AZIMUT 55: A FASCINATING CHALLENGE
The Azimut 55 made her world debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2018. It is a yacht that makes an important style statement and was born of a challenge: the desire to combine a silhouette defined by sleek lines, with a warm, cosy alcove inside, featuring soft, flowing shapes.
It was both a successful and a satisfying challenge for the shipbuilder and the two protagonists of this ambitious and exciting project. The first is Stefano Righini, who designed the exteriors and defined the concept, which stands out for lines that start out taut in the bow and then gradually soften towards the stern. The second is Achille Salvagni, the world-famous architect who is one of AD Collector’s top 100 international designers and appears on the A-list drawn up by Elle Decor USA. On this yacht too, we find his famously original style language, borrowed from residential architecture.
THE OUTSIDE DECKS: ELEGANTLY SPACIOUS SEA VIEW LIVING AREAS
The Main Deck features a big sun lounging area in the bow. Designed to act as an oasis of comfort, it draws its inspiration from the idea of a cocoon, in which the oversize cushion set, defined by soft, circular shapes, creates a sense of all-embracing well-being. The adjustable backrest, split into three sections, is tall enough to use as both a sunlounger and a chaiselongue. The area of shade provided by a remarkably large and deep bimini top can also be extended further forward, for relaxation while totally sheltered from the sun’s glare.
What immediately strikes the eye about the yacht’s exterior is the outline of the Flybridge, which extends even further towards the stern and is, in fact, unusually large, reaping the benefits of the extended rear section. This makes it possible, even on the 55-foot model, to include a second unexpected living area, sheltered from curious eyes, which can be furnished with two facing sofas.
LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR EXTREME CRUISING COMFORT
The yacht features latest generation technical solutions, identified by Azimut’s Innovation Lab in the framework of the ECS – Enhanced Cruising Solutions programme, to offer the best possible boat management: from Active Trim Control, which adjusts the trim continuously during navigation, reducing friction and optimising consumption, to Electronic Power Steering, which allows the owner to customise the sensitivity of the control functions, regulating wheel turns and steering effort according to speed and piloting style. This solution also reduces maintenance requirements and increases safety onboard.
The two 800 hp Man engines have V-drive transmissions, powering the Azimut 55 to a top speed of 31 knots.
The future-proof i6-800 yacht engines have a modern common rail system offering up to 1,800 bar for high mean pressures and optimized combustion. This enables MAN engineers to achieve lower vibrations and noise emissions along with reduced fuel consumption. The new yacht engines also offer the broad torque plateau that is characteristic for MAN marine engines. The high-performance i6-800 version manages to generate 2,700 Nm at between 1,200 and 2,100 rpm. This provides maximum torque over a broad engine speed range at the lowest specific fuel consumption, achieving consistent acceleration and a fast and efficient planing.
The interior design by Salvagni is permeated by a sophisticated sense of calm that reigns over all the latest generation Azimut yachts, which are furnished with care lavished on every precious detail and finishing. The spaces are defined by flowing lines, both above and below deck, and by the total absence of sharp edges. Key to this project was careful research, resulting in the clever combination of five different materials: grey zebrawood and dark oak, glossy black lacquer, and bronze and steel inserts.
This new Azimut 55 Fly is a demo model with the Gran Milano interior, used for boatshows only.
Fitted with all the options you want including Raymarine Gold package, hardtop on the flybridge and a Sidepower bow/stern thruster with Marex manouvering Joystick.
- Racor fuelfilter for generator
- Double Racor fuelfilters for main engines
- Electric mooring winches in cockpit
- Chaincounter control at main helm
- Additional searchlight control at lower helm
- Fire fighting system
- Spare conduits connecting engine room/wheelhouse/radar arch
- Shore water plug
- Watermaker predisposition
- Decor Upgrade
- Electric searchlight
- Side boarding gates
- Onan generator 17,5 kW
- Miele appliances
- Air conditioning system 60000 BTU
- Manouvering Joystick Marex
- Mesh covers for windows
- Crew cabin with air conditioning
- Dinette table hi-lo (automatic) and foldable
- Telescopic gangway
- Teak on flybridge
- Washerdryer (combo unit)
- Hi-lo system for TV in salon (TV excluded)
- Two underwater lights on transom
- Flybridge furniture with refrigerator and barbecue
- Cockpit table in teak
- Raymarine Gold Package
- Bow sunbathing cushions in simil leather
- Hard top on fly (manual awning)
- Stern thruster
This 55 Fly is ready for your viewing at the Azimut shipyard and is directly available, please ask us for all the details and price.
Ronald Vermeulen 0031 (0) 6 21 647 385
Tonny Burie 0032 (0) 475 235 623
Harry Frauenfelder 0031 (0) 6 53 452 283