Azimut launches Grande 36 Metri
The Italian builder’s second-largest model introduces a semi-walkaround upper deck that runs on the same level from stern to bow.
Alberto Mancini designed the Grande 36 Metri exterior
Azimut has launched hull one of the Grande 36 Metri in Viareggio ahead of the model’s world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, where it will debut alongside the Grande 26 Metri and Magellano 30 Metri.
The 36 Metri is the second-largest model in Azimut’s range and like the 38m Trideck launched last year, it also features exterior styling by Alberto Mancini and interior design by Achille Salvagni.
Among notable to features are a semi-walkaround upper deck, which runs on the same level from the stern almost to the tip of the bow, which “revolutionises the traditional layout and creates an area that didn’t exist before on boats this size,” according to Azimut.
Upper deck revealing the Achille Salvagni interior
Furthermore, the windows in the skylounge can open completely and slide out of view, transforming the upper deck into a huge space from which to enjoy 360-degree views.
The Grande 36 Metri is part of Azimut’s Low Emission Yacht range due to its high-efficiency D2P® Displacement-to-Planing hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture with the shipyard’s research and development office, plus the extensive use of carbon-fibre to reduce the weight of the superstructure.
Azimut states that these factors help reduce CO2 emissions by 15-30 per cent, at both slow cruising and high speeds, compared to boats of the same weight and size with a traditional chine hull.