New international recognition for Azimut Yachts, a star at the 2011 Nautical Design Awards with the Magellano 50

October 21, 2011

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Last Thursday, October 20, in Milan – capital of design and Made in Italy – the official ceremonies were held for the 2011 Nautical Design Awards, the most important and preeminent recognition devoted to boating design.

Azimut Yachts was the star of the evening with Magellano 50, the secure and sophisticated long-range 50-footer that had its public premier one year ago.
The panel of judges, which consisted of experts from the boating and design sectors coordinated by ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale – Association for Industrial Design) in collaboration with Yacht & Sail, recognised the Magellano 50, holder of the most awards in the category “Boats with Low Environmental Impact”, for its innovative capacity and extensive technological features in the service of the environment and the owner.
Of the main characteristics, particularly noteworthy are the exclusive “Dual Mode” hull, a newly conceived semi-displacement hull that enables extremely smooth transition between displacement and planing modes, guaranteeing both optimal stability and comfort while underway and superior response and efficiency of the hull in both modes. With Magellano 50, Azimut Yachts offers not merely a new design but moreover new functions and a new yachting dimension, once again demonstrating its great innovative abilities and design and building expertise that puts it at the very top of the world boating industry.

With the Nautical Design Award, the two yachts automatically gain access to another important triennial selection – open to all categories of products – the ADI Design INDEX, which brings with it the possibility of being awarded the Golden Compass, for more than 50 years the most coveted recognition for Italian design.