For some American boat buyers, a yacht like the Azimut 84 defines the Italian mastery of aesthetic and design. But it isn’t always easy for Americans to embrace all the features intended for a cruising lifestyle that isn’t quite like ours. In that spirit, Azimut collaborated with MarineMax, its North American distribution partner, to tweak the 84 specifically for US tastes.
The American version Azimut 84 seems to be the result of a good collaboration. It couples features and a layout created expressly to meet American tastes with the style, quality, and performance one would expect from one of the biggest Italian motor yacht builders.
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.