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Azimut introduce the new 95RPH Grande

Published on February 4, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

Anticipating spring after the dark days of winter is one of the pleasures of the New Year, but in 2014 fans of Italian yacht designers, Azimut, have more than sunny weather to look forward to.  The launch of the 95RPH (Raised Pilot House) in the first quarter of 2014 is guaranteed to be one of the events of the year for fans of high spec luxury yachts.

Exterior designer, Stefano Righini, has ensured that this latest addition to Azimut’s stable is a worthy addition to the Azimut Grande range, which has become the marque of choice for the well-heeled.  The 95RPH’s most outstanding feature is the raised wheelhouse, which has been separated from the main deck.  A half deck has been created to afford owners of this fabulous yacht more space and privacy from the crew.  At more than 60m², the flybridge has all the space of a one-bedroom apartment, to include a nifty exterior dinette that can seat ten, a mini bar, Jacuzzi and a very comfortable sunbathing area.


Accommodation-wise, the 95RPH includes four double guest cabins on the lower deck and a sumptuous owner’s cabin on the main deck towards the bow.  All of the main cabins are en-suite, and there is also a separate day head.  Apart from being able to sleep ten guests, there is also space for a crew of four, with three cabins and two bathrooms towards the bow and separate crew access to the kitchen, which is situated on the main deck.

The interiors, created by Studio Salvagni Architetti, are stylish and beautifully imagined and continue the happy working relationship that has already run through the smaller Azimut 80, Azimut 84 and Azimut 88.

The 95RPH’s stern is the location for a garage with a pivoting platform for a four metre plus tender jet, while the engine room is fitted with two MTU 16V2000 M84 motors which, when used in combination with the planing hull with skeg (a sternward keel extension), ensure improved directional stability and allow for maximum speeds of 26.5 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.  The 12,000-litre fuel tank and 2,000 litre water tank ensure that the 95RPH has a range worthy of a top-drawer cruising yacht.


Looks and technology aside, the Azimut 95RPH also benefits from the fact that its official measurement falls beneath the 24 metre cut-off point that separates pleasure craft from larger yachts.  In many countries pleasure craft are governed by less restrictive legislation and do not need a professional captain or engineer and can be manned by a smaller crew.  The paperwork that governs the registration of a pleasure craft is also far less complicated, which further adds to the attractions of this very desirable yacht.

Recently Azimut-Benetti topped the Global Order Book 2014 published by American magazine Showboats International in terms of craft under construction.  The Company’s sterling reputation has resulted in orders for 79 megayachts that are currently being built, putting it significantly ahead of all the other 19 international companies on the list.  In fact the number of projects currently on Azimut-Benetti’s books is twice that of its nearest competitor and the average size of the yachts being constructed (122 feet) also shows that, when it comes to building impressively proportioned boats, this Company is out on its own.

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