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Brief Summary

Long considered the benchmark for advanced styling and Europena design, Azimut has now launched the Azimut 80, an important addition to its flybridge line. The Azimut 80 was built from a collaboration of two world class designers, naval architect Stefano Righini handling the exterior and Achille Salvagini for the interior. The result is a breathtaking combination of open space and natural light that flows from one gathering area to the next. With four ensuite cabins she’ll accommodate eight, in addition to a crew of three.

Key Features

  • 4 cabins each with a head unit
  • Accommodates 8 people
  • 5 vertical windows
  • Lighting design based on LED technology
  • Aft crew cabins with direct access from the deck
  • Cockpit with teak flooring, aft sofa and dining table for 8
  • Galley in either enclosed or open-space version
  • 97 sq. ft. (9 sq. m) swim platform
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 82' 8''
    25.2 m
    Beam 20' 3''
    6.18 m
    Dry Weight 141,095 lbs.
    63,999 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 5' 8''
    1.72 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 1,585 gal.
    6,000 L
    Water Capacity 290 gal.
    1,100 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 1550-hp MAN CR V12
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 2 x 1800-hp MAN CR V12

    Captain's Report

    Overview

    With this new Azimut 80, the classic look of an Azimut is ever present, however, some new looks are now added through the design inspiration of Naval Architect Stefano Righini, himself a fixture in the Azimut design team since 1990. She has a much more modern look thanks to the combination of her lower bulwark that provides better sightlines to the horizon from seated positions. This can add a strong comfort level to those who may not be used to being on the water.

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    Highlighted in this shot are the recesses to the side bulkheads and the five vertical windows to the master stateroom.

    The salon and dining areas have a flood of natural light, in addition to the good views. Forward, the galley remains enclosed and serves as a partition to the lower helm and portside settee, keeping both of these forward crew areas separated from the guest areas. The Azimut 80 is intended to be operated with full time crews. With no less than four interior décor finishes, Azimut hopes to avoid the expensive slope of semi-customization. That said, there is no doubt that she is sure to please not only a wide range of customers, but clients that are meticulous in their demand for quality. The main differences between the four versions are largely in the color schemes and furniture layouts.

    Eye Candy

    One cannot look at an Azimut and maintain a casual impression. All of their models seem to generate a feeling of looking at a work of art with their graceful lines and soft curves. With the Azimut 80, her metallic blue provides an offset to the white of the topsides and soft tint of the windows creating an impressive look that, combined with her 82’8” (25.2 m) LOA and nearly 22’ (6.71 m) bridge clearance, creates an impressive sight indeed. Fully forward, the eye is drawn not only to the lounge areas, but to the squared off bow that benefits both the forward working areas and the VIP cabin dimensions as well.

    Features Inspection

    Cockpit and Platform

    The Azimut 80 is boarded from the huge swim platform, measuring almost 96 sq. ft. (9 sq. m). A hydraulic option allows it to be used as a launching point for a tender or water toys with its 1-ton capacity and ability to submerge nearly 5’ (1.5 m), and of course can easily serve as a private beach. Access to the cockpit is via stairs to both port and starboard.

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    The submersible platform can be used as a private beach or a launching point for a tender. The cockpit is accessed from stairs to both sides. Crew quarters are through the centerline watertight transom door.

    The teak-covered aft deck cockpit is the first of the many social areas one sees upon boarding the Azimut 80. As expected, this area is fully dedicated to its benefit as a gathering space. A large sofa lies abaft a table that can seat eight people for open air dining. A three-panel door connects the cockpit to the salon and opens a full 6’ (1.83 m).

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    Seating for eight can easily be accommodated at the spacious cockpit table. The extended flying bridge deck overhead adds protection from the elements.
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    At the forward end of the cockpit is a wet bar, perfect for the first location the boat is boarded from. To the side we see one of the warping winches.
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    To the port side of the cockpit deck are the stairs leading to the flying bridge. Note the teak treads on the fiberglass stairs.

    Flying Bridge

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    With huge amounts of open space and dedicated gathering areas, the flying bridge can serve as a focal point of any get together.

    The flying bridge is accessed

    from the aft cockpit and offers 450 sq. ft. (42 sq. m) of space, mostly dedicated to entertaining. The aft deck offers plenty of room for separate gathering at a cocktail party or for scattering deck chairs throughout. Others may opt for a tender and crane, or a built-in sofa, all easily accommodated in the open space. Just ahead is a sizable, and optional, Jacuzzi that seems to do nothing to impinge on the openness of the area. A sun pad lies alongside.

    Under the optional hardtop

    , with its retractable mid section, we find a U-shaped settee providing dining for up to ten guests. Directly across is a fully stocked, and glass-topped wet bar with integrated barbecue, sink and refrigeration, plus a retractable 42” (106.68 cm) flat screen TV. Another settee lies adjacent to the starboard mounted helm, and surrounds a teak table that, when collapsed, allows for conversion to a sun pad.

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    A dining table lies across the teak deck from the fully stocked wet bar. An acrylic table with twin pedestal seats lies next to the bar.
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    Here the forward dining area is converted to a sun pad.
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    The view aft shows the helm-side table in sun pad mode.
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    Here we can see the wet bar discreetly hidden behind the port side hardtop pilaster. Likewise, the seatback of one starboard settee is camouflaged by the starboard pilaster. This is a clever design which keeps the profile of the flying bridge low.
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    Note the two sun pads, one forward and one aft.
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    To the stern is an optional Jacuzzi with an adjacent sun pad. Notice the extendable sunshade to the rear of the hardtop.
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    Here is the same view with the extendible sunshade deployed. It extends the shaded area of the flying bridge from the helm to nearly the aft end of the deck.

    Clearly, this versatile flying bridge lends the Azimut 80 for accommodating several small groups to enjoy differing activities simultaneously. A factor that further endears the yacht to the charter community is the de rigueur hot tub.

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    The fully featured helm includes G Series electronics and the Xenta joystick to the right.

    Bow

    Forward, the entertaining can continue with a U-shaped lounge just abaft a massive sun pad. Both can enjoy the benefit of offering commanding forward views while under the protection of a collapsible awning.

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    It’s hard not to imagine the clientele that would enjoy a spacious sun pad such as this.
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    Just behind is a large settee with a raised cabana top. Who needs to go to St. Tropez with a venue like this?
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    Teak decking highlights the exterior of the yacht. At the bow, the ground tackle is recessed providing more space for gathering. High rails, required by CE regulations, add to the safety.

    Salon and Dining Areas

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    Azimut created a seamless transition through the main deck on one level while still allowing for a separation of crew and guests, if desired. There is a discreet entry door to the galley from the side deck.

    Longtime Azimut interior design partner Achille Salvagni enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation in developing projects for exclusive residences and superyachts. Without a doubt, the essence of his work is understated elegance and balance. This passion for luxuriously authentic materials combined with the extreme care in every detail give his interiors and collections of furniture a sophisticated look.

    Guilty as Charged

    We’ve perhaps been guilty of over-using the phrase “seamlessly blending the outdoors with the indoors” but it’s a simple statement that clearly, and undeniably, applies to the Azimut 80. There’s just so much glass and unmatched panoramic views that, while the environment may be well controlled, there’s an undeniable visual connection to the outside world. In addition to the spectacular views, the nearly 7’ (2.13 m) of ceiling height makes the 80 feel more like she’s in the same class as yachts twice her size.

    Fine Dining

    Just ahead of the salon proper, the dining area offers views from massive deck to overhead windows measuring an astounding 34 sq. ft. (3.16 sq. m) each, unencumbered by the shark fin protrusions matching the rake of the radar arch (or optional hardtop supports) that define the brand. Outside these windows, the bulwarks dip providing a clear view to the water. While Azimut didn’t include drop down balconies to these recesses, the effect is still present without them.

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    The lacquered arches separate the salon and dining area as well as the galley forward. Floor to ceiling windows provide virtually unprecedented viewing. A leather topped oval dining table accentuates the stitched leather, accessorizing much of the furnishings of the salon.
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    The recess to the bulwark allows better sightlines from the dining area to the water alongside. Look closely, it’s there adjacent to the woman's knee.
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    The salon and dining room are two spaces where the talents of Achilles Savagni are displayed to their maximum. The eye is drawn to lacquered surfaces, leather settees, recessed overhead lighting, and subtle touches of stainless steel.
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    The triple wide salon doors blend in with the copious amounts of glass surrounding the salon.

    Lacquered arches cleverly add to the open space while still serving to signal the separate individual areas. Taken in with the massive windows, this really is a space that belies the confines of its perimeters.

    Day Tripper

    We’re glad to see that one of the often-overlooked features of any yacht worth her salt was not overlooked here. We’re speaking, of course, of the day head. On the Azimut 80 it’s just adjacent to the dining area, right alongside the galley. It not only offers privacy, but easy access from the exterior via the side door. In this manner, it’s not necessary to traipse through the salon, then the dining area, in wet bathing suits and feet, just to answer a call to nature.

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    A day head lies across from the galley on the main deck. It’s easily accessed from the side deck.

    Galley

    The galley can be fully enclosed, thereby separating the hired hands from the guests, or it can be opened up to the dining area with a panel that slides open for easier transfer of plates and food. This second version will surely be more popular with owner/operators and their guests that will naturally consist of close friends and/or family. The downside to this latter option is a significant decrease in useable cabinet space.

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    The galley is fully-equipped with Miele appliances and includes access to the side decks. This allows food to be delivered to all parts of the boat while avoiding guest spaces.

    Regardless of the layout, the galley is a combination of beauty and functionality with lacquered surfaces and full-sized Miele appliances. Ventilation is provided from exhaust fans and a large opening watertight door to the starboard side deck.

    Lower Helm

    Ahead of the galley is the lower helm station. Twin electrically adjustable helm seats allow crews to work as a team when navigating the vessel. Electronics are mounted to a pod style panel, and Raymarine G Series electronics are provided as an option. A Naviop touchscreen keeps tabs on the ships vital statistics such as electrical loads and tank status.

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    The helm allows for excellent visibility both ahead, through the massive front windshield, and sides, through fixed windows.

    To starboard is the now requisite gathering area that can easily serve as a breakfast nook and defines the space as a social area.

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    An L-shaped dinette turns the lower helm area into a social space. Access to the side deck is just behind.

    Lower Decks

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    The Azimut 80 will accommodate her guests in four staterooms, all ensuite, including a full-beam master with a head that separates the stateroom from the machinery space.

    The accommodations

    are accessed via a companionway adjacent to the lower helm. This leads to the three guest staterooms and the aft master stateroom. All staterooms are ensuite and thick doors with insulated bulkheads provide some measure of privacy from conversations within. As with the main deck, the lower level features materials that combine both a refined look with contemporary flair. All heads are adorned with marble decks, and gray bleached oak counters the dark woods with exquisite detailing.

    Guest Staterooms

    The starboard stateroom

    features two single berths with a third “Pullman” style offered as an option. The head includes a separate, walk-in shower. To port, the stateroom features a double berth and private head. Either stateroom can be outfitted as desired.

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    The guest stateroom has twin berths. Inboard, above the berth, is a Pullman that opens out for a third guest.
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    The guest head has a bit of a “spa” look to it with teak slats in the walk-in shower.
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    The second guest stateroom embodies natural light and clever use of space. Notice the long hull-side window with an opening portlight. Above, storage can be seen throughout. Overhead, the lacquered finishes match the framing of the storage spaces.

    The VIP stateroom

    is forward and it lacks nothing in regard to space, thanks in part to the squared off bow. A pair of panoramic hull side windows provide natural light from either side of the centrally mounted queen berth. Storage along the hull, and over the windows, highlights the excellent use of space seen throughout the yacht. A vanity area is even included in the design.

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    The VIP is bathed in natural light and notice how the forward bulkhead isn't severely pinched. This is thanks to the squared off bow providing more interior space. See the "Lower Deck" drawing for a better idea of the bulkhead placement and the size of this stateroom.
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    The VIP ensuite head features the same elegance seen throughout the yacht.
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    The VIP head includes plenty of wood combined with marble and lacquered finished trim. The opening portlight provides light and ventilation.

    Master Stateroom

    At the aft end of the short accommodations corridor is the full beam master. Accessed through a double entry, the massive amounts of natural light continue here thanks to a set of five vertical windows to either side, two of which include opening portlights allowing fresh air to filter through the room. A large vanity is to starboard and a sitting area is to port.

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    Stairs from the helm area lead to the lower decks. The master is behind the stairs.
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    The master stateroom includes a centerline mounted king-sized berth. Lacquered accents are seen throughout. Natural light comes from five windows to either side.
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    A seating area is to the opposite side. The bulkhead mounted TV facing the king-sized berth is hidden behind a mirror when not in use.

    Master Head

    A set of his and her heads flank a shared glass enclosed shower. Azimut offers the option of including a large bathtub off to the side, but we’d leave that option out, saving a soak for the flying bridge Jacuzzi. Marble decks and teak serve as a perfect accompaniment to the décor of the main deck.

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    The master head features his and her sinks and water closets flanking a central glass-enclosed shower with bench. Note the marble counter top.
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    A tub is available in lieu of a second toilet area.

    The head also serves as a buffer between the sleeping space and the machinery space, ensuring a quiet night against the noise of the mains while underway, or even the generators while at anchor.

    Crew and Machinery Spaces

    Rather than take up valuable space with a tender garage, the crew space can be accessed from a hatch in the cockpit, but this particular entry would be better served as a required emergency egress, owing main access from the watertight door to the aft platform. The Azimut 80 will accommodate a crew of three, with a shared head. A second head is available at the cost of eliminating storage space.

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    The crew space includes a shared head.

    The engine room

    is entered from the crew space and all areas are easily accessed. A pair of 1550-hp MAN engines are standard and Azimut reports a top speed in excess of 27 kts and a cruise of 24.

    We have not tested this boat

    .Twin 1880-hp engines are offered as an option. Azimut reports that these engines will propel the yacht to 25 kts cruising speed at 2100 rpm, consuming 132-gph (500-lph) in the process. Top speed should be in the area of 30.7 kts, according to the builder.

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    While rarely seen by guests, the engine room exemplifies a clean and orderly presentation.

    Joystick maneuverability is provided from Xenta, which combines the main engines with a bow thruster. Stabilization is provided from an owner’s choice of fins or gyro stabilizers.

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    Out of the water her active stabilizer fins can be seen along with the dual strakes leading to a hard chine. The thrusters are mounted well aft of the bow.

    Overall, the highly polished engine room has plenty space for maintaining the components. Stacked 28 kW generators are to the rear, and with this much power the "zero speed" stabilizers will have plenty of energy right at hand.

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    While we haven’t yet tested the Azimut 80, crews familiar with her handling report docile conditions with a hull that shakes off choppy seas, providing a comfortable ride.

    Observations

    Azimut Yachts has a long history of being able to be easily handled and certainly her joystick functionality make her a good candidate for being owner operated. However, her layout also likens her to being put to use in a charter fleet with good separation between crew and guests. Of course either way, there’s no denying that she’s an exciting combination of open space, functional areas, and world class décor that makes her a thrilling addition to the many offerings of the Azimut line. Little wonder that she received the award for “Most Functional Yacht from 24 to 50 Meters” at the Cannes boat show. She’s well-built and compliant with CE class-A, making her well suited to handle severe weather. Current pricing puts her roughly at $5.3m USD, depending on options.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Head: Fixed Standard
    TV/DVD Standard

    Galley

    Refrigerator Standard

    Exterior Features

    Swim Platform Standard

    Warranty

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