Dream Big: Azimut 55S

Dream Big: Azimut 55S Nov 4, 2015
Power Boating Canada Volume 30 Issues 4
The Azimut 55S was featured in issue 30-4 – read more here.
If you’re going to dream, dream big!!  That’s what the Azimut Yachts 55S is all about: big dreams!  She offers a whole new way of experiencing the sea, with not two but three engines that push the carbon fibre hull up to 35 knots. The allure of her innovation is surpassed only by her beauty.
You’re free to move around.  From the large swim platform, raise the garage door and easily launch the dinghy to explore the anchorage or go fishing at will.  Back on board, the aft deck features an l-shaped bench up the port side that’s perfect for outdoor entertaining.  Or, drop the hi-low table and your sun lovers will fall in love with the massive sunpad.  Step through the large glass door into the cabin and you’ll notice the design is contiguous sharing a common design palette and detailing: teak flooring, sofas, and cushions. Pure class both inside and out.
The main deck features two optional layouts: a double wide sofa at the wheelhouse or two individual  captains’ chairs side-by-side.  The galley is to starboard and cleverly disappears under a fold down countertop for entertaining.  A u-shaped sofa and dinette for six complete the port side.
Down below you’ll find three cabins with sleeping accommodations for six.  The master stateroom is amidships and offers views out both the port and starboard sides.  The guest v-berth features an island bed, and the second guest stateroom features two single beds convertible to a queen. Both have tons of natural light pouring in through the large windows and port-lights. There’s an additional crew cabin far up the bow just behind the anchor locker that sleeps one and is self-contained with head, shower, sink and single bed.
Power is supplied by three Volvo D6-IPS 600 engines and affords a top speed of 35 knots, with a comfortable cruising speed of 30 knots.
Length overall (incl. pulpit)    17.29 m / 56′ 9”
Hull length (incl. platform)    16.60 m / 54′ 5”
Beam max    4,75 m / 15′ 7”
Draft (incl. props at full load)    1.14 m / 3′ 9”
Displacement (at full load)    23.22 t
Engines    3 x 435 HP (320 kW) VOLVO D6 – IPS 600
Maximum speed    35 kn
Cruising speed     30 kn
Fuel capacity    1600 l / 423 U.S. Gal
Water capacity    590 l / 156 U.S. Gal
Deadrise         15.8°
Sleeping Capacity    6
For more information: www.azimutyachts.com