AZIMUT GRANDE 32 METRI
LENGTH OVERALL 105ft (32m) HULL LENGTH 102ft 7in (31.3m) BEAM 23ft 11in (7.3m) ENGINES Twin MTU 2,200hp TOP SPEED 26.5 knots PRICE FROM POA
he innovation and exquisite execution of the 35m flagship of the Azimut Grande range bagged it the award for Custom Yacht in this year’s Motor Boat Awards, so the scaled down 32 Metri is off to a strong start.
Much of the technology is shared like the use of a carbon-fibre/epoxy mix in the superstructure, D2P hull form (double chine with a wave-piercing bow to improve efficiency) and a main deck master cabin. Quite a cabin it is, too, with floor-to-ceiling windows that drop deep towards the waterline supplying elevated views over the water from the comfort of the bed. The sloping snout of a bow neatly arcs over this cabin without ruining the profile and provides a fabulous living space all of its own with a mix of seating and sunbathing acreage.
Below, guest and crew cabins share the space, guests catered for in a pair of doubles and twins, and crew housed across three cabins of their own. The exact layout and finalised decor haven’t been revealed yet (we have to wait until it appears at Cannes for that) but given that it’s an Achille Salvagni design expect more curves than the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.
A pair of MTU 2,200hp engines will shift all 142 tonnes along at a top speed of 26.5 knots
Tand a healthy fast cruising speed of 21 knots. Draw back the throttles to 12 knots and the range swells to almost 1,000nm.
Azimut will also premier another new model in the Grande range at Cannes, the 27 Metri. CONTACT Azimut Yachts UK. Tel: +44 (0)1489 886663. www.azimutyachts.com