The arrival of the Azimut Atlantis 50 Open continues the expansion for the Atlantis brand range. The Azimut Atlantis 50 Coupè has been available since last autumn and the new Open version debuts at boat shows starting September 2014. Same quality and performance will be attributed to the Open 50 to meet the needs of those who wish to enjoy the sea with different styles of approach these models offer. The World Sports Boats team take a closer look at the differences the 50 Open brings.
The Open 50 fits neatly between the 48 and 58, utilising similar styling and innovation. Materials have been designed and developed in-house to offer customers semi-custom options throughout. This means the finish, standard equipment and range of options on offer may vary from hull to hull.
In keeping with the core philosophy of the Atlantis collection sport cruisers, the Open offers the utmost in cruising pleasure and comfort with highly liveable exterior spaces and well-thought-out furnishings. In particular, the sofa is in a new U-shaped configuration with added seating facing the stern sun pad, which also houses the life raft.
In the Open version, the main deck is all on one level separated by just a few steps from the stern swimming platform. The exterior fibreglass kitchen on the starboard side includes a stainless steel sink, refrigerator, icemaker, and barbecue.
The Open has all teak floors while the Coupè marks the distinction between inside and outside with different flooring materials. The two versions share the same layout and engine configuration.
At the stern there is plenty of space for a sunpad with platform lift enabling up to a 2.4-metre tender to be housed in the garage below; they also feature well-designed and functional cockpit furnishings. The hardtop is electronically operated.
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. The completely restyled kitchen is in an L configuration and includes a 215-litre built-in refrigerator and four-burner, glass-ceramic cooktop.
The Azimut Atlantis 50 is fitted with two Cummins 600 hp engines that allow the yacht to reach a maximum speed of 32 knots and cruise at 28 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 1700 litres.
The Atlantis 50 Open is a well-rounded sports cruiser that will give you hours of fun while cruising or moored up. Inviting spacious interior that has good build quality and thoughtful innovation will give potential buyers yet another option to consider in this highly competitive sector.
Azimut Atlantis owner views at the ILBC