Azimut 72 review

In the Azimut 72, it’s great to find such an overtly glamorous flybridge cruiser with such terrific practical detailing

Product Overview

Azimut 72

Pros:

  • Outstanding standard of finish
  • All four cabins are en-suite
  • Excellent practical detailing
  • Impressive engineering/engineroom
  • Huge foredeck area and sunbed
  • No sharp edges to fall against

Cons:

  • Galley unsuitable for crewed boats

Product:

Azimut 72 review

Manufacturer:

Azimut

Price as reviewed:

£2,300,000.00 (ex VAT)

Azimut

This product is featured in: VIDEO: Azimut 72 impresses in Italian sea trial.

At first glance, the new Azimut 72 follows the blueprint of many other modern Euro-designed flybridge cruisers.
It has lots of glass, a big high-low bathing platform, and the ubiquitous hardtop that tries (but thankfully fails) to upset the looks that designer Stefano Righini has spent so much time honing.
Azimut 72Top speed on test was just shy of 33 knots
Look more closely though, and the boat does seem particularly generous in places. The foredeck area is vast, graced with a sunbed that could have been plucked from a 90 footer.
Nowadays, nigh on all flybridge cruisers have relatively long roomy flybridges, but maybe the 72’s is just a little more elongated than the norm.
Inside, the usual suspects are present and correct for a boat this size including four cabins as well as a good crew cabin aft.
Azimut 72The bow seating is a great sundowner spot
However, the Azimut 72 has all its cabins en-suite, the norm on boats 75/78 foot and above, but a bonus on a boat this size.
The headroom is generous too; 6ft 9in (2.06m) in the saloon, 6ft 6in (1.98m) throughout the owner’s cabin, and a whopping 6ft 8in (2.03m) in the engineroom.

This feeling of space and scale on the 72 is not transformational – alone it’s not going to persuade you away from the rival Sunseeker or Princess or Pearl because their closest (rival) boats are all larger. But they are also, unsurprisingly, more expensive.

Style and substance

What might persuade you is simply Azimut’s highly distinctive style inside.
Azimut 72Chic saloon is bursting with natural light
The Italian company has married its archetypal characterful limed oak with ultra high gloss ebony, and then peppered the boat with highly polished stainless steel detailing in the form of useful handholds, seamanlike fiddles, protective cappings and table legs and furniture supports – they run through the 72 as a shimmering stylistic link. And they look fabulous.
The standard of finish throughout was also outstanding, probably the best we’ve seen so far on an Azimut.
Azimut 72The master cabin has a flat floor and plenty of space around the berth
Practical detailing is impressive too; cedar lined wardrobes, heavy doors closing onto rubber gaskets to reduce noise transmission, and the almost complete absence of sharp edges or protruding corners to fall against when the going gets rough.
More information: Azimut Yachts

Azimut 55 used boat video

VIDEO: Azimut 55 Used Boat report

15 years on from its launch and the Azimut 55 still stands out for its cutting-edge styling and spacious accommodationIn the Azimut 72, it’s great to find such an overtly glamorous flybridge cruiser with such terrific practical detailing

Product Overview

Azimut 72

Pros:

  • Outstanding standard of finish
  • All four cabins are en-suite
  • Excellent practical detailing
  • Impressive engineering/engineroom
  • Huge foredeck area and sunbed
  • No sharp edges to fall against

Cons:

  • Galley unsuitable for crewed boats

Product:

Azimut 72 review

Manufacturer:

Azimut

Price as reviewed:

£2,300,000.00 (ex VAT)

Azimut

This product is featured in: VIDEO: Azimut 72 impresses in Italian sea trial.

At first glance, the new Azimut 72 follows the blueprint of many other modern Euro-designed flybridge cruisers.
It has lots of glass, a big high-low bathing platform, and the ubiquitous hardtop that tries (but thankfully fails) to upset the looks that designer Stefano Righini has spent so much time honing.
Azimut 72Top speed on test was just shy of 33 knots
Look more closely though, and the boat does seem particularly generous in places. The foredeck area is vast, graced with a sunbed that could have been plucked from a 90 footer.
Nowadays, nigh on all flybridge cruisers have relatively long roomy flybridges, but maybe the 72’s is just a little more elongated than the norm.
Inside, the usual suspects are present and correct for a boat this size including four cabins as well as a good crew cabin aft.
Azimut 72The bow seating is a great sundowner spot
However, the Azimut 72 has all its cabins en-suite, the norm on boats 75/78 foot and above, but a bonus on a boat this size.
The headroom is generous too; 6ft 9in (2.06m) in the saloon, 6ft 6in (1.98m) throughout the owner’s cabin, and a whopping 6ft 8in (2.03m) in the engineroom.

This feeling of space and scale on the 72 is not transformational – alone it’s not going to persuade you away from the rival Sunseeker or Princess or Pearl because their closest (rival) boats are all larger. But they are also, unsurprisingly, more expensive.

Style and substance

What might persuade you is simply Azimut’s highly distinctive style inside.
Azimut 72Chic saloon is bursting with natural light
The Italian company has married its archetypal characterful limed oak with ultra high gloss ebony, and then peppered the boat with highly polished stainless steel detailing in the form of useful handholds, seamanlike fiddles, protective cappings and table legs and furniture supports – they run through the 72 as a shimmering stylistic link. And they look fabulous.
The standard of finish throughout was also outstanding, probably the best we’ve seen so far on an Azimut.
Azimut 72The master cabin has a flat floor and plenty of space around the berth
Practical detailing is impressive too; cedar lined wardrobes, heavy doors closing onto rubber gaskets to reduce noise transmission, and the almost complete absence of sharp edges or protruding corners to fall against when the going gets rough.
More information: Azimut Yachts

Azimut 55 used boat video

VIDEO: Azimut 55 Used Boat report

15 years on from its launch and the Azimut 55 still stands out for its cutting-edge styling and spacious accommodation

SOURCE:http://www.mby.com/reviews/flybridges/azimut-72-review

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