Azuro was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects from the Netherlands and has the typical Heesen look. The yacht has a 70 square meter sun deck which is probably the largest in the 50-meter range. If the yacht moored with the stern in the port guests can spend time in the lounging on the fore deck with more privacy. The shaded dining area on the upper deck and the main deck terrace combines with the saloon to create a further 25 square meters of entertaining space.
Azuro has the largest volume of any yacht of her length. She combines speed and space with uncompromised luxury. Acclaimed Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski created her interior design, adopting a form of natural minimalism that results in a beautifully pure concept. Just three materials are used for all interior surfaces: teak, limestone and leather.
The design is enhanced by the particular attention that has been focused on the lighting systems throughout the yacht. Custom-controlled lighting can transform the atmosphere from bright party mode through to pools of subtle illumination.
In the main saloon, silk-surfaced limestone adorns the side boards; floorboards are of unpolished teak and the ceiling is covered with pale tan leather. A remotely controlled set of louvered blinds enables the dining area to be screened off from the lounge or opened up to reveal the full space.
The sky lounge is designed around the idea of concentric circles: circular polished steel tables are surrounded by curved soft sofas and an arc of glazed doors leads out to the upper deck. This al fresco dining terrace provides spectacular panoramic views.
Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins. The master suite is traditionally set forward on the main deck. Both bedroom and bathroom are full-beam with windows running along their entire length. The other guest suites can be found on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP, two double and two twin cabins.
|Length over all:||49.80 m|
|Max. Speed:||23 knots|
|Range @ 11 knots||3.100 nm|
|Main Engines:||2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L|
|Max. Power||2 x 2.880 kW|
|Cabins:||Full-beam master suite and study, full-beam VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins|
|Naval Architecture:||Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts|
|Exterior Design:||Omega Architects|
|Interior Design:||Francesco Paszkowski Design|