The most eagerly anticipated gala dinner of the year – an event that ushers in the season’s most important new offerings – was held last Saturday, 10 September, against the backdrop of beautiful Cannes: the awards ceremony for the 2011 World Yacht Trophies.
The ceremony was organised by the publishing group LuxMediaGroup and presided over by a prestigious panel of experts, which over the summer examined the major new offerings for the season just now underway. At the ceremony, Magellano 50 by Azimut was crowned the winner of the “Best Innovative Design” category confirming that the direction taken by Azimut Yachts shipyards is indeed the right one.
The specialist jury acknowledged the innovative capacity of Magellano 50, as well as its impressive technological content designed to serve the owner efficiently while safeguarding the environment.
One of its main additional features is the new Easy Hybrid system, created by the Azimut-Benetti R&D department, which makes it possible to sail at speeds of up to 8 knots in complete silence using electric engines, switching to traditional propulsion methods with the greatest of ease. The exclusive “Dual Mode” hull, a new semi displacement design, makes switching from displacement systems to planing systems extremely easy, thus guaranteeing excellent stability and navigational comfort in addition to high hull reactivity and efficiency under all operating conditions.
With Magellano 50, Azimut Yachts is offering not only a new model but also a new yachting dimension, once again asserting its great capacity for innovation as well as the design and manufacturing expertise which has placed the company at the forefront of the nautical industry throughout the world.