Az­imut S7

Motorboat & Yachting - - New Boats -

Az­imut’s abil­ity to build achingly stylish sportscruis­ers is in no dan­ger of wa­ver­ing as proven by the ar­rival of the new S7 at this year’s show.

The re­vamped S range has its roots in 2012’s 55S, and the evo­lu­tion from that dev­il­ishly clever boat to the 77S and this new 70-footer is clear to see. The S7 is burst­ing with in­no­va­tion – light car­bon fi­bre in its struc­ture, triple IPS pods, and an amid­ships mas­ter suite with an­gled berth and open-plan bath­room.

Some will balk at the run­ning and ser­vic­ing costs of three en­gines and their pods but this setup makes room for a gen­er­ous ten­der garage large enough for a 10ft 7in (3.25m) ten­der

and a jet­ski, and per­for­mance well over 30 knots is promised.

The use of glaz­ing is an in­te­gral part of the Ste­fano Righ­ini ex­te­rior, and though the six square panes in the top­sides, elon­gated win­dows for­ward and mir­rored glass in the sa­loon look great from the out­side, it’s in­side where the ef­fect will be strong­est. The sun­roof is stan­dard and stays in place even if you opt for the op­tional sports­bridge – and why wouldn’t you?

It’s not a boat short of sun­bathing space, it has to be said. Be­tween the large square sun­pad in the cock­pit and the one on the fore­deck, there won’t be squab­bles over where to top up the tan. From Ma­hon to Monte Carlo, it’s go­ing to turn heads. Con­tact Az­imut Yachts Lon­don. Tel: +44 (0)207 952 63 92. Web: www.az­imuty­achts.com

The op­tional sports­bridge blends neatly into the S7’s sharply styled lines The sun­roof over the helm gives the feel­ing of an open sportscruiser

Un­usual off­set bed and bath­room cre­ates the im­pres­sion of a more spa­cious mas­ter cabin

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