For the Milan Design Week, Azimut surprised visitors to the Triennale with its latest generation boat, the S7, located in front of the Palazzo dell’Arte. A bold, complex gesture logistics-wise, revealing just how much Azimuth Yachts is keen to dialogue with the world of design. An understanding that over the past decade has led the brand to intensify its relations with architects and bring new styling codes to boats compared to traditional nautical design. A challenge that continues today with new projects, illustrated during a presentation at the Teatro della Triennale, where Giovanna Vitelli, after giving a brief account of the company’s almost fifty years of activity, introduced the recent collaboration agreements of the Avigliana boatyard with two design brands.
Alberto Mancini, a car designer and now a great yacht designer, explained the inspiration for the 28-metre sports yacht, Azimut S10, of which he designed the exterior, synthesising it with the image of “a large villa by the sea, with several levels of terraces that gradually lead down to the water”. Interiors were discussed with Vincenzo De Cotiis, architect and designer but also artist, who for the 25-metre Magellan, part of the Azimut Grande Collection, focused on spatial fluency and a new use of glass fibre. Specially ennobled to confer a refined material contrast combined with more precious materials, such as brass and grosgrain wood, borrowed from the long range yachts of yesteryear.