The world of super yachts has well established names and flagships. However, it is not uncommon for a prestigious shipyard to take the risk of joining this select and competitive group. This is the case of Azimut, whom in addition to build a great specimen among the luxury yachts over 100 feet, also managed to create vast interior spaces. Of course, we are talking about the Azimut Leonardo 100.
Conceived as a true work of art, the Azimut Leonardo 100 keeps a perfect balance between proportion, space and design, this on the scale of a large yacht. It also stands out among the yachts with flybridge, with design innovations in this area of the ship, combining perfectly with the sleek, aerodynamic look. Towards the stern, the superstructure is slightly tilted back, in order to emphasize the aggressive character of its lines.
Created by recognized yacht designer Stefano Righini, the outside aspect of Leonardo 100 is not dissimilar to the rest of the Azimut fleet, although the larger size allows to display its lines in a much more imposing way than their predecessors. With 30.45 meters of length and a draft of 6.8 meters, her hull displays white shades on the decks and a freeboard covered in dark blue, creating an elegant contrast.
The first features of the yacht that stand out are the large outdoor areas, totally available to the owner and guests. Also, the divisions that are usually found on boats this size have been removed, in order to give a greater space sense.
The flybridge is distinguished by its distinctive shape, and has a dining area, sun beds and jacuzzi, which are protected by a modern fiberglass and crystal glass roof.
The design of the roof, instead of breaking with the rest of the yacht (as often happens with super yachts), conjugates with the hull to show off the rest of the fine lines that make up the Leonardo 100. Towards the bow, near the railing, a third dinner can be found, ideal for breakfast or just to soak up the sun while enjoying a drink, creating a much more hospitable environment abroad. Additionally, the bow has a secondary command console.
As with the exterior of the yacht, the interiors also have open spaces, but with greater freedom in the design style. The furniture, made from Zebrano wood, is arranged so as not to conceal the windows, which in turn, and following the current trend in energy savings, are located in every room of the Leonardo 100; this feature allows a generous amount of natural light to flood the rooms. The light shades on the couches and some sections of the ceiling, as well as the teak floor that prevails through the whole main deck contrast with the dark wood finishes that appear in most of the furnishing.
The main deck is home to some of the most important sections of the Leonardo 100. The entrance located at the stern receives the owner and his guests with a dinner area for 8 people, ideal to enjoy a dinner while admiring the majesty of the ocean through the panorama offered by this section of the boat. At the heart of the yacht is the main hall, which has a large sofa and a bar area, as well as an LCD screen. Finally, at the bow is the bridge.
On the other hand, the lower deck accommodates the bedrooms, where the organization of each one of them is optimized. The master stateroom, located in the heart of the ship, is the room with more room throughout the house, has two armchairs, wardrobe closet and a spacious vanity area with double sink and shower. Similarly, VIP cabins offer a twin bed and two with double beds. All rooms benefit from large windows that let horizontal natural light in.
The storage capacity of the Leonardo 100 supports two jet skis and a tender, while two MTU V16 2000 M92 engines are capable to push the boat to a top speed of 32 knot.
2 x 2216 Mph MTU V16 2000 M92
32 knots(59.3 km/h)
Text: AMURA ± Photo: Azimut