The Azimut 35 Metri, shown at both Cannes and Monaco, is the new flagship of the Azimut Grande line. The Stefano Righini design has an edgy, angular exterior with dark windows that define the profile and a raised pilothouse that gives the superstructure the sleek look of a performance motor yacht rather than the boxier dimensions of a typical flybridge vessel. The 115-footer’s carbon-fiber superstructure and hardtop—rarities on yachts of this size—add structural integrity while dramatically lowering weight. That allowed Righini to design a “wide-body” interior without compromising its 25.5-knot top speed. At 10 knots, the 35 Metri has a range of 1,500 miles.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon flood the interior with natural light. The master suite also has floor-to-ceiling windows, including one that folds outward to become a private terrace. Features like the three-floor spiral staircase with backlit onyx steps, lifting platform on the foredeck, and option to add another 325-square-foot deck are features more for the gigayacht than the typical 100-footer. Azimut always pushes the design envelope, but this is a significant leap forward for the Italian builder.