Builder: Azimut Yachts
Exterior design: Ken Freivokh
Interior design: Vincenzo De Cotiis
Hull design: Pierluigi Ausonio’s Studio Piana
Furnishings & Lighting design: custom made by Vincenzo De Cotiis
Fabrics: Loro Piana Interiors
Length overall: 25,22 m – 82′ 9”
Engines/Trasmission: Standard: 2 x 1.400 hp MAN V12
Maximum speed: up to 25 nodi/kn
Cruise speed: 18 nodi/kn
Cabins: 4 + 2 crew
Berths: 8 + 3 crew
Heads: 5 + 1 / 2 crew
Building material: Carbon Fiber + GRP
Photo credits: Alessandro Guerrieri, Giovanni Malgarini
The new addition to the fleet of Azimut Yachts, Magellano 25, is indubitably a gem of high technology. The widespread use of carbon fiber in the construction permits larger volumes and areas without adding weight, guaranteeing excellent levels of dynamic stability. The Hotel Mode function permits long periods at anchor with zero emissions, without the need for generators. The BCool air sanitizing system is based on a NASA patent, the same one used for the interiors of space vehicles. The special Dual Mode hull, created by the studio of Pierluigi Ausonio, offers comfortable navigation and excellent performance in all sea conditions, while reducing fuel consumption.
But what truly shapes the character of this original, refined yacht, which makes a clean break with conventional schemes, is the vivid personal interpretation of Vincenzo De Cotiis for the interior design, and Ken Freivokh for the external lines. The latter, specializing in superyachts, has created an object of timeless beauty, far from passing fashions and trends, operating on specific parts.
Like the burnished teal-color hull with a mustard-color band that underlines the profile, enhanced by lateral cowling in teak in the aft part of the deckhouse. Or the entirely glazed superstructure, conceived to trigger the sensation of a sea-level penthouse, the textured plates at the transom and the form of the glazings with a retro look.
Or the elegant spiral staircase leading to the fly deck, where the hard top is supported by a central mast with minimal forms, and then the bow, with an almost vertical shape, emphasizing the extraordinary seagoing performance, for different uses across the span of the day.
Upon entering the interiors, visitors are impressed by the extraordinary sensation of depth created by the architect-artist Vincenzo De Cotiis, in his first nautical project. The enormous saloon is completely wrapped in natural light thanks to a plan that avoids the classic rectangle, making it possible to observe the sea from any point.
The furnishings also generate a feeling of spaciousness, with a living area based on the concept of organic geometry: the longitudinal dining table, the sofas with variable forms, to offer different seating depths. The owner’s suite conveys the impression of dilated space by means of the slope of the wardrobe.
De Cotiis has also shaped the light: natural sunlight dematerializes the bow with mirrored cladding, bringing luminosity and drawing the view of the sea straight into the core of the vessel; the artificial light, thanks to a coordinated system, alongside classic ceiling spotlights and lamps, also reaches the lower part of the sofas, emphasizing the particular ‘floating’ effect of the furnishings.
Surprises include the ornamental use of fiberglass, which the artist ‘crafts’ through an elaborate process, based on layering and enhanced by bronze powder alongside brushed Verde Alpi marble, dark walnut, carpeting, polished brass and grosgrain lacquered wood.
The lower deck contains four cabins, including two VIP units, a double lodging and one with sliding twin beds. All the fabrics on board are by Loro Piana Interiors.