The Azimut Magellano 66 Review

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The Magellano 66 is Azimut’s newest addition to the Magellano fleet and has been described as a megayacht in just 20m, that offers the freedom of long range cruises with the comfort and elegance of home.

This Magellano features dual mode hulls, large interiors for extended stays, and a chic and timeless style. Also available in the Navetta Version, with a saloon and dining area that can be separated from the galley and pilot station when desired for absolute privacy. The entire main deck is on one level with enormous windows facing out over the water. There is plenty of exterior and interior storage to keep everything perfectly organized, all in a sophisticated and timeless atmosphere.    

Magellano 66 completes the range, alongside the 43HT, 43 Fly, 53 and 76 models. The first model was delivered to the customer in the summer of 2015, but the design of the Magellano 66 started long ago. It is built on the same foundation that makes all Magellano yachts so versatile. They are designed to provide a comfortable ride even in moderate to rough seas.

Accomplishing this required developing keels that were profoundly different from those found on planing hulls. The fifth model in Azimut’s Magellano range of trawler yachts, the 66 features what Azimut calls a “dual-mode hull,” with double chines, a wave-cutting vertical bow, and substantial forward volume for smoother and more efficient operation.

At the same time, the shape and volume of the forward section minimise pitch and provides constant buoyancy support, even when the boat is descending the trough of a wave. As a result, the water has a hard time reaching the main deck, providing a sense of security both to those piloting the vessel and their guests.

The Magellano 66 takes this philosophy even further with surprisingly spacious interiors. The main deck is all on one level, with a modern yet refined interior, with wood paneling and cream-colored furnishings. It has a large sliding door facing out over the cockpit all the way to the bow where the pilot station and galley are located. The main deck features elegance, functionality and a breathtaking view of the horizon. Highlights include a large Lshaped sofa facing an impressive bar cabinet, up to 50’’ TV cabinet, and an impressive dining table. All this comes with the standard version of the Magellano 66.

There is also a Navetta version which positions the internal stair amidships, that means the saloon/dining area can be separated from the piloting and forward galley area, for unprecedented privacy surpassing that of even bigger boats. The crew can carry out their jobs without having to access any of the boat owner and guest spaces. The door to the side walkway is from the galley, allowing the crew to reach their cabin without crossing the saloon. At the same time, the boat owner and guests can access the saloon from their accommodations, without having to cross the galley and piloting station. The Navetta version also enjoys an expansive view out over the water, with sliding doors and panels that also facilitate mooring.   

On the outside, your eye is drawn to the integrated terrace to the extreme aft of the flybridge, a design detail that puts the Magellano 66 in the big league.

Exterior spaces on the main deck of the Magellano 66 include a padded lounging area at the bow and a shaded seating and dining area aft. The exterior highlight is the flybridge, which is especially large for a boat this size. It features a dining table, a sun pad, and enough space for lounge chairs, as well as an awning that provides welcome shade for long stints at sea. The culmination of a spectacular open deck, the terrace can be outfitted for the perfect relaxation environment, complete with a convenient removable awning aft of the hardtop.

Just like the Magellano 53, at the bow of the Magellano 66, there is an additional lounge area, here even more welcoming and private. The storage space for all onboard and freetime equipment is unparalleled. There are enormous storage areas in the bow and on the flybridge.

Four Cabins
The are four cabins on board the 66 with the obligatory ensuite master cabin amidships and spacious VIP in the bow with two guest cabins; one twin and one bunks.

On the lower deck, there is a large owner suite at full beam. Here, the spacious quarters are bathed in natural light for an elegant but also practical space with ample stowage. The owner has all the space they’ve always wanted with his and her spacious closet, chest of drawers, vanity, and an additional huge storage area under the bed. 

The closets in the VIP and guest cabins receive the same attention. Both cabins offer something extra because, as everyone says, there is never enough space on board. The fourth cabin is designed as a utility room but, upon request, can be outfitted as a cabin with bunk beds. The washer and dryer are conveniently located along the corridor.

With two Volvo Penta D13 800hp engines, Magellano’s performance is perfectly in line with the philosophy of a modern long range yacht. Travelling at 9 knots in full displacement mode, it has a range of over 900 miles (including a 10% reserve). The double chine Dual Mode hull provides a purposeful shape that optimises cruising both in displacement and planing modes, for a cruising speed of 1618 knots and a maximum speed of 22 knots.

Boat Specifications

StyleMotor Yacht
BuilderAzimut Yachts
LOA20.15
Beam5.44m
Draft1.67m
ConstructionGRP
Displ (loaded)44.5 tonne
Max Speed22 knots
Engine Make2 x Volvo Penta D13 @ 800hp
Drive TrainShaft
ContactPinnacle Marine +64 9 3776602 | E: info@pinnaclemarine.co.nz | www.pinnaclemarine.co.nz

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