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AZIMUT'S MAGELLANO 25 METRI - AT ONE WITH THE SEA
Surprising and unconventional, the Magellano 25 Metri is a masterpiece that seamlessly fuses art and the sea.
The Magellano 25 Metri sits proudly atop the water, with its solid form full of the promise of long, memory-making voyages where you will finally have the chance to savour time and rediscover its true sense. Indeed, it is this spirit of travel that Vincenzo De Cotiis has explored and brought to life with a décor, design elements and layout that capture the originality and unique approach of the sea traveller and their willingness to embrace the extraordinary moments and experiences of every journey. The fluid geometries of the boat spring from the idea of recreating and integrating marine elements in a natural way throughout. Inspired by the concept of the gentle form of the waves, the seating, forms and even the depth achieved in the spatial dimension all evoke the movement of the sea’s surface. This connection with the sea is also seen in the choice of colours with an intense blue that veers towards green recalling the hue of the water at its deepest points, whilst the use of wood and white are unmistakably marine. Light is another fundamental element of the design. The vast windows, combined with grand prospective depth, make the most of the natural light that floods the interiors, creating a joyous, uplifting environment.
Surprising and unconventional, the Magellano 25 Metri is a masterpiece that seamlessly fuses art and the sea. The interior lines were designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis, an architect and designer with an attitude that hovers more towards the art world. One of the world’s foremost exponents of collectible art, with the Magellano 25 Metri, he applies his unmistakable hallmark touch to a yacht for the very first time. Given his longstanding love of fibreglass which he has used in the creation of many of his works, there is a wonderful symmetry in the collaboration, when you consider that for Azimut Yachts, this material is an essential construction element. Fluid, surprising forms, an out-of-the-ordinary conjugation of the sea and its surroundings, together with light-flooded spaces all combine to make the Magellano 25 Metri a truly extraordinary boat that seems suspended in time and poised to weigh anchor at any moment in a quest to rediscover the simple essence of travel.
The exteriors of the Magellano 25 Metri have been designed by Ken Freivokh, a renowned figure in the world of boat design and the name behind some of the world’s most stunning megasailers. The vision that guided his design of the lines of the boat was wonderfully simple: to create an object of timeless, exquisite beauty, immune to passing fads and trends. A superstructure entirely in glass, conceived to recreate the idea of a penthouse overlooking the sea, is the central element around which the entire design revolves. Slatted teak panels on either side of the aft area of the deckhouse add an indefinable personality to the boat’s silhouette. An elegant spiral staircase leads to the flybridge, where the hard top is supported by a minimal central mast, while the near-vertical prow reminds us of the Magellano’s outstanding credentials when it comes to seaworthiness.