The Magellano line from Azimut has made quite an impact in the long-range, midsize cruising world as of late, and there are plenty of good reasons why. The Magellanos, which come in three sizes, the 43, 50, and the brand-new 76, are sharp-looking, exceptionally cruisable, and blessed with an impressively versatile hullform. The 76, as flagship of the line, will probably be the most impressive of all.
One of her coolest features will be her twin cruise speeds. The 76-footer should be able to cruise at displacement speeds for long-distance journeys, and yet, thanks to her dual-mode hull—a Magellano specialty that has a rounded keel paired with hard chines—she will also be able to get up on plane, running across the whitecaps at a not insignificant 22 knots. That impressive hull is matched to twin 1,000-horsepower MAN V8s.
Indoors, the Magellano 76 will have all the comforts of home. The interior will be resplendent with soft leathers and Canaletto-walnut accents. A nice detail should be the headboards in the cabin, which will be decorated with hammered leathers for a hard-to-replicate tactile and aesthetic appeal. Grabrails and handrails will be everywhere, a sign of two things. One, the 76 is being built for safety first. And two, that she is meant to get out and test the seas when they aren’t glass flat.
Up top, the 76 will feature an expansive flying bridge that will be a full three feet longer than her predecessor’s, the Magellano 74. Meanwhile, an extended swim platform will be able to house, haul, and launch a tender up to 12 feet 6 inches.
Lastly, it would be hard to talk about any Magellano without mentioning her good looks. The boat is a mix of old-school, almost trawlerish lines, mixed with an unmistakably modern, cutting-edge kind of beauty. It’s a look that is hard to describe with words, and may not even come across that well in images. Which means, readers, when the 76 launches, you should probably just go have a look for yourself.
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- Builder: Azimut
- Model: Magellano 76
- LOA: 80'1"
- Draft: 5'10"
- Beam: 20'4"
- Standard Power: 2/1,000 HP MAN V8s
- Cruise speed: 11 knots
- Top speed: 22 knots
This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.