Flybridge 72 Azimut
“The new 72 has been designed by seeking and respecting specific objectives: to achieve the largest interior volume possible while remaining in compliance with ergonomic standards, and to enhance the role of light both in the living areas and under deck without compromising external comfort. Above all, 72’s strength lies in the regard for balance between form and search for style, which ensures the best relationship between external design and interior space comfort. It is a force that acquires energy from the product’s spiritual and material lightness, guaranteed by the use of materials such as carbon fiber, and the search for a high hydrodynamic yield,” the concept’s 3.0 revolution has been accomplished, and the confirmation comes from the mouth of designer Stefano Righini. 72 Azimut Yachts from the Flybridge Collection, designed and built in Avigliana Shipyard, combines two avant-garde design technologies. The hull and deck are, in fact, completely made of VTR infusion, while the deckhouse and flybridge are in pure carbon fiber, saving a considerable amount of weight, about 30%, that can be used to obtain greater tread surface and larger internal volume. In the construction of the Azimut 72 Fly, the carbon fiber is used for the hard top, roll bar, and superstructure, while the overhang is made with hybrid glass/carbon and vinyl resin lamination.
22.60 meters long and 5.60 meters wide, it fits a total of 8 guests in 4 staterooms with bathrooms, including a full beam master room with en-suite bathroom and characteristic vertical, full-glass windows without struts.
Following the wake of the styling of Azimut 80, the undisputed star is the extensive use of glass, both on the deckhouse with characteristic lateral panoramic windows, as well as on both sides of the hull, corresponding to the master stateroom. On one hand, the 37 square-meter flybridge is designed for maximum use versatility, and on the other the main deck is on one floor from the well-deck to the stairs leading to the lower deck, with a large relaxation area, open-space kitchen, and duel-seat wheelhouse. The interior design includes sanded oak combined with glossy ebony, which contrasts with the dark-brown leather upholstery and clear satin lacquer, or heat-treated, natural oak combined with precious glossy sycamore frieze, ivory leather and light lacquer, a specific identity developed by Carlo Galeazzi. The performance of the 72 – its volume, sense of space, elegance, and two MAN V12 engines each with 1400 Hp – is in perfect harmony with the model’s sporty character. The cruising speed reaches about 26 knots, while maximum speed is 31 knots.
Author: Chiara Melani