Azimut Grande S10 is the new 28.72-metre flagship yacht from the Italian shipyard’s sports collection. The all-GRP yacht’s exterior is the result of a collaboration between the Avigliana-based shipyard and the Monaco-based studio Alberto Mancini Yacht Design, with her interiors being drawn up by the Italian designer Francesco Guida. With an open design that flows from the flybridge to the main deck and down to the beach platform, the three-tiered yacht draws its inspiration from a modern villa on the Californian riviera. Mancini also incorporated themes from the sailing and automobile industry in order to create an elegant design with a sporty character. Initially used for its technical capabilities, the intensely black carbon fibre plays its own aesthetic role and provides the Grande S10 with a dynamic look. The flybridge, which is accessed from the main deck via a carbon stairway, is all about conviviality and features a wet bar, a portable BBQ, and adaptable tables for eight.The main deck is the epicentre of outdoor entertainment as guests can make use of the sofa area or enjoy alfresco dining on a more informal seating arrangement. For in-water entertainment, a Sea-Doo Spark Jet Ski and two Seabobs can be housed in the garage, which also has space for a 4.5-metre tender. The interior of the Azimut Grande S10 underlines the importance of “flexibility as the multiplier of space,” explains designer Francesco Guida, as sliding doors create an open cockpit-dining-living space.He continues, “The Grande S10 is a strong evolutionary development in the category because it manages, more than ever before, to make comfort and large spaces fit into sporty and streamlined forms.”Clean lines and a combination of white lacquer and soft woods create a bright ambience while staying in tune with the sporty look of the yacht. Guida comments: “On the Grande S10, we used prestige metals to point up the panelling, decorative motifs and furniture tops. The latter can also boast a pleasing and original decorative effect produced by the special finishing of the wood.”The Azimut Grande S10 is able to accommodate eight guests in four staterooms, with the owner’s spacious full-beam suite featuring an ‘island bed’ as well as a bar corner. Guests sleep in three staterooms - two with double beds and one with a twin bed - which come complete with ensuite facilities. A crew of up to four sleeps in two cabins and can access the galley and crew quarters from the interior dining area or the lateral walkway in order to provide guests with the utmost privacy. Equipped with two diesel-fuelled MTU engines with 2,600hp each, the 155GT Azimut Grande S10 can reach an impressive top speed of 35 knots.
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