The Azimut 66 just made her world debut at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. The builder says she has the largest flybridge of any yacht in her category, with a first-time use of carbon helping to increase volume. She also has a four-stateroom layout and a bar forward of the galley, maximizing those guest areas as well.
Noteworthy technical features include an electronic-power steering system that Azimut says is the first of its kind on a yacht in the 66’s class. The system has control functions that each owner can customize, in a way that Azimut says makes it feel like you’re driving a top-range sports car. There’s also an integrated Raymarine monitoring system for engine data, bilge-pump alarms and more. Power is a pair of 1,150-horsepower CAT C18 diesels pushing her to a top speed of 32 knots.
The Azimut 66 Magellano, which had her world premiere this past September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, joins the builder’s Magellano lineup that extends from 43 to 73 feet length overall. These “modern trawlers” have dual-mode hulls meant to remain comfortable during long-range cruises, even in moderate to rough seas. Standard engines are 800 hp Volvo Penta D13s that generate a top hop of 22 knots. In 9-knot displacement mode, the new model has a range of more than 900 nautical miles.
The Azimut 66 Magellano comes standard with a three-stateroom layout, including a full-beam master. A fourth space is outfitted as a utility room but can be outfitted with bunk beds for owners who plan to cruise with children.
Where to find the Azimut display: head to ramp 31-30 along Collins Avenue.