Italian shipyard Azimut officially introduced two of its newest models during their annual press conference at the Cannes Yachting Festival - the Azimut S10 and the Grand Magellano 25 Metri. Both yachts are the new flagship models of their class and mark new design collaborations for Azimut. Photo: Azimut YachtsThe S10, the new S collection flagship model is the result of a fruitful collaboration with designer Alberto Mancini. Taking inspiration from the aerospace and automotive industries, Mancini developed a sporty, masculine yet sophisticated 28-metre sporty motor yacht. The design concept behind the S10 is linked to complete onboard liveability and connected to three ideals. The first is a large, classical-styled megasailer, which is reflected in the S10 slightly lowered cockpit amidships, created to offer the perfect space for relaxing out of the sun. The second is a refined, modern villa on the sea with multi-level terraces, offering guests direct access to the water. This is translated on the S10’s flush deck, which offers guests a raised vantage point over the sea. Lastly, there is the terrace, which is a central aspect to the S10 design, connecting the social and living aspects on board of the yacht while offering direct views of the sea and access to the full-beam beach club at water level. Photo: Azimut YachtsFeaturing an interior by Francesco Guida Design, similar materials and colours will be used for both the indoor and outdoor spaces to highlight the continuity between the two. Set to be built out of GRP and carbon fibre to enhance her sporty appeal, the S10 aerodynamic shape is also unlined by its unique lighting design, which uses hidden light sources to light its distinctive features. The S10 will be powered by twin 2600hp MTU engines and she will be able to reach a top speed of 35 knots. The first S10 is currently under construction and set to make her debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. Photo: Azimut YachtsFor its new Grande Magellano 25 Metri flagship model, the Italian yard worked with Ken Freivokh to create her exterior styling, while architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis developed the interior design of its new motor yacht. Set to be the largest in the Magellano line of superyachts at 25.2 metres, the collaboration marks De Cotiis first foray into yacht interior design. Using carbon fibreglass as a decorative material, it is visible on a number of surfaces throughout the Grande Magellano’s interior, melding successfully with other more traditional materials such as wood, brass and mirror insets in the living room area. Photo: Azimut YachtsThe collaboration between Azimut and De Cotiis architects signals a new step in the evolution of design on board. The Grande Magellano 25 Metri will have a beam measuring 6.35 metres, ensuring her interiors feel spacious. Four cabins are located on the lower deck, including the owner’s suite, which feels wider due to the inclination of the dressing room. While many of the specifications regarding the Grande Magellano 25 Metri have yet to be announced, future owners will have the choice between two engines options, a 2x1200hp or 2x1400hp. With the larger engine option, she will be able to reach a top speed of 24 knots.
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