The Italian shipyard Azimut has announced it has sold 22 of its Grande 26m Series since its first launch in August and debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year.
The Grande 26m features an exterior yacht design by Alberto Mancini, with an interior by Achille Salvagni. Upon her launch earlier this year, the shipyard illustrated the spectacular number of facilities and luxury amenities on board. One of the standout highlights is the yacht’s ‘Deck2Deck’ element where the transform is raised to meet the main deck, creating an extendable space that can be used as a dining or lounge area. The yacht can accommodate 10 guests across five yacht cabins.
The impressive number of sales of the Grande 26m indicates that the shipyard’s hopes to appeal to ‘contemporary owners’ has paid off. Design elements such as a main deck owner’s suite, expansive use of glass and a chic, neutral interior are clearly appealing to boat owners.
The ‘green’, eco-friendly credentials of the Grande 26m may be another reason for its popularity. Azimut claims that this model will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent when compared to previous models. This is a result of its new propulsion system from German manufacturer ZF and the yacht’s extensive use of carbon fiber throughout, which makes it up to 30 percent lighter than similar models of its size.