The Azimut Magellano 53 is a 55-foot trawler-style explorer yacht launched by Azimut in 2013. The Magellano range of yachts from Azimut combines the ability for long distance, blue-water cruising with the sort of graceful curves and luxurious amenity one would expect from a motor-yacht. The Magellano 43’s Cor D. Rover exterior perfectly expresses this harmonious balance, with a straight bow, high bulwarks and a tall radar tower signalling the boat’s cruising credentials, and a contoured superstructure, sleek flybridge and plenty of outdoor deck space highlighting the yacht’s palatial prowess.
The flybridge on this model is perhaps better described as a sportsbridge, and hosts a large U-shaped sofa in stitched-leather that surrounds a teak dining table, a wet-bar console with an icemaker and barbecue grill, as well as a single-seat upper helm station. There is also adaptable space towards the rear of the bridge to store a dinghy or install further seating.
Expansive main deck outdoor living space includes an integrated U-shaped sofa on the foredeck that is built into the superstructure for protection from spray and a cocoon-style atmosphere. On the partially sheltered aft-deck there is a transom dining sofa with an extending breakfast table, another wet bar setting, as well as steps down to a double-length, hydraulic swimming platform. The internal cockpit is as sleek and stylish as any you will find on a superyacht, and benefits from rear sliding glass doors, extensive glazing to the sides and plush interiors in the contrasting tones of veneered walnut, satin-finished oak, beige upholstery and cream carpeting. On immediately entering the cockpit you will find an aft galley stocked with Miele appliances, as well as plenty of cabinet space. Positioned forward is a huge dining sofa with room for up to 6 guests sitting around an extending table, as well as the main deck helm station.
On the lower deck Azimut listened to customer requests to include two en suite master staterooms on this model. The one to the bow is large enough to host two armchairs and a circular, waterfall shower cubicle, while the amidship, full beam owner’s suite boasts oval-shaped, panoramic windows and a king-sized bed. There is also a bunk berth down here, for a total of 6 overnight guests, as well as a rear crew quarters for one with its own transom window.
The Azimut Magellano 53 will cut through the fiercest waves thanks to a Dual Mode, semi-displacement Hull with hard chines, central skeg and a vertical bow, designed by the masterful Bill Dixon. Magellan himself, meanwhile, would certainly have loved to fire up the pair of Cummins QSC 8.3 engines that power this yacht to top speeds of around 22 knots. Budding explorers following in the Portuguese navigator’s footsteps will be pleased to discover that, at lower cruising speeds, the Magellano 53 has an ocean-going range of up to 2,000 nautical miles. Confident navigation is further ensured thanks to the use of Raymarine electronics with a cutting-edge i70 display and steering that is made simple through the use of a Xenta Joystick.