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Brief Summary

One of many notable features on the new Azimut 50 is the atrium that pours natural light into the galley at the base of the stairs to the helm deck, creating a bright, attractive venue that's out of the traffic flow. A huge sun pad covering much of the foredeck is one of the more entertaining features, and full-width couch seating is also available on the bow. Every cabin below decks, including the heads, has a portlight providing natural light.

Key Features

  • Powered by twin D11 Volvo Penta engines
  • Three cabins, six berths and two heads
  • Exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini
  • Interior designer by Carlo Galeazzi
  • V-shape with angle of 12-degree deadrise
  • Fuel capacity of 581 gallons
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 52' 1''
    15.88 m
    Beam 15' 3''
    4.66 m
    Dry Weight 54,785 lbs.
    24,850 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 4' 11''
    1.52 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 12-deg.
    Max Headroom
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 581 gal.
    2,200 L
    Water Capacity 156 gal.
    590 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 670-hp Volvo Penta D11
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Azimut 50 running shot
    The striking Azimut 50 measures 52’1” (15.88 m) LOA with a beam of 15’3” (4.65 m). Her standard power is a pair of 670-hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels.

    Mission Statement

    Azimut’s intent with the 50 was to make the boat's interior feel bigger than her 52’1” (15.88 m) length, according to the company. The designers focused on using large windows wrapping completely around the salon to accomplish this. Below decks, Azimut’s signature vertical windows provide excellent water-level views from the master stateroom. Additionally, all three cabins have headroom exceeding 6’ (1.83 m) to enhance the extra-large feel.

    The flybridge

    measures more than 18 square metres. The bow has a six-person bench seat plus the sun pad, making the area exceptionally inviting. The salon includes a raised dinette so the views remain unobstructed during dinner. There is a comfortable hardtop with an open-able Bimini top.She’s powered by twin 670-hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels. Maximum speed is 37 mph (32 knots) and best cruise is around 31 mph (26 knots) according to the builder. We have not tested the boat.

    Azimut 50 flybridge layout
    The flybridge and bow sun pads offer space for passengers who want to stretch out and soak in the rays.
    Azimut 50 cockpit layout
    The cockpit and salon are on the same level, and it’s two steps up to the helm deck where the dinette is located.
    Azimut 50 below decks layout
    Below decks, the Azimut 50 comes standard with three cabins. Aft, the crew quarters are an available option.

    Features Inspection

    The Flybridge.

    Accessed from stairs to port in the aft cockpit, the Azimut 50’s flybridge offers lots of seating. Basically the entire forward starboard side of the upper deck is a lounge that wraps around a fixed table. A large sun pad welcomes guests to catch some rays forward. Aft, the area is open for possible tender storage or for passengers to stretch out on portable chaise lounges. Flybridge storage is provided in a locker forward of the upper helm and in the base of the starboard lounge.

    Azimut 50 flybridge lounge
    The seating/lounging space on the Azimut 50’s flybridge rivals that found on larger vessels.
    Azimut 50 aft fly bridge
    Azimut left the aft half of the 50’s flybridge open for versatility. It can be a platform for lounge chairs, and with an addition of a hydraulic davit, the space can be turned into a boat deck. Notice the height of the bulwarks and rails for safety.

    The Upper Helm.

    To port, the upper helm station has a single bucket seat and is laid out with twin electronic screens in a raised vertical panel that should deflect most of the onrushing wind. The station has a tilt wheel and is equipped with a VHF radio, engine-monitoring screens, an autopilot and controls for the trim tab, windlass and spotlight.

    Azimut 50 upper helm
    The upper helm has a compact, efficient design that puts the electronics in a stowaway instrument panel that lowers the boat's profile when in the down position.

    The Bow.

    The Azimut 50’s bow looks like it belongs on a larger vessel. There's a six-person, couch-style lounge and long foredeck sun pad with a raised aft cushion so that passengers can lay out with their heads in an elevated position. There’s a passageway between the two and each area has two cup holders outboard on each side. All the way forward, there are foot controls for the anchor windlass. In-sole hatches on each side access the rode and ground tackle.

    Azimut 50 running bow
    Notice how Azimut designed the 50 Flybridge with a wide profile at the bow. It makes it easier for deckhands to move around while tending lines.

    The Stern.

    A U-shaped lounge provides seating in the aft cockpit. The flybridge extends out over this area to provide shade. Gated passageways on each side open to stairs that lead aft to the swim platform. Lockers outboard in the passageways contain the utility and shorepower connections as well as the freshwater intake.

    Azimut 50 swim platform
    The Azimut 50 comes with a hydraulic swim platform that lowers into the water for easier tender loading. Otherwise it becomes a teak beach for swimmers and sunbathers.

    The Salon.

    A sliding, stainless-steel-framed glass door opens for entry to the salon. To starboard, there’s a C-shaped lounge across from a counter that includes a retractable flatscreen TV and the entertainment system. The large windows have privacy blinds and overhead lights to illuminate the area.

    Azimut 50 salon
    The large windows on both sides of the salon provide panoramic views. Passage to the helm deck is unobstructed down the centerline. Note that the overhead is unencumbered by unsightly handholds.

    The Lower Helm.

    Two steps lead up to the helm deck from the salon. To starboard is a doublewide seat that can actually be used by two people because the tilt steering wheel is positioned far enough to starboard. Twin electronics screens are side by side in a vertical panel that puts them in good sightlines. Electronic shift/throttle controls are just outboard of the steering wheel and the Volvo Penta joystick is outboard to starboard. To the left of the wheel, the buttons for the trim tabs, spotlight and autopilot are in easy reach. A sliding window to starboard provides ventilation.

    Azimut 50 lower helm
    Azimut effectively mixes the black instrument panel and matte finish of the upholstered dash to create an appealing and efficient helm.

    The Dinette.

    Across from the helm to port, the dinette has a booth-style lounge around a fixed height table that can be folded to a smaller size for cocktails. Again, the large windows provide excellent views of the surroundings.

    Azimut 50 dinette
    The elevated dinette area will provide passengers great views while they enjoy dinner.

    Accommodations

    Galley Down.

    Stairs between the helm and dinette lead below decks. Directly at the foot is the Azimut 50’s galley. Because it’s positioned beneath the port windshield, the area gets plenty of natural light. It’s outfitted with a 7.8 cu. ft. (220-L) refrigerator/freezer, a microwave oven, four-burner ceramic cooktop with a fiddle rail and a stainless-steel sink.

    Azimut 50 galley
    This galley is at the base of the stairs to the helm deck. Note the abundant light from the overhead "atrium".

    Guest Cabin.

    Across from the galley, the starboard guest cabin has two fixed bunk berths, a full hanging locker and electrical outlets so that passengers can charge their phones or laptops.

    Azimut 50 guest cabin
    Each berth in the guest cabin has its own reading light. The lower berth is wider than the one above.

    Master Stateroom.

    Abaft of the galley and guest cabin, the full beam master stateroom is situated amidships so the owners will be less affected by vessel movement when they are asleep. The island berth is a queen. On the port side of the stateroom there’s a vanity with a hanging locker forward. The cabin is pre-wired for cable television and it also has 220-volt outlets.

    Azimut 50 master stateroom
    The large vertical windows and headroom exceeding 6’3” (1.91 m) give the master stateroom an open feeling. As on all Azimut boats, the stateroom décor is tasteful and au courant.

    Master Head.

    The master head forward to starboard is entered from the passageway into the stateroom. This makes it a little more private than it would be otherwise. The toilet is a Tecma and the sink is the freestanding basin-style, which is one of the most attractive and functional that we have seen in class. There is a separate shower compartment with an extraction fan in the overhead. A medicine-cabinet-style locker has a mirrored hatch and a small vanity mirror, plus 220-volt outlets.

    Azimut 50 master head
    In the head, the blinds provide privacy while the opening portal lets in fresh air. The shower has its own extraction fan to rid the area of steam quickly.

    VIP Cabin.

    Located in the bow, the VIP cabin has a double-berth with storage in the base. There are hanging lockers aft in each corner and electrical outlets. An overhead deck hatch and opening porthole provide fresh air while long horizontal windows supply natural light.

    Azimut 50 vip cabin
    The large windows in the VIP cabin in the bow show the emphasis that Azimut placed on providing every cabin on the boat with good natural light. Note the opening portlight aft on the starboard side.

    VIP/Guest Head.

    The VIP cabin has direct access to the second head on the Azimut 50 while those sleeping in the guest stateroom enter via the passageway. This head also has a separate shower stall with an extraction fan, basin-style sink and a Tecma head.

    Azimut 50 vip head
    The headroom in the VIP/Guest head exceeds 6’ (1.83 m). The shower head height is adjustable.
    Azimut 50 crew cabin
    The crew cabin is optional and has a single bunk and its own private head. Owner/operators will want to use this valuable space for water toys, spare parts, cleaning supplies and the like.

    Power and Propulsion.

    Azimut powers the 50 with twin 660-hp Volvo Penta D11 diesel inboards. We haven’t tested the boat, but the manufacturer estimates top speed at approximately 37 mph (32 knots) and cruise at 30 mph (26 knots). She weighs in at 54,785 lbs. (24.85 tons) fully-loaded.

    Azimut 50 running shot
    The Azimut 50 has a sharp bow entry, 21-degrees of deadrise amidships and 12-degrees at the transom.

    Mechanical and Fuel Systems.

    Each engine has two sea strainers and there’s also one for the generator. There are fuel-water separators for all three. The engine compartment has automatic Seafire FM-200 fire extinguishers. All underwater fittings have seacocks. To prevent corrosion, there is full cathodic bonding to the sacrificial anodes.

    Azimut 50 engine room
    To reduce engine noise and vibration, the engine compartment is finished in sound-deadening insulation throughout.

    Electrical Systems.

    The electrical system includes a 15.5-kW generator with underwater exhaust and a sound box. There are six service batteries and four starting batteries for the engines plus one for the generator, with chargers for the 12-volt and 24-volt circuits. There is a single 50-Amp shorepower cord at the stern.

    Price

    The base price is $1,330,000 (CIF Miami - duties paid).

    Azimut 50 running shot
    Her dark blue hullsides help elongate the Azimut 50’s lines, giving her a sleeker appearance. This is a design that is a careful balance of comfort in a decent chop, stability at rest, and fuel effeciency.

    Observations

    Lots of large windows both in the salon and below decks gives the interior of the Azimut 50 the feel of a larger luxury yacht without the penalty in initial price or in operational or dockage costs.Owners and guests should find more than enough seating capacity on the flybridge and on the six-person couch-style lounge in the bow.The galley down design increases usable socializing space in the salon, and the unique "atrium" effect overhead in the cooking area gives a nice feel even to this enclosed zone.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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