What would one want in a 50-foot flybridge motoryacht? The same as in any other boat, whether it’s a 25-footer or a 75: a comfortable interior, respectable performance, and a sense of style. The question is always how much of each of these the designers and engineers can provide before the inevitable size-related compromises kick in.
This is why a 50-footer is such a challenge for boatbuilders. Styled by Stefano Righini, Azimut’s starting boat of the Flybridge collection certainly looks like it means business, with a 3-cabin and 2-head layout, its tinted mirror glass and the largest flybridge on the market, a hydraulic swim platform that comes in standard and a pair of powerful 670hp Volvo D11 engines that provide hot handling and a nifty turn of speed. Being a trend setter, Azimut Yachts presented Azimut 50 two years ago which immediately set up new standards for 50-footers.
The main innovation concerned the layout: the master cabin in Azimut 50 is an impressive full-beam suite, which before was only possible on boats from 55 feet. A full-size berth allow you to spend your nights in comfort and ample windows give plenty of natural light. Azimut takes detailing and fit-out seriously, and the beautifully crafted slide-out vanity unit on the port side of the master suite is a prime example. Everything to make you relish your life at sea to the fullest!
The flybridge also deserves a praise: light, yet very spacious, it is a perfect place for you to bring your family and friends to delight in your trip! It is customizable, and you can pick the layout that suits your needs most – to make your journeys just perfect.
Another major change is the bow area. Sitting lounge zones in the bow were only present on boats from 55feet (presented for the first time in Azimut 55S), but Azimut 50 refreshed the demands and introduced the bow lounge area where you can catch some rays, have a drink or simply enjoy the view and relax.
Innovations are only valuable when they are not introduced at the cost of anything else and are harmoniously blended in to the design and layout. Despite all these novelties, there was no place for compromise on Azimut 50: the large exterior entertainment area was reached without sacrificing the interior space, and you can see it when you step inside – this yacht for sure gives the impression of a bigger boat.
So, coming back to the question – what does one want from a 50-footer with a flybridge? Everything, naturally, within reason—comfort, speed, and style—and Azimut does a terrific job of delivering on that impossible promise – Azimut 50 provides the complete package. So the question is pretty easy to answer: Azimut 50 will do very nicely, thank you.