In the Azimut 72, it’s great to find such an overtly glamorous flybridge cruiser with such terrific practical detailing

Product Overview

Azimut 72

Pros:

  • Outstanding standard of finish
  • All four cabins are en-suite
  • Excellent practical detailing
  • Impressive engineering/engineroom
  • Huge foredeck area and sunbed
  • No sharp edges to fall against

Cons:

  • Galley unsuitable for crewed boats

Product:

Azimut 72 review

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Price as reviewed:

£2,300,000.00 (ex VAT)
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At first glance, the new Azimut 72 follows the blueprint of many other modern Euro-designed flybridge cruisers.

It has lots of glass, a big high-low bathing platform, and the ubiquitous hardtop that tries (but thankfully fails) to upset the looks that designer Stefano Righini has spent so much time honing.

Azimut 72

Top speed on test was just shy of 33 knots

Look more closely though, and the boat does seem particularly generous in places. The foredeck area is vast, graced with a sunbed that could have been plucked from a 90 footer.

Nowadays, nigh on all flybridge cruisers have relatively long roomy flybridges, but maybe the 72’s is just a little more elongated than the norm.

Inside, the usual suspects are present and correct for a boat this size including four cabins as well as a good crew cabin aft.

Azimut 72

The bow seating is a great sundowner spot

However, the Azimut 72 has all its cabins en-suite, the norm on boats 75/78 foot and above, but a bonus on a boat this size.

The headroom is generous too; 6ft 9in (2.06m) in the saloon, 6ft 6in (1.98m) throughout the owner’s cabin, and a whopping 6ft 8in (2.03m) in the engineroom.

This feeling of space and scale on the 72 is not transformational – alone it’s not going to persuade you away from the rival Sunseeker or Princess or Pearl because their closest (rival) boats are all larger. But they are also, unsurprisingly, more expensive.

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