Monday, January 18

Azimut Launching New 53 Family Cruiser

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Azimut just announced that it’s making a low-profile flybridge 53 with a spacious interior that’s designed for family cruising. The new 53 has three staterooms with two heads, plus a possible crew cabin with a head aft. Powered by twin 725-hp Volvo IPS900 pod drives, the 53 will have a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots.

The boat’s bow is almost vertical, to provide more room forward. Its raked front windshield and flybridge set well aft give it an aggressive, contemporary look.

Azimut says it choose Volvo’s IPS propulsion system because it gives the boat a low center of gravity, as well as providing superior maneuverability, speed, and efficiency.

The salon, with windows all around, features the galley aft. A large, U-shaped settee with a table is on the port side; another settee is to starboard, just aft of the helm station with two matching seats. The foredeck has a large sun pad plus a forward-facing seat at the base of the windshield.

On the lower deck, the full-beam master is amidships, with a centerline bed, lots of walking around space, and a large en suite head. The VIP cabin is forward, with a centered queen-sized bed and an en suite head. The third cabin is aft a bit on the starboard side with two berths. There’s room for a washer-dryer in the lobby.

The cockpit is protected by the overhang from the flybridge. It has a sofa aft and one set of stairs leading down to the swim platform. The extra cabin, accessed from the transom, can be fitted with a bar and ice maker if the owner doesn’t want to use it for crew.

On the flybridge, the helm station is on the port side with two chairs. The aft section has seating all around, surrounding a dinette table that can be lowered so the entire area can become a large sun lounge.

The Azimut 53 will be launched in the next few months.

Specs.: LOA: 55’1”; Beam: 16’3”; Draft: 4’4”; Disp.: 58,000 lbs.; Fuel: 634 gals.; Water: 156 gals.; Power: 2×725-hp Volvo IPS900 pod drives. Read more:




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