Azimut Magellano 50 takes “Best Innovative Design” at the World Yacht Trophies Award 2011

September 28, 2011

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The Azimut Magellano 50 was judged the “Best Innovative Design” in its category at the World Yacht Trophies Award 2011. The boat was honored for its innovative capacity and high technological content in service to the environment as well as its owner.

The prize was awarded on 10 September during Cannes’ Festival de la Plaisance, at a charming gala evening in which the boat shared the spotlight.

Among the boat’s major novelties are the new Easy Hybrid system, realized in collaboration with the Azimut-Benetti R&D department, which makes it possible to navigate in absolute silence at up to 8 knots with electric motors and to pass to conventional propulsion with maximum ease.

Another exclusive new development is the “Dual Mode” hull, a semi-displacement hull with a new design that is able to facilitate the passage from displacement to planing speeds and to guarantee outstanding performances at all speeds.