Superyacht elegance at its very best

With the largest of the Azimut yachts: you can have it your way, you can go with traditional classic and classy interiors or ultramodern minimalist – including grey leather interiors and exposed industrial style lighting. In either case, you still benefit from sound underlying engineering that is standard with Azimut. It is a motor-yacht that feels reassuringly safe in the Mediterranean environment and it looks like one that will transfer beautifully to Americans waters as well. At 116 feet, Azimut’s new flagship represents a major leap forward for the yacht builder - and not just in size.

Working on a large scale, you have to get things right from the start and this 116 has all the right stuff. For the main design work Azimut used their longterm partner, Stefano Righini; for the interior, Carlo Galeazzi has masterminded the style. The result reflects Italian superyacht elegance at its very best. This design is timeless and it is elegant. It is simply Azimut. However, hull number one of Azimut’s new 116 foot series breaks this long standing collaboration by incorporating interior styling by Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo, of Mexico City. In doing so, the builder forged a new dimension for customized decor that is well beyond the options the company typically offers for its product lines. This came about in part because the yacht’s four Mexican owners commissioned architect de Tuddo to produce a uniquely styled accommodations plan. 



The yacht’s Mexican owners wanted the reliability and marketability of a series-production boat, but they also wanted one with an entirely unique appearance. They were attracted to Azimut in part because the company offers broad options for its accommodations, offering even to move the engines farther aft and connect propeller shafts through V-drives to increase cabin space. These owners took advantage of the company’s flexibility, resulting in a collaborative product that has a big custom yacht feel.

From the outside this design of the Azimut 116 profile boasts a confident sweep emphasized by the teak-capping on the low bulwarks and the majestic superyacht style of the rails. The flybridge caters to every relaxing need. Toss your filets of fresh fish and shrimp on the barbecue, as you throw yourself on one of the sun lounges surrounding the Jacuzzi pool. Settees and teak tables offer options for alfresco dining. Forward, on the flydeck, the top helm is tucked into the port corner, which puts the pilot within sociable reach, and has all the navigating instruments at hand required to control his yacht, via a central touch screen. Down on the diving platform on the lower deck you can enjoy water sports such as swimming, scuba diving or jetskiing.




The grand salon and the master stateroom on the main deck of the Azimut 116 are a delight. Its triple large oval ports on both sides give natural light; these opening ports are large enough to provide an airy atmosphere. While the size of this yacht will amaze you, what will win you over completely are the elegance of her line and the harmony of her design. It is sea travel in real style, providing all the luxury and comfort you could desire. 





Lenght overall

116' 6''


25' 1''


6' 10''


2 x 2000 HP (1470 kW) MTU

16 V 2000 M91

Fuel Capacity

4,475 gal

Water Capacity

739 gal

Maximum Speed (at half load)

25 knots

Cruising media (at half load)

23 knots


132 t


Text: Phil deKanter ± Photo: Azimut