Launched in 2007, Azimut’s red-hulled 103S paired the muscular lines of an open express with a flybridge and other features common to large yachts. By creating unbroken space between the cockpit and salon—and incorporating a massive sunroof—the boat’s designer, Stefano Righini, pushed the boundaries of the open-yacht category. The Italian builder followed that breakthrough boat with the launch of the Azimut 72S in late 2009. The new vessel features banks of windows to provide a 360-degree panoramic view in the salon, while employing Righini’s signature square windows in the owner’s suite. A joystick control allows for easy maneuvering, and a navigation screen permits operational control from the upper deck.