The Azimut 100 is a 100-foot luxury flybridge yacht that was produced by the Avigliana, Italy-based boat builders between 1997 and 2006. Azimut sold dozens of these models across almost a decade, and the boat remains hugely popular with those looking to charter or to buy as used. Designed by Stefano Righini and Francoi Zuretti, this yacht has been built with barely a right-angle in sight, and circular motifs are very much in evidence. Ring-shaped sofas, oval helm stations, half-moon windows, rounded walls and curved living spaces mark this yacht out as a distinctive vessel with heaps of individuality.
The full-beam flybridge on the Azimut 100 is an outdoor pleasure palace, boasting a circular, spa-pool jacuzzi that is surrounded by a sprawling sunpad lounge with a decadent, casbah-like feel. In the center of the bridge is a beautiful partying area with three curved sofas, ottomans, coffee tables and a wet-bar console with an outdoor barbecue and bar stools. Positioned forward are a pair of two-seater helm sofas and a full set of helm controls set into an oval fiberglass dashboard. There is also an internal mezzanine pilothouse with a set of Raymarine electronics for steering and navigation safe from the elements.
There is just as much room to relax one level down. Out on the foredeck you will find a raised leather sofa with backrests, as well as an elevated, four-pad sunbed for marina-facing sunbathing. Yet it is the aft cockpit that is perhaps the most impressively styled area aboard this yacht. A spacious, teak-lined space capable of hosting transom sofas, a dining table and a wet-bar, it features central steps down to a swimming platform and a tender garage large enough for a dinghy and two jet-skis. The aft-deck is connected to the aft-salon through sliding glass doors that surround a circular atrium with veneered teak and stainless-steel joinery. Here you will find a living room with two side sofas, a disc-shaped teak ceiling molding that hides recessed lights and a dining table that is, once again, arranged in a circular fashion to promote conversation and conviviality. Dividing walls separate this space from the forward cockpit, where you will discover a large, live-in kitchen galley with an informal dinette boasting granite worktops, cherrywood cabinetry, a full-height American-style fridge-freezer and Miele cooking appliances. At the front of the main deck is a further living space with dramatic views out of the front-facing windows, though many owners choose to turn this area into a master stateroom.
Below-deck there are two, full-beam, en suite master staterooms. The largest is positioned amidship and features a king-sized island bed, a loveseat, a work-desk, a walk-in closet and a large, marble-lined en suite with a walk-in shower, bath and a pair of sinks. Two twin cabins bring the overall overnight occupancy to 10 should you choose to include a bedroom on the main deck, while there is also a crew sleeping quarters towards the bow for up to 4 members of staff. Azimut Yachts truly knows how to design sleeping quarters with the finest fabrics and materials.
A pair of MTU 16V 2000 M91 engines power the Azimut 100 to top speeds of 28 knots, quite an achievement for a yacht of such size, with comfortable cruising clocking in at around 24 knots. A slippery deep-V hull glides through the waves with ease, while the use of bow thrusters provides a touch of extra agility when navigating tricky coves and marinas.