Setting new standards in size and luxury, the Azimut 80 Flybridge is an 82-foot flybridge motoryacht that was launched by the Italian boat builders in 2014. The largest yacht in the flybridge range, the vessel truly takes advantage of its increased dimensions to deliver the sort of amenities one would normally only expect to find on a top-line mega yacht. Shortly after the yacht was released to the public it bagged the award for “Best Flybridge over 55 Feet” at the 2014 Motor Boat Awards held in London and has since become a best seller around the world, with a particularly strong presence in Asia.
The huge, Stefano Righini-designed flybridge on this yacht is large enough to accommodate not one but two large sunpad areas, one positioned forward to port and another to the starboard rear. There is also a six-seater dining sofa surrounding a teak table, a wet-bar with its own upholstered aperitif couch and a fitted spa pool jacuzzi. On the main deck there is a sheltered outdoor aft cockpit with a fitted transom sofa as well as access to a swimming platform, and wide side-decks that lead towards a lavish foredeck with a Portuguese Bridge sofa and a lattice-stitched sunpad with room for two sun seekers. Whether throwing a party or enjoying a relaxing cruise, Azimut Yachts creates a true luxury boating experience.
Interior space has been masterfully designed by Achille Salvagni to emphasize space and lightness, helped in no little part by the sheer size of the cockpit, the floor-to-ceiling windows on the starboard side as well as the dramatic cutaway bulwarks. Interior designs are subject to customization but are bound to feature plush accents such as ebony wall-frames, inset ceiling lights, lacquered cabinetry, stainless steel fixtures and bronze finishes. The salon fits in a pair of three-seater side sofas and a formal dining table with room for up to 8 guests to enjoy gourmet meals, while the main-deck galley kitchen, positioned amidship, can either be fully enclosed or open with a breakfast bar. Here you will discover the latest Miele appliances, hardtop work surfaces and a hi-tech wine cooler. There is also a convenient day-head on the main deck and, positioned forward, a lower helm station with an adjoining snug sofa and a port-side door for easy side-deck access.
The ample proportions of this yacht really become evident once you make your way down to the lower deck, where four capacious staterooms each come with en suites equipped with walk-in showers. A pair of double staterooms and a twin berth complement the amidship owner’s stateroom, where five-pane mullioned windows illuminate a king-size bed, a loveseat, a walk-in closet and a double bathroom with a sauna-style teak-lined shower room. To the rear of the vessel is a generously sized crew quarters for two with its own head, for those who require staff assistance on their journeys across the seven seas.
A pair of MAN CR12V engines can help this yacht reach top speeds of around 31 knots, while a fuel tank holding up to 6000 liters of diesel will keep the Azimut 80 Flybridge well stocked even on longer voyages out to sea. Confident navigation, meanwhile, is ensured thanks to a state-of-the-art Naviop Advanced Monitoring System which controls and displays all aspects of performance including trims, interceptors, batteries and generators. The yacht is also equipped with either fin stabilizers or Seakeeper gyros for increased stability in rougher waters, and a V-hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio in durable GRP fiberglass.