Azimut’s newest flagship, the graceful Azimut Grande 35 Metri has just made its official debut at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous event, at the Viareggio Marina in Italy, where it managed to impress everyone with its pioneering design that include two beach clubs, a largest-in-class balcony, and the option of adding a level that serves as a second sundeck.
The designer who imagined this beauty is Stefano Righini, who made sure that every single inch of usable exterior space has its purpose. For instance, the social possibilities of the bow areas have been put to the test at max, with a 323-square foot area converted into a multi layered terrace, extending from the saloon windshield all the way down to the forepeak. Passengers may enjoy here a dining table, several lounges and sunbeds, and a Jacuzzi in between.
The area makes a fantastic social area for a party when the 35 Metri is docked stern-to, since the privacy factor is much higher than gathering at the rear. Righini retained Azimut’s curvaceous, sportboat-like flybridge, but added the option of another deck, measuring 325 square feet, without breaking the boat’s lithe profile. Trends in yacht design have been to find extra space in an existing footprint. This optional deck adds space without compromising the rest of the exterior.
Achille Salvagni decorated the interiors in the most beautiful way possible, using matte-textured woods against darker, polished species. Inserts in brass, bronze and stainless steel add a sense of elegance to the vessel and remind us a little bit of the 1980s. A large, circular sofa in the saloon is an original piece of furniture underscored by the radial arrangement of other decor. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the interior in natural light.
The magic continues on a technical level as well, one that people don’t usually pay attention to. Two 2,400 hp MTU engines enable the vessel to reach speeds of up to 25.5 knots and brag about a range of 1,500 miles, while the all-carbon fiber superstructure and inspiration from the aerospace industry lead to a low level of vibration and a quiet environment.
Other projects currently under construction at the Italian yard include the Azimut Grande 27M and the Benetti Delfino 95, both of which are due to launch before the end of the year.