The new Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht unveiled in Cannes
By Maarten Janssen
The new Azimut Grande 120SL made her international debut at the 2011 Cannes Boat Show last week, where I visited the yacht. She is the first Azimut Grande superyacht in the Sport luxury series.
Measuring thirty-six metres, the 120SL offers unmatchable style, unparalleled comfort, and speeds up to 40 knots depending on the interior selected by the owner. Power comes from two Rolls-Royce water jets and a central booster.
Concept design and styling are by Stefano Righini, and she features an interior by Carlo Galeazzi.
Paolo Vitelli, chairman of the Azimut Benetti Group says: “Azimut Grande represents a tangible response to the needs expressed by our boat owners: it is an appealing and distinctive line that doesn't cut corners in terms of comfort and flawless performance. Rigorous trials and tank testing have helped develop a high performance keel that can cruise with ease, even in rough seas. Adopting water jet transmissions has significantly limited vibrations and noise, maximising on board comfort for the boat owner and guests”.