Artistic approach

Azimut Yachts has revealed further details of their first 25.2-metre motor yacht, the Azimut Magellano 25 Metri.

24 August 2020


Azimut Yachts’ hight-tech Magellano 25 Metri is a compact yacht created in partnership with interior designer and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis and exterior designer Ken Freivokh.

The yacht makes extensive use of carbon fibre and draws on the innovative technological developments, including an active air-sanitising system based on a NASA patent and a Hotel Mode option that guarantees prolonged stops at anchor at zero-emission.

To offer long-range cruising, Magellano 25 has been designed with a special fuel-efficient Dual Mode hull.

Freivokh produced the first hull design with a brass colour and mustard beauty stripe.

Meanwhile, De Cotiis has used fibreglass, an essential material for the interior decor, and a special resin for several art pieces that appear as multiple layers. Embellished with bronze powder, he has given life to surfaces that are characterised by a clouded effect and inclusions that recall precious stones.


The use of fibreglass is joined by other materials and types of wood to create a highly appealing play of contrasts: brushed Verde Alpi marble, dark walnut wood, carpet, polished brass, lacquered wood and ribbed wood.

The furnishings feature flowing shapes, and a lot of effort has been put into creating a sense of continuity expressed by seamless, curving lines.

The most strikingly original setting is the huge saloon in which De Cotiis strives to increase the perception of depth. Designed to offer a view of the sea from any point, the space is no longer confined by a classic rectangular floor plan and is flooded throughout with natural light.

The dining table can be arranged lengthwise and the living area is based on the concept of organic geometry, with different shapes sofas that offer different depths.

On the main deck, the stairway is clad with mirrors to dematerialise it and, by reflecting the light, the view of the sea becomes an inner part of the yacht.

Artificial light is a key element, with a lighting system designed to create a soft, warm mood. The carefully thought-out light design created by the artist involves not only lamps and classic ceiling spotlights, but even the sofa bottoms, which gives the furniture the appearance of being suspended.

In the night area on the lower deck there are four cabins, including two VIPs, one double and one with sliding double beds.

In the owner’s suite, thanks to the inclined position of the walk-in closet, the space extends out, while the mirror coating makes the volume disappear and reflects the light and the starboard panorama, creating highly suggestive changing optical effects.

The crew quarters are independent, with direct access from the galley to avoid interference with guests’ movements and ensure a high level of privacy.

Magellano 25 Metri is also one of the few yachts in its category to have direct access from the internal wheelhouse, located in a raised position on the main deck, and the external one on the fly so as to facilitate the work of the captain and crew.

Ken Freivokh offers his own personal take on exterior styling. A central element of the design revolves around the fully glazed superstructure, created to convey the feeling of a penthouse overlooking the sea.

The yacht’s silhouette is given even more personality by the slatted teak panels on either side aft of the deckhouse. The spiral staircase leads up to the flybridge.

The yacht’s Hotel Mode system allows the main onboard services to function longer when the boat is at anchor, without having to start the generators.

There has also been a concerted effort to reduce noise and vibration and so guarantee the highest levels of comfort. The owner’s suite is set up as a floating capsule, and the introduction of an elastic joint between motors and inverters prevents vibrations generated by the propeller axis from propagating inside the boat.

The Dual Mode hull, designed by the firm led by Pierluigi Ausonio, ensures safe and comfortable cruising even in rough seas. The double shaped chine joint with a skeg reduces consumption at different cruising speeds and cushions wave impact.

The yacht is fitted with two MAN engines rated 1,400 horsepower each (or alternatively 1,550 HP), with V-Drive in-line transmission. A Humphree electric fin system provides stabilisation.

The yacht has a top speed of around 24–25 knots and a cruising speed of 21 knots.




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