Azimut Benetti to hold five world premieres in Cannes
Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Azimut and Benetti Yachts will stage five world premieres – Azimut Grande 35 Metri, Grande 27 Metri, S7, 60 and Benetti Fast 125’ Skyler – at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17).
Azimut Grande 35 Metri
The Azimut Grande 35 Metri is the new flagship in Azimut Yachts’ Grande Collection. The interiors are designed by architect Achille Salvagni, while the exteriors are by Stefano Righini. Pierluigi Ausonio is responsible for the naval architecture. The yacht has a wide body with Raised Pilot House (RPH) and the exteriors feature full-height windows in both the bow and saloon.
Unique in this category is the option to add an additional sundeck (around 30sqm) on a third level, with access from the upper deck in the stern. The entire superstructure and hardtop are made from pure carbon fibre.
Fitted with two 2,400hp (1,630kw) MTU 16V2000 M93 engines, the yacht has a top speed of 25.5 knots and a cruising speed of 21 knots. There are five cabins with five heads for guests, as well as four cabins and two heads for crew.
Azimut Grande 27 Mrtei
The carbon-fibre technology used on the Azimut Grande 27 Metri has given the freedom to expand the on-board volumes to new frontiers without penalising the stability of the vessel, which comes with a full beam owner's suite on the main deck and a lower deck layout with three or four cabins.
The exteriors, designed by Stefano Righini, propose the new collection’s signature features: a vertical bow in the upper section and the two side full height windows, which provides sea view from the master cabin. The interiors are designed by Achille Salvagni, who created three different alternative decors: Dolce Vita, Gran Milano and Riviera.
Powered with two MAN 1,900mHP V12 engines, the vessel can go up to 27 knots and has a cruising speed of 24 knots.
The Stefano-Righini-designed exteriors feature a diamond-shaped deckhouse window. The interiors are the work of Francesco Guida, who worked for Azimut Yacht for the first time.
The triple Volvo IPS technology used for the propulsion system improves performance and consumption as well as provides an additional benefit in the form, resulting in a 13sqm liveable below deck area and a garage. This 21.3m yacht is available in the two versions: Coupé and Sportfly. She has four cabins and three heads for guests, as well as one cabin and a head for crew.
Her Volvo Penta IPS 1060 engines enable her to reach a top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 31 knots.
Azimut 60 Flybridge
Stefano Righini also designed the exteriors of 60 Flybrige, which boasts the trapezoid bow combined with big diamond-shaped windows in the pilot house and the cutaway gunwales next to the saloon.
The interiors designed by renowned architect Achille Salvagni are available in two versions: Riviera and Gran Milano. In both, polished dark surfaces and woods alternate with surfaces and ceiling sections treated with light-coloured wood and the extensive use of leather. The layout features three cabins and three bathrooms plus the crew cabin, while the two 800mHP MAN engines deliver a speed of 32 knots.
Benetti Fast 125’ Skyler
Built in composites and carbon in Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard, the 38.1m Fast 125’ Skyler is a four-deck semi-wide body yacht. The exterior was designed by Stefano Righini, while her interior was designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon.
The owner, an experienced yachtsman, requested many custom touches, such as widespread use of loose furniture from famous design brands including Glyn Peter Machin, Sutherland, Minotti and Meridiani. Skyler is equipped with the new generation propulsion system designed by Rolls Royce specifically for the Fast 125’ family: the Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65).