Join Ryan McVinney and Dave Berardinelli from MarineMax for a full video walkthrough of Azimut Yacht’s 55 Fly motor yacht. As the name implies this is a full flybridge, high-performance modern yacht with a sporty exterior designed by Sefano Righini. With a raked windshield and sharp angled lines she exudes performance but her onboard experience is all about comfort.
Layout And Cabin Interior
From the memory foam sunpad in the bow, to the nicely-appointed forward master stateroom and guest stateroom on the starboard, she has an open, 3-berth floor plan with curves everywhere and stainless steel throughout, along with ample room for entertaining. The third berth is a nicely tucked away aft “captain’s quarters”.
By combining a sleek silhouette with a warm cozy interior, the vessel is a testament to elegance and thoughtful design. Large windows create the feel of a much larger vessel throughout the boat. A fully-featured galley make picnicking, entertaining and meal preparation for longer cruising trips easy and straightforward. There are also two onboard heads – one for the crew/captain in the rear of the vessel, and one shared full head between the two main cabin staterooms.
At The Helm
At the helm, the innovative Optimus Electronic Power Steering system by Seastar Solutions gives you a similar sensation to driving a top of the range car. The owner can conﬁgure the responsiveness of the helm by regulating wheel turns and steering effort according to speed. The system also has the additional beneﬁ t of eliminating the hydraulic piping between the helm station and the rudder compartment.
Automatic interceptors gives the vessel the lift it needs to get up on plane faster or to reach that optimum running trim. In this way the resistance of the hull is automatically optimized for every speed and load condition, this resulting in increased speed and lower fuel consumption.
Her hull features a V-shape design with an aft deadrise of 12 degrees and an overall length of 55.5 feet. She has a 16-foot beam with a draft of 4’1″ (including the prop at full load, which is a very reasonable, manageable draft for a yacht of this size).
The namesake of the 55 fly, the flybridge on this yacht does not disappoint. First, the sheer size is impressive – much bigger than you’d expect on a 55-60-foot boat. With a spectacular hard top and a large, comfortable sun pad right beside the upper helm station controls, this is an area multiple guests can hang out on while underway comfortably and safely. There’s also a “dinner zone”, plus a large surface area towards the stern. Passengers lying on the forward sun pad are protected by an electronic “cocoon” shield that can be moved at the press of a button.
Aft Deck And Transom
A curved stainless-frame sliding glass door between the cockpit and salon give an airy feel with great sunlight and visibility. On the rear of the vessel, beautiful teak decking flows over from the cockpit steps into the swim platform for easy access to the water. A motorized, hydraulic swim platform will hold up to 800 pounds and is perfect for an inflatable tender or water toys.
The Azimut 55 Fly is powered by twin MAN i6 800-horsepower V-Drive engines giving her a maximum speed of 31 knots, and a speedy cruising speed of up to 27 knots. She holds 676 gallons of fuel and 590-gallons of water.
If you’re looking for a modern, sleek sporty-looking yacht that is comfortable, elegant and simple, the Azimut 55 Fly could fit the bill nicely.
Displ.: 58,000 lbs.
Fuel: 676 gallons
Water: 155 gallons
Power: 2/800-hp MAN I6 diesel engines
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