The word used by the Italian shipyard to describe the new Azimut Grande 32 metri is avant-garde: which is, to say something new, different from what we already know. We will see what it really means next September, in Cannes.
Stefano Righini for the exterior and Achille Salvagni for the interiors are the main architects of Azimut Grande 32 meters. The intention of the builder is to create a superyacht with an innovative and breakthrough vision in several areas. Starting from the many new solutions on board (although the press release doesn’t say which ones), to continue with the technological contents like carbon fiber and a D2P (displacement to planing) hull, to end with the refinement of the interior design which we have an interesting anticipation of.
Family feeling and technology
The external lines of Stefano Righini are unmistakably Azimut and strongly protrude towards the stern, in order to give boldness (the very long bow looks like the bonnet of a sports car) and disguise the abundant internal volumes. And of course there’s a vertical bow, today a must-have.
The outdoor spaces include a large beach club by the transom, and a side garage that can house a 5-meter tender and a 3-meter watercraft.
Inside, the family feeling recalls the other two Azimut Grande designed by Achille Salvagni (ie 27 meters and 35 meters). The target of eschewing simple decoration, and instead pursuing a spatial composition, emerges from the fluid surfaces that “detach” from the walls and create uninterrupted spatial elements, even though they constitute distinct volumes.
The superstructure is entirely
built in carbon fiber and epoxy
resin: this lowers the centerof
gravity and the overall weight
Dark and shiny surfaces alternate with ceilings and other surfaces covered in light joinery. The layout of the sleeping area includes five double cabins, with the master suite on the main deck and the other four, two with twin- and two double-, on the lower one.
The superstructure is entirely built in Carbon Tech (the way Azimut Yachts calls carbon fiber) and epoxy resin: this lowers the center of gravity and the overall weight. Both effects combined with the D2P hull (double chine with wave piercing bulb) allow to achieve high levels of efficiency both at slow cruising speed and at fast pace, to the advantage of navigation range. The engine features two 2,200 hp MTUs, which will push the Azimut Grande 32 meters at a maximum speed of 26.5 knots.