The Azimut 118 is a 116-foot luxury superyacht launched by the Italian boat building firm back in 2006. With a beam almost 25 feet wide, and three levels of sumptuous living space, this is one of the largest boats Azimut has ever produced, not to mention one of the most luxurious. Though no longer sold as new by Azimut, the 118 remains highly sought-after on the used market, with vessels often snapped up within weeks of being placed for sale.
The huge, teak-lined flybridge comes either as an open-air option or as a twin hard-top with sunroofs, and features enough room to the rear for a spa-pool jacuzzi and an infinity terrace with sun-loungers. Positioned centrally on the starboard side is a crescent-shaped sofa large enough to host 8 guests that faces a curved dining table, while to port there is an S-shaped walk-in wet bar with a tempered-glass serving platform, four cocktail serving stations, an electric grill, an icemaker and plenty of refrigerated storage. To the front of the flybridge there are steps up to a raised, outdoor helm station with capacious, bucket-style helm seating. There is also a mezzanine indoor pilot house lined in warm, polished timber with hand-stitched leather piloting seats, a sofa, a mahogany dashboard and a mullioned, sloping windshield. The helm is equipped with Raymarine E80 radar as well as Raymarine autopilot and VHF.
The main deck outdoor spaces include a secluded lounge space with a raised sunpad and an integral sofa towards the bow. At the stern there is a sheltered aft deck with a transom dining sofa, a wet-bar console and steps down to a teak-lined, full-beam hydraulic swimming platform with beach-club dimensions and a tender garage capable of holding a pair of jet-skis and a semi-rigid tender.
Stepping indoors through Italian sliding glass doors you will find an aft cockpit salon large enough to host four double sofas, side cabinets and a formal dining room with cinema-screen windows. Towards the front of the main deck, separated from the aft through the judicious use of partition walls, there is a live-in kitchen and diner with the dimensions of a Manhattan apartment, as well as a forward drawing room that can be turned into a master stateroom.
Lower deck accommodation includes five bedrooms including three double staterooms and two twins, with crew space for up to five positioned snugly up towards the bow. Bedrooms feature marble-clad en suites bathrooms, plush leather wall accents that also serve to dampen sound, floors in fine carpet, and surfaces in glossy dark oak and walnut. You will find that the sleeping quarters have plenty of natural light thanks to vertical, oval-shaped porthole windows, while the staterooms boast enough space to host loveseats, sofas, armchairs and walk-in closets.
A pair of MTU V16 2000 M93 engines provide top speeds of around 25 knots, with cruising speeds in excess of 18 knots. A fuel capacity of 18,000 liters, meanwhile, will keep you out at sea for weeks on end should you wish to traverse the islands of the Mediterranean or Caribbean in your luxurious Azimut. A deep-V planing hull constructed out of GRP fiberglass cuts through the waves with ease, and provides superb stability even in challenging waters, while Bennett trim tabs offer that extra touch of agility.