The Azimut 48 is a 48-foot luxury flybridge motor yacht that was produced by the legendary Italian boat building firm between 2010 and 2015. Featuring a Stefano Righini-designed exterior with his signature cresting-wave windows, glazed fins and aerodynamic curves, the yacht continues to be in high demand on the used and charter markets.
The open top flybridge on this model seems to float in the air thanks to its dimensions that extend all the way to the stern. A hook-shaped leather sofa is fitted against the rear of the bridge and traces the curves of starboard side, and it surrounds a teak-topped cocktail table that doubles as a wet-bar station with a Kenyon grill. Directly adjoining this is a lavish divan where one can idle away the hours relaxing in the sun. There is also a port-side upper helm station here with a full set of controls for superb elevated piloting, a result of the thoughtful design from the Azimut team.
On the main deck there is a double sunpad out on the foredeck, while on the sheltered, teak-lined aft-deck you will discover a transom sofa, a breakfast table and steps down to a hydraulic swimming platform. The internal spaces, accessed via a set of sliding glass doors, have been designed by Carlo Galeazzi, and feature Decape oak surfaces, plush leather wall panels and stainless-steel fixtures for a sumptuous and luxurious feel. The salon features a low-slung U-shaped sofa surrounding a coffee table to starboard and a loveseat to port, with plenty of cabinet space. Towards the front of the cockpit sits the main-deck helm station, equipped with a Xenta or Cummins joystick, power-assisted steering, thruster controls, trim tabs, Raymarine electronics and a double-seater leather helm sofa. Across from this is a compact dinette with booth-style seating and an extending table, as well as wide steps down to the lower deck.
You will find the kitchen galley in the lower-deck lobby aboard the Azimut 48, and it features a glass ceramic range with 3 hobs, a combination oven, timber flooring and cabinets, a fridge-freezer and glistening, stainless steel worktops. There are a pair of twin bedrooms positioned amidship, one of them with a Jack-and-Jill en suite and shower, with both featuring triple mullion windows. Towards the bow you will discover the owner’s stateroom, which benefits from dramatic knife-insert windows, washed oak surrounds, a double bed, two hanging closets and a spacious en suite with a Cognac Vetro Freddo basin and shower. Should you wish to sacrifice some overnight capacity, the two twins can also be turned into a full-beam stateroom with palatial proportions.
A pair of turbocharged Cummins QSC 8.3 engines provide the Azimut 48 with top speeds of 33 knots, with cruising speeds clocking in at around 27 knots. A proprietary deep-V hull, meanwhile, cuts through the waves with ease, and a fuel tank holding 2,000 liters of diesel ensures that the Azimut 48 is a great option for longer-distance leisure cruising.