Azimut 53 Fly. Looking at her from the outside, you can see the essence of a new project, with a contemporary and very attractive design. On closer inspection, however, the latest addition to the Fly range perpetuates the style that has made the models in the Azimut collection a reference point in the nautical world.
Azimut 53 Fly
“It all started with an idea that on paper generated a sign and then a shape. – says Alberto Mancini, designer of the new Azimut 53 Fly. “This project can be identified in a harmonic tension of lines that produce as a final result a shape with balanced proportions“.
Elements such as the hull, deck, superstructure and flybridge do not appear distinct, but blend together to generate a very harmonious yet dynamic profile. The research work went into finding new and innovative stylistic solutions.
“We exploited the junction between the fly and superstructure moulds to create what I like to call a horizontal architecture. The black band that visually separates the superstructure from the flybridge gives the effect of the superstructure floating as if suspended. An intuition that, from a purely aesthetic point of view, gives lightness to the entire exterior architecture,” concludes Mr. Mancini.
The attention paid to the development of this project has resulted in choices aimed at enhancing the on-board living experience as much as possible. This is why the square bow solution has made it possible to create more space for this area, which has been fitted out with a sundeck with generously sized seats, one of the largest on the market today when compared to those found on models of similar size. This is a space that can be enjoyed both while cruising and when at anchor, sheltered from the sun thanks also to the possibility of installing a bimini supported by carbon fibre uprights.
Azimut 53 Fly – Flybridge
On the flybridge, the helm station merges with a generous sunbathing area made up of loungers with adjustable headrests. Comfort, even with the boat in motion, is ensured by the windscreen with upturned glass panes that provide effective protection from the wind. To complete the equipment of this area, there is a mobile bar with barbecue, essential for lunches, aperitifs and, why not, even dinners to be enjoyed using what can be defined as an en-plein air dining area created aft of the flybridge and equipped with an adjustable and folding table.
Azimut 53 Fly – Deck
The deck layout, especially in the aft area, has been designed to make movement on board smooth, both between one deck and another, and to facilitate getting out to sea. The staircase connecting the deck to the flybridge has been created on the starboard side, as well as access to the bathing platform. All of this has made it possible to use the area on the port side for an L-shaped sofa, complete with coffee table, which faces a bar area equipped with two bottle chillers, ice-maker, fridge and sink. To complete the aft area of the Azimut 53 Fly, a sailor’s cabin has been designed with separate access from the platform.
Azimut 53 Fly – Interior
But it is in the layout of the interior that this model really comes into its own. The generously proportioned living area is arranged almost on a single level with a difference in height of just 25 centimetres separating the galley, located at the entrance, from the living area. The spaces expand infinitely thanks to the side windows which, once past the entrance, run uninterrupted up to the windscreen, without the presence of uprights. This way, natural light and views become an important ingredient in adding to the living experience.
This result was achieved thanks to the decision to opt for the Volvo IPS propulsion system, a solution that not only allowed the centre of gravity to be kept low, thus reducing the space requirements of the engine room, but also made it possible to limit the height of the step between the galley and living area and to offer a unique sleeping area. The master suite is amidships and is, for the most part, a full-height room. Thanks to a careful design study, space has been found in the lobby to install a washer-dryer and storage space without taking away surface area from the third cabin with twin beds, while the partially verticalised bow wheel makes it possible to offer a VIP cabin that is far above average in terms of volume and size.
Azimut 53 Fly – Technical Specs
|Water tank||590 l|
|Fuel tank||2.400 l|
|Engine||Volvo Penta IPS 950 D11|
|Power||2 x 725 HP|
|Max speed (kt)||31|
|Cruis. speed (kt)||27|
|Naval Architecture||Alberto Mancini Design / Azimut Yachts|