The Azimut 64 is a 66-foot flybridge motor yacht that was launched by the Italian boat building firm in 2011. A sleek and sporty exterior designed by Stefano Righini catches the eye with sharp curves, glazed Cadillac fins, a trapezoidal bow and wide windows in the shape of cresting waves, while interiors courtesy of Carlo Galeazzi provide a touch of Italian luxury. Popular with buyers and critics alike, the Azimut 64 was nominated in the category for “Best Flybridge over 55ft” at the 2012 Motor Boat Awards.
The starboard side of the Azimut flybridge, constructed partially out of lightweight carbon-fiber, boasts a sprawling seating area with a U-shaped dining sofa and a cocoon-style sunpad with room for up to six sunbathers. There is also a teak dining table up here, a wet-bar console with an icemaker and grill, an upper helm seat facing a Raymarine Bronze electronics system, and space to the rear for tender storage.
On the main deck level you will discover a sheltered, teak-lined aft deck with a U-shaped transom sofa and steps down to a hydraulic swimming platform at the rear. Wide side-decks lead to a secluded foredeck retreat that features a sunbed with room for up to three to relax and enjoy afternoon cocktails in the full glare of the summer sun. Stepping indoors through sliding glass doors you will find an elegant space featuring limed oak surfaces, lacquered cabinetry, pale leather lining and Italian carpets. The aft salon features a low-slung, U-shaped sofa, and connects to a walk-in galley with granite worktops, Miele appliances and a four-zone ceramic hob. Sitting across from this is a U-shaped dining sofa surrounding a sturdy, bespoke dining table, while at the front of the cockpit is a main-deck helm station with sofa-style seating.
Azimut have chosen a three-stateroom layout on the lower deck level, providing each room with spacious en suite facilities. A VIP stateroom to the bow benefits from knife-insert windows and a skylight, the twin features large porthole windows while the amidship owner’s stateroom boasts a pair of four-pane mullioned windows for a Manhattan loft feel. The owner’s room is large enough for a queen-sized island bed, a pair of armchairs either side of a desk, a walk-in closet and a private head with a sauna-style shower, a Cognac-glass sink and granite counters. For those who require assistance on their voyages out to sea, the Azimut 64 also features a private crew quarters accessed via a transom door with a pair of Pullman beds and its own head.
A pair of CAT C18 ACERT 1,150MHP engines provide top speeds of over 34 knots, while at lower cruising speeds of 19 knots the vessel has a range of over 500 nautical miles. Thrill seekers will also be pleased to know that the Azimut 64 is a quick accelerator, going from zero to 20 knots in as little as 20 seconds. Xenta joystick controls and Twin Disc electro-hydraulic steering provide superb responsiveness when handling this yacht, while the hull proves slippery over the water with great stability in a range of conditions.