Azimut Magellano 60 (18.5 m) is the boat to travel the world and feel at home


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Azimut Magellan 60
Azimut Magellan 60

Six new powerboats were honored at the Genoa Boat Show that proved to be the ultimate in their categories. We had a chance to test many of these boats, including the Azimut Magellano 60. Below is a test of a world-touring yacht where classic, functional explorers meet the best in technology.

The full test can be found in Motor Boats No. 33


Azimut’s new Magellano 60 was created for that mature owner who doesn’t know what to do with the crowded roadstead, or rather, doesn’t consider it the ultimate goal of their experience on the water. Navigate, explore, learn. I had a chance to get on the first example of the Magellan 60 made by Azimut during a test run at the Viareggio headquarters.

Azimut Magellan 60
Azimut Magellan 60

It is an 18.47-by-5.15-meter yacht, designed in both exteriors and interiors by the Azimut Yachts technical department, and features a newly developed hull that takes advantage of Azimut’s Dual Mode concept and allows the user to opt for either displacement sailing, ideal for increasing range with low fuel consumption at low revs, or a planing trim, with which it reaches, under ideal conditions, about 26 knots of top speed.


Azimut Magellano 60 – Exterior and Deck

Going up to the stern, I am immediately struck by the “infinity terrace,” and I am certainly not the only one. This solution causes the cockpit to be surrounded from the stern by glass with a wooden band leader and has an atypical but effective layout: two opposing seats parallel to the longitudinal axis of the hull with a folding table in between.

Infinity Terrace
Infinity Terrace

A wide passageway remains behind the two sofas to allow the sailor to access the winches or bollards for mooring. In front is a bar counter, with two fixed stools, that directly faces the inner hall where there is a large kitchen to the left. The location is central between inside and outside so that those cooking can, easily, reach the tables.

Bow cockpit

Round lines are predominant in the salon, and this conveys a softness that makes the environment comfortable and appreciable, especially for those seeking those “home” feelings when staying so much on board. In the center we find a large dinette with two sofas: one is on the port side, C-shaped, seamless, while the one on the starboard side is actually interrupted near the window, so that even more light can enter, leaving de facto two seats with backs and a small table in the center.

Stern cockpit

Airiness and light are at the center of this arrangement, which is definitely for successful and balanced, without any particular glitz, but in good taste. Immediately beyond we find, finally, an interior, protected, double-seated dashboard.

Azimut Magellano 60 exterior
Wet-bar on the flybridge

When you spend an entire vacation on board, what you need, at some point, is privacy-the freedom to be on your own. Externally, every corner of the boat offers us this possibility: from the cockpit we saw before, to the bow area designed both for convivial moments with tables and sofas possibly covered by the removable awning, and for sunbathing. Last but not least, a great flybridge with hard-top supported by a rather large center mast, a Magellan trademark, and two supports further forward. Wheelhouse, wet bar, convivial area, and aft space for another sofa or removable elements (sunbeds or similar), plus an outdoor rain shower, from the canopy. In short, a simple but dutiful list that shows how the fly is an integral part of shipboard life.

Below Deck

Below deck for this 60-footer, the shipyard chose to go for a fixed layout with a crew cabin aft from the platform, the owner’s cabin below deck at the salon, a guest cabin to the side and a VIP cabin forward.

Azimut Magellano 60
Master cabin

The focus has been, clearly, on the owner’s quarters, which are full-beam and reflect those features so far observed for the rest of the fittings. A very bright oasis of relaxation with significant heights decorated again with softness and elegance that is not difficult to become attached to, feeling like home. With less space, but just as much class, the forward VIP cabin was designed, also very bright and served by a very large private bathroom.

Interior salon

Azimut Magellan 60 – Navigation

After seeing how it was set up, I just have to tell how it navigates. We are talking about one of the most classic propulsion systems: two fine axle lines with 5-blade propellers connected to two 730-horsepower MAN V6s. The flat water that I and the other guests on board face upon leaving is reassuring, but it does not allow us to fully test a hull designed to express itself even in far more challenging conditions. All I have to do is get some wave up and then tack to get inside my wake with the wave at the jaw. The transition is linear and solid.

The full test can be found in Motor Boats No. 33



RPM Knt Lt/h
600 5 8
1000 8.5 28
1200 9.7 50
1300 10.2 60
1400 11.2 80
1500 12.5 100
1600 13.4 116
1800 16.5 170
1900 18.3 190
2000 21 205
2100 22.2 225
2200 23.5 246
2350 25.5 300

Data Sheet

Length f.t. LOA

18.47 m

Beam width

5.15 m

Draught Draught

1.02 m

Displacement. dry Displacement (dry)

27.24 t


Serb. Water Water tank

740 l

Serb. fuel Fuel tank

3.650 l


Engine Engine 2x Man i6 – 730 Hp

Max Speed Max Speed

26 kn

Cruising Speed Cruising Speed

18 kn


Cabins Cab ins 3 + 1



Bathroom toilet

3 + 1




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