The Azimut Grande S10 is a 94-foot luxury sportsbridge superyacht that was launched by Azimut in 2019 as the flagship of their S-class range. The Grande S10 has proved to be an immediate hit with buyers and industry insiders, and picked up two awards at the 2019 World Yachts Trophies held in Cannes, including the title for “Most Innovative Boat of the Year”. It is no surprise that the yacht has garnered such accolades: Azimut truly unleashed their creative powers when designing the Grande S10 to produce one of the most cutting-edge yachts they have ever built.
Exterior styling is the work of industry legend Alberto Mancini, and features sleek metallic surfaces in lightweight carbon fibre, while interiors in authentic timber and white lacquer have been expertly crafted by Francesco Guida for a light and sedate atmosphere.
The S10’s flybridge is a compact, elevated space with a sprawling sofa and sunpad lounge area to starboard, as well as a wetbar with grill, L-shaped sofa and helm station to port. One level down and the expansive aft-deck has been designed as a multi-tiered beach club, with a pair of sheltered L-shaped sofas, steps down to a sundeck with curved loungers, a stern-facing transparent parapet at the rear forming an infinity terrace with views out to sea and side steps down to a full-beam, teak bathing platform. There is also access to a transom garage with room for a pair of modern tenders capable of storing a 4.5-meter water toy. Out on the foredeck there is a sunpad large enough for four sunbathers to recline and soak up the rays, as well as a pair of integral J-shaped sofas fitted to the sides that come with their own mahogany coffee tables. Those with an eye for details will notice the presence of a curved teak pulpit and cutaway bow when out on the foredeck, ideal for gazing out to sea as your yacht cuts through the surf, as well as the LED strip-lighting that brightens the vessel up even on the darkest nights. Not counting the extendable bathing platform there is over 550 square feet of outdoor space on the Grande S10, making it the ideal option for warm weather cruising. Azimut Yachts has a reputation of being a popular boat for cruising the Bahamas and Florida Keys.
The main deck internal cockpit is superbly well-lit thanks to panoramic side windows and a set of sliding glass doors to the rear, beautifully illuminating the Francesco Guida interiors. Positioned aft there is a teak-lined dining room modelled after the beachside villas of Malibu, sitting across from a convenient main deck wet-bar. A second set of sliding glass doors leads you into the sedate forward salon, large enough for a curved, J-shaped sofa with a centre-piece coffee table. The cockpit helm station sets new industry standards for innovation and quality, and boasts a triple-mullioned, electrochromic glass skylight that stretches back over the salon designed by Isoclima Cromalite for automatic shielding from the sun’s harmful rays. You will also find Humphree Active Trim Controls here, an Optimus EPS steering system by Seastar, and a Simrad-Naviop ultra-widescreen bridge for confident, hi-tech piloting.
The main kitchen galley is located below-deck on this model for private food preparation, and comes with a compact dinette area ideal for breakfasting. The amidship owner’s stateroom features widescreen windows with opening portholes, plush carpeting, striped sand veneer walls, a chaise-longue, work desk or vanity station, walk-in closet and a marble-glazed en-suite with a walk-in waterfall shower. Three further en-suite staterooms bring the total overnight occupancy to 8 guests, while there are nifty crew quarters at the rear for up to 4 members of staff.
The Azimut Grande S10 more than lives up to its sporty reputation, and a pair of MTU M96L 2600MHP engines power the yacht to top speeds of around 36 knots. With 9500 litres of fuel in the tank, an efficient planing hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio, and an active ventilation system in the engine room, this is the ideal boat for high-speed weekend jaunts to the islands of the Aegean or the Bahamas.