Azimut reveals details of Grande 25 Metri yacht
by Miranda Blazeby
A successor to the AZ 80 series, the new semi-custom model will feature a Carbon Tech superstructure, roll bar, hardtop and transom with a tender garage.
A completely separate crew circuit will enable the owner to experience maximum privacy while exterior design by Stefano Righini will result in “light and sleek” contours.
Potential clients will also have the option to separate the galley and helm station from other areas with sliding doors and frosted glass panels, enabling the crew to work without disturbing the owner and guests.
Achille Salvagni has been handed the interior design brief and has concentrated on accentuating informality. A traditional layout separating seating and dining areas has been discarded in favour of one big open-plan living area. Should no-one be dining inside, guests will be able to enjoy two living areas while a table in front of the sofa can be raised to become a dining table for eight when needed. A more traditional layout is also available.
Salvagni has also introduced lacquered surfaces in colours ranging from purple to ‘sugar paper’.
Accommodation is for eight, with three double beds and one twin. The crew quarters meanwhile can accommodate a staff of three. It is equipped with a cabin for the captain and a second cabin with bunk beds, along with a crew mess that can be accessed from a separate companionway aft.
Power will come from a pair of 1,650 hp Man engines to reach a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. Alternatively, clients can opt for two 1,800 hp Man engines.