A head turner everywhere you take her
Some say the Italians have more fun and have an eye for beauty. When you look at the Azimut 50’ you just might start believing what people are saying.
It all started over 40 years ago when Paolo Vitelli had a vision and formed Azimut. Each one of the Azimut models mirrors another with the attention to detail and the styling distinction of Italian boat building. The construction of a luxury yacht like the 50’ requires advanced technologies, production efficiency and the ability to innovate. These are some of the key characteristics of why yacht owners purchase Azimut Yachts.
The 50’ Azimut has a little something for everyone and you see this immediately as you step onto the oversized hydraulic swim platform on the back of the boat. Elegance and innovation come to mind when you standing on the swim platform as your toes caress the teak flooring. Taking a few steps up into the outer part of the cockpit you immediately notice the space and how ergonomically designed the u-shaped seating is. It is functional, but not overbearing for the amount of space that is being utilized.
Hull length (incl. platform): 50’ 11” / 15.54 m
Beam max: 15’ 3” / 4.66 m
Draft (incl. props at full load): 4’ 11” / 1.52 m
Displacement (at full load): 24,85 t
Engines 2 x 670 mHP (493 kW) Volvo D11
Max. speed (performance test mass): 32 kn
Cruising speed (performance test mass): 26 kn
Fuel capacity: 581 gals / 2.200 l
Water capacity: 156 gals / 590 l
As you step through the sliding glass door and into the main salon, you immediately notice the beauty and luxury that the salon has to offer. Whether you choose to sit on the lounger on the starboard side, sit at the lower helm station or sit the dinette on the star-board side, you cannot help but notice the panoramic view that the windows and open cabin has to offer.
The owner’s cabin is something that you would expect to find at the Ritz Carlton. The quarters takes up the entire beam of the boat to create the amenities that are sought out by many. The windows on both the port and starboard side of the rooms provide ample amount of natural light so that you won’t feel like you are in a cave as many other boats do. I also really like the fact that you can access the queen berth from both sides and the head room isn’t bad for getting in and out of the space.
The forward v-berth also provides many of the comforts of home, but it is the amount of natural light that you notice more than anything. The only down side might be is if you are planning on sleeping in in the morn-ing. The twin bunks on the starboard side are tight, but functional. Both the master and guest heads have separate showers that maximized the allotted space design wise.
One of the best spots on the 50 is the bow. The bow is adorned by one of the largest sit-ting areas and sun pads that I have seen on a fly bridge. Whether you want to sit up there or lay out and have the sun kiss your skin, the pads are plush and welcoming. The large bow rail give you a sense of safety and secu-rity while the walkway to and from the bow is easily accessible from either side of the yacht.
Another amazing spot is the bridge. It is simple yet elegant. A single captain’s chair on the port side with a fully function helm. On the starboard side you have the large sun pad and L-shaped seating. The unique thing about this bridge is the openness to the rear. The space can be practically used for any-thing that you would like to do with it. There is an option for an oversized seating area if additional seating is needed and an option for a hard top to provide additional shade to you and your guests.
The bottom line is that the Azimut 50’ is a head turner both on the water and at the dock.
By Chris Kourtakis