During her world debut this month, the 21.68 metre Azimut S7 wowed the crowds at boot Düsseldorf with her contemporary look and sporty design. Concealed behind that sleek exterior is a generous interior containing a feat of eco-conscious engineering.
The Azimut S7 is the most advanced sports yacht in her category and joins the Italian shipyard’s growing family of Low Emission Yachts. What Azimut offers is a reduction of up to 30 per cent of the yacht’s fuel consumption and emissions in comparison to a similar hard-chine hulled yacht of the same weight and size. For some owners, having a yacht that’s safe and efficient will already tick a few boxes, however, the Azimut S7 goes one step further by also fulfilling the need for speed. Powered by three compact Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1050 engines with 800hp each, she can reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a top speed of 35 knots.
The sharp exterior design by Alberto Mancini is defined by an arch of seamless glazing running along the superstructure. This ensures that the interiors are filled with as much natural light as possible. What’s inside the Azimut S7 is the work of interior design studio Yachtique, marking the first partnership between the two companies.
Yachtique’s knowledge of large yacht interiors for both new build and refit projects allowed the team to design the Azimut S7 in a way that satisfied the current trends but doesn’t forget the yacht’s eco-sport philosophy.
First and foremost, the interiors were designed to make the most of the yacht’s 67.5 GT volume. The desire was to have refined, practical and comfortable interiors that maintain direct visual contact with nature throughout. A selection of fine materials such as pale and walnut woods and natural leathers can be found alongside a warm and understated colour palette that ranges from fresh cream tones to elegant dark brown shades.
In recognition of modern living, the main deck layout unites the cockpit, saloon and bow galley to give continuity between the exteriors and interiors. With the entire space illuminated by opaline ceiling lights running from bow to stern, the furniture in the saloon can be changed to suit the needs of those on board. For example, the fabric sofas have detachable natural leather backrests, and the twin coffee tables can be raised and converted into a large dining table.
Below on the lower deck lie four cabins for up to eight guests, including one of the largest master suites found in this segment. Here, the owner can benefit from two large windows, a display case, a see-through closet with internal lighting, a shower designed with a folding smoked glass screen and a dressing room. The remaining three cabins comprise a forward-facing VIP cabin with a double bed and ensuite bathroom, and two doubles: one with twin beds and the other with two L-shaped beds. There’s also space for two crew.
Overall, the Azimut S7 is superlight and technologically advanced. The new model is built partly from carbon fibre and features an open “sportfly” upper deck. Reminiscent of a large terrace, the “sportfly” neither interrupts the aesthetics nor the performance of the yacht and can be used for sunbathing and alfresco dining. The lower-deck garage on this model can house two water toys: a custom version of the Pirelli J33 tender made for Azimut, and a Jet ski.READ MORE FROM AZIMUT