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The Azimut 53 is a stunning yacht that is well behaved on the water, easy to manage, and is designed for comfort with lots of space.
◙ By Phil Foo
Ahhh… the sea, the fragrance of the ocean, the feeling of freedom, the excitement of adventure, and the delightful breeze; cruising about on a yacht out at sea is certainly fun. A yacht is awesome for building bonds with family, friends, business associates, and clients. Azimut, recently launched an awesome yacht for the mid-range Flybridge market, the Azimut 53.
Designed by Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini, the Azimut 53 keeps to the DNA of Azimut yacht’s design. The Azimut 53 looks stunning wearing its flybridge as a crown. Talking about flybridges, the flybridge of the Azimut 53 is well designed with smooth clean lines. A wraparound black band between it (flybridge) and the superstructure creates an illusion it is floating.
[ The design of the aft cockpit is done this way for better efficient use of space… ]
The layout of the flybridge is spacious, comfortable, and is designed in a way that allows the captain to be always in contact with those around. The flybridge comes with comfortable sunpads that wraps around the helm station, and a barbeque unit with a sink that has a solid teakwood top cover that doubles as a bar. The dining area comes with comfortable sofa and an electric foldable table that moves up and down, as well as side to side.
Awesome amounts of space here on the flybridge.
Leaving the flybridge, we head down to the aft cockpit. The aft cockpit is spacious. It has a comfy L-shaped sofa, a long teak table, a bar cabinet with sink, ice maker, and two bottle chillers. On the starboard side are steps that heads up to the fly deck, and steps that go down to the swim platform. The design of the aft cockpit is done this way for better efficient use of space.
Well designed helm station with wraparound sunpads.
The swim platform is great for water activities especially for anglers; since I am one. Two or three anglers can sit here and chat while they wait for a fish to take their baits. It is also an awesome place to do some casting. Landing a big catch here is easy. An optional crew cabin is located here too at the transom. This single berth cabin and head is well designed. It can be fitted for other use of course, if one does not intend to manage the yacht with a crew.
Swim platform, an awesome place for watersport activities such as fishing.
The interiors are spacious and are elegantly designed in a contemporary style by the Azimut Style Office. From the aft deck one walks into a spacious galley that has plenty of storage spaces; something boat owners of boats this size wished they have more. Here in the galley is a full size fridge, extractor fans, induction hob, an oven, a dishwasher, wine cooler, and dedicated storage for glassware.
The aft cockpit and galley.
The main salon is bright thanks to its large windows that allow in plenty of natural light. Large windows also create the illusion of space. That said, the main salon is indeed spacious for a yacht in this class. It has a popup TV, comfortable sofas with storage spaces, a large electric table that can be lowered to a level where additional fitted cushions (optional) can be placed on top of it turning it into another bed. Despite all these it has plenty of walking space for one to go from aft to fore and vice versa.
Plenty of light in the galley and main salon. The large windows offer plenty of views.
The lower deck of the Azimut 53 is dedicated to the owners and their guests. The master stateroom amidships is an awesome suite with a full-height space to move around in, plenty of storage spaces under the bed, along the hull side, etc. There is even a fully appointed walk-in wardrobe and it comes with more storage spaces. The amount of storage spaces is amazing for a boat this size.
The master stateroom has plenty of space and good amounts of headroom.
The lobby is designed for the best efficient use of space. There is closet for a washer-dryer machine and storage spaces above it. The area is designed in such away where the area space of the twin-bed cabin is not reduced. The VIP cabin in the partially verticalized bow is also roomy and very well designed. A shared bathroom and head sits in between the VIP cabin and the twin-bed cabin.
The VIP cabin.
I have been out at sea with a good number of people and how a boat handles can certainly make or break one’s outing. I have seen quite a number of less than sightly incidents. Anyway, the Azimut 53’s hull design provides for a smooth and stable ride on the water. It corners well and confidently. A Seakeeper 9 Gyro stabilizer provides a comfortable and more stable ride; awesome news for those with weaker sea legs.
A yacht that is well behaved on the water.
Two Volvo Penta IPS 950s allows for more volume on board, better comfort, better maneuverability, fuel efficiency, more speed, less vibrations, lower noise levels, and user friendly joystick controls. They deliver a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots, with a range of about 625 nautical miles on 2,400 litres of fuel. They also make mooring operations easier. Garmin electronics are used at the helm stations. The displays are neat and tidy, as well as easy to see.
Azimut 53 Flybridge Technical Data
*Photos courtesy of Azimut Yachts
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