ryfti

VIDEO: Azimut 72 impresses in Italian sea trial

Latest

Latest videos

Playlist 20 Videos Boat Fail: Dutch reporter makes a splash during big interview 00:00 VIDEO: Southampton Boat Show 2016 round up 08:03 VIDEO: Cranchi Z35 driven in Italian sea trial 05:49 VIDEO: Anytec 747 Cab goes flying off Poole 05:21 VIDEO: Azimut 72 impresses in Italian sea trial 08:33 VIDEO: Rodman 890 Ventura in challenging Solent sea trial 04:42 How to: Clean your teak decks 03:34 VIDEO: Windy 52 Xanthos is our Used Boat of the Month 04:24 VIDEO: Two rescued from burning boat off Eastbourne 00:54 VIDEO: Burning superyacht filmed in US Virgin Islands 00:51 VIDEO: Alex Thomson kite surfs his Hugo Boss racing yacht 02:19 VIDEO: RNLI crew rescue five from listing fishing vessel 00:00 VIDEO: Abu Dhabi Yacht Club fire destroys 8 boats 00:28 VIDEO: Cormate T27 Supersport relishes the rough 06:06 VIDEO: Boarnstream Elegance 1300 breaks the mould 05:50 VIDEO: Jetten 50 MPC Fly in Dutch test drive 05:23 VIDEO: Van Geest Design reveals shimmering superyacht concept 02:48 VIDEO: Sealine T50 is our Used Boat of the Month 04:01 VIDEO: The world’s fastest electric surfboard in action 02:51 VIDEO: Düsseldorf Boat Show new boats round-up 00:00

As well as dripping with glamour and Italian chic, the Azimut 72 impresses with its excellent attention to detail and intelligent attiude towards weight saving

Though the Azimut 72 is as stylish and glamorous as they come it’s the attention to every day, practical detailing that is so impressive on something that could so easily have let form totally overrule function.

Not only that but the has been a conscious effort on creating vast amounts of headroom on the 72 and, in way of an example, there is over 6ft 6in (2m) of headroom in the engineroom alone!

This elevated main deck also means that the floor in the saloon can be totally flat without any steps to break up your passage from cockpit to companionway.

To offset the extra height of the boat and the resulting higher centre of gravity Azimut has infused the whole of superstructure and flybridge with carbon fibre to keep weight down.

Azimut says that by doing this it has saved 30% on weight and also managed to bring down the boat’s centre of gravity and keep the handling taught.

Storage is also excellent with a huge variety from small fiddled cupboards bespoke to glassware up to vast, moulded bins on the foredeck and flybridge.

Below decks there are four cabins, including a beautiful master ensuite – with lots of headroom, of course – and very spacious VIP in the bow. Even the twin guest cabins are blessed with masses of headroom and an impressive amount of storage.

In the name of keeping things simple the 72 is only offered with one engine option, that being a pair of 1,400hp MAN V12s good for a healthy top speed of 31 knots.

You can read Dave Marsh’s full 8-page boat test in the May 2016 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.

Azimut 72 review

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

£2300000

VIDEO: Azimut 55 Used Boat report

15 years on from its launch and the Azimut 55 still stands out for its cutting-edge styling and spacious accommodation