Azimut will launch the 55 flybridge and Atlantis 51 sportscruiser at Düsseldorf

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Launching at Düsseldorf and wading into battle with the Princess 55 and Sunseeker Manhattan 52 among others, the 55 from Azimut boasts a Stefano Righini exterior and an interior styled by renowned interior designer Achille Salvagni in a new partnership with Azimut.

It’s a brave interior devoid of hard edges and sharp corners, opting instead for curvaceous furniture and smooth radii.

Below decks there is a three-cabin layout including a full-beam master amidships, which gets an angled berth to make the most of the floorspace, a VIP in the bow and a starboard twin cabin with a shared bathroom.

The flybridge extends a long way aft, supported by a pair of uprights in the cockpit, meaning a good mix of fixed seating and sunbathing space away from the optional hardtop.

A pair of 800hp Volvo Penta diesels on shafts should be good for 31 knots flat out.

Azimut Atlantis 51

The Azimut Atlantis 51

It’s great to see Azimut’s Atlantis range back with a new model and fresh styling from the men behind Neo Design.

It’s a striking boat with a sharply angled bow, sweeping roofline and attention-grabbing streaks of glass dominating both topsides.

It’s a sportscruiser of the old school with an open-backed cockpit that leads out to a generous slab of sunpad under which is a tender garage. Azimut has cleverly moved the wet bar as far forward as possible to fit a pair of pull-out stools opposite the dinette, and we love the houndstooth upholstery.

Below decks, the master cabin forward and guest cabins amidships are split by a U-shaped dinette and compact galley.

Guests are catered for in either a queen-size double that can convert into a pair of singles or a bunk bed cabin on the port side, though neither cabin is ensuite.

IPS800 (600hp) is the only engine option but should be good for 35 knots.

Contact Azimut Yachts UK. Tel: +44 (0)1489 886 663 Web: www.azimutyachts.com