In just a short space of time, Azimut Yachts shipyards have already received confirmation that the direction taken by the Magellano collection is indeed the right one. The brand new 50-foot model, created by the Turin shipyard in collaboration with the prestigious designer Cor. D Rover - has in fact received significant international recognition with the "European Powerboat of the Year 2011" award.

The specialist jury acknowledged the innovative capacity of Magellano 50, as well as its impressive technological content designed to serve the owner efficiently while safeguarding the environment.

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One of its main additional features is the new Easy Hybrid system, created by the Azimut-Benetti R&D department, which makes it possible to sail at speeds of up to 8 knots in complete silence using electric engines, switching to traditional propulsion methods with the greatest of ease. The exclusive "Dual Mode" hull, a new semi displacement design, makes switching from displacement systems to planing systems extremely easy, thus guaranteeing excellent stability and navigational comfort in addition to high hull reactivity and efficiency under all operating conditions.

With Magellano 50, Azimut Yachts is offering not only a new model but also a new yachting dimension, once again asserting its great capacity for innovation as well as the design and manufacturing expertise which has placed the company at the forefront of the nautical industry throughout the world.

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On April 26, the maiden voyage ceremony of Azimut Magellano 50 was held at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Magellano 50, as the first long range 50 foot yacht in the world that acquired the RINA Green Plus certification, shows its respect towards the marine environment with its eco-compatibility as a motor yacht.

At the speed up to 8 knots per hour with electronic engines, Magellano 50 is able to sail continuously in total silence under its exquisite design.

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The maiden voyage ceremony was featured with the combination of Chinese and western elements, where a fashion show has been put on, and maiden voyage traditions such as worship, piglet cutting and the smashing of Champagne bottle have been preserved.

As the world’s first 50 foot motor yacht, Magellano 50 sets a precedent in many aspects such as its four alternative layouts below deck and outdoor bow salon, designed where styled sofa area can be made for owners to enjoy the view

Simpson Marine is delegated as the agent of Magellano 50. According to its founder, Mike Simpson, “with the rapid development of Chinese yachting market, yachts will sure turn into an essential social status label in the near future”.