Sail­ing with style

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - YACHTS -

Ital­ian yacht­ing has seen some dif­fi­cult years, but the high-end and top-end mod­els are still fly­ing high on an un­stop­pable course in terms of di­men­sions, tech­nol­ogy, lux­ury and func­tions, which are fi­nally aimed at of­fer­ing gen­uine sat­is­fac­tion rather than be­ing purely for show, while not for­get­ting, how­ever, that de­sign, as well as re­fined qual­ity, is the pri­mary fac­tor of the sex ap­peal of boats built in Ital­ian ship­yards. A bril­liant ex­am­ple of this is the small­est yacht of this re­view, the “sec­ond­born” of a new gen­er­a­tion of Per­sh­ing yachts, which came out last year with a 62-feet boat and con­tin­ues with a “70 “, a clas­sic open mo­tor yacht that stands out for the “Cham­pag­ner Pearl” tone of its hull, su­per­struc­ture and main deck. A touch of class in a truly hi-tech yacht, which has a touch screen on the bridge and on re­quest in any other area of the yacht in­stead of the tra­di­tional elec­tri­cal pan­els. “Per­sh­ing 70“is also im­pres­sive for its per­for­mance: twin MTU en­gines with 1623 mhp com­bined with a sur­face drive sys­tem take the boat to a top speed of 46 knots and an amaz­ing cruis­ing speed of 40 knots - more than enough to cover the dis­tance from a port in Lig­uria to Porto Cervo in about four hours. Also in the leisure boat cat­e­gory is the brand-new Ferretti “Cus­tom Line Navetta 28” semi-dis­place­ment yacht, which has a hull length within the lim­its of its class but be­haves like a boat of a higher cat­e­gory, with the right at­tributes. Among the many aes­thetic fea­tures of in­ter­est are its sin­u­ous lines, which are un­mis­take­able - like the spa­cious sun­deck - and, par­tic­u­larly, its slid­ing cir­cu­lar glazed sys­tem in the panoramic din­ing area on the up­per deck: a de­tail that al­lows flex­i­ble use of the area and gives a feel­ing sim­i­lar to that achieved with de­vices some ten or more me­tres larger. With a length of just a few feet more, Az­imut pre­sented “Grande 95 Raised

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