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2009 Azimut 68 S - 68'  Sold


 
Year 2009
Length 68ft.
Price USD $1,200,000
Type: Pre-owned
Categories:
Power
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Fuel
Contact Information
 
Builder/Designer
Builder: AZIMUT YACHTS
Designer: Stefano Righini
Dimensions
Beam: 17 ft 1 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 7 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 23 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: V Drive
Displacement: 59471 lbs Dry Load
Dry Weight: 80000 lbs
Dead Rise: 15 at Transom
Engines
Engine(s): MAN
Engine Model: MAN V12
Year: 2009
Hours: 500
Engine(s) HP: 2720 HP
Cruising Speed: 33 knots @ 2200 RPM
Tankage
Fuel: 1 (845 Gallons)
Water: 1 (251 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 (88 Gallons)
Hull
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
 

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
MANITOWOK
Specs
Builder: AZIMUT YACHTS
Designer: Stefano Righini
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Dimensions
LOA: 68 ft 0 in
Beam: 17 ft 1 in
LWL: 69 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 2 in
Displacement: 59471 lbs Dry Load
Bridge Clearance: 23 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 7 in
Deadrise: 15 at Transom
Dry Weight: 80000 lbs
Engines
Total Power: 2720 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: MAN
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: MAN V12
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 500
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 1360 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: MAN
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: MAN V12
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 500
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 1360 HP
Cruising Speed: 33 knots @ 2200 RPM
Maximum Speed: 37 knots
Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (251 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (845 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (88 Gallons)
Accommodations
Number of single berths: 1
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 4
Electronics
GPS
Plotter
Autopilot
TV set
VHF
Navigation center
Cockpit speakers
Compass
Radar
CD player
Log-speedometer
Depthsounder
DVD player
Radio
Inside Equipment
Stern thruster
Electric head
Air compressor
Marine head
Hot water
Washing machine
Heating
Refrigerator
Chemical head
Oven
Manual bilge pump
Microwave oven
Fresh water maker
Sea water pump
Air conditioning
Dishwasher
Deep freezer
Battery charger
Electric bilge pump
Bow thruster
Electrical Equipment
Generator
Inverter
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 220V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Gangway
Teak sidedecks
Hydraulic gangway
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit shower
Swimming ladder
Teak cockpit
Cockpit table
Liferaft
Electric windlass
Covers
Cockpit cover

DESCRIPTION

The AZIMUT 68 S is definitely a model that will trace a new path, completely separating itself from all other Opens currently on the market.

The cutting edge innovative design from Stefano Righini will penetrate deeply into the hearts of those who privilege comfort but also love to race the waves.

This Open sports an overall length of 69' 5''(21.17 m) and a beam of 16'8''(5.07m).

TWIN 1360HP MAN V12 engines with V-drive transmission for a top speed of between 36 to 38 knots as well as other particulars that will get it noticed.

 

MORE DETAILS

 

The Avigliana yard, the world leader in the construction of megayachts and of planing yachts - the largest measuring 116 ft long with flying bridge - presented its first open yacht at the Genoa Boat show. The AZIMUT 68S, designed by the architect Stefano Righini, attracted the attention for her nice slender hull painted an unusual dark red, and in this case MANITOWOK is painted in a very Limited Edition Silver with red a red water line edge.

 

Even though several design particulars, such as the small appendixes of the roll bar and the inverted shark fin-like windows, recall the "family feeling" of the most recent Azimut line, others are distinctly hers. The special square windows that suddenly interrupt the slender surface of the sides, the proportional opening for air intake, the hideaway hard top, are just an example of her special design. On deck and inside, the innovations are dedicated to increasing the comfort of her future owners and users and suggest that the yacht shall be mainly used in the warm summer days during daytime cruising.

 

The salon is ample and very bright and is on the main deck in order to "live" the sea and the sun from a 360° angle, nevertheless in case of bad weather it is protected by a hard sliding top, ample windows and the tempered glass bulkhead astern. Because of this arrangement, the yacht is not a real open yacht but rather a "coupé" of the sea. Belowdecks, the staterooms are far from the galley and have separate access to the salon - a special feature hardly found on yachts of this size and which offers total privacy.

 

By choosing to use a V-Drive transmission and to fit the engine room astern, the architect could design very ample and comfortable staterooms. The master stateroom, located amidships and covering the full beam of the yacht, was created for an intimate feeling of the sea, as a matter of fact the waves seem to break on the bed. The architect Carlo Galeazzi created the area belowdecks with a somber décor and highly contrasting hues: clear fabrics and dark wengé wood create an almost severe minimalism in the salon, brightened up by colored silk bed covers and settees in the staterooms.

 

The design of the hull, the quite sleek bow and the balanced distribution of weights allow a good seakeeping ability and, if one does not consider the impacts with the bigger waves, the foam produced is minimal and the rooster tail astern is low and clean.

 

 


CONSTRUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

CONSTRUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Hull: planing hull with trim tabs along two-thirds of the hull length; 15°35' deadrise aft, 19° deadrise amidships

Hull construction materials: hand stratified fiberglass with cross-laid fibers and resin, monolithic hull, sides in sandwich with expanded PVC; for greater resistance to osmosis vinyl ester resins were used for the outer layers of the hull; neopentylic isophtalic gelcoat, ortophtalic resins for the inner layers and the superstructures. The structural bulkheads of the engine room and the collision bulkheads in the bow are in sandwich of wood and Divinycell expanded foams

Deck materials and characteristics: expanded PVC sandwich with teak on the side decks and the cockpit, stainless steel grabrails

Bow area: stainless steel anchor arrangement, 66-pound Bruce anchor, anchor chain locker with chain washer and drainage, 1,400 W - 24 V winch, stainless steel pulpit, sunning area with grabrails and glass holder

Cockpit arrangements and fittings: on the same deck as the salon; ample settee with sunning area aft, extensible table in teak with settee to port and opposite a small galley with sink, grill, ice-maker, refrigerator, waste bin and stainless steel sliding drawer for spices. The floor is in teak, the settees are decorated with fabrics with the same hues and colors as in the interiors. Under the settee, on the side of the aft garage, an extra cabin for the deckhand may be requested

Characteristics of the aft platform: access by way of a small door and two steps to starboard of the cockpit; the platform may be hydraulically lowered with a system of submerged levers, for easy launching of the tender and of the PWC (personal watercraft) stored in the aft garage and accessible through the transom door. The platform is also fitted with an hydraulic stainless steel swimming ladder, two underwater torches, warm and cold water shower and the 11-foot extensible gangway.


INTERIORS

INTERIORS

Layout and characteristics: The salon, with access door to the cockpit in tempered glass, is fitted to port with a sofa on the bulkhead, an armchair and several settees that may turn into low tables: one of them may be directed toward the cockpit and when the door is open may be used as settee for the outside table.

Opposite, to starboard, there is a sofa for three persons and a wengé wood and crystal glass dining table at the foot of which is housed the 30" LCD TV screen.

Flooring is in wengé wood and carpet. The salon especially features a hard, transparent top that may be electrically opened to ventilate the bright salon. Forward, the stairway to port leads to the staterooms and the adjacent stairway to starboard leads to the galley.

Belowdecks, forward, there is a VIP stateroom with double bed and en suite bathroom. Astern, on portside there is a stateroom with twin beds; the bathroom may be accessed from the stateroom as well as along the corridor. Opposite is the service area with washing and drying machine.

Amidships is the ample owner stateroom with double bed fitted along the diagonal.

Astern is the dinette with six nice square windows. The bathroom includes an elegant shower stall in tempered glass with a stainless steel grabrail and hot and cold water faucets

Helm station: practical and sporty, to port of the salon, with adjustable moka leather armchairs; the wheel is in wood and steel, the analog instruments have chrome rings.

The helm station is fitted with: rpm counter, speed counter and log and all pressure and temperature counters for engines and reduction gears, water and fuel level indicators, circuit alarms, rudder angle indicator and, of course, all navigation instruments such as compass, GPS chart plotter, VHF, radar, Tridata, auto-pilot, Cruise Commander electronic gear levers

Galley: separated access, very aseptic and minimalist. It is fitted with a ceramic stove with four hobs, two sinks in the corner, microwave oven and grill, 71-gallon refrigerator, extractor, pantry under the access stairway and the typical Azimut cabinet with drawers for Alessi plates and


PERFORMANCE

PERFORMANCE

SEA AND WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTING

Wind: NW 35 knots

Sea: SE swells

PERFORMANCE (with three passengers on board, fuel tank 1/3 full, water tank 2/3 full, yacht launched a month before)

Time needed to reach planing speed: 11 seconds; the tested boat showed quite a delay in responding to the electronic gear levers

Minimum planing speed at 1,300 rpm's: 14 knots

Maximum speed at 2,400 rpm's: 35.5 knots

Cruising speed at 2,200 rpm's: 31.3 knots

 

Seakeeping ability: good, the boat followed the heading and sailed without bumping on the SE swells (the photograph was not taken during sea trials!); corrections with flaps were minimal and at 35 knots one hardly felt to be sailing at this high speed. The yacht had little leeway and a clean rooster tail

 

Wheel response: excellent; hydraulic type steering wheel, the complete rudder angle is done by turning a few times the wheel thus allowing small precise turns Helm station: excellent visibility from a standing position (the armchair has an adjustable seatback)

 

Docking maneuverability: very good. With a simple rotation of the pushbutton of the optional joystick the pilot may control the bow and stern propellers as well as the engines. The maneuver is further facilitated by docking sensors.

 


EVALUATION OF COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY

EVALUATION OF COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY

Main deck: the most important areas are located on the main deck of this radiant yacht, as well as the two sunning areas forward and astern that welcome the guests with clear fabrics and ergonomic details (glass holders, grab rails, etc.). The side decks are protected and easily accessible; the settees and teak dining table in the cockpit offer comfortable seating for 6-7 persons

Interiors: the salon is bright and cozy and the settees are ideally designed for 6 persons around the refined crystal glass table

Passengers' comfort: good with refined interiors. When the hard top is open one has the feeling of having the sky just above one's own head

Galley: the idea of keeping the galley separate from the staterooms and salon is excellent; the rational design, the pan holders and the efficient extractor are an indication that the galley is really meant cooking. Bathrooms: comfortable, with ample shower stalls, cabinet and sinks in tempered glass. The drainage system of sewage and wastewater with relative tanks is accurately designed and fitted.

Engine room access and operation: access door and ladder on the cockpit floor; soundproofing is good and all controls are easily accessible

Electrical switchboard and plants: low voltage 24V plant with independent generating set for 12V; battery switchboard and fire-fighting control in the cockpit locker; main switchboard with magnetic switches in the engine room for appliances needing both 220V and 24V, the switchboards for each area are in the galley and the individual switches for services are in the helm station dashboard.


Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

 
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