Azimut Magellano 50
When Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the earth in the early 1500s, it’s safe to say he did so in discomfort. And while his ship Victoria certainly produced no emissions, it is also safe to say that she was not built with eco-compatibility in mind. This is all in stark contrast to Azimut’s new Magellano 50, which takes luxury and the “green” mentality about as seriously as a pleasure yacht can.
On deck the 50 has plenty of exterior living space. A 198-square-foot cockpit features a C-shape bench and a table that can seat six. Broad side decks lead forward to a rare sight on a 51-footer: an open-air lounge on the bow deck. Up top the flying bridge has a mobile bar and sunbathing area, as well as a mast that supports the antennas and also hides an outdoor shower—a luxury that Magellan’s adventurous crew surely would have appreciated.
But when Azimut built the Magellano 50, it didn’t concentrate solely on comfort. It put a lot of thought into making the boat as “green” as possible. Specifically, she’s powered by twin low-emission 425-mhp Cummins common-rail engines with electronic fuel-consumption management. Azimut also claims that her hull and props are tailored for maximum efficiency, while anti-UV film applied to her glass surfaces minimizes the amount of heat exchanged between the boat’s interior and the outsideworld—mostly all of which the Magellano can help you explore.
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This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.