Leadership On The High Seas
Every year the rich and famous weigh anchor at the uber elite yachting festival in Cannes. Here the newest superyachts can be taken for sea trials in the French Riviera. The salty air and champagne is purely narcotic for those who have the sea in their blood and a paparazzi following.
This year over 550 boats were on display, and over 100 models made their world premiere. Among them Azimut-Benetti, one of the foremost Italian ship makers who pride themselves on the “Made In Italy” brand and the auspicious aura that it brings, world debuted three new yachts. The unveiling revealed the Azimut Magellano 66, the Azimut Fly 72, and the Benetti Vivace 125′ Fast Displacement.
Here are the specs to the yachts making the 100% Italian owned company proud.
The Azimut Magellano 66 shares the same characteristic Dual Mode hull as seen on previous models in the Magellano Collection but which has now reached its third generation which provides superb levels of comfort under all sea conditions. Surprising internal space and freedom to choose from the Navetta version with galley and piloting areas closed and independent or with the saloon/dining area open.
Azimut Fly 72 combines two state-of-the-art construction technologies. The hull and deck are made from infused GRP while the deckhouse and fly are in pure carbon fibre. Choosing this manufacturing method leads to a considerable reduction in weight, about 30% that can be then used to offer more deck space and larger internal spaces.
The Benetti Vivace 125’ Fast Displacement will be there for Benetti enthusiasts to see and enjoy. A widebody yacht with three decks plus a sundeck which will sit alongside the flagship of the Fast Displacement line, the Veloce 140’ from which it takes its inspiration as regards construction technology, style and layout of space.
The high performance hull is combined with the innovative Azipod propulsion system which allow speeds in excess of 24 knots.
Measuring 38.1 metres in length with a beam of 8.30 metres made from composite and carbon fibre in the shipyard at Viareggio.
It’s obvious that this year, like so many before, the Azimut Benetti Group provided fresh thrills for the yachting enthusiast.
Photo Credits: Azimut – Benetti