Lazzara Breeze 76
If your question is “which new luxury cruising yacht should I check out next time I’m in the market?” then the answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The breeze to be exact—the Breeze 76 from Lazzara. This yacht packs a lot into her 76'5" LOA: an expansive flying bridge with a helm station, shaded lounge area, seating section forward, and sundeck aft. Her saloon is notable for the amount of light it lets in—Lazzara calls it a “solarium saloon”— due to nearly-floor-to-ceiling windows, which also offer panoramic views. Four staterooms offer relaxation for you and your guests once you tire out from all that sun. Triple 600-hp Cummins Zeus pod drives power the 76, allowing the Breeze to effortlessly cut through almost any sea state. And while this boat is most certainly a motoryacht, once you test her out you might find yourself as thankful for the Breeze as any sailboater.
This article originally appeared in the May 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.