Between art and architecture. The crossover coupe flagship in the Magellano Line
Magellano, a powerful name that evokes a story of love for travel and discovery. Inspired by the culture of trawlers designed for long-range voyages, Azimut interprets this model with a contemporary twist and, as far back as 2007, developed the concept of the first Crossover in the history of yachting, revolutionizing the experience of navigation by introducing a product category that didn’t exist before. The Magellano line meets the needs of a contemporary owner who loves travelling, with the two speed modes, the latest-generation high-efficiency hull, and a design of rare sophistication. Magellano 30M. Like the other models in the Magellano line, in view of the market success of the Dual Mode hull, this crossover coupe springs from the decision to have a hull designed for lower speeds, as well as for planing at higher speeds. Like its 25-metre predecessor, MAGELLANO 30M is the fruit of collaboration with two exceptional designers: the Italian Vincenzo De Cotiis, who designed sophisticated interiors with irregular geometries, and Ken Freivokh, whose timeless, elegant vision sculpted the exterior lines. Powerful personality. The exterior styling combines a hull with impressive volumes and a sleek superstructure, the distinguishing feature of this crossover coupe. The key features are the vertical bow, the imposing hull sides and the protected walkways running alongside extensive glazed surfaces – over 70 square metres – through which light pours into every interior setting. The signature feature of the range is represented by the elegant lateral teak louvres. This is the style of Ken Freivokh, undoubtedly the designer of our times working most effectively and elegantly on both sailing and motor yachts. Light and comfort. The creative mind behind the interiors, on the other hand, is architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis, whose work is represented by and featured in the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, regarded as a temple of fine design. For the first time on a yacht this size, the main deck offers a 270-degree view of the sea: a moment of unexpected beauty but also a work of engineering art by the Yard’s Technical Office, which designed a low-profile ventilation system to ensure uninterrupted views, backed up by the work of Vincenzo De Cotiis. The Italian architect designed the furnishings to be half height in fact, so as not to steal the show from the sea and sky but rather communicate with them. The same focus is also found in the cockpit seating, designed to allow the eyes to roam the horizon beyond the Infinity Terrace and its transparent parapet. The single helm station is located on the upper deck, leaving space on the main deck for the generous lounge flooded with natural light, plus the full-beam owner’s suite with floor-to-ceiling windows. Between art and architecture. On coming aboard, the eye is immediately caught by the elements surrounding De Cotiis’s iconic irregular geometries, as well as by his material of choice: artistic. fibreglass. What is a construction material for Azimut is for the visionary designer an aesthetic resource, which lamination and the injection of powders and colours turn into an precious material. The spacious saloon is yet another expression of the Magellano’s philosophy of conviviality, with sofas suggesting rhythm and flow while separating the living zone from the lunch area and the central bar and seating unit. Forward on the main deck, mirror-clad cupboards and cipollino marble-framed portholes make the entrance to the airy owner’s suite one of the most striking corners of the yacht, where full-height windows and a hanging vanity top provide a privileged and private view of the sea. A stairway leads up to the sky lounge and out through doors onto the stern terrace, which has three areas: a sheltered dining zone with a relaxation corner, an American bar with sea view, and the sun pad.