The Azimut 76 is Now the Azimut 78 Fly

Azimut Yachts has changed the model designation that was recently announced.

Azimut Yachts 78 Fly
The Azimut 78's superstructure, flybridge, hardtop and cockpit will be built in carbon fiber.Courtesy Azimut Yachts

At the Miami Yacht Show in February, Azimut Yachts announced a new model: the Azimut 76. The builder has now changed that model designation to the Azimut 78 Fly.

The Azimut 78 Fly is expected to be the builder's first flybridge model with three Volvo Penta IPS propulsion units. The superstructure, flybridge, hardtop and cockpit will be built in carbon fiber, with the deck done in a hybrid glass and carbon-fiber construction. Azimut calls the combination Carbon-Tech.

Azimut Yachts 78 Fly
The Azimut 78's foredeck lounge provides quiet when Med-moored or on the hook. Exterior design is by Alberto Mancini.Courtesy Azimut Yachts

Exteriors are by Alberto Mancini, with interiors by Achille Salvagni. In an unusual layout, the crew quarters will be forward near the helm and galley, and there will be what Azimut calls a “lounge” instead of the traditional dining and living areas in the salon. The dining table will convert to a coffee table.

Belowdecks, four en suite guest staterooms are specified.

What about performance? Azimut's projections are for a top speed of 30 knots, with triple Volvo Penta IPS installations of 1,200 or 1,350 horsepower.

For more information, visit: azimutyachts.com

Quick Specs

Length Overall: 77' 6''
Maximum Beam: 18' 10''
Std. Power: 3/ 900 hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s
Std. Power: 3/ 1,000 hp Volvo Penta IPS1350s
Top Speed: Up to 30 knots
Cruise Speed: Up to 27 knots
Fuel Cap.: 1,321 gal.
Freshwater Cap.: 290 gal.