Probably one of the most stylish 50-foot boats designed so far, the exterior design of the 16.78 m Azimut 53 Fly is characterized by a sophisticated aesthetic by Alberto Mancini (who works on the Shipyard’s latest models in the Flybridge and S collections), whose seamless, ‘floating’ flybridge appears almost suspended above the main deck. Its square bow also ensures more space for seating, perfect for those champagne soirees with friends or brunch en famille. The elegant interiors are designed in a contemporary style by the Azimut Style Office.The comfortable, spacious interiors of the main deck. Photo courtesy Azimut Yachts
A family boat designed for spending long periods on board
The Azimut 53 Fly is a boat in the 50-foot segment that’s perfect for a family or a group of people who want to spend long periods on board in absolute comfort. The generously proportioned day area is laid out on almost the same level, with the galley near the entrance and the living area separated by a difference in height of just 25 centimetres. The surprising sense of airiness and freedom of movement that this creates is enhanced by side windows that run uninterrupted, with no uprights, from just beyond the entrance area to the windscreen. As a result, natural light and the view over the water are the undisputed protagonists of the yacht, adding to the pleasure of spending time on board.Azimut 53 Fly has a 'floating' flybridge - a special design feature by Alberto Mancini
The horizontal architecture of the flybridge is what Alberto Mancini refers to during the special press launch, where he talks about the wraparound, seamless feature of the flybridge – the transparent black band that separates it from the main deck – that makes it look as though it’s literally ‘floating’ on top of the boat. And this is where the action happens during the day, with navigation controls for the owner/captain and of course, generous seating for the family or friends (there is a canvas cover that can be added while the boat is cruising at slow speeds), the best setting for spectacular views of the ocean.
The storage spaces, the depth of the armchairs and sofas, and the galley appliances have all been studied down to the smallest detail to ensure functionality, comfort, convenience and durability.
The IPS propulsion system by VOLVO keeps the centre of gravity low and reduces the amount of space needed in the engine room, and makes it possible not only to reduce the height of the step between the galley and the living area, but also to offer a night area that meets the expectations of the whole family. The master stateroom amidships offers a predominantly full-height space to move around in (so even if you’re 6’4” you can move around comfortably inside this room). The storage spaces in the suite are unbelievable, with a fully appointed walk-in wardrobe, in addition to a second storage column and half-height units along the hull side, plus additional space under the bed for bulkier objects.
The lobby has been carefully designed to create space for a washer-dryer machine plus storage space without reducing the surface area of the third twin-bed cabin, while the partially verticalized bow makes the VIP cabin particularly roomy, with much more storage space and distance between the bed and the bulkhead than the market average.The deck with dual bottle chillers. Photo courtesy Azimut Yachts
When designing the exterior area, the focus was again on convenience. With only one stairway to the swim platform, the L-shaped sofa in the cockpit is longer, deeper and therefore more comfortable, while the exterior storage cabin (or crew/captain’s cabin) can be accessed directly from the transom, and has a generous horizontal window running along its length. The setting can also be fitted with a bar unit with ice maker and two bottle chillers, perfect for the bubbly!Azimut 53 Fly top deck
The foredeck and flybridge sunpad cushions have a shape, thickness and size that are geared for lounging around in, and very hard to resist. And in the rear section of the flybridge, the classic dinette becomes more versatile, proposing an up-down table that turns it into a second lounge area with a privileged vantage point over the water.The Azimut 53 Fly cruises at 27 knots. Photo courtesy Azimut Yachts
Cruising the waters
The naval architecture developed by Azimut-Benetti R&D team combined with the choice of a propulsion system featuring two Volvo Penta IPS 950s, ensures not only more volume on board, but also comfort, efficiency and manoeuvrability. The two engines deliver a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots, significantly reducing consumption and noise and making mooring operations even simpler. The fuel tank holds 2.400 l (634 US Gal).
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