Whether driving from the portside, flybridge helm station or from the main-deck wheel with 360-degree visibility, views are aplenty aboard the Azimut 53 Fly. The flybridge has a retractable fabric roof, two sun lounges and a dinette to starboard. There are three staterooms, including a full-beam amidships master, a forepeak VIP and a twin-berth guest stateroom to starboard, for family weekends. Top speed with twin 735 hp MAN V8-1000 diesels is 32 knots. At press time, there were eight 53 Flys available, ranging from $684,097 to $2,399,000.
From the Archive
“For all the natural light that bathes the interior, I’m one who prefers to run a boat in the open air, and if I owned the 53, I would work from the flying bridge helm station 99 percent of the time. Luckily, it’s well suited to bringing the party upstairs. The helm station sits to port behind a reverse-raked windshield, and from here it was, truthfully, much easier to monitor the small boats that dodged around us, blissfully unaware.”
— Yachting, March 2011