Azimut 88: A Mission Impossible for Designers

Azimut 88: A Mission Impossible for Designers

Take a masterpiece and try to improve it. A tough challenge, practically a mission impossible for the Azimut designers who redesigned the new 88. While maintaining its untouchable profile and its 55-square-meter flybridge, a veritable terrace on the sea, and therefore without altering other strong points like the asymmetric windows in the hull, the magical areas like the 10 square meters of the cockpit, the service dinette and the enormous galley space, the changes that add further value to this model are basically two: the layout of the lower deck and the decor.

The first involved moving the bathroom in the master cabin toward the stern, thereby creating a buffer that isolates the master cabin from the engine room even more. The new layout also made it possible to modify the stairs, which now have a more discreet access into the suite. To port, in full light, a breakfast zone was created, with two armchairs and a table. Corresponding to the opposite window is the vanity. The wardrobes are built into the walls and have a slightly larger storage volume.

Azimut 88: A Mission Impossible for Designers

The second layout change can be seen in the saloon, where the changed characteristics of the stairs going down to the master cabin made it possible to position the day bathroom longitudinally, with a resulting gain of space for the dining area.

The decor stands out immediately. All the forms have been changed. The architect Salvagni, who designed the interiors, transformed the shapes by softening corners and creating curves. Breaks in continuity between ceilings and walls are seen everywhere. The system of portals that separate the rooms become a new loop system that invites passage through the softness of the rounded forms. Also in the master cabin the rotundities of the new decor are repeated, seen in a wraparound headboard that includes the bedside tables.

Another instance of particularly interesting design is represented by the slits for opening the wardrobes: they design a soft shape, an invitation to open and enter into the comfort of one’s clothes. There is no lack for mirrored surfaces, which further augment the sensation of space.

Azimut 88: A Mission Impossible for Designers

Azimut 88 Characteristics

Length overall (incl. pulpit) 26.80 m (88′)
Beam at main section 6.40 m (20′ 11″)
Draft (incl. props at full load) 1.80 m (5′ 10″)
Displacement (at full load) 85 t
Engines 2x1825mHP (1341kw) CAT C32 ACERT V12
Maximum speed (at half load) 30 knots
Cruising speed (at half load) 27 knots
Fuel capacity 9.000 l (2.377 US Gls)
Water capacity 1.300 l (343.4 US Gls)
Cabins 4 + 1 crew
Berths 8 + 3 crew
Head compartments 5 + 1 crew

Azimut 60: More Privacy, More Comfort

Azimut 60: More Privacy, More Comfort

An 18-meter flybridge yacht that is sure to give satisfaction to itsx owners thanks to a great level of comfort and a separation of crew and guests that is typical of the biggest boats. A privacy made possible by a large crew cabin with two beds and access from the swim platform. The layout of this cabin is modular and changes (two twin beds, either separate or adjacent) depending on whether or not the Seakeeper is mounted.

Externally the 60 reprises the new elements of the flybridge collection, with the characteristic innovative fin on the deckhouse that joins in the play of curved lines of the windows and makes the boat’s profile unique even from a distance. Also on the flybridge – very spaciously proportioned – we find a glass insert on the outer part of the roll bar.

Azimut 60: More Privacy, More Comfort

Azimut 60: More Privacy, More Comfort

The interiors faithfully interpret the new tendency of Azimut flybridges, which favor light contrasts, with honey-tinted oak and cream-colored valances. Just beyond the glass door, to starboard, where the sofas are usually placed, a furniture unit has been designed to hold the retractable video screen also. The galley, equipped with anti-roll structures and shock-absorbing drawers, is on the main deck in a raised position, directly serving the dinette.

The lower deck has three cabins. The full-beam, full-height master cabin is amidships, with two large windows in three vertical segments that put the owner couple in direct, continuous contact with the seascape. A living area, located along the starboard bulwark near the window, competes for the role of protagonist with the large double bed placed at 45 degrees on the opposite side. The VIP cabin is forward, equipped with a double bed and horizontal windows, while a third cabin hosts guests with two twin beds, a large wardrobe and cabinets for a comfortable stay on board.