Neff Yacht Sales777 South East 20th Street , Suite 100Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United StatesToll-free: 866-440-3836Toll-free: 866-440-3836Tel: 954.530.3348Tel: 954.530.3348Sales@NeffYachtSales.comSales@NeffYachtSales.comAzimutAzimut• Year: 2008• Price: EUR 700,000• Location: Croatia• Hull Material: Composite• Fuel Type: Diesel• YachtWorld ID: 2456190• Condition: Usedhttp://www.NeffYachtSales.comIn great shape. Only 160 hours on the engines. Great deal.PresentationPresentationAzimut has been an innovative builder in motor yachts and cruisers in the last two decades, breakingthe ice with revolutionary designs outside and setting new trends with innovative layout plans inside.So when the 58 of the called F for flybridge series was presented in the fall of 2007 there was muchanticipation for this model, which will have a starting challenge replacing the 300 plus delivered 55 inthe long term of the Italian builder plans. The 58 though has not been the expected revolution overthe 55, but a general improvement in all parts starting with bigger engines, and going into detail onthe improving accommodation with high selling point coming in the VIP fore cabin with its scissortransforming berth from double to a nice twin for two big adults, making this cabin a family or guestsaffair. Other improvements are the high low bathing platform, bigger flybridge, more spacious aft deck,opening vertical windows in the master cabin, and last the modified saloon now feeling larger andsmarter.AccommodationAccommodationThe 55 which was presented in 2000 was always about the full beam owners cabin, making sure thismodel was delivered at 300 plus in an 8 years production span, a record in its size and time. The 58offers a similar interior 3 cabin 2 head lower deck plan mirror improvement to the 55, but board the newAzimut and it does feel bigger and different. The theme is about modern minimal accents, with oak woodjoinery and natural light coming from the large windows featured in all part of the yacht from the largeshark fin windows in the saloon, to the rectangles in the VIP cabin and the three longitudinal windowsin the owner cabin which also are a novelty here being able to open. Praised feature is the fore VIPcabin which with a scissor movement can go from a nice queen size double to twin single berths. Fullbeam owners cabin follows the traditional layout with a 45 degrees positioned berth, and a beauty desk
opposite. There is also the twin guest cabin in between all this. If desired a single berth crew cabin withprivate head can be fitted as optional aft.The welcoming main deck has a spacious c-shaped settee to port, step up two steps and you have theopen space galley to port with opposite a 6 people dining area. Forward of this there is a a nice 2 personsettee, just to the side of the central positioned helm station, very good for lounge entertainment duringnavigation trips with full views forward and to the side. This concept is again followed on the fly but thistime more of a sun lounger. On the flybridge you also find a c-shaped settee, l-shaped wetbar and afree astern area, with Azimuts plan suggesting to put two free moving deck chairs for maximum sunworshipping.PerformancePerformanceA tried and tested hull also derived from the 55, with a good balance of weight and navigational speedput into it. Azimut 58 hull is a variable geometry moderate vee with 15.5 degrees aft, with deepersleeker forward sections. Running gear and propellers run in tunnels for reduced shaft angle and betterefficiency. The twin MAN R6 800hp are the real difference here which give top speeds of 32 knots and acruising of 28 knots. Not bad for a loaded weight of close to 29 tons, and what I would also call moderatepower. For easy marina manoeuvring Azimut also offers a joystick which can spin the boat around withthe help of a stern and bow thruster, a solution seen on the bigger boats from this Italian builder since2003.PositivePositiveForward VIP Cabin which from a double transforms to twin single berthsPassenger settee by both helm stationsHi Low bathing platformNegativeNegativeSmall crew cabin aftCompetitionCompetitionCriteria for competition was 17 metres and 3 cabins on what is a highly competitive size, with manybuilders offering a similar concept to the Azimut 58 F, that is of a full beam owners cabin. The othersgoing to a more traditional layout of a forward owners cabin are the Ferretti 551 or the VZ 56 whichsurprisingly both come from Italy. Another surprise is how much this type of motor yacht with flybridgeand 3 cabins is international today. with builders spanning from Europe with Italian British builders, tothe middle East from Gulf Craft owned Majesty to Australia with Maritimo. The US offers are the feel bigHatteras and Canada built Neptunus, but there could be 3 more to this, but other American built flybridge
dont offer lower helm.Aicon 58 - full beam owners and 3 heads, much waited 56 replacement after 100+ soldFerretti 551 - classic layout fore owner 2 double cabins 3 heads, galley downHatteras 56 Motor Yacht - optional lower helm, third l-shaped cabinMajesty 56 - 3 saloon settees, 3 heads and 2 berth crew cabin aftMaritimo A55 Aegean Flybridge - four cabins but 4 bunk beds, astern galley, sports lookNeptunus 56 Flybridge - changing room, dining table to fore with nice surround viewsPrincess 58 - galley down give three settee saloon, double crew cabin aft availableSunseeker 52 Manhattan - galley down, bunk 3rd cabin, sunlounger aft adds sport looksUniesse 58 My - three heads, galley up on saloon, renowned sea keeperVZ 56 - classic layout forward owner cabin, 2 heads, on purpose designed hullWILD CARD: Fairline 55 Squadron - 4 feet short, closest competitor in concept and styleConclusionConclusionAzimut has built the 58 around improving the 55, with new ideas introduced on the other models of therange: like hi-lo bathing platform for easy tender stowage, square shaped bow which allows better deckspace but also gives more room below in the cabin, free usable space on the flybridge which lookscoming from an 80 feet plus super yacht, and last but surely its higher selling point in the scissor movingdouble berth forward. All this while not really new on an Azimut looks still very fresh on the 58! Thebig billion $£ question now is whether the 58 will have the winning success the 55 enjoyed in its 8 plusyears of production. First outing in Genoa Show 2007 showed good sales in favour for the 58, what is anexceptional result with much tighter competition now then in 2000.Technical DataTechnical DataLOA. 17.8 metres (58.8 ft)Hull Length. 17.59 metresBeam. 4.95 metresDraft. 1.37 metres includes props @ full loadDisplacement. 28.8t full loadFuel Capacity. 2800 litresWater Capacity. 630 litresAccommodation. 6 berths in 3 cabins + optional crew cabin aftEngines. 2 x MAN R6 800hpPropulsion. Shaft Drive with propeller tunnelsSpeed. max 32 knots, cruising 28 knotsHull Shape. vee shape with 15.5 deg aftProject. Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interiorYACHT BROKER Michael ZaidanYACHT BROKER Michael ZaidanMichael grew up on Cass Lake, outside of Detroit, Michigan, where he began boating with his father,who was an avid fisherman. His passion for boating and fishing was installed at a young age, and onlyintensified when Michael moved to South Florida in 1995, where he instantly got hooked on scubadiving and spear fishing. Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the sales field and enjoys creatingand maintaining long term relationships with his clients. With his ability to connect with clients, andpassion for boating, Michael sought out a career in yacht sales, where could put his professional andpersonal experiences together. Michaels qualities of honesty and ethical behavior combined with hissuperior negotiating skills will make you feel confident every step of the way.He can assist you with a free complete market report or offer sold boat data on any Yacht. If you don’tsee what you’re looking for just give him a call or an email and he can find it for you quickly.• CellCell +1.954.655.4955+1.954.655.4955• Office –Office – 954.330.3348954.330.3348
• Fax –Fax – 954.333.2636954.333.2636• Email -Email - Michael@NeffYachtSales.comMichael@NeffYachtSales.com• Website -Website - www.NeffYachtSales.comwww.NeffYachtSales.comSo you have made the decision to buy a yacht. Now its time to make an even bigger decision and choose theright brokerage. Whether you are moving up in size, moving down in size or a first time boat buyer it is importantto get the right support. Buying a vessel is a big decision, so having trust and confidence in your yacht broker iskey.EnginesEnginesDisclaimerDisclaimerThe Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant theaccuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents,or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offeredsubject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.