The newcomer to the popular Magellano series is a delightful yacht ideal for cruising lovers, charming with timeless exterior, attractive interior and comfort in navigation
Discover the Azimut Magellano 60: A Newcomer in the Popular Series
Currently the smallest model in Azimut’s crossover series Magellano, the new Magellano 60 debuted at the Cannes Boat Show. According to the builder, this new model aims for a contemporary style with a distinctly Italian feel, but holding on to the philosophy of the Magellano series – practical solutions, spaciousness and efficiency, with as little impact on the environment as possible and, of course, with readiness to face any and all weather conditions.
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Interesting in many aspects, the new Azimut S8 Myne boasts great performance, large open exterior spaces and an elegantly designed interior. She accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 stylish staterooms and carries onboard 3 crew members.
Recognizable exterior lines of the Magellano series are still there, and the tall hull with a blunt bow unmistakably reveal this model to be another navetta. Large oval windows on the sides of the hull and smaller ones on the bow are also features of the current series present on its latest model.
The tall superstructure is glazed, with the dark glazing interrupted only by six horizontal wooden lines on the aft part of the superstructure, and the white roof. The flybridge has been moved slightly aft, and the highest point of the exterior is the carrier mast for the T-top. The T-top also serves the bow part of the flybridge.
The spacious aft platform can be submerged thanks to a hydraulic system, which allows tender lifting maneuvers, and it’s definitely spacious enough to serve as a beach club. Starboard and aft, there is a dedicated door of the crew cabin, and to the port, the entrance to the main deck interior.
Next to this glazed wall separating the interior and exterior aft part of the main deck lies the dining room, with the table surrounded by sofas. The sofas transform into a large bed with direct view of the sea. The relaxed feel of this space is further enhanced by a small bar with two bar stools right from the entrance and next to the galley.
Located to the left from the door, the semi-circular galley was designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, with wenge wood and black kitchen tops.
Interior Layout and Features: A Closer Look
The salon lies right next to the galley, but one step above, with the floor changing form wood to plush carpeting that continues in the rest of the interior. To the left, there is a large U-shaped sofa, while to the right, there are two small sofas and a small dining table. The interior helm station with two seats is served by a large and wide windshield, and boasts an elegant steering wheel rarely seen on vessels this size.
The predominant use of light tones in the interior in combination with discreet decorative elements in wenge wood lines or designer lighting fixtures give the interior and exterior a timeless feel and guarantee that the Azimut Magellano 60 will not lose its attractiveness for decades to come. To the right of the helm, a semi-circular staircase leads to the corridor connecting all three cabins.
The full-width master cabin lies mid-ship, and in addition to the spacious double bed on the right side, it also has a sofa which transforms into an extra bed. To the left, there is a spacious chest of drawers. The VIP cabin, also a double, lies in the bow, while the third cabin has two single beds. All cabins have private heads, but the guest cabin head also serves as the day head, and has direct entrance from the main corridor.
The flybridge is well thought through, comfortable enough for a full day out in the open. Under the area protected by a T-top, whose central part opens for more sun, lies the exterior helm station, with two seats, a semi-circular sofa, a dining table and an element with several refrigerating units, while another bar behind the T-top structure holds an electric kettle, a sink and an ice maker. Interestingly, on the flybridge there is a rarely seen outdoor shower, connected to the T-top.
On the bow, there is a lounge with a spacious sunpad and a sofa hugging a small table, another cozy and private spot ideal for leisure cruising.
We found the cruising side of our experience extremely pleasant, as Azimut Magellano 60 is equipped with a classic shaft, a bow and stern thruster, and a joystick for easy steering. This all makes it easy to handle, and easy to maneuver into small berths and crowded ports, especially from the exterior helm, which enjoys excellent visibility.
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In navigation, the new Magellano 60 handled taller waves smoothly, with the Seakeeper 9 smoothing out any subsequent rolling. The steering is prompt and precise, and the model boasts a small turning radius without losing much speed in turns. However, the most interesting technical detail is efficiency, result of the excellent design of the semi-displacement Dual Mode hull.
The Performance of the Azimut Magellano 60 at Sea
The cruising speed is a pleasant 18 to 20 knots at 2000 rpm, with a consumption of 95 liters per hour per engine, while the maximum speed we achieved was 26.5 knots, with a consumption of 150 liters per hour per engine.
With its striking design and excellent performance, the new Azimut Magellano 60 may be the smallest of the series, but it’s also the best indicator of its quality, as well as a safe choice for a large number of owners looking for a comfortable and efficient yacht.
Text Mlađan Marušić
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