The Azimut 88 is an 87-foot luxury flybridge super-yacht that was launched by the Italian boat building firm back in 2009. Boasting a sleek Stefano Righini-designed exterior that maximizes outdoor living space, and a chic interior courtesy of Achille Salvagni, the Azimut 88 continues to exude irresistible charm, and remains immensely popular on the used and charter markets.
Central to the Azimut 88’s appeal is a spacious flybridge that extends to full-beam at the rear. The flybridge comes with a hardtop with a retractable sunroof, as well as a plexiglass and steel windshield at the front, and a cutaway wall at the rear for unimpeded views out across the water. Positioned to port is a sprawling seating area with a pair of block-stitched leather sun-pads adjoining a U-shaped dining sofa and teak dining table. These rest next to an open air jacuzzi spa-pool where you can enjoy the bubbling waters for hours on end. To starboard you will find a fully equipped upper helm station and a three-seater helm sofa, as well as a walk-in wet-bar with a Cosmos Blue marble work-top, a floating teak serving platform, a fridge, an icemaker, and an electric barbecue grill. At the back of the flybridge there is room for further seating, or should you wish space to keep a water tender.
One level down and you will find a teak-lined aft deck with a transom sofa, table and small wet-bar console, with steps down to a hydraulic swimming platform. There is also room down here for a tender garage, though this space can be substituted for a fully private crew quarters for up to two members of staff. Out on the foredeck there is a Portuguese bridge-style sofa with coffee tables directly across from a three-panel, forward-facing sunpad. Side decks on the Azimut 88 are partially sheltered thanks to the full-beam flybridge overhead, and are generously proportioned, so no side shuffling as you make your way from bow to stern on this yacht. Many Azimut Yachts for sale have wide side decks for easy movement.
Stepping inside through sliding glass doors and we find a sedate space in lacquered Tanganyika walnut, dark ebony, Italian leather and beige carpeting. The aft salon boasts two large side sofas and is separated from the formal dining room by two curved, extending cabinets. To starboard there is a main-deck day-head and an enclosed kitchen galley with Miele appliances and granite worktops. Positioned forward is the main-deck helm station with a walnut and leather dashboard, Raymarine electronics and an adjoining snug sofa.
Lower deck space on the Azimut 88 features four bedrooms for a total of 8 overnight guests, across a pair of double en suite staterooms, an en suite twin and a privately-accessed full-beam amidship owner’s stateroom. The owner’s room benefits from four-paned mullioned windows on either side, a king-sized island bed, a pair of armchairs, a work desk or vanity station, cedarwood cabinetry and a bathroom lined in yellow Siena marble with couple’s sinks and a Swedish sauna-style shower.
A pair of CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines roar this vessel to top speeds of around 30 knots, with comfortable cruising clocking in at around 24 knots. A fuel tanks holding 9000 liters will keep you out on the water for days on end, while Humphree dynamic intruders and bow thrusters provide that extra level of agility and responsiveness when on the move.