Azimut Magellano 66

Azimut Magellano 66

Azimut Magellano 66

Azimut is renowned for fast and sleek boats, so its Magellano line represents a change of pace. The Italian builder dubs it the “modern trawler” and has brought its indelible style to this genre, and it didn’t even slow down much.

Thanks to a hull the builder calls Dual Mode, the Magellano 66 (LOA: 66′ 1″; Beam: 17′ 10″) proves efficient over a range of cruising speeds. Powered by two 800-hp Volvo Penta D13 engines, it cruises at 16 to 18 knots and tops out at 22. Yet, in displacement mode, going 9 knots, it has a range of 900 miles (with 10 percent reserve).

Designed for comfort in all conditions, the vertical bow slices through seas and the forward portion of the hull is shaped to minimize pitching and provide buoyancy. Substantial freeboard keeps the deck dry.

The main deck is all one level and open space, connecting the salon, galley and pilothouse. Alternatively, for those seeking separation from crew, the Navetta version can close off the salon from the galley and pilothouse forward. Introduced in the U.S. last year, the 66 is one in a series of five models, spanning 43 to 76 feet.

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