Italian boatbuilder Azimut-Benetti is certainly making waves with a refreshing new design that sets itself apart from the more traditionally inspired designs in the niche. Our editors applaud the innovation and technical advances of the new Magellano series. The entry-level model in Azimut’s Magellano long-range cruiser line, which started with the 74 and last year evolved to the 50, the 43’s hull has proven her efficiency operating at trawler-like seven-knot speeds, as well as at semidisplacement speeds up to 18 knots.
Most boaters are reluctant to rehearse emergency drills; they feel a little silly, or they don’t want to ruin the excitement of the day with a dose of reality. But if you are not prepared and willing to practice safety drills, you could endanger the welfare of guests and crew.
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