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The Azimut 86S is a Supersized Express Cruiser

This Italian-built 86-footer can reach speeds up to 40 knots.

October 20, 2021
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Azimut Yachts 86S
The Azimut Yachts 86S came with either water jets or surface-drive propellers. Courtesy Azimut Yachts

Azimut Yachts’ foray into high-performance vessels began with the 86S. Twin 2,000 hp 16V 2000 MTU diesels power the 86-footer to a 40-knot top hop. The ride is made smoother by the 86S’s deep-V hull form with a 13-degree transom deadrise.

The master stateroom has side windows and a breakfast nook, and there are a guest stateroom and a forepeak VIP. The enclosed salon is made into an open-air space when the sunroof and cockpit-connecting door are opened.

At press time, there were eight Azimut 86S’s on the market, ranging from $1,416,845 to $3,379,087.

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From the Archive

“Compared with Azimut’s more sedate motoryachts, the ride of this sporting version is rather like the difference between a sports car and a town car. The suspension on the sports version tends to be much firmer, and that is the case here. A certain not-unwelcome harshness in the ride tends to cut in at speeds over 30 knots, giving a greater feeling of performance.”

Yachting, October 2007

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