The Azimut Atlantis 34 is a 34-foot day cruiser yacht that was launched by the Italian boat building firm back in 2012. A stylish and bold exterior crafted by the Neo Design Group is paired with high-speed Volvo Penta engines, sportscar-like handling and plenty of sophisticated rest and relaxation space to deliver a yacht that is ideal for weekend cruising. Though this is the smallest yacht ever built by Azimut, it certainly made a big impression with buyers and critics alike upon release, bagging the title for “Boat of the Year” at the 2012 Vela e Motore awards as well as the award for “Sportscruiser up to 45 feet” at the 2013 Motor Boat Awards held in London. Though no longer produced to order by Azimut, the Atlantis 34 retains its seductive allure on the used and charter markets as one of the sportiest yachts out there.
The main deck on this model is ideal for those who cherish that connection to the elements of sun, sea and sky. Out on the foredeck there is a double sunpad in Italian leather or non-stick vinyl, while side-decks lined with high stainless-steel guardrails lead back to the cockpit. Here you will discover a transom sofa surrounding a cocktail table that connects to a chaise-longue tracing the port side of the cockpit. To starboard there is a stand-alone wet-bar console with a Waeco fridge, a sink, an icemaker and an electric grill, the ideal spot from which to host summer evening soirees. Side steps at the rear lead down to a teak bathing platform from where guests can head off on their swimming jaunts through the warm waters. At the front of the cockpit you will discover the helm station which has been equipped with a comfortable sofa-style piloting chair, a sleek vinyl dashboard, thruster and trim tab controls and Volvo Penta instrumentation. The entire cockpit is also topped with a retractable, soft-top sunroof to further enhance that open and breezy feel when the weather permits.
The lower-deck space on the Azimut Atlantis 34 will surprise those who expect the bare basics and cramped dimensions on a yacht of this size. Instead, they will find plenty of space for a V-shaped dining sofa fitted up against the hull and surrounding a dining table that can be removed to turn this space into an open sleeping quarters. There is also a small galley with a sink, a two-zone hob, an 80-liter fridge and glossy laminate worktops down here, as well as a day-head with a shower cubicle and plenty of storage space. A further unusual feature on this level is a snug owner’s cabin that is large enough to host, just about, a double bed, making this a day boat that can also accommodate up to four overnight guests for those who enjoy embarking on longer voyages out to sea. Lower-deck spaces benefit from satin-finished walnut surfaces, plush carpeting, round port-hole windows and, across the sides of the dinette, dramatic knife-insert glazing.
The Azimut Atlantis 34 can reach top speeds of 32 knots, with cruising speeds clocking in at around 26 knots, thanks to a pair of powerful Volvo Penta D3 220MHP stern drive engines. Rapid acceleration will have you pinned back in your seat as you advance through the waves, while a semi-planing, dual-mode hull crafted in conjunction with Seaway Naval Architects, provides plenty of balance and lift. A mechanical rather than hydraulic steering wheel provides that classic piloting experience with plenty of intuitive feedback and a sense of unparalleled fun.