Italyachts has launched Azul 31 in La Spezia. The 30.50m motoryacht, project managed by Whyko, is a semi-custom yacht built for an American owner for use principally in Southern Florida. Reaching top speeds of 40 knots, she is described as the ‘ideal commuter yacht.’

Her owner was present at the launch of his new yacht; the culmination of a concept that first began in 2007. She has a hull based on an Italyachts’ Leopard concept and features fully customed interiors. “I found a team that rose to the occasion”, he commented at the event.

Azul 31 at her technical launch in La Spezia

The Azul 31 is a luxury motoryacht with a hardtop superstructure and lines evoking a ‘sporty’ exterior. She was built according to the ‘Viareggio tradition’ of yacht building to offer a comfortable, solid and reliable yacht.

The owner created an ample living area for the main-deck salon, complete with stern couch and 55” TV, to accommodate his large family. The dining room, forward, is furnished with a central table and eight chairs. Above decks, the cockpit offers a generous sunbathing area and sofa.

Below decks, the owner chose a four cabin layout, three queen size and one double, each with their own private bathroom. The owner's stateroom amidship runs across the breadth of the Azul and houses sofa, writing table and dresser to starboard.

Décor is in natural oak with a 60 gloss finish, and four different kinds of marble: white Onyx in the Owner's zone, a pale Statuario in the guest area, blue Sodalite in the living area, and Bottoncino in the crew quarters. The owner is said to have spent ‘considerable time’ in modifying the layout to give the crew a more comfortable living area.

After delivery at the end of July 2013, the yacht will leave Golf-Juan on the Costa Azzurra for Miami and the Bahamas where the owner's family is based. She has a cruising speed of 36 knots, with a maximum speed of 40 knots; powered by three MTU motors.

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