Azimut Yachts has unveiled the Azimut Grande 95RPH: a new hull, new design, and innovative solutions for a vessel with many surprises in store. The 95RPH is part of the Grande collection, the line of 95’-120' luxury yachts from the Italian shipyard.
The first brand new Azimut Grande 95RPH is coming out in spring 2014; however, thanks to renderings, it is possible to preview some of the boatyard's interesting solutions that improve functionality without altering the style.
Foremost among the new features introduced by concept and exterior designer Stefano Righini is the raised wheelhouse. The boat’s name - RPH - actually stands for Raised Pilot House, giving some indication of the importance of the decision to separate the wheelhouse from the main deck. This is accomplished by creating a half deck which gives the boatowner and guests more space and maximises privacy from the crew. The designer has also managed to integrate the raised wheelhouse with the vessel’s hallmark exterior lines, retaining that special Azimut Grande family look.
Thanks to the raised wheelhouse, the Azimut Grande 95RPH has five cabins, four guest cabins on the lower deck and the boatowner's cabin on the main deck towards the bow. The exceptional view and large bathroom make the boatowner cabin a veritable suite with an unparalleled sea view. There is also a liberating sense of space in the 95RPH saloon; here, Righini has created a real sense of continuity between inside and outside, thanks in part to the double, floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
The luxurious and elegant interiors are by Studio Salvagni Architetti for Azimut Yachts, a proven collaboration that has led to such successful models as Azimut 80, Azimut 84, and Azimut 88.
To the stern, there is a garage with pivoting platform for a + 4-metre tender jet; the engine room has two MTU 16V2000 M84 motors which, when combined with the planing hull with skeg, provides for significantly improved directional stability, enabling maximum speeds of 26.5 knots and cruising speeds of 20 knots. The 12,000- litre fuel tank and 2,000-litre water tank ensure great range, even for long crossings.