Azimut shows new sporty S7
The Italian builder reveals the new S7, which has an exterior by Alberto Mancini and a fresh interior by Yachtique.
Azimut’s new S7 can reach 35 knots
Azimut staged the official world premiere of the new Azimut S7 at Boot Dusseldorf, describing the new yacht as “the most advanced sport yacht in her category” and an example of the brand’s eco-sport philosophy. Classified CE Category A and NMMA-certified, the 71-footer complements the S6, S8 and S10 in the sportbridge range.
Three 800hp Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050 engines deliver a cruising speed of 27 knots and a top speed of 35 knots, with the compact propulsion system also freeing up more space on the lower deck.
With a high-efficiency hull and an extensive use of carbon-fibre to reduce weight, the S7 joins Azimut’s family of Low Emission Yachts, with 20-30 per cent less fuel consumption and emissions compared to shaft-line boats of the same weight and size with a traditional hard-chine hull.
Aft view of the saloon
Alberto Mancini, who has designed many recent S, Fly and Grande models, sculpted the sleek exterior, which includes an arched line created by the extensive glazing that runs along the superstructure. Cut-out bulwarks also help increase natural light in the interiors.
Outdoor areas include an aft cockpit with island sun pad and L-shaped dinette, an extended sport fly with dining and lounging areas and a wet bar, and a foredeck with C-shaped sofa and sunpads. The garage can house a custom version of the Pirelli J33 tender and a jet-ski.
Yachtique designed the interiors as the Italian studio worked on an Azimut model for the first time, focusing on colour shades ranging from cream to almond to dark brown. The main wood is pale Dove grey, while flamed Canaletto walnut is used to finish the furnishings.
The owner’s suite
The interior starts with a TV unit to starboard facing a C-shaped sofa and twin coffee tables that can be raised and converted into a large dining table. Forward is an open galley opposite a twin-seat helm station to starboard. Opaline ceiling lights work with the ribbed-effect detailing, while Mancini’s exterior curves are duplicated in some interior lines.
The four guest cabins include a full-beam master suite midships featuring an inward-facing bed, while along the forward bulkhead is a display-and-storage cabinet with internal lighting. The bathroom has a smoked-glass shower, folding like a screen to form the opening angle of the dressing room door. There are twin and bunk cabins either side of the stairs, with an en-suite VIP forward.