti (interior design).

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The cockpit, with its teak decking, is very spacious and designed for socializing. It includes a large sofa astern with a dining table for eight. Large floor-to-ceiling windows on the dining room wall provide incredibly natural light and breathtaking views.

The interior layout includes four cabins, all with bathrooms, to accommodate up to eight guests. The owner's bathroom is particularly dramatic. It is full-beam, with two entrances located aft of the cabin and has a Jacuzzi and central glassed-in shower stall.

Twin MAN 1550 horsepower engines power her up to 29 knots. The fuel tank holds 6,000 litres and the water tank 1,100 litres.  CMC Marine electric fine stabilizers come as an optional extra.

The new Magellano 53 replaces the very successful 50’ and sees the inclusion of a crew cabin aft and the cockpit transformed into an actual 13-square-metre terrace. It offers three cabins for up to six guests, as well as a large pantry with enough space to allocate supplies, equipment and, occasionally, an extra emergency bed.

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The dual-mode semi-displacement hull, designed by Bill Dixon exclusively for the Magellano collection, ensures smooth navigation, even in head seas, reducing the pitch’s width and naturally diminishing the impact of the waves.

The Azimut Atlantis 50 includes a series of innovations carefully detailed  by the brilliant Neo Design team, rendering the yacht even more versatile and exciting.

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With the doors opened, this Coupé’s maindeck is transformed into a full living space. Astern, there is a comfortable sunning area and the swimming platform, which when lifted houses a 2.4-metre tender in the garage.

She accommodates four to six guests, with the option of adding a third cabin instead of the dinette. There are two spacious cabins, a master suite and a VIP amidships, both full-beam. Each is equipped with a large double bed, two closets, and private entrance to a bathroom with a separate shower stall. Both cabins are especially bright thanks to the picture windows and skylights.

The Atlantis 50 comes with twin Cummins 600-hborsepower engines providing a maximum speed of 32 knots and cruising at 29 knots.