Azimut S7

Azimut S7

Norris Comer New Boats

Azimut S7The Azimut S7 is one of those ultra-modern sport yachts that’s got enough cutting-edge, fancy tech aboard to be part spaceship. With the stated goal to be the “most technologically advanced yacht in its category,” the S7 seeks to expand the frontier of yachting. But what does that mean, exactly?

Firstly, we can state the obvious, that the look is very modern and sleek. Built like a cigar boat but at 70’ 1” in length and with luxury yacht accommodations, this is not your grandpa’s motor trawler. The S7 relies on a triple Volvo IPS system with the touted benefits of superb maneuverability, minimum noise, and improved fuel efficiency.

Combined with active trim control that automatically makes subtle but important trim tab adjustments, joystick driving, and an auto balance system that moves diesel between tanks to keep them balanced, a lot of the technology aboard seems aimed to make driving an efficient pleasure.

All these features and systems make a yacht that reportedly cruises at 30 knots and maxes out at 36 knots.

Azimut S7 Interior and Deck

Notably, the use of carbon fiber is a hallmark of the build. The carbon fiber components in the superstructure, radar arch, and pivoting platform should provide plenty of lightweight strength. The high-tech, spared-no-expense approach probably helped the S7 achieve a CE Category A rating from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (the highest available).

The strength and lightweight of the carbon fiber material also allows for more freedom of design throughout the S7. The interior volume is a beneficiary of the carbon fiber use, as the builder can go bigger without paying a high pentaly in the form of the yacht’s weight. These are all subtle pluses working in favor of the S7.

The accommodations aboard are thus as luxurious as one would expect, with four state rooms and three enclosed heads. The layout is the familiar master suite forward with two double cabins aft. There is an additional cabin for crew.

Fleming 78 specs

Outside, the cabin is almost completely enclosed with glass to create a modern, airy space. The open flybridge above should be an excellent place to take in the scenery, and a stylish set of steps leads directly down into the covered cockpit. Of course, like fellow modern yachts, the S7 has that huge padded sunlounge in the foredeck.

All in all, the Azimut S7 has the allure of something out of this world. If tech and luxury are important for your next yacht purchase, you may want to check out this build. For the rest of us, it’s always interesting to see what pushing the envelope looks like. You can learn more from local dealer Alexander Marine USA.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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