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What’s inside Azimut’s brand-new Magellano 30M

12 October 2022

When Azimut put together the package for its latest addition to the Magellano line of Crossovers, the key ambition was to create something sustainable and modern that could comfortably go the distance. The 29.7-metre Magellano 30M ticks all of these boxes and is now the proud flagship of the Italian builder’s Magellano fleet.

The design comes from Ken Freivokh and Vincenzo De Cotiis, with Azimut drawing inspiration from the retro look of long-range trawler yachts and adding a modern and contemporary twist. The result is a timeless yacht that speaks to experienced owners who love elegance and steer away from the mainstream.

Azimut first developed this ‘crossover’ concept in 2007 and here, we find out more about the revolutionary features the builder and designers equipped the Magellano 30M with.

Sustainable cruising

Azimut is committed to reducing emissions and has established a line of Low Emission Yachts which now includes a remarkable 50% of the builder’s models. These yachts have 20% fewer emissions compared to boats with traditional hard chine hulls travelling at the most frequently set speeds.

Part of the Low Emissions range, the Magellano 30M’s Dual Mode hull helps reduce the yacht’s emissions output by up to 20%, as does the optional Zero Emissions Hotel Mode package and 100 kW/h lithium batteries. With this package, owners and their guests can stay at anchor in silence and emit zero emissions for up to four hours during the day and eight hours at night.

Main deck living

As with most elements on board the Magellano 30M, the sizes of the various living areas are above average for a yacht of this size. One of the standout features is the run of unbroken windows which run from the forward to the aft of the main deck, affording 270-degree views from the lounge.

A design seen for the first time on a yacht this size, the seamless windows are made possible thanks to Azimut’s design approach to keep a low profile engine ventilation trunk. Even in the smaller spaces towards the stern, this affords a larger set of windows and to further maximise the views from the main deck, Vincenzo De Cotiis designed the furnishings to all have a low profile.

Also on the main deck is the decorative central bar cleverly placed to separate the living and dining area. From here, guests can seamlessly reach the exterior Infinity Terrace to lounge on the three sofas and enjoy unbeatable views through the transparent parapet. On the bow, the seating area and sunpads with typical irregular shapes, and eventually a second arrangement with a whirlpool.

Distinctive style and features

Once on board, prospective buyers and guests may notice the small design details that make the Magellano 30M unique, such as the decorative lamps that have been designed to mimic elements of the exterior design’s louvres. Other features include the upholstered cushions that follow the sea-inspired colour palette of blues and teal, whereas artistic fibreglass accents can be found on the cabinet tops, the wall stairs and the coffee tables.

As a key construction material for Azimut, fibreglass has been used by De Cotiis to create an interior aesthetic on board the Magellano 30M in unexpected laminated formats injected with powders and colours.

On the upper deck, the furniture in the skylounge often features sleek and flowing lines reminiscent of the sea, such as the side unit that appears to seamlessly flow into the exterior. Separated from the skylounge, the wheelhouse and a nearby outdoor aft terrace includes a sheltered dining area, an American-style bar and a sunpad/lounge area.

Spacious staterooms

Within the yacht’s three decks lie five spacious staterooms for guests, as well as three crew cabins. The owner’s cabin is located across the full beam on the main deck. Walking into this suite, an owner will pass through the private lobby area featuring mirror-clad cupboards and marble-framed portholes and into the main area, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and with a green-blue velvet ceiling that complements the selection of warm and sophisticated fabrics. In the room, the gaze is caught by a vanity desk and a smoked glass door leading to the en-suite bathroom.

On the lower deck, the two VIP suites and two guest cabins are decorated in a similar style. The crew quarters forward are connected to the galley and contain three cabins and three bathrooms, plus a large mess area. Remarkably wide in space, the crew area provides the crew with the comfort needed on any length of cruise.

Designed for comfort

Azimut intended for the Magellano 30M to appeal to owners who require a boat that can take them to a wider range of cruising grounds in complete comfort. The way to achieve this was for Azimut to recruit hull designer P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture to create the Dual Mode double chine hull which, compared with traditional hard chine hulls, ensures smoother entry into the water and is efficient and stable even in rough seas. Other key advantages of the hull design are the higher level of safety and easier management, together with the lower environmental impact.