The Azimut Magellano 30 Metri is a 97-foot trawler-style explorer yacht, and the largest vessel in the Magellano range. Announced to the public in 2020 and due to launch by 2022, the 30 Metri boasts sleek Ken Freivokh exteriors, modern interiors and geometric furnishings designed by De Cotiis Architects, a pointed, double-height bow and three decks of lavish living space: this yacht is likely to change the market for luxury passagemakers forever.
The Flybridge aboard this Navetta-style yacht is so large that one could easily mistake it for the main deck. Al fresco living spaces on this upper level include a forward sun terrace with a geometric sunpad that adjoins a curved, L-shaped sofa and a set of plush ottomans for an open-air, casbah-style lounge. This sun terrace also comes with a circular jacuzzi spa-pool where you can relax for hours on end in the warm, bubbling waters. To the rear of the flybridge is another open-air terrace which boasts bespoke sun-loungers, a trapezoidal dining table, an angled sofa and unobstructed views out to sea. This distinctive flybridge also happens to include an internal cockpit salon with cabinet space, a wet bar, an L-shaped sofa and a large pilothouse with superb visibility from this elevated position. The Magellano series from Azimut Yachts is truly a unique design in its class of luxury boats over 90-feet.
Should you wish to retreat from the sun then the spacious, teak-lined, sheltered aft deck is the place to be. Here you will find an R-shaped sofa, a transom sofa and a chaise-longue as well as side steps down to an extending swimming platform. Structural supports in lightweight carbon fiber are minimalist to the extreme, and when paired with the glass transom wall, give the aft-deck an infinity terrace feel. Access to the transom garage is positioned on the swimming platform and is large enough to host a pair of modern water toys.
The main deck internal living space is unashamedly contemporary, featuring a curated set of bespoke, geometric furnishings from De Cotiis Architects, double-height cinema-screen windows and cleverly positioned mirrored partitions to break up the space. You can expect to find only the finest materials used here, including stainless steel joinery, timber sun-louvres, hand-stitched turquoise upholstery, pale marble surfaces, lacquered carbon-fiber and satin-finished dark oak. At the rear of the salon, close to sliding glass doors, are a set of side sofas that snake along the port and starboard walls, as well as custom-made coffee tables, armchairs and light fixtures. Advancing forward there is a trapezoidal dining table large enough for ten guests to enjoy gourmet meals and an American-style bar inspired by the cocktail lounges of old, before you come to an enclosed, amidship kitchen galley stocked with the latest Miele appliances. The sheer size of this sublime yacht means there is also room on the main deck for a forward owner’s stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-sized island bed, armchairs and an en suite bathroom lined in Verde marble.
Lower deck arrangements are subject to customisation, but typically include four double staterooms with en suite facilities as well as a separately accessed below-deck lounge and three en suite bunk cabins towards the bow that can be used by the crew. All interior spaces on the Magellano 30 Metri benefit from an advanced BCOOL air conditioning system, made using technology first pioneered by NASA, that constantly recirculates fresh air, controls the temperature and removes harmful micro-particles from the atmosphere.
The Azimut Magellano 30 Metri is fitted with two 1550 MHP MAN engines for top speeds of up to 20 knots, and benefits from a fuel tank holding up to 14,500 litres of diesel, making it a true long-range cruiser. A Pierluigi Ausonio designed Dual-Mode semi-displacement planing hull is one of the most robust ever put to water, and includes a double-height bow that cuts through even the most challenging waves as if they were not there. With performance like that, the yacht’s namesake Ferdinand Magellan himself would certainly approve.