The Azimut Magellano 66 is a 66-foot trawler-style explorer yacht that was launched by the Italian boat building firm in 2021. This yacht replaces the original, award-winning Magellano 66 that was launched in 2015, and introduces a number of upgrades and innovations to deliver a first-class long-range cruising experience.
An original Cor D. Rover exterior features the extensive use of proprietary carbon fiber across the upper superstructure to reduce overall tonnage and lower the yacht’s center of gravity for increased stability on the move. Boasting sleek lines and a classic-contemporary feel, the yacht combines the best characteristics of trawler yachts, such as high bulwarks and a radar tower, with elements usually found on luxury motor yachts, such as sumptuous outdoor lounge space, lavish interiors and a breezy flybridge.
The teak-lined flybridge tapers towards the rear to create an al-fresco sun deck with a sofa and pair of sun-loungers, while positioned towards the wider foredeck there is a U-shaped leather sofa surrounding a teak table. There is also room up here for an L-shaped wet-bar with a barbecue, another forward sofa and a single-seat upper helm station. On the main deck level there is a sheltered aft-cockpit with a transom sofa and breakfast table, steps down to a full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform, and a cocoon-style C-shaped sofa built into the superstructure out on the foredeck.
Interiors are entirely crafted in-house by Azimut, and come with bronze accents, polished carbon fiber, lacquered walnut and light ash oak for a timeless and sedate feel. There is a choice of two different layouts, Classic or Navetta, though both feature a comfortable L-shaped sofa and seven-seater dining table to port. On the classic option there is an extra set of cabinets to starboard, and an open plan galley kitchen that seamlessly connects to the dining area. If you choose the Navetta package, however, the cabinets will be replaced by a loveseat, while the kitchen and pilothouse are separated from the salon for private food preparation and secluded navigation.
Below deck there is room for 8 overnight guests across a bunk berth, an en suite twin, an en suite master stateroom by the bow, and an en suite owner’s stateroom positioned amidship. The owner’s room is certain to be the most in-demand sleeping space, and boasts a king-sized island bed, an armchair, a loveseat or wardrobe, double closets and a sparkling bathroom with a walk-in shower and lover’s sinks. There is also a separately accessed crew quarters at the rear of the boat with room for two and its own private head.
The Azimut Magellano 66 is powered by a pair of upgraded Volvo D13 V-drive engines for top speeds of up to 23 knots, while a second-generation double-chine, Dual Mode, semi-displacement hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio offers superb long-distance seakeeping. With a fuel tank of 4500 liters and an ocean-going range of more than 900 miles at cruising speeds this is a superb yacht for spending weeks on end island hopping, while a complete Raymarine navigation and monitoring system promotes easy and intuitive navigation.