September 2nd 2012. By Jeanne Craig.

Lazzara Yachts: Double Feature

Lazzara unveils a pair of new luxury yacht cruisers, the LSX 64 and LMY 64.

Lazzara Yachts is putting the finishing touches on two new models, which will debut at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show: the LSX 64 and LMY 64. Both boats are based on the same hull with an LOA of 64’6”, which makes them the smallest models in the Lazzara line and also well suited for those in search of an owner-operated luxury cruiser.

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The Lazzara LMY 64 is designed to be a yacht that owners can operate with their own family.

“The LMY 64 is designed for the current owner of a 40- to 50-foot boat who’s ready to take the next major jump up in size to a model with all the quality, amenities and space of a true yacht,” says Rich Lazzara of Lazzara Lenton in Ft. Lauderdale. “The LSX is for the owner who also wants to continue run his own boat but wants more space. In addition, most express boats in this size range are just that – boats. They have less quality, less attention to detail and fewer amenities than yachts do. The LSX64 will be an express yacht.”

Both models will feature state-of-the-art technology and systems. Propulsion, for instance, will be Volvo’s IPS pod drives which will deliver swift speeds (predicted top end of 34 knots for both models) and modest fuel burn, and also carve out more usable space for creature comforts in the cabin. IPad control monitoring systems are also offered. Interestingly, the boats will be packaged with a stabilizer system that could go a long way toward fulfilling the mission of each model as a luxury ride fit for families. The LSX offers three staterooms and the LMY four, configurations that are ideal for parents cruising with children and grandchildren. The stabilizer will make the ride that much more comfortable for the whole crew, underway as well as at rest.

Headlining the list of distinctive features on the LSX 64 are a fully equipped galley that Lazzara says will be the largest in its class, complete with full-size home appliances. The staterooms are reported to be larger than those on any other express yacht under 70 feet, particularly the amidships master with ensuite head. Plus, “the headroom throughout is akin to what you would see on a yacht,” says Lazzara. Oversized windows are installed throughout the boat to draw in light and open up all of the spaces. A cool feature on the standard equipment list is the hydraulic swim platform. On the options list, we like the electric sunroof and Brownie Hookah diving package.

On the LMY64, the company bills the flybridge as the largest on any boat under 70 feet, and it’s set up with a davit for a tender and a settee for eight. An optional hardtop with skylights protects the bridge area. On the main deck, top chefs should look for a summer kitchen that commands attention with its full-size appliances.

Angarra LSX 64 and LMY 64 specifcationsThe builder will be employing a few new construction techniques, too. “We’re building the entire interior outside of the yacht and then dropping it in,” says Lazzara. “The interior is mounted to custom-designed isolation mounts that help reduce the vibration and sound. New materials are also allowing us to build yachts that are stronger and lighter than ever before.”

Like all Lazzara yachts, these new cruisers will offer owners the opportunity to customize the boats to a certain degree. “The Lazzara brand is known for superior quality and service, and we give each owner the opportunity to personalize his yacht,” says Lazzara. “As a result, resale value remains strong and owners are assured they’re buying an exceptional yacht that’s uniquely their own.”

For more information, visit Lazzara Yachts.

-Jeanne Craig

Jeanne Craig

Jeanne Craig has been covering powerboats since 1988. She spent ten years as a senior editor at Boating magazine and ten more as executive editor at Motor Boating. She’s now an independent writer based in Rowayton, Connecticut, where she’s close to the cruising grounds she most enjoys.