The new 26 metre yacht made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September and went on to appear at the Genoa Boat Show, alongside the new Grande 36M.
Both models offer an impressive focus on low emissions, with the 26M claiming to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 per cent compared to previous models. This is achieved with the yard's pioneering new propulsion system – created in collaboration with German manufacturing firm ZF – combined with a superstructure that is 30 per cent more lightweight than previous models thanks to its generous use of carbon fibre.Read More/Azimut debuts new Grande 36M and 26M models in Cannes
The yacht's exteriors are by Alberto Mancini, while interior styling has been helmed Achille Salvagni. Mancini attributes part of the model's success to its layout, which has been thoughtfully considered to create a yacht that feels larger than 26 metres in length.
“The project was driven by the enthusiasm to create a compact superyacht, with five cabins, an enormous flybridge and a larger cockpit than usual for the category, which we wanted to extend to give the yacht a fully-fledged dining area overlooking the water," he explained.
One of the yacht's new features is something that Azimut has dubbed the Deck2Deck terrace. The trademarked design is used to extend the available cockpit area by raising the teak-clad garage door on the lower deck to lie flush with the main deck. The walkaround table, when extended, can seat up to eight guests in an al fresco dining setting and the full area covers 18 square metres.
Other al fresco features include a large 50 square metre flybridge that spans almost the entire length of the superyacht.
Accommodation is offered across five cabins, including a full-beam owner's suite on the main deck which is flanked by full-height windows and has its own vanity and en suite in the forward section The yacht also has completely separate crew and guest areas.
According to BOAT Pro, there are currently nine Azimut Grande 26Ms in build or launched.