Launched in 2016, the Azimut 66 Flybridge is a 68-foot flybridge motoryacht. A triumph of modern design and engineering, the 66 Flybridge won the award for Most Technologically Advanced Yacht at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival. One of the yacht’s primary innovations is its adept use of lightweight carbon fiber across the cockpit roof, flybridge and a portion of the foredeck for a reduced overall tonnage. This maximises the amount of living space on the yacht while keeping performance efficient and reliable.
The sleek lines and contoured exterior designed by industry icon Stefano Righini are immediately noticeable as you approach this vessel. Once aboard, guests will head towards the towering, 300-square-foot flybridge. Here you will discover an open-air, teak-lined space large enough for a pair of sun-loungers, a U-shaped dining sofa with a table, a cocoon-style sunpad lounge to port and a pair of helm seats at the upper control station. The main deck offers just as much outdoor space, with a sheltered aft deck dominated by a dining-style transom sofa and steps down to a full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform. Wide sidedecks lead towards a foredeck with an integral, Portuguese bridge-style sofa as well as a modular sunpad with room for up to three sunbathers. If there is one thing Azimut Yachts knows how to do, it's create spacious and enjoyable sunbathing areas on the exterior decks.
The aft is connected to the internal salon by sliding glass doors that completely open up to create a beach club feel. Here there is an L-shaped fitted sofa and an upholstered settee, with a retractable UHD TV hidden in a side cabinet. A couple of steps up leads you to the main deck galley with a serving bar, granite worktops, a full-height fridge-freezer, induction hob, convection oven and a stylish, backlit wine cooler. There is also a comfortable dining sofa here, surrounding a table with beveled edges, where up to five guests can enjoy lazy breakfasts and gourmet dinners, as well as a main deck pilot house. Surfaces are subject to customization but choices include sedate light oak paneling, rich dark wengewood floors and plush leather fabrics.
On the lower deck you will find enough space for up to 8 overnight guests across a twin berth, a bunk cabin, a large master bedroom towards the bow and, pick of the bunch, an amidship owner’s stateroom. This capacious room offers lucky owners a king-sized island bed, a pair of armchairs, a walk-in closet and an en suite bathroom with marble counters. Lower deck spaces are well-lit thanks to the use of inset strip lighting, as well as panoramic, single-pane windows, four knife-insert windows and, in the V-berth to bow, a large show-piece skylight. Should you require crew to assist you on your voyages out to sea there is a separate staff quarters accessed via a transom door with two beds and a private head.
A V-hull designed by Studio Plana slips effortlessly across the water, while twin CAT C18 Acert engines provide top speeds in the range of 33 knots. The Azimut 66 Flybridge will always be a joy to ride thanks to Optimus EPS steering, while confident navigation is assured by an integrated tablet control panel provided by Raymarine. This yacht has also been crafted according to the highest industry standards, qualifying for CE Class A and NMMA certification.