The Azimut 52 is a 52-foot flybridge sports cruiser yacht that was produced by the Italian boat building firm between 1997 and 2002. This ever-popular vintage model remains in high demand on the used and charter markets thanks to its superbly engineered Stefano Righini exterior, its stylish Carlo Galeazzi-designed internal spaces, and the reliability and performance of its powerful engines.
The Azimut 52 initially replaced the Azimut 50, maintaining most design features but extending the overall length for more socializing space. The fiberglass flybridge on this Azimut is an open-top space with curved windshields to the front, and hosts a rear sunpad, a curving leather side sofa to starboard, an angled wet-bar console with a sink and a barbecue grill, as well as an upper helm station to port with a double sofa-style piloting seat.
One level down and you will discover a teak-lined aft deck with a leather transom sofa and room for an outdoor breakfast table, as well as side steps down to what was at the time one of the largest hydraulic swimming platforms on a vessel of this size. The platform also doubles as storage space for a water tender and comes equipped with a hydraulic tender crane. Out on the foredeck, meanwhile, there is a double sunpad with marina-facing views.
The single-level internal cockpit is accessed via sliding glass doors, and benefits from double height windows in a striking, tear-drop shape. Internal spaces are decked in glossy cherrywood with burl accents, authentic Italian leather, chrome fixtures and polished fiberglass walls for a sedate and restrained feel. In the aft salon there is a U-shaped leather sofa surrounding a large coffee table as well as a loveseat and cabinets to starboard. Beyond this you will find a walk-in galley with a curved serving bar inspired by the classic cocktail lounges of the Art Deco era, equipped with a microwave, a two-zone electric hob, a sink, a fridge and pink faux-marble worktops. At the front of the cockpit is the main deck helm station, where you will find Raymarine Autohelm or Garmin electronics paired with a steering wheel and bow thruster controls.
On the lower deck you will discover three spacious en suite bedrooms, including a pair of twin cabins positioned amidship and a lavish owner’s stateroom fitted in at the bow with a double bed. Lower deck spaces benefit from plenty of natural light thanks to porthole windows and, in the owner’s room, a skylight.
A pair of Caterpillar 660MHP engines provide top speeds in excess of 30 knots, while a deep-V hull with double chines provides excellent durability and balance while moving through the waves. A fuel capacity of 1800 liters of diesel, meanwhile, should take you far and wide as you captain your Azimut 52 to some of the premier coastal destinations in the world.