The Azimut 105 is a 101-foot luxury flybridge yacht launched by the Italian shipyard in 2005. Though no longer in production today, the Grande 105 became one of the most popular models for Azimut Yachts and still very much in demand on the used and charter markets. A sleek and curvaceous design by Stefano Righini was lauded by critics such as the Committee of Italian Boating Magazines, who awarded the 105 the 2005 prize for “Best Exterior Design”.
The teak-lined, full-beam flybridge comes as either an open-air entertaining space or with two hardtops with retractable sunroofs. To the front of the bridge is a raised outdoor helmstation with a three-seater piloting sofa as well as a large walk-in wet bar with a teak serving platform, an outdoor grill, an icemaker, a fridge, a Pioneer music system and a pair of bar stools. There is also an L-shaped leather sofa with hand-stitched piping that surrounds a solid teak dining table up here, a spa pool jacuzzi and space toward the rear for an al-fresco sunpad.
One level down and you will find superb relaxation space on the generously-proportioned aft-deck. Here there is a transom sofa with a breakfast table, a wet bar console and steps down to a full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform. Here you will discover access to a transom garage, large enough for a tender and a jet-ski with a snug crew quarters positioned below-deck to port. Foredeck space has been sacrificed to create a larger main-deck cockpit but is still large enough for an integral sofa and an elevated sunpad built onto the superstructure’s sloping roof. There is also a raised, internal pilot-house room with a sofa and a Raymarine touchscreen located on a mezzanine level, for superb elevated steering and navigation.
Carlo Galeazzi-designed interiors await you upon entering the aft salon through triple sliding glass doors. High-gloss cherrywood, metallic bronze and dark matte mahogany surfaces sparkle in the natural light that floods in through half-moon side windows, while cream leather furnishings, light-tone carpets and tufted, upholstered wall and ceiling panels provide a plush and sedate atmosphere. The internal space on the main deck has been split into three distinct zones, with an elegant aft salon hosting a curved wet-bar, three sofas, a centerpiece coffee table, plenty of cabinet space and a ten-seater formal dining table. Positioned amidship is a cinema room and a live-in country-kitchen style galley with an informal dining space, while at the front of the main deck sits a forward living room that can be turned into an owner’s suite.
Below deck sleeping quarters are subject to customization, but the amidship position can be split up into two, en suite double staterooms, or, for those who like that full-beam feeling, turned into one single owner’s stateroom with two curved, single-pane panoramic windows on either side and a marble-clad bathroom with a jacuzzi-style bathtub. Two more en suite twins provide for a total of up to 10 overnight guests depending on whether you choose to include the main deck bedroom, while crew quarters by the bow for up to 5 members of staff are accessed via a separate staircase.
A pair of MTU V16 2000 M93 shaft-drive engines provide top speeds of over 30 knots, with comfortable cruising speeds of 24 knots. Powerful bow and stern thrusters provide plenty of agility when making turns, while a deep-V fiberglass hull slips through the waves with ease.