The Azimut 47 is a 47-foot luxury flybridge motor yacht that was produced by the Italian boat building firm between 2006 and 2011. No longer produced by Azimut, the yacht retains its allure on the used and charter markets thanks to a slick Stefano Righini-designed exterior, powerful running and a wealth of sumptuous entertaining space. The yacht was an immediate hit with critics upon launch, bagging the title for “Boat of the Year” at the 2006 Vela e Motore awards held in Genoa, Italy.
A curvy and streamlined profile with glazed fins, wave-shaped windows and a dramatic fiberglass flybridge ensures the Azimut 47 stands out from the crowd in any marina. The flybridge boasts a layout similar to that of this yacht’s successor, the Azimut 48, with a leather sofa tracing the rear and starboard sides of the bridge, and directly connecting to a spacious divan. There is also a cocktail table up here that doubles as a wet bar with an outdoor electric grill, and of course an upper helm station with superb visibility out over a tinted windscreen. The Azimut Yacht shipyard has done an excellent job expanding their model line in the 40-50' range.
On the main deck level there is a double sunpad out on the foredeck, as well as a teak-lined, sheltered aft-deck with a transom sofa and room for an al-fresco dining table. Port sides steps lead down to a large hydraulic swimming platform that doubles as tender storage, while there is also a passarelle built into the transom wall.
Interior spaces have been crafted by Carlo Galeazzi to provide a contemporary and restrained feel, and feature deluxe materials such as bleached oak, cream leather furnishings, finely textured carpets and stainless-steel fixtures. In the aft salon there is a wet-bar setting for cocktail mixing, a loveseat and a low-slung U-shaped sofa with a matching coffee table. Further forward and placed on the port-side of the cockpit is a dinette with booth-style seating and an extending table, while to starboard there is the main deck helm station equipped with Raymarine electronics.
Lower deck rooms can accommodate up to 6 overnight guests across a pair of amidship twins with scallop-shell windows and an en suite owner’s stateroom by the bow. The stateroom features a double-sized island bed, hanging closets, a timber-clad shower cubicle, a tempered glass sink and knife-insert windows. There is also a day-head and a kitchen galley on this level, where you will discover granite worktops, a three-zone glass ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, a combination microwave-oven and oak cabinetry.
The Azimut 47 is powered by a pair of 575MHP Caterpillar C9 engines for top speeds of around 34 knots, with comfortable cruising clocking in at around 28 knots. Power steering, thruster controls, a Sea Energy joystick and Bennett trim tabs provide extra agility and responsiveness on the turn, while a fuel tank holding 1,000 liters of diesel makes this a great option for long weekends spent island hopping. Azimut also builds the 47 Verve which is outboard powered.