The Azimut Verve 42 is a 42-foot outboard-powered day boat due for launch in late 2021, with the first models set to ship to buyers in 2022. The Verve class of yachts from Azimut are styled as weekend express cruisers that combine the nifty size of center-consoles with the high-speed performance of sports yachts, all packaged together in a contemporary Italian style. The Verve 42 takes this to the next level, incorporating an interior and exterior design from the studio of naval stylist Francesco Struglia that boasts curvaceous modern lines and a superstructure that makes plentiful use of light-weight carbon fiber.
The large foredeck on the Verve 42 features an unusual sunken living space with a cocoon-like feel, guarded against spray by high bulwarks. Here you will find a curving, C-shaped sofa that surrounds a centerpiece coffee table and side deck access to port. There is also room out front for a modular sunpad, where up to four guests can spend hours sunbathing or picnicking. To the rear there is a partially sheltered aft-deck that looks like it is straight out of a super-yacht, with an L-shaped transom sofa and a breakfast table facing a loveseat. There are side steps down to a swimming platform, though, since this space is shared with the outboard engines, Azimut have craftily installed a collapsing side panel to port that, when fully extended, turns into its own bathing terrace to give the whole aft-deck a beach-club feel. The internal cockpit is exposed on three sides for an elemental feel and is topped with a carbon fiber hardtop with a radar station. Three comfortable helm seats face a set of helm controls equipped with the very latest in nautical and navigational equipment, and is the perfect place to command your Azimut Yacht, let rip and accelerate into the surf.
Below deck space reinvents the common day-boat layout by positioning the stateroom amidship. Here you will discover a cozy double bed with plenty of storage built into the walls. The positioning of the bedroom opens up the bow for a large dining area with a U-shaped sofa hugging the walls and surrounding a breakfast table. The dinette directly connects to the lower galley and is stocked with high-end Miele appliances such as a convection oven and fridge as well as a durable worktop. The head on this vessel is much larger than you may expect, hosting a walk-in waterfall shower as well as a sink with vanity mirror. All below deck spaces benefit from glazed strip windows built into the sides of the hull, a welcome upgrade from the tiny portholes found on most weekenders.
Triple 450R Mercury outboard engines power the Azimut Verve 42 to top speeds in excess of 45 knots, with comfortable cruising speeds in the range of 33 knots. A Michael Peters GRP hull, meanwhile, slips through the waters with ease, and a fuel capacity of 1800 liters, significant for a yacht of this type, will keep you out on the sea for days on end.