Azimut 40S review from the Genoa Boat Show 2009
This is essentially the Azimut 38 flybridge that we featured with the body of a sportscruiser. As the first step on the Azimut sportscruiser ladder it is a pretty smart bit of kit too.
The look (and red gel coat) echo the bigger siblings in the range and this is no bad thing, these are
some of the finest sportscruisers in production.
The layout is largely identical to the 38 so it really is down to personal preference over looks and whether you want a sportscruiser or flybridge.
There is a double master cabin forward and an excellent guest twin amidships, which reaps the benefits of those funky topside windows.
Handling isn’t likely to differ as it sometimes does between a flybridge and sportscruiser because both boats use the same hull, V drive set up and engines.
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What really impressed me onboard the show boat was the Proteo boat management system. Esentially it all of the boat’s sytems controlled from one 7-inch touch screen in the galley and it works brilliantly.
That aside, the high quality and fastidious attention to detail that we loved on the 38 has been passed on to the 40S so it really is a case of flybridge or sportscruiser.
- Great looks, high quality, attention to detail, comfortable cabins
- Expensive for its size, the cook may feel isolated in the galley
Price as reviewed:
A great looking and well built boat but, for a price
Displacement: 12.4 tonnes
Top Speed: 36 knots
Fuel Capacity: 242 imp gal (1,100 L)
Beam: 12ft 5in (3.8m)
Cruising Speed: 26-28 knots
Water Capacity: 86 imp gal (390 L)
Air Draught: N/A
RCD Category: N/A
Length Overall: 39ft 4in (12.02m)
Engines: Twin 480hp Cummins QSB5.9