Cinque Star is a barely used yacht, ready for summer cruising
Italians reign supreme as designers in the fashion, automative and, not least, superyacht industries. One of the country’s most influential and successful motor yacht builders is Azimut, a yard with an interesting history.
Azimut Yachts came about in 1969, when the young university student called Paolo Vitelli founded Azimut Srl, and began chartering sailing boats. In 1970 several prestigious yachting brands appointed the company to distribute their boats in Italy.
Azimut quickly expanded its operations: apart from distribution, it began to design new yachts. In a joint venture with Amerglass, it designed the AZ 43 Bali, a mass-produced fibreglass boat, which was an immediate success.
The company gradually expanded its range, focusing on both ends of the market – with the launch of the AZ 32 Targa in 1977 and the memorable début of the Azimut 105 Failaka in 1982, the biggest fibreglass yacht at the time.
In 1985 Azimut acquired Benetti. This historic brand, based in Viareggio, had been building boats since 1873, and invented the concept of the superyacht. Azimut was now able to construct its own yachts, defining new style and industry standards that would go on to revolutionise the boat building industry, such as large frameless windows, electric seats, and walnut interiors.
From the late nineties onwards, with the acquisition of new boatyards at Fano, the restructuring of the Benetti boatyards at Viareggio and the construction of a new site at Avigliana, in the province of Turin, Azimut went on to become Italy’s foremost builder of yachts and superyachts. Here we present six examples of the yard’s craftsmanship, offered for sale.
Ann G | 2008 | 35.43m | €6,250,000
The 35.43m Ann G is one of the yard’s highly successful 116’ models, designed by Stefano Righini. Hull No. 31 in the series, she was delivered in 2008. Ann G features an impressive bar counter in the main saloon instead of the dining table (which is moved forward on to the main deck), professional audio/visual equipment and the very latest technology.
Accommodation is for up to 11 guests in five cabins and twin 2,400hp MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 25 knots.
Her broker, Oscar Romano at Fraser Yachts, comments, ‘Ann G is a truly one-of-a-kind Azimut 116. Privately owned by the same owner since her launch, she is the perfect yacht to host guests for parties thanks to her focus on the sound system available throughout the yacht and her roomy and beamy fly, a real selling point of the Azimut 116 model.’
La Dea | 2004 | 35.4m | €5,500,000
Delivered in 2004, the 35.4m Azimut 116 motor yacht, La Dea, accommodating up to 11 guests in five spacious cabins, is ideal for coastal cruising. She has proved to be an extremely popular charter yacht on the Cote d’Azur and in the Caribbean. La Dea is commercially registered and offers excellent charter potential. Recent improvements include new soft furnishings, a complete upgrade of the audio/visual and navigation systems and a superstructure repaint.
Kevin Bonnie has La Dea for sale at International Yacht Collection and says, ‘She’s been very well maintained and has never lost one day of charter service or income. She has just passed her five-year class survey and a notable feature is that her media room converts into a sixth cabin.’
Cinque Star | 2010 | 35.1m | €7,900,000
Another of the yard’s successful 116 range the 35.1m Cincque Star was designed by Stefano Righini, with an interior by Carlo Galeazzi and was delivered as recently as 2010. She has an abundance of exterior space for entertaining – a large area on the aft deck and a fantastic sundeck flybridge. She sleeps up to 12 guests in five staterooms – a master suite, two doubles and two twins with Pullmans.
Listed for sale at Worth Avenue Yachts, her broker, Simon Gibson, says, ‘Cinque Star is in immaculate condition and has brand new, top to bottom, exterior paint, an on-deck media room and minimal hours on main engines and generators. The seller is motivated so the time is perfect to purchase a barely used 116 Azimut at a fraction of new yacht cost in time for the summer season.’
Paprika | 2007 | 30.91m | €4,950,000
Paprika was built in 2007 with an exterior designed by the renowned Stefano Righini Design and she features a stylish interior by Galeazzi Design. Paprika provides accommodation for up to six guests in three elegant cabins. Powered by twin waterjets, she has a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 34 knots.
Paprika is listed for sale by Giulio Riggio at Fraser Yachts who has this to say: ‘Definitely the best Azimut on the market, Paprika has low engine hours and lot of extra entertainment equipment. And she comes complete with those all-important zero speed stabilisers.’
Abigaille | 2005 | 30.15m | €3,600,000
Abigaille is a lightly used Leonardo 98 built in 2005 and her main deck is dedicated to comfort. Large surface areas have been opened up and the divisions typically found in more traditional yachts have been removed.
Abigaille offers accommodation for 10 guests in a master, double and two twin cabins, and is powered by twin 2,000 hp MTU 16V2000M91 engines with an approximate top speed of 31 knots. Continuously maintained by a full time crew, she is in turnkey condition and ready for summer 2012.
Her broker, George M. Hapipis at A1 Yacht Trade Consortium, comments, ‘Abigaille has less than 500 hours on her engines and has always been a private yacht. For the past five years she’s been used only for a maximum of two weeks in the summer by the owner and his family.’
Noni | 1999 | 29.8m | €1,850,000
The 29.8m Noni is a truly exceptional Azimut 100’ Jumbo that has been designed to be extra-spacious, accommodating up to 10 guests. Built in 1999 to a design by Stefano Righini, she offers the very best in quality, style and advanced technology. Her sumptuous interiors by Carlo Galeazzi incorporate luxurious fabrics, rich wood panelling and marble bathrooms.
Noni is listed for sale by Rytis Babravicius at Camper & Nicholsons International who comments, ‘Noni has proved to be a very successful charter yacht and with her recent €150,000 price reduction to €1.85 million, the owner is keen to sell.’
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