NEW AZIMUT S6 now available in Quebec.
Sophisticated Style (by Power & Motoryacht)
Azimut continues its successful pursuit of la dolce vita with the nimble, cosmopolitan S6.
It was six years ago that Azimut first startled us all by unveiling the triple-engine-powered 55S, with its aggressive, angular styling and exhilarating performance and handling. The surprise of opening the hatch and finding three 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s was such that marine journalists immediately took to calculators and spec sheets and started working out just why on earth such an experienced builder would choose such an expensive and complicated installation—surely two motors of equivalent horsepower would do the job just as well?
In fact, the numbers, once crunched, revealed sound method behind this apparent madness. Three turned out to be considerably lighter than two, and no thirstier for diesel. And of course much smaller—leaving all-important space in the hull for the opulent accommodation which, when all is said and done, is what we turn to Italian motoryachts for.
With the new S6, however, the numbers tell a less compelling story. Based on a modified and slightly lengthened version of the same hull, even with its high-tech construction—the superstructure, swim platform, tender garage hatch and sunroof are made entirely of carbon fiber, along with parts of the deck—it’s heavier as well as bigger than the old 55S.
Styled by Francesco Guida, the S6’s interior design takes its cues from the bigger S7 introduced last year, with its rational forms and cool color palette. Contrasting tones of oak veneers help delineate the spaces, and isolated details in leather and steel provide little visual nuggets to catch the eye. But overall the dominance of pale fabrics and linings does its job in not upstaging the star of the show, which is light. Big windows abound on both decks. Every guest space on board can have its moment in the sun.
The salon is a sociable spot with seating to starboard facing a practical, low-level galley which doesn’t get in the way of the view. Glass panels in the sunroof add a patch of blue to the uninterrupted sightlines all around, and there is a seamless transition out into the cockpit, where our particular S6 had the optional carbon fiber table, along with a fridge and sink to save that long trek to the galley. The aft sunbed conceals a very useful stowage area, with the tender garage beneath. This can accommodate a RIB up to nearly 11 feet; ours had a Williams Turbojet 325.
On the lower deck, the three cabins and two heads follow the layout conventions established with the 55S. The master is amidships and clearly designed to impress, with its diagonal double berth and the option of a breakfast dinette or a chest of drawers on the port side. It has a generous floor area and useful stowage capacity, and it feels notably spacious, which is a luxury on board any boat. Headroom is 6 feet, 3 inches.
This is the Azimut S6 available (right now) in Quebec and ready for fast delivery anywhere in Quebec :
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A snub-nosed, trapezoid bow and the hullside glazing are distinctive features of the S-class range.
Last news : for 2020, it will be available in version with a mini-flybridge :
Some technical data :
|Main Technical data
|Length overall (incl. pulpit)
||18 m (59’ 1”)
|Hull length (incl. platform)
||17,55 m (57’ 7”)
||4,75 m (15’ 7’’)
|Draft (incl. props at full load)
||1,61 m (5’ 3”)
|Displacement (at full load)
||29,5 t (65.036 lb)
||Carbon Fiber + GRP
|Exterior styling & concept
||Deadrise 15.5° at transome 21.2 midship
||3 + 1 crew
||6 + 1 crew
||2 + 1 crew
||3 x VOLVO IPS 700 D8 550 mHp
|Maximum speed (performance test mass)
||up to 35 kn
|Cruising speed (performance test mass)
||up to 30 kn
||2600 l (686 US Gal)
||590 l (155 US Gal)
Azimut S6 — Final Boat Test Numbers:
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