Yacht Walkthrough: 60 Azimut 2016 [Motoryacht Highlight]

October 9, 2019 1:47 pm

Yacht broker Erik Mayol gives an inside look at this 60′ Azimut 2016, SEXSEA.

One of the fantastic things about Marina del Rey is all that different yacht clubs that give kids a very good opportunity to start learning how to sail and operate boats. That is basically where I started when I was a youngster at about the age of 6. Being in this area really takes me back. I just love being on the water.

Today we’re going to do a walkthrough and a sea trial on the Azimut 60. She’s a 2016 boat that’s in fantastic condition. It has twin MAN 800 horsepower engines. One of the things I really like about the Azimut is the unmistakable lines. The boat absolutely looks epic going through the water. As we’re on our way out of the marina here, it brings me back and reminds me of the amount of time that I’ve spent on the water which includes about 6 trips to Hawaii racing the Transpac, also sailing from LA to Tahiti. It was 11 days to get to Tahiti which is the record for crossing the Pacific. One of the great things about this vessel is it’s equipped with the sea keeper. The boat behaves really nicely with the sea keeper onboard.

Being that the flybridge is an integral part of the Azimut 60 design features, I thought we’d start our walk through here. Aft on the flybridge area is this L-shaped Seating. That’s a great place to catch some sun. Just forward of the L-shaped seating is the dinette. This space is perfect for dining in the shade. Just to port is a grilling station that has a sink, refrigerator and ice maker. Forward on the port side of the flybridge is the upper helm with a full array of Raymarine electronics and an excellent view for operating the vessel. We’ll break down the navigation when we go to the lower helm. From here let’s jump down to the main deck and start on the aft swim platform.

Another great feature on the Azimut 60 is the access to the crew’s quarters on the hydraulic swim platform. Two steps up from the swim platform is the centerline dinette with seating for 4. With the perfect California weather, this is where you will be spending quality time with friends. Not only is there easy access from the dock but this is one of the best spots underway.

60' Azimut 2016

Underfoot is the teak deck sole and access to the engine room. The engine room has an amazing amount of space for a yacht of this size. In here are a pair of R6 MAN engines with an upgraded 23 kilowatt Kohler generator. In all this Azimut 60 has a combined horsepower of 1600. According to the Azimut spec sheet, she has a cruising speed of 28 knots and tops out somewhere around 32 knots. When she’s up on plane on a calm day, her forward sunpad on the bow is the most exhilarating place to be. The high surrounding stainless pulpit makes for a safe environment out on the water. Forward of the sunpad is the ground tackle with convenient foot switches. From here let’s check out the interior starting with the salon.

60' Azimut 2016

Making this a wonderful theater area, we have a Bose surround sound system. Next, let’s take a look at the raised galley and the dinette which is on the starboard side. The table at her U-shaped dinette slides away from the seating making it easy to get in and out. Opposing the dinette is her galley with a ton of counter space. The cooking appliances in the galley consist of a three burner Miele cooktop as well as a convection microwave oven. For refrigeration there are two under counter units, the forward having an icemaker. Forward of the galley is a combination washer/dryer.

Our next stop is the main helm which is centerline. The lower helm offers great visibility just like the upper helm and also features a full array of Raymarine electronics. The heart of the lower helm are these twin multi-function displays. As you can see this Raymarine display serves as chartplotter, radar and aft camera to make docking a breeze. In between our Raymarine displays are Böning engine monitors. On the port side of the helm, we have a Raymarine data display, searchlight, trim tabs, chain counter sea keeper gyro control and autopilot. On the starboard side we have the throttle controls and the Xenta joystick.

60' Azimut 2016

Next, let’s head below deck on the port side and check out her full beam master. In here we find a marine queen berth and seating on the starboard side. Master also features an ensuite with a shower stall. Next on the starboard side is the guest suite with twin berths. Directly across the companionway is the guest head. This shares access with the VIP which is the forward stateroom. So we’re on our way in from the sea trial and boat performed magnificently cruising in top speed at about 29-and-a-half knots. She ran smooth and flawlessly.

On behalf of the Denison Yachting team and myself, Erik Mayol, thank you so much for joining me on today’s walkthrough. If you’d like more information or to see her in person, I’d love to show her to you.

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