A new icon? Carbon fibre, latest design and Italian heritage for the new Azimut 66.

Giovanna Vitelli_Azimut Benetti Group VicePresident and Board Member

“Being an icon isn’t just a question of image, style or the ability to innovate. It is all this and then just a little bit more. It means being chosen by the market as a must-have product, one that stays true to its identity over time and continues to amaze with its high performance and sophisticated design.”

Giovanna Vitelli, Azimut Benetti Group VicePresident and Board Member

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the Azimut Atlantis 43’ success, launched in Dusseldorf last year, of which well 72 units have been sold since then, this year Azimut Yachts presented the new Azimut 66, a result of the combination of the shipyard’s ongoing towards innovative solutions and state-of-the-art construction techniques.

The use of pure carbon fibre is a construction choice that allows volumes and surfaces to be increased in size while keeping the same weight, therefore maintaining excellent levels of dynamic stability. On the Azimut 66, this material is used to laminate the radar arch, hard top, upper forward part of the flybridge and foredeck.

Azimut 66 Running

All you need at the helm of Azimut’s latest yacht is a finger. The technological feather in this craft’s cap is its electronic power steering system, the first to be installed on a boat in this class anywhere in the world, with control functions that can be personalised by the owner, who can regulate wheel turns and steering effort according to speed and piloting style. The result is comparable to the sensation of driving a top of the range sports car.

Azimut 66_External View

The latest trends from home design have been taken on board, inspiring the furnishing and décor in a style that reflects an exquisitely Italian sense of history, heritage and culture. Examples are the heat-treated oak, elegant figured sycamore and highly prized maple, enhanced with an ultra-glossy varnish in the finest tradition of Italian handcraftsmanship. Lighting plays a fundamental role in enhancing the colour shades of the wood used and the contrasts between the various materials, with dimmable LED strips hidden behind the curtains.

Azimut 66 Dining Area

Moving to the yacht’s exterior, the most striking feature of Azimut 66 is unquestionably the 28 m2 flybridge, the largest in its category. This space is divided into three separate areas, offering the owner,  and guests total freedom to enjoy the outdoor life until late in the evening.

Azimut 66_Flybridge

This model incorporates the brand’s finest ingredients, starting from the exterior profile. In keeping with the finest tradition at Azimut, this model remains graceful and sporty, but offers more volume and surface area.

Azimut 66 Cockpit

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