2006 Azimut 68S
|Category||Motor Yachts, Express Cruiser|
|Propulsion Type||Twin Inboard|
|Location||Long Island, NY|
The salon is ample and very bright and is on the main deck in order to "live" the sea and the sun from a 360° angle, nevertheless in case of bad weather it is protected by a hard sliding top, ample windows and the tempered glass bulkhead astern. Because of this arrangement, the yacht is not a real open yacht but rather a "coupé" of the sea. Belowdecks, the staterooms are far from the galley and have separate access to the salon - a special feature hardly found on yachts of this size and which offers total privacy.
By choosing to use a V-Drive transmission and to fit the engine room astern, the architect could design very ample and comfortable staterooms. The master stateroom, located amidships and covering the full beam of the yacht, was created for an intimate feeling of the sea, as a matter of fact the waves seem to break on the bed. The architect Carlo Galeazzi created the area belowdecks with a somber décor and highly contrasting hues: clear fabrics and dark wengé wood create an almost severe minimalism in the salon, brightened up by colored silk bed covers and settees in the staterooms.
The salon, with access door to the cockpit in tempered glass, is fitted to port with a sofa on the bulkhead, an armchair and several settees that may turn into low tables: one of them may be directed toward the cockpit and when the door is open may be used as settee for the outside table. Opposite, to starboard, there is a sofa for three persons and a wengé wood and crystal glass dining table at the foot of which is housed the 30" LCD TV screen. Flooring is in wengé wood and carpet. The salon especially features a hard, transparent top that may be electrically opened to ventilate the bright salon. Forward, the stairway to port leads to the staterooms and the adjacent stairway to starboard leads to the galley. Belowdecks, forward, there is a VIP stateroom with double bed and en suite head accessed from the stateroom as well as along the corridor. Opposite is the service area with washing and drying machine. Amidships is the ample owner stateroom with double bed fitted along the diagonal. Astern is the dinette with six nice square windows. The head includes an elegant shower stall in tempered glass with a stainless steel grabrail and hot and cold water faucets
|Mechanical and Deck Equipment|
Helm station: practical and sporty, to port of the salon, with adjustable mocha leather armchairs; the wheel is in wood and steel, the analog instruments have chrome bezels.
|Navigation and Operational Controls|
Notable Navigation and Electronical Equipment include:
Sea Energy Joystick controller
Fly by wire electronic controls
Raymarine touchscreen Chartplotter/GPS/Radar (2019)
Raymarine S100 Remote autopilot controller
Engine control levers
Engine control panel complete with acoustic and optical alarms
Engine electronic ignition keys with start and stop buttons,
Generator control (in galley control panel)
Air intake and fan control switches
Anchor winch control
Trim tab controls with indicators
Windshield wiper-washer controls
Switches for: opening side windows, Chain wash down, Instruments lights, Horn, Alarm test, Navigation lights, Alarms shut-off, Bilge pump control
Alarms for: Bilge water, Grey water tank high level, black water tank high level, Navigation lights, Anchorage lights, Shore sockets, Service batteries, Engine batteries, Chain washdown, Hydraulic until oil level, platform, bathing ladder
Rudder angle indicator
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
|Engine Model||12V CRM|
|Engine Type||Twin Inboard|
|Hull Shape||Modified Vee|
From the dock to the open sea and back again, it is impossible not to be impressed by Azimuts achievement with the 68S. It is like a stunning thoroughbred, with powerful Man 1360hp powerplants always straining at the bit to get out into open spaces and ride like the wind. It represents a tour de force of design and on account of its distinctive profile can not be confused with any other sport yacht. A full beam's width master stateroom is a sanctuary and from the inside - looking out from the owners amidships stateroom, you feel youre part of the seascape.
The windows and open spaces create an utterly distinctive external signature for the Azimut 68S, and for this builder that was almost more important than giving the owner a nice view. Azimut, after all, doesnt want you to forget that it was the one to come up with the idea of topside windows in the first place.
The 68S may be technically a hardtop, but you wouldnt necessarily know it, because an enormous area of roof slides away to open up some 65 square feet of skyan effect that has been achieved by simply dividing the sliding section into folding panels that stack, accordion-style, and tuck in neatly behind that spaceship radar arch. The versatility here and in the expansive cockpit allows for a genuine open transitional space between the outside and luxurious interior.
There is no dispute that the 68S is at its most rich and stunning in the preferred red which was the designer's first choice. This is a prime example of same. Soft goods and electronics both have had upgrades and the boat is running to spec mechanically making for a comfortable transition to her new owner.
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