The Azimut 58 Flybridge is a 58-foot motor yacht with a flybridge that was released by the Italian boat building firm in 2008. Boasting a sleek and sporty Stefano Righini exterior in white fiberglass, the yacht is one of the most popular models ever produced by Azimut, and retains significant pulling power on the used and charter markets. The 58 Flybridge was also an immediate hit with critics, drawing admiring reviews from a host of nautical magazines and winning the prize for “Best Motor-Yacht between 40 and 70 feet” at the 2008 Christofle Awards held in Shanghai, China.
The Azimut 58 Flybridge built on the success of a previous 58 model launched in the mid-1990s, completely overhauling the design for more spacious dimensions, an updated style and more powerful running. The most significant change upon first inspection is a larger flybridge with glazed fins towards the rear enclosing a tender storage space that can also be used as a sunlounge. Across the starboard side of the bridge is a U-shaped leather sofa that connects to a cocoon-style forward sunpad, while to port there is an L-shaped, teak-topped wet-bar with an icemaker and a grill, as well as an upper helm station.
Azimut Yachts have also fitted a three-pad sunbed onto the foredeck and crafted a partially sheltered aft-deck to the rear with enough room for outdoor dining, a transom sofa and side steps down to a hydraulic swimming platform. The internal cockpit benefits from new side windows in the shape of cresting waves, a design element that became something of an Azimut signature on subsequent vessels. The Carlo Galeazzi-designed interior boasts pickled oak walls and cabinets, bronze-effect fiberglass molding, Italian leather trim, stainless steel fixtures and fine upholstery for a feel that is at once both opulent and restrained. There is an R-shaped sofa to port and a loveseat to starboard in the aft salon, and a step or two up leads you to the galley and dinette area. Here you will find a U-shaped dining sofa surrounding an oak-topped breakfast table directly across from the walk-in kitchen with Miele appliances and granite worktops. A centrally positioned helm station offers fine visibility through sloping windshields, and comes equipped with a brown leather piloting chair, Raymarine electronics, a Bosch Rexroth joystick, bow and stern thruster controls and power steering.
Lower deck accommodation features room for six guests across an en suite double-scissor berth to the bow, a starboard twin with Pullmans and a full-beam amidship owner’s stateroom with an angled queen-sized bed, a work desk with armchair, a walk-in closet and a teak-lined bathroom. There is also a rear crew quarters for one accessed via a transom door. The lower deck also features plenty of porthole windows, knife-insert glazing towards the bow and, on either side of the owner’s stateroom, three-pane mullions.
A pair of MAN R6 800MHP engines provide top speeds of around 32 knots, with comfortable cruising clocking in at 28 knots. A V-shaped hull provides excellent stability on the move and reduced drag, while a fuel capacity of 2800 liters makes the Azimut 58 Flybridge a great option for weekend cruising.