Azimut Magellano 43By Capt. Richard Thiel
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir Temperature: 75°F; humidity: 55%; wind 4-9 knots; seas: 2-3'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST110 gal. fuel, 158 gal. water, 2 people, 100 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/355-mhp Cummins QSB5.9 diesel inboards
Transmission/Ratio: ZF85-IV, 2.01:1 gear ratio
Props: 23 5/8 x 26 ¾ four-blade nibral
Price as Tested: $840,000
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Speeds are two-way averages measured with onboard GPS. GPH taken via Cummins display. Range in nautical miles based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
Noteworthy Options: Telescoping passarelle ($17,800)
6.3-kW Side Power bow thruster ($6,900)
Raymarine Gold Electronics package, including Raymarine c125 multifunction display, 4-kW radome, VHF 240, and p70R autopilot ($18,200)
teak decking ($13,350).
Better Boat: Winner by a Nose
The design of the Magellano 43 starts with the bow. Nearly vertical hull sides in this area increase interior volume far forward, creating a roomy and versatile layout, an idea that’s come from larger yachts that began to make the most of that shape a few years ago. On the outside, the lines belie a semidisplacement hullform. Along the waterline, a spray knocker down low keeps the windshield clear, even on a breezy day. And the 43’s design has the added bonus of giving her a salty, shippy profile.
— Jason Y. Wood
This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.