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Brief Summary

With the new 72, Azimut utilized more carbon fiber in the boat’s construction to save an estimated 30% in overall weight. The manufacturer says this construction process allowed designer Stefano Righini to give the boat more passenger and entertaining space than the boat she replaces, the Azimut 70.

Key Features

  • 4 cabins plus 2 crew
  • 4 head compartments and 1 crew head compartment
  • Exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini
  • Twin 1,400 horsepower MAN engines
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 74' 3''
    22.64 m
    Beam 18' 4''
    5.60 m
    Dry Weight 117,505 lbs.
    53,299 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 5' 11''
    1.82 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 1,373 gal.
    5,200 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 1400-hp MAN CR V12
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The new 72 measures 74’3” (22.64 m) overall with an 18’4” (5.60 m) beam.

    Mission Statement

    Features in the new Azimut 72 include a large flybridge, bow seating area and aft cockpit. The salon looks like an upscale Manhattan apartment. Below decks, Azimut made the new vessel even more modern by doing away with the dated circular shower stalls, replacing them with smaller rectangular units that create more space in the en suite heads.Like virtually all Azimut boats she is designed to go fast. Powered by twin 1360-hp MAN CR V12 diesels, Azimut says her maximum speed is about 31 knots, and cruise is just under 26 knots.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The 72’s flybridge mimics the design of Azimut’s popular 80’ (24 m) model with an open aft section that’s large enough to support a tender or the chaise lounges shown here.

    Features Inspection

    The Flybridge.

    Stairs -- not a ladder, actual stairs -- to starboard on the aft deck lead to the flybridge of the Azimut 72. A hatch closes off the stairs for safety. Abaft the stairs, the boat deck has space for a tender, and, of course, chaise lounges for sunning. Forward to starboard is an entertainment center and across to port is a C-shaped lounge with a table. There's forward facing seating to port that can be converted into a sun pad. There are two chairs at the flybridge helm. This is something we like and unfortunately something not found on many European motoryachts.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    Looking forward on the flying bridge of the Azimut 72 we see her wet bar to starboard and dining table to port. Her hardtop with sun roof should make this the most popular spot on the boat.

    The Bow.

    Just ahead of the windshield, there's a sofa-like lounge and a cocktail table. A passageway between the table and large foredeck sun pad permits access from either side. All the way forward there’s a windlass and two hatches to access the chain locker.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    Azimut maximizes the utility of the bow by designing in C-shaped lounge seating and a table for lunch or evening cocktails.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    The aft deck, salon and galley are all on the same level, which creates a large area for entertaining.

    The Stern.

    The Azimut 72 has three steps that lead from the aft deck to a hydraulic swim platform that can be lowered into the water for tender loading. It’s also equipped with a boarding ladder. For Med mooring dockside boarding, there’s a passarelle to starboard. The entry to the crew quarters is to port.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    This traditional aft deck design never goes out of style. Europeans love to have al fresco dinner tied up stern-to at the dock in places such as St. Tropez so that they can see the passing parade of beautiful people – and be seen, as well.

    Main Deck

    The Aft Deck.

    For safety, gates on each side close off the aft deck from the stairs to the swim platform. The aft deck area has a C-shaped lounge around a table and an in-sole hatch provides access to the engine compartment.

    The Salon.

    A sliding stainless-steel framed door to starboard opens the salon. To port there’s a large sofa with a coffee table and to starboard is a love seat-sized lounge. Behind it is an electronically actuated flat-screen TV. In the corner is a well-designed cabinet that houses stereo controls. Azimut used tall windows to enhance the salon’s spacious feel.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    Note the large windows and the longitudinal overhead treatments that house the hidden AC vents.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    Here we see the couches finished in dark upholstery with the lighter treatment on the cockpit table, as opposed to the treatment above.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    Yet another take on the upholstery fabric and colors that can be used in the salon.

    The Dinette.

    To starboard ahead of the loveseat, the dining area has bench-style seating outboard to starboard to save space. Five individual chairs can be fitted around the table making dinner for eight possible. The large windows should give passengers a good view of their surroundings during dinner.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The Azimut 72 is a flush deck motoryacht and because of that she is able to have room for a formal dining table for eight people. Note the unobtrusive, open galley in the background.

    The Galley.

    Across to port, the 72's galley is laid out more efficiently with a serving counter and entry facing the dinette than what we found on the 70. Azimut has opened-up this galley, American style, rather than enclosing it. The 72's galley has a refrigerator aft with a sink and cooktop outboard to port. Forward, there's countertop space for food preparation.

    The Helm.

    Still to port, just ahead of the galley is a raised two-person seat so that a pair of passengers can travel facing forward, keeping the captain company and providing more eyeballs to aid piloting. To starboard, the lower helm has two captain's chairs and a door to the side deck outboard.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    We’re glad to see that Azimut has made room for a companion on an identical seat next to the captain's position. Note the bolsters on both seats so that the captain and friend can stand in comfort when dashing at 30 knots across the briny.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    The Azimut 72 sleeps a total of ten people, including crew.

    Accommodations

    Azimut has managed to fit four staterooms and four heads -- each with a separate shower stall -- into the new 72. Not only that, but the circular "beam-me-up-Scotty" shower stalls has been -- thankfully -- eliminated.Stairs to the left of the helm descend to the accommodations level. Directly at the bottom is the entry to the master stateroom, which is a few steps lower.

    Master Stateroom

    It has an island berth with a set of drawers to port. Facing seats around a table to starboard is Azimut's signature contribution to a master stateroom design which has been copied by much of the industry. Large windows on each side have opening ports. A flatscreen TV is on the forward bulkhead. There’s a walk-in closet aft to port.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The master stateroom spans the boat’s beam. Positioning the berth on the boat’s centerline means the owner and spouse will feel as little vessel movement as possible.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    Outboard to starboard, a couple can enjoy coffee or cocktails in a cozy nook.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    This CAD image and the one above shows the master stateroom in a different optional color.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    Azimut was the first builder to our knowledge that installed the romantic nook for two in the master stateroom, and the concept has only grown in popularity over the years. It is a great place to share a glass of champagne at night with one’s significant other.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    Regardless of the color treatment, the master stateroom has a spacious feel thanks to the large side windows, light tones and abundant artificial lighting.

    Master Head.

    Positioning the master head between the master stateroom and the engine compartment helps reduce operational noise in the master a bit. However, we doubt that this boat will be making long passages at night, unless the owner/operator is at the helm. Azimut's designers have quite correctly, in our opinion, avoided a "his-and-hers" head which wastes space and eliminates a much-needed walk-in closet. Twin sinks are outboard. Across the back of the head area, the toilet and bidet are separated from the shower compartment by a glass divider.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    In the master head, his-and-her sinks are outboard to portlight. Note the soft light in the mirror at left and right.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    The layout of the head and the use of glass partitions gives the area a roomy feel. We like the large towel racks, the adjacent shower head, and the shower grate.

    VIP Cabin.

    As is the norm for boats in this class, the VIP cabin is in the bow. It has an island berth that is raised to improve outboard space on each side since it has been pushed so far forward. Storage shelves are outboard on each side and use the bow flare for much-needed storage. Windows and opening ports provide light and air. Overhead is the usual deck hatch. There are hanging lockers aft on each side with entry to the en suite head to starboard.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    With the blinds lowered for privacy at night, the lights above in the headboard of the VIP berth illuminate the cabin.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    There’s adequate space at the foot of the berth in the VIP cabin. To port is the private entry for the head.

    Guest Cabins.

    Positioned between the master and VIP staterooms are two guest cabins. To port there is a twin berth and hanging locker plus an en suite head. The cabin to starboard has two single bunks plus a hanging locker and its own head. Each cabin has a long window with opening port lights.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The guest cabin to port has a twin-sized berth and good headroom whether seated or standing.
    Azimut Yachts 72
    The guest cabin to starboard has two single berths with controls for the reading lights on the nightstand.

    Crew Quarters.

    Entered from the swim platform, the crew quarters have two private cabins, one directly abaft the engine room with the berth positioned across the boat’s centerline and the other with the berth outboard to starboard. The private head is separate from the sleeping area to starboard.

    Power and Propulsion.

    Azimut powers the 72 with twin 1360-hp MAN diesel inboards. We haven’t tested the boat, but the manufacturer estimates top speed at approximately 31 knots and cruise at 26 knots. She weighs in at 117,505 lbs. (53.3 tons), fully-loaded.

    Azimut Yachts 72
    The sleek lines of the new Azimut 72 make her an attractive addition to the expanding Azimut line of flybridge models. Even though she can be easily handled by an owner/operator, Azimut has provided crews quarters. We think many American owners may use the crew space for storage.

    Observations

    Azimut unveiled the 72 at the Cannes boat show in early September 2015.When we compare her to other boats in class, we find that she is heavier than some, something which is a bit surprising in an Azimut because of their well-known speed. And, indeed, Azimut says she'll have a WOT of 31 knots and a best cruise of 26 knots -- both of which are quite good for a boat of this displacement.The 72 is one of the most narrow boats in class (by a few inches), but that has not kept her from having two guest cabins athwartships. Her low deadrise aft obviously gives her the lifting surface needed to attain her noteworthy speeds. We like the rounded nature of her quarters and the reverse bulwarks in the stern. We think this adds a soft, pleasing look to what is otherwise a sleek design.

    Standard and Optional Features

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