Azimut’s new Low Emission Yacht offers all the features of a superyacht in a length of 26 meters and introduces two novelties: the Deck2Deck™ terrace and the first Large POD propulsion system. The market rewards innovations in style and technology with 22 units sold in the first two months since the launch.
The Grande 26M is born from the desire to amaze by offering solutions designed for superyachts on a 26-meter boat: 5 cabins, including the full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, and completely separated guest and crew flows. These distinctive features and the huge flybridge – 50m2 all on the same level – have never seen be
The Grande 26M introduces the Deck2Deck™ terrace, the first of its kind created using a transom extension system, and intuition of designer Alberto Mancini and Azimut’s engineers.
The Deck2Deck™ Terrace is formed by raising the teak-clad garage door to expand the size of the cockpit to over 18m2. The walkaround table, when extended, seats up to eight guests in an al fresco dining room with a view over the water.
Azimut has been investing in research for over ten years to develop innovative solutions that reduce the environmental impact of its boats and was the first brand to believe in POD propulsion systems. Drawing on its extensive experience, the Yard developed the new Large POD 4600 propulsion system for the Grande 26M in partnership with ZF. The system, combined with a 30% lighter superstructure achieved through the extensive use of carbon fiber, delivers 20% emissions at the most frequent speeds.
These percentages are unmatched on the market today and have been achieved without compromising performance. The PODs pivot, eliminating the need for a rudder and the associated drag to achieve unrivaled performance for maneuvering and reaching high speeds, and the Grande 26M accelerates effortlessly to 28 knots.