Squarely aimed at combining luxury-at-sea with strong seagoing capabilities, the 76 directly replaces the previous 74, the original model in the Magellano lineup.
Powered by twin 1000 horsepower MAN V8s, the 76 can push its 80' 1" (LOA) semi-planing hull to a top speed of 22 knots at wide open throttle. Azimut's "dual-mode" hull not only performs at speed, but also allows captains the ability to pull back on the throttle and enjoy longer range (nearly 1,000 nm) at an efficient 11-knot cruise.
The added LOA allows Azimut to expand the already spacious deckhouse and fly bridge by nearly 2 feet each, offering more living space both indoors and out. Guest capacity jumps to eight, divided amongst 4 cabins each with an en suite head.
Crew quarters also gain a pair of additional berths (now 3 total) by doing away with the 74's tender garage and moving tender placement to the expanded swim platform.
Despite the significant redesign, the 76 retains the "Italian Trawler" look indicative of the Magellano line. Hard chines and a rectangular deckhouse bring the silhouette into the modern age of design while the rounded off edges keep the 76 from appearing contemporary.
On the inside, the elongated deckhouse features an aft galley ideally situated for al fresco cockpit entertaining, while expansive windows keep the interior from feeling cavernous.
According to a company press release, the interior features the signature look of architect Alessandro Paulina, featuring walnut furnishings contrasted with lightly-colored Italian leather accents.
Now in its 56th year, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show opens to the public on November 5th, and runs through the weekend.
To learn more about the 76, and the rest of the Magellano lineup, visit www.azimutyachts.com/magellano-collection.html