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