NEW BOATS: AZIMUT GRANDE 95RPH
Azimut Yachts introduces a new raised pilothouse, the Azimut Grande 95RPH.
Italian boatyard Azimut Yachts officially introduces its new Grande collection of 95 to 120ft luxury motoryachts with the autumn launch of the Azimut Grande 95RPH.
The Grande line joins the Flybridge, S, Magellano, and Atlantis ranges in the Azimut portfolio.
According to the builder, the first Azimut Grande 95RPH comprises design solutions that improve functionality without altering the style.
Foremost among the new features introduced by concept and exterior designer Stefano Righini is the raised wheelhouse that’s expressed in the boat’s RPH appellation, as in Raised Pilot House. Azimut said the title indicates the importance of separating the wheelhouse from the main deck.
"This is accomplished by creating a half-deck, which gives the boatowner and guests more space and maximises privacy from the crew," explained Azimut. "The designer has also managed to integrate the raised wheelhouse with the vessel’s hallmark exterior lines, retaining that special Azimut Grande family look."
Thanks to the raised wheelhouse the Azimut Grande 95RPH can accommodate 10 people overnight in five cabins: four guest cabins on the lower deck and the owner’s suite on the main deck towards the bow. As well as all cabins having an en suite there is also a dayhead, while up to four crew have three cabins to choose from and two bathrooms to the bow, plus separate access to the main deck galley.
Azimut says Righini has created a "real sense of continuity" between inside and out and a "liberating sense of space" in the saloon thanks in part to the double floor-to-ceiling picture windows. For the luxury interiors Azimut said it once again turned to Studio Salvagni Architetti – a successful collaboration that has already produced the Azimut 80, 84 and 88.
Up top, the flybridge boasts an area of more than 60m² to include a 10-seat dinette under the T-top, a minibar, Jacuzzi and aft sunbathing area. Meanwhile to the stern is the garage with pivoting platform for a 4m-plus jet tender.
Powering the Grande 95RPH are two MTU 16V2000 M84 motors which, when combined with the planing hull with skeg, provides for significantly improved directional stability enabling a max speed of 26.5kts and a cruise of 20kts. And with 12,000lt fuel capacity and 2000lt water supply long voyages are assured, Azimut added.
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