COMING SOON: The highly anticipated debuts of the Azimut 55S yacht and the Magellano 43, as well as a new 132′ Benetti Superyacht
Italian yacht yards will be pushing their wares hard at the 2012 Cannes Boat Show this year, after the Azimut Benetti Group announced it would be bringing 22 boats and yachts to the event, which takes place from September 11-16. The company, parent to Azimut, Benetti and Atlantis will be giving three new boats their world debuts – the highly anticipated Azimut 55S and Magellano 43, as well as the Benetti Classic Supreme 132.
The company follows rivals the Ferretti Yacht Group in announcing a strong line-up for the French show, which is rapidly leaving the other Med shows behind in its ability to attract the big launches.
It is the first time that a Magellano model has been offered as both a flybridge and a hardtop. The hardtop version adds an even more purposeful stance to what is already a very safe, practical and seaworthy design.
The deep, well-protected sidedecks are a hallmark of the Magellano range and they have been carried over on to the 43, as has the flybridge with its useful overhang and smart central radar tower.
The galley is located aft and is therefore in the perfect position to serve the saloon, galley and flybridge. The design also incorporates plenty of glazing so natural light in the saloon is plentiful and the view from the lower helm is likely to be very good.
The boat can be had with either two or three cabins and, although details are thin on the ground, we imagine that the two cabin boat will a get a lower saloon in place of a sleeping area.
Power comes from twin 5.9-litre Cummins engines with either 305hp or 355hp giving a top speed of 18 knots or 21 knots respectively. As mentioned above, the flybridge model will premier at Cannes with the hardtop making its debut at the Genoa Boat Show.
Source: Travis Martin and Jack Haines, Motorboat News