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Azimut Yachts’ S7 to Debut at Cannes

This 70-footer rounds out the builder’s S line, ranging from 55 to 77 feet.

July 21, 2017
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Azimut S7
The S7 has an automatic fuel-transfer setup, ensuring the boat’s running at an optimized angle at all times. Courtesy Azimut

Azimut Yachts‘ S7, the newest in the builder’s S line, will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The S7 fills a gap between the 55S and 77S.

The 70-foot S7 is built with a fiberglass hull. Carbon fiber is used in her superstructure, radar arch and pivoting platform, to help in increase interior volume, reduce weight and optimize performance.

Azimut S7
Her master stateroom spans the yacht’s full 17’5” beam. Courtesy Azimut

On that last note, Azimut reports that the S7 has a top hop of 35 knots. She is powered with triple 800 mhp Volvo Penta D13 IPS1050 diesels. Reported cruise speed is 31 knots. The yacht has a modified-V hull design with 13.8 degrees aft deadrise, which should help her plane easily, stay surefooted underway and comfortable in a chop.

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Naval architecture for the S7 comes from Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture and Azimut Yachts. Exterior styling is from Stefano Righini and Francesco Guida created the S7’s interior look.

Azimut S7
Note how retracting the sliding-glass doors creates and indoor-outdoor space between the salon and cockpit. Courtesy Azimut

Some notable tech amenities on the S7 include Volvo Penta’s automatic active trim control, adjusting the yacht’s running attitude in real-time; joystick controls providing fingertip maneuvering in close quarters; and an auto fuel-transfer system keeping the tanks in balance and ensuring a zero (or near zero) heel angle. Lastly, Raymarine has an integrated control system on the S7, enabling the helmsman to monitor myriad information, including engine data, bilge pump function, tank levels and even air conditioning and audio systems, to name a few.

For the cruising family, the S7 has four staterooms, plus one crew cabin. The master is full-beam amidships with an athwartships berth. There is also a forepeak VIP with step-up berth and there are four more berths in the remaining two staterooms, accommodating 8 in total, plus crew.

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See the Azimut S7 at the Cannes Yachting Festival September 12-17.

Azimut S7
The salon’s U-shaped settee makes a great spot for pre-dinner cocktails, and the expansive use of glass brightens the S7’s interior spaces. Courtesy Azimut
Specification Measurement
LOA 70’1″
Beam 17’5″
Displacement 43.5 tons
Fuel Capacity 1,004 gal.
Water 264 gal.
Azimut S7
The retractable sunroof offers the option to put some wind through your hair when desired. Courtesy Azimut
Azimut S7
Carbon fiber is used to construct the S7’s superstructure and radar arch. Courtesy Azimut
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