Azimut debuts Fly 72 with Fantolino interior
Fabio Fantolino makes his yachting debut with the interior of Azimut’s new Fly 72, which features an exterior by Alberto Mancini.
Azimut has continued to upgrade its flybridge line with the new Fly 72, which features an exterior by Alberto Mancini and an interior by architect Fabio Fantolino, making his design debut in the yachting world.
The yacht had its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival – along with the Magellano 60 and Verve 48 – and was also on display at the Genoa International Boat Show, where Azimut had another strong display.
The Fly 72 features a new hull design, while Mancini continues to rework the flybridge line, having also designed the 53 and 68. Mancini has also designed many recent Grande and S models including the S7 that debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January and exhibited at Cannes and Genoa in September.
The Fly 72 has an overall length of 74ft 1in and a beam of 18ft 5in, while two 1,400mhp MAN CR V12 engines give a top speed up to 31 knots and a cruising speed of 26. The cockpit features a C-shaped sofa with adjustable table, while the foredeck also has a C-shaped sofa as well as a large, flexible sunpad.
The flybridge features lounging areas on the port side, starting with chaise longues aft, a C-shaped dinette midships, and more sunbathing space forward, by the twin-seat helm. To starboard is an L-shaped wet bar with the option of a lift TV. All the yacht’s outdoor areas feature sofas with thick, rounded cushions.
Fantolino, who specialises in residences and hospitality, and has studios in Turin and Milan, has created a warm, soft interior with textured fabrics and leather and earthy tones like brown and tan, along with precious materials such as bronze and glossy lacquers for contrast.
The interior starts with the saloon, with an L-shaped sofa to port and a two-seat settee to starboard. The dining table is midships to starboard, beside a comprehensive galley to port that can be enclosed or open. Forward is a twin-seat helm to starboard, while to port is a raised dinette with facing sofas.
The lower deck has four en-suite guest cabins comprising a full-beam master midships, VIP in the bow, a twin to starboard and double to port, while there’s also crew accommodation for two aft. Marine Italia represents Azimut in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Taiwan and Singapore.