At the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, Italian yacht-manufacturing company Azimut Yachts has unveiled the Azimut Grande 35 METRI its new flagship in the Grande Collection. The yacht represents a step forward in the search for new solutions that benefit owners in terms of their technology, design, comfort and navigation efficiency.
The yacht features a Wide Body with Raised Pilot House (RPH), the Stefano Righini-designed sleek exteriors, and the option to add an additional sundeck (almost 30 m2) on a third level, with access from the upper deck in the stern. The entire superstructure and hardtop are made from pure carbon fiber. Epoxy, the non plus ultra of resins, is used alongside the carbon because it has superior mechanical characteristics to the resins normally used.
With a maximum beam of 7.5 meters, the wide-body Grande 35 METRI has all the features of even bigger superyachts, like the side garage for a 5 meter tender plus a 3.25 meter jet-ski. This leaves the stern completely free for a magnificent 12 square meters beach area provided by the big pivoting swim platform. The lounge club area in the bow is sophisticated with sofas, a sun lounging area and a hydro massage tub. The spacious deck area in front of the tub can be raised using an electrohydraulic mechanism to gain access to the winches and fender racks beneath.
The interiors of the Azimut Grande 35 METRI are designed by world renowned architect Achille Salvagni. The flowing lines and streamlined shapes dominated the interior and reinterpret various classical features from a distinctive and contemporary point of view. The various adaptations of the design share the same guiding thread, with one matt, textured type of wood juxtaposed against a darker, polished variety. A series of inserts in exclusive materials like treated brass, bronze and polished stainless steel characterize and contaminate the space, giving it authority and a sense of memory.
The main deck includes the owner’s suite with the unique private balcony. Using a mechanism that is highly sophisticated but extremely straightforward, the section of the full-height window with a carbon fiber frame folds out, while the floor of the balcony extends from under the cabin, protected by automatic pop up stanchions. Below deck features four guest cabins (two VIP cabins with double beds and two with twin beds), with access from a big central lobby. The spiral staircase connects all the decks, from the lower deck to the pilot house. In the bow, there are quarters for the six members of crew.
Thanks to the elastic mountings for the propulsion system transmission and the introduction of modal analysis into the design process, the Azimut Grande 35 METRI is super quiet. The yacht is fitted with the D2P_Displacement to Planing hull, designed by Pierluigi Ausonio in conjunction with the Azimut Benetti Research & Development center. The D2P hull with wave piercer means the yacht can reach high top speeds without needing particularly powerful engines, or navigate in displacement mode with a remarkable range at a cost effective speed. The hull has been optimised for the full range of most frequently used speeds, including both long range displacement mode speeds of 10-12 knots and cruising speeds in semi-displacement mode. The Grande 35 METRI, with two MTU 16V2000 M93 engines rated 2,400 hp each, has an estimated cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 25.5 knots.