Azimut 60

Ah, Marina Cove and its gleaming powerboats — rows and rows of them. Huge, powerful and sexy designs, to the left, to the right, all around. And there, towering above the dock, our review model — the Azimut 60 — strong, confident, a statement in naval architecture.

No doubt about it, Italian designers have it all their way. They set standards, others follow. It’s been that way for nearly 50 years. Molto bene, — let’s step aboard and take in this Stefano Righini creation.

In the saloon, it’s cool, calm, and the flooring is dark (mahogany of course), and the furnishings light. Interior designer, Achille Salvagni, knows what he is doing. The dinette, for example, has an engineering masterpiece for a coffee table and the view is uncompromising.

In fact, the entire main deck is light, open and allows a feeling of being outside from within. Amazing. But then this is an Azimut, made in Italy.

The galley is raised, simple and effective, with a divider between the dinette and lower helm. Forward are the accommodations — chic and stylish but not without a certain homeliness. Haute design can sometimes lack warmth — not so in the Azimut 60.

The forward cabin has an ensuite washroom, there is a general washroom near the companionway and the master stateroom has its own ensuite.

Beneath the aft deck, are the crew’s quarters with head. In Hong Kong, these tend to be used more for storage as crew usually stay ashore.

Up on the flybridge, there is a helm and plenty of space for lounging and ‘toys’. Likewise the foredeck with its fold-out seating arrangements — perfect for sundowners at sunset.

For propulsion, there are two big MAN diesels, pumping out 800hp each, giving a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 23.

Now, all this doesn’t come cheap. The price, all inclusive, is a cool HK$15 million. But then you pay for quality — call Thomas Woo for details, 9383 3333.

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