The Azimut Verve 40 is a 42-foot day boat released in 2016 and is Azimut’s first vessel to be powered by outboard motors. Styled as a weekend express cruiser, this yacht combines the compact dimensions of a center-console with the high performance of a speed boat and the elegance of a sports yacht.
Outdoors areas with the feel of a luxury superyacht set this boat apart from its more austere competitors. Instead of the bare and utilitarian spaces usually found on day boats, the Azimut Verve 40 has been blessed with its fair share of opulence and style. A large, teak-lined foredeck is sheltered from the spray thanks to high bulwarks and features a pair of sofas built into a faux-Portuguese bridge setting. There is also a large sunpad out here, large enough to host 2 or 3 sunbathers. Side decks lead back to an aft deck with that unmistakeable Azimut flair. Here there is a teak breakfast table surrounded by an L-shaped transom sofa, with a further rear-facing sofa and a wet-bar console with an electric grill rounding out the space. There are steps down to a swimming platform, but, as this shares space with the engines, most will likely choose to set off on swimming jaunts via the port-side aft door that extends outward to become a mini-bathing platform of its own.
The internal cockpit is open on three-sides but benefits from a sleek hard-top roof for that extra level of shelter. Here you will find a helm station with three comfortable, upholstered seats and integrated, digital control panels by Raymarine and Mercury VesselView. There is also an Axius Joystick, a leather steering wheel, Mercury throttle and shift controls as well as bow thrusters, to ensure that this yacht is a super responsive and agile ride. Azimut Yachts have never been this fun or easy to drive!
Below-deck space boasts Canaletto walnut surrounds, stainless steel fixtures, the extensive use of Italian leather, and plenty of natural light thanks to lozenge-shaped porthole windows. A large kitchen galley features Miele appliances such as a two-burner electric range, a fridge-freezer, a convection oven and, a must on all Italian-made yachts, a spacious wine-cooler. The galley sits across from a dinette with a large dining sofa and an extending, marble-topped table. The table can be easily removed, and sofa turned into a bed, to transform this space into a second berth should you need it. The vessel’s head is also positioned below-deck, and features 7 feet of head clearance, a Belfast sink and a shower cubicle. To the bow is a master stateroom that would not look out of place on a much larger vessel, with room for a king-sized bed with underbed storage.
Triple Mercury Verado Outboard 350MHP engines attached to the rear of the Verve 40 roar the yacht to top speeds of 44 knots, with comfortable cruising in the range of 34 knots. The combination of a shallow V-hull and the outboard motors means that this yacht can trace figures of eight in shallow waters that inboard vessels cannot reach, making it a great option for those who like inland cruising. Seakeeper stabilizers, meanwhile, keep this yacht stable and safe should you wish to take it out for a spin on the high seas.