Designed in Italy and now available stateside through Alexander Marine USA, the Magellano 66’ by Azimut Yachts is a supremely stylish and smooth cruiser.
By Randy Woods / Sistership Photos Courtesy of Azimut Yachts
New for 2023 is Azimut’s stylishly handsome and supremely comfortable Magellano 66’. Designed by Italy’s P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture firm, the Magellano features a double chine, semi-planing hull, which can reduce fuel consumption by 20% at medium speeds. The vertical bow also reduces drag by minimizing the impact of waves, providing smooth cruising, especially at low speeds.
The bow has a roomy outdoor gathering space, surrounded by a cushioned U-shaped bench. At center is a Travertine hi-lo coffee table that can be converted into a sunpad with a Bimini top. Wraparound side decks are surfaced with teak.
Up top, the flybridge deck and convertible hardtop are both made of carbon-fiber lamination to reduce the weight of the boat and ensure a lower center of gravity for added dynamic stability. Flybridge seating includes two stools, two helm seats covered in Batyline outdoor fabric, and two padded bench seats for five people. Table options include a standard teak dinette table with a Corian frame or a synthetic Travertine insert. The outdoor aft section of the flybridge also has a Bimini top for shade as well as a barbecue grill and an icemaker.
Inside the salon, the open layout—which features an L-shaped settee and sofas on opposite sides—creates a comfortable entertaining area that includes a wine cooler. Space is included for an optional hi-lo TV mechanism, which can be fitted with a DirectTV and Tracvision TV6 SAT antenna system.
Found through two aft salon doors that can be opened for a seamless connection, the cockpit boasts a sliding Travertine hi-lo table, U-shaped bench seating, and a refrigerator, which are covered from the elements by the aft flybridge above. A hydraulic stainless steel and teak ladder connects the transom to swim platform when lowered. For extra maneuverability, the cockpit also includes a docking station with a joystick and thruster controls.
Forward of the salon, the galley and main helm are situated side by side. To port, the galley includes a dishwasher and a refrigerator. The main helm can be configured with one or two pilot seats and is equipped with a suite of premium Raymarine electronics. For additional guest privacy, an optional layout, called Navetta, separates the galley and helm completely from the salon, providing access through a sliding door.
The lower deck includes an owner’s stateroom with an en suite head, bidet, and wash basin available in either in marble or quartzite. A VIP suite is located at the bow, with two guest cabins immediately aft. Twin Volvo D13 diesel engines give the vessel 1,600 hp of power, allowing it to cruise at 19 knots and go flat out at 23 knots.
It could all be yours soon, as the Alexander Marine model will arrive at the docks in April with a gorgeous, gleaming white hull.
Specs & Info
LOA 66’1” · Beam 17’10” · Draft 5’6”
1,189 gal. / 264 gal. / 132 gal.
Twin Volvo D13 Diesels
Alexander Marine USA