The new 16 metre yacht by Azimut represents something completely new marking an important landmark for the Company. It is with this model, in fact, that Atlantis becomes a permanent member of the Azimut Yachts family. With Azimut Atlantis 50, the Atlantis models will flank the Collections Magellano, Flybridge , S and Grande. The path towards the union of the names Atlantis and Azimut Yachts ends with success, allowing the Azimut|Benetti Group to offer 5 collections, the widest range of yachts up to 120 feet, under the single brand name of Azimut Yachts. The WSB team steps on board to take a closer look at this new arrival.
For now, let s discover a few details about this new craft, creating a new era. Azimut Atlantis 50 follows in the wake of the Atlantis 48, a model already greatly appreciated for the quality of its design, its functionality and for the optimisation of its internal and external spaces. It offers a series of innovations, conceived once again by the outstanding Neo Design team, that render the craft even more versatile and exciting to handle.
In line with the philosophy behind the Atlantis range of sports cruisers, it is designed to maximise the pleasures of navigation and the liveability of its external spaces by improving, with respect to other slightly smaller models, the functionality of the extra space available and, above all, the rational organisation of the furnishings.
The main deck, in fact, is all on one level with only a few steps separating it from the bathing platform and offers the possibility of creating a more intimate atmosphere, with a three-leaf glass door separating the internal and external spaces.
During the day and when evening falls, enjoying contact with the sea while sharing many happy moments with guests or family members becomes a pleasure not to be missed. Perfect as an area in which to relax or for dining outdoors, the cockpit has a comfortable sofa around a fixed table for 6 people, as well as a chaise longue positioned under the large opening hard top.
Another innovation is the stern sunbathing area, which has been enlarged to create space for a bench seat and folding table and, above all, a garage capable of housing a tender up to 2.4 m long. When closed, the top of the garage forms a spacious sunpad.
On the bow, accessed along a walkway well protected by handrails, there is space for three people to sunbathe in comfort on the large sunpad, leaving more than sufficient room for berthing or mooring operations to be carried out in complete safety.
Furthermore, the design of the layout enables two alternative furnishing solutions to be offered on the starboard side: the first version includes a foldaway galley complete with sink, grill, fridge and icemaker; the second version instead is in the form of a dinette with 32″ retractable television (hideaway) and another two person sofa.
With the optional third cabin supplementing the Owner s and VIP cabin, the Azimut Atlantis 50 can accommodate from four to six guests. Furthermore, and in line with the Atlantis tradition, the spaciousness and extreme comfort of the below deck areas are the unmistakeable features and strong points of each model, whatever its overall dimensions.
The full beam master cabin is located amidships, the ideal position for maximum comfort, reducing any sensations of rolling or pitching to a minimum. A wardrobe and chest of drawers complete the furnishings. The second double cabin also has a large bed, two wardrobes and private access to the elegantly finished bathroom with its separate shower unit. Both cabins are bathed in natural light thanks to the panoramic windows and skylights.
The contemporary mood of the accommodation is interpreted by furnishings and finishes in striped walnut that welcome guests to a warm sophisticated ambience. The galley is also rather welcoming: the area reserved for cooking time is fully equipped with a sink, 4 ring ceramic hob, fridge and microwave oven.
The new craft doesn t lack in power either. The Azimut Atlantis 50 is fitted with two Cummins 600 hp engines that allow the yacht to reach a maximum speed of 33 knots and cruise at 29 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 1700 litres.
The Atlantis range has benefited hugely from the Azimut adoption which has bought quality and innovation to great styling, its one to watch.
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