Azimut show-stoppers

Azimut's eagerly awaited new low-emission yachts were on show at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.

07 September 2022

Azimut opened the yachting season presenting 15 models at the 44th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, including the eagerly awaited premieres of two new generation superyachts, the Grande 26M and Grande 36M.

Azimut has been committed for over ten years to reducing emissions through a combination of three key factors: weight reduction with carbon fibre, research into increasingly efficient hulls and alternative propulsion systems.

The manufacturer pioneered the approach to sustainability issues with the creation of the low-emission yachts family, which includes a remarkable 50 percent of the models in the range.

The benchmark for including new models in this family is 20 percent less emissions compared to the market average.

Drawing on past experience, Azimut developed the new Pod 4600 propulsion system in partnership with ZF and installed it for the first time on the Grande 26M.


The system, combined with a 30-percent lighter superstructure due to carbon fibre, delivers 20-percent lower fuel consumption than boats the same size at the most frequently set speeds.

Grande 26M offers the same features of a mega yacht, including five cabins, a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck and separate flows for guests and crew, who have quarters located in the bow to guarantee absolute privacy, as is the case on superyachts.

Another stunning feature is the Deck2Deck™ Terrace, developed around the revolutionary new feature launched on the market by the range flagship, Grande Trideck.

The Deck2Deck™ Terrace is obtained by extending the transom, which can fold up to transform the cockpit into a spacious terrace suspended between the sea and the sky.

The exterior styling is penned by the unmistakable hand of Alberto Mancini, while the interiors are designed by Achille Salvagni.

Another stunning Azimut on display in Cannes this year is Grande 36M, which features the stunning Infinity Skydeck concept, the first upper deck that runs on the same level from the stern to the tip of the bow.

This revolutionises the traditional layout and creates an area that didn’t exist before on boats this size.

In addition, the fully recessed glazed surfaces in the skylounge extend the space further, transforming the upper deck into a glass house that can be opened on three sides.

Grande 36M forms part of the low-emission yacht range thanks to synergy between the high-efficiency D2P® Displacement-to-Planing hull, designed by P.L. AUSONIO Naval Architecture in conjunction with the yard’s research and development office, plus extensive use of carbon fibre to reduce weight.

These innovative design features introduced by Azimut make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent compared to boats of the same weight and size with a traditional chine hull.

The exterior styling is by Alberto Mancini, while the interior design is by Achille Salvagni.

Inspired by the culture of trawlers designed for long-range voyages, Azimut interprets this model with a contemporary twist and, as far back as 2007, developed the concept of the first Crossover in the history of yachting.

The Magellano line meets the needs of a contemporary owner who loves travelling with two speed modes, the latest-generation high-efficiency hull and a design of rare sophistication.

Hence the choice of UK-based architect Ken Freivokh, the designer who’s at home working on sailing and motor yachts and whose elegant style has shaped the exteriors of this crossover coupe with its sleek superstructure.

The creative mind behind the interiors of the Magellano 30M is that of famous architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis.

For the first time on a yacht this size, the single helm station makes it possible to break from tradition in the layout, leaving space on the main deck for the generous lounge with a 270-degree view of the sea.

Launched in January, the Magellano 30M was not on show in Cannes, but it already proving popular.

The Magellano 30M adapts to a variety of sea conditions thanks to the Dual Mode double chine hull, which, compared with traditional hard chine hulls, ensures smoother entry into the water and guaranteed efficiency and stability in rough seas, plus a 20 percent reduction in emissions.

Another feature that ensures seamless contact with the sea and respect for the natural environment is Zero Emission Hotel Mode, a stand-by operating state that keeps the onboard systems supplied with power without switching on the generators.

The yacht is powered for up to four hours during the day and eight hours at night in Zero Emission Hotel Mode, so those onboard can enjoy silence at anchor.

During the press conference, Azimut hearlded the launch of the new S7, which will be presented at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2023.

The S Line of sportier performance products is also the focus of Azimut’s most advanced research.

The high-efficiency hull, carbon superstructure and IPS triple propulsion system reduce the fuel consumption of the S7 by up to 30 percent at medium and high speeds.

The exterior styling is designed by Alberto Mancini and the interiors are by the Yachtique division, Azimut|Benetti Group’s interior design atelier.



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