I followed Azure to the St. Petersburg Vinoy for our second chance to test some of their models this year. Having just dodged the hurricane bullet shot out of Charley, we felt confident we would have a great time testing the all new designs for 2005. We weren’t disappointed, except for the afternoon thundershowers that plagued us.
Azure boats are all about relaxation. The AZ 210 is designed to deliver more usable space for entertaining family and friends on board than their leading competition. This open design sports lots of lounging room and a changing room! In fact, they claim to have more seating that any of their competitors.
Up front, you have a nearly beam width bow platform for water activity. A latching covered four-step telescoping swim ladder is over to the starboard side with the anchor locker below. The center cushion in the bow can be removed to keep the cushions clean when people are boarding. Underneath it is a built-in cooler. The wraparound design of the bench seats means you have lots of space for people to relax on board. Forward facing lounger backs mean two can stretch out and enjoy the sun underway.
An optional inflatable center cushion fills the space and makes it a huge sunpad. Pretty clever idea! Under the seat cushions are finished compartments with over board drains. In-floor storage aboard is huge. You can easily fit boogie boards, kneeboards and skis in here. In the center is a port side refreshment center with a removable trash container and sink.
The helm is set up for easy viewing underway with custom gauges and wood grain panel accents. Tilt steering is anti-feedback, but hydraulic is recommended for power over 150-hp. A stereo with CD player and four speakers keeps your group rocking to the tunes. The helm seat is a very comfortable seat, even in moderate chop. It is a suspension type seat with flip up bolster. The windshield is a low profile type like you see on bass boats. Courtesy lights help you find you way safely around the interior at night.
Seating in the cockpit area includes an L-shaped bench with a carry-on cooler under the port side next to the refreshment center. The bench across the stern lifts up to reveal a 6 ½ foot tall changing station and can also have an optional port-a-potty installed here. Across the stern you have another broad swim platform with an insulated storage on the port side. This can be an optional 20-gallon live well if you like to fish a lot. Over on the starboard side, you have another stainless steel telescoping boarding ladder under a latching cover.
The AZ 210 is 20’6” long with a 8’6” beam, and weighs in at approximately 2500 lbs. With at 37 degree bow entry and 16 degree deadrise, you get a great handling dry ride. Fuel capacity is 50 gallons and you can bolt in up to 225-hp engines. Draft up is 13 inches with the engine up and 30 inches with the engine down.
Time and technical glitches prevented us from testing this one and bring you the numbers, but I can tell you it handled like a champ around the marina and cut some nice turns around the inner bay. Hull noise was minimal and it did give a smooth dry ride. If you are looking for a deck boat with maximum room for family and friends, then the Azure 210 needs to be in your list to test.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Azure 210 Standard and Optional Equipment
Washdown: Fresh Water
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc
= Standard = Optional
Azure 210 Warranty
Azure 210 Warranty Information
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