Az­imut Grande 35 Metri

Motorboat & Yachting - - New Boats -

The Ital­ian out­fit will also be launch­ing some­thing on a rather dif­fer­ent scale, the Grande 35 Metri. This is an im­por­tant new model for Az­imut, which aims to mus­cle in on the com­pet­i­tive mini su­pery­acht sec­tor pop­u­lated by the likes of Princess, Sun­seeker and Monte Carlo, and it will ar­rive at the show with some key fea­tures to help it make a mark.

The head­lines are a raised­pi­lot­house de­sign with a ded­i­cated sun­deck, a pure car­bon-fi­bre su­per­struc­ture, side garages for the ten­der and jet­skis, an owner’s suite that Az­imut’s claims has the largest ex­tend­ing sun ter­race on the mar­ket, and the yard’s D2P dis­place­ment to plan­ing hull.

The lat­ter of­fers dis­place­ment ef­fi­ciency with plan­ing per­for­mance for an op­ti­mum long-dis­tance cruis­ing speed of 10-12 knots but a 26-knot top speed with 2,400hp MTU en­gines.

You can’t help but no­tice the main deck mas­ter cabin with its gi­gan­tic win­dows on both sides, which dom­i­nate the busy ex­te­rior of the boat but will fire huge amounts of nat­u­ral light into the owner’s suite.

The glazed sec­tions open to cre­ate the sun ter­race.

From the water­side beach­club at the stern, a stair­way leads di­rectly up to the sun­deck and on the fore­deck, there is an­other spa­cious out­door liv­ing area that in­cludes seat­ing, sun­pads and a hot tub.

Be­low decks, there are four guest en­suites, all accessed from a cen­tral lobby, and a spi­ral stair­caise that links every deck from the lower deck to the pi­lot­house. In the bow, in a space sep­a­rated from the guest ac­com­mo­da­tion, there are crew quar­ters for six with a mess, four cab­ins and the same num­ber of bath­rooms.

This is sure to be one of the most in­no­va­tive yachts at this year’s show. Con­tact As above

Cut­away bul­warks next to the sa­loon’s huge side win­dows en­sure an un­in­ter­rupted view out

The main deck mas­ter is claimed to have the largest ex­tend­ing side ter­race on the mar­ket

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