Fast Fashion: Azimut Yachts' 62S

Azimut Yachts’ 62S was an influencer in modern yacht design.

The Azimut 62S is on the brokerage market.Courtesy Azimut

The Azimut 62S was a certifiable hit for the Italian builder. Since 2005, 80 of them have been built and sold. Several of these included an “Italia” version, which upgraded the original version’s twin 1,015 hp Caterpillar C18 diesels to 1,150 hp motors. Our test 62S was equipped with the former, and she hit a top-end of 34 knots on test day.

 Belowdecks: The first version of this yacht included a two-stateroom, two-head setup: a forepeak VIP and an amidships master. This layout opened up space to port for a second salon and media center. A third stateroom was an option.

Availability: At press time, there were 26 Azimut 62S yachts on the brokerage market, ranging from $481,650 to $1.19 million.