Times Square, New York
The city that never sleeps. The home of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the gateway to the land of unlimited promise, a place where many still believe the streets are paved with gold. One of the most iconic landmarks of the Big Apple is Times Square. The bright lights, the palpable energy: It’s a place where you never know what to expect. From a half-nude singing cowboy to giant—some would say terrifying—Elmos, to thousands of kissing couples ringing in the new year, every venture into the city’s heart is a trip. Still, many were shocked to find the 59-foot Azimut S6 parked there as part of a five-city world tour that started in Dubai to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.
This event is also a reunion of sorts. We tested the boat in Cannes last year and noted that it boasted excellent performance courtesy of triple Volvo Penta IPS engines and carbon fiber construction. But what really stood out was the design: modern, sleek and sporty, yet luxurious. In New York, a place where forward-thinking design is celebrated and cultures melt together, if I think about it, maybe it’s not such a strange place to find an Azimut after all..