Edited by Shereen Shabnam
Azimut 68, the latest model in the Azimut Yachts Flybridge collection, is a yacht designed around the owner. It offers a choice of three interiors layouts for different onboard lifestyles. proposing three different interior layouts designed for different lifestyles on board. Thanks to the combination of carbon fiber and optimized hull that allows reduced consumption, sustainability is also a significant aspect.
The new model of the Flybridge collection is designed in collaboration with Alberto Mancini for the exteriors and Achille Salvagni for the interiors. Thanks to the shipyard’s in-depth knowledge of the market and owners from all over the world, Azimut Yachts designed a 21 meters yacht that adapts to the desires of contemporary owners who increasingly insists on bespoke solutions even for smaller boats.
The interiors were designed to produce maximum stylistic harmony, in which every single detail, from the ambience as a whole down to the smallest furnishing accessories is contrived by the same hand to arrive at an absolute project in the truest sense of the term.
An important feature of the interiors is the spaciousness of the night area, configured to offer four cabins and three bathrooms of decidedly generous dimensions (high ceilings, roomy wardrobes and long beds). The fourth cabin even has L-shaped beds and capacious wardrobes, significantly increasing the level of comfort.
The first layout has an elegant lounge at the entrance to the Main Deck, with a galley off to one side, closed off by a solution that combines ribbing and plexiglass. This “Lanterna” configuration gives the galley privacy but allows light to flow throughout the space, creating a large and light-filled ambience.
For owners seeking a more convivial layout, the version with an open-style galley is ideal. Eliminating the sliding door opens up the view astern, as the galley connects directly to the dining area which, as in the Lanterna layout, can also be turned into a second lounge area.
The galley is in the stern to facilitate direct flow between interior and exterior, while the living area is set apart towards the bow. The option with the galley near the entrance is perfect for serving both exterior and interior dining areas, encouraging conviviality.
The suite has a large bed designed to look like it is suspended in mid-air, like the drawer units, and a wardrobe with floor-to-ceiling doors. Here too, Salvagni has preferred materials and lines that exude natural elegance, not least thanks to the muted, matt colours.
The stand-out feature in the 68’s interiors, lastly, is the refined owner’s suite, characterised by a natural and unaffected sense of luxury and an atmosphere of wellbeing that is close to the modern concept of wellness. The part of the bathroom with the sink is open-style in fact, in direct communication with the suite and reminiscent of the serenely relaxed atmosphere of a refined modern spa.
Whatever the configuration chosen, there will always be an additional lounge setting over and above the conventional sofa area: a multi-purpose area in the middle of the Main Deck that can serve as a space for lunch, for conversation or reading, or even a small screening room.
Exterior designer Alberto Mancini works surfaces using a modern language, also adopted in car design to guide the evolution of the Flybridge collection and point up the distinctive features of Azimut Yachts with ever sharper cleanness of line.
Azimut 68 features various solutions identified by Azimut Yachts’ Innovation Lab as part of its ECS – Enhanced Cruising Solutions programme, such as the Joystick Driving System, the Garmin Control Monitoring System, and active trim control.
Extensive use of carbon fiber in the new 68’s topside (superstructure, hard top and part of the deck) lowers the center of gravity, for impeccable cruising considering the generous spaces offered by the yacht.
The high efficiency hull is paired with the ideal propulsion system, comprising two Volvo IPS 1350 engines delivering a top speed of 32 knots. The new Azimut 68 is therefore light, silent and easy to manoeuvre.
This project is a new step forward in Azimut Yachts’ drive to build lighter vessels with more space onboard, but without making any sacrifices in terms of their excellent consumption levels, stability and manoeuvrability.
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