The 2016 Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show throws open its doors this weekend, with the new Azimut 66 flybridge hoping to steal the show
The Italian yard explains that this model is the culmination of three years of redeveloping their flybridge range, starting with the Azimut 80 in 2013, continuing with the Azimut 50 in 2014 and most recently the Azimut 72, which was launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year.
This lineage can be seen through Stefano Righini’s bold exterior styling – mirrored panels and shark-fin like protrusions jutting up from the sheerline.
As with its predecessors, the Azimut 66 will feature an entirely carbon fibre superstructure, which will help to keep the weight down.
Meanwhile interior styling is by designer Carlo Galeazzi, who has focused his attention on maximising space on board.
Key features include an extended overhang flybridge and a walk-through bow area, particularly valued by those who want privacy on a Mediterranean stern-to berth.
The engines on offer are twin 1,150hp CAT C18s, which should deliver a top speed of 31 knots and a fast cruising speed of 27 knots.
Below decks accommodation comes in the form of four cabins with three heads compartments. The en-suite owner’s cabin is situated amidships with the bed running athwartships.
Moving further forward you’ll find twin singles on the starboard side and a double bunk cabin to port, with the VIP double in the bows completing the main accommodation area. A twin crew cabin is also fitted in the stern.
Prices and delivery dates are yet to be confirmed, but to see more pictures of the Azimut 66 ahead of its Dusseldorf Boat Show launch, click on the slideshow below.