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

Motorboat & Yachting - - New Yachts -

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

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