The Lazzara 74 is a 75-foot luxury flybridge yacht that was launched by the iconic Florida-based yacht-building firm Lazzara Yachts in 2005. A symphony of curves inspired by the gulf coast’s dolphins offers a playful profile with a rounded pilothouse, fin-style windows and aerodynamic flares. Interiors, too, present a smooth chorus of soft corners, circular tables and curvaceous sofas, with a high-class finish throughout. Yet do not be deceived, this is a rugged piece of nautical machinery, with a layered fiberglass hull that is both strong and lightweight, and a set of powerful and efficient engines ideal for long weekends spent island hopping.
A double sunpad out on the foredeck is joined by an entirely shaded aft cockpit to stern that features a plush transom sofa in piped upholstery as well as a teak and steel dining table. Side steps lead down to a full-beam bathing platform that is robust enough to host a water tender and lower it into the water, too. Yet the most prized outdoor space aboard this vessel is likely to be the expansive flybridge, where guests can choose to relax out on the sun-kissed aft-lounge or in the sheltered fore lounge. To the rear of the bridge is a teak-lined space with room for sunpads, sun-loungers or even a jacuzzi, while a wet-bar station with an outdoor grill sits to port. Underneath a rounded hood at the front of the bridge that looks like something from out of the space age there are a pair of C-shaped sofas, a breakfast table and a fully equipped upper helm station with excellent visibility.
The main deck salon is a sedate retreat lined in authentic Pecan with African cherry accents for a feel that is warm and comforting. There are a set of side sofas, armchairs and a coffee table in here, along with plenty of glossy cabinetry and room for a round dining table that seats up to five diners. A mirrored, timber bulkhead separates the salon from a forward galley and dining lounge with an L-shaped dining sofa, granite countertops, a double-width fridge, a stainless-steel sink, a four-zone hob, a convection oven and a trash compactor. Also to be found up here is a leather-lined Stidd helm chair facing a main helm with American bow thruster controls, switches for a TRAC system with FRP stabilizer fins, Simrad VHF, a pair of Northstar 6000i LCD display screens, an ISIS engine feedback system, Simrad autopilot, compasses and more.
Four lower-deck en-suite cabins offer peaceful sleeping space for up to eight overnight guests, with rooms benefiting from oval portholes, mood lighting, cushioned wall panels, mirrored surfaces and ample storage. There is a twin bunk-berth to the bow, a pair of VIP double rooms amidship and a full-beam master stateroom to aft that enjoys room for a work-desk, a side sofa, a dressing room and a granite-lined bathroom with a full-sized bathtub. For those who like to travel with staff there is also a private, Euro-style crew quarters for two accessed via a transom door.
A pair of 1001MHP Caterpillar C18 diesel inboards prompt top speeds approaching 27 knots with a cruising range of 395 nautical miles at a consistent and fuel-efficient pace of 19 knots.