• Baia Azzurra 63

    baia azura 63

Baia Azzurra 63 is one of the most popular open express cruisers on the market today. Powered by twin MTU engines and Arneson surface drives, it is capable of achieving 45 knots (52 mph)! It is loaded with options including the very desirable removable hard-top system.

The Italian-based company Forme specialise in building models and moulds for the marine industry and have used RenPaste SMP in several projects built the model of the hard-top for the 63ft (19m) long leisure yacht Azzurra 63 for the Neapolitan ship-builder Baia.

Forme built the complex hard-top model (measuring 7500x4000mm) used to make the fibreglass mould which will be used to make up to 20 production parts. The Azzurra 63 was originally designed as a coupé yacht and the hard-top was then offered as an optional extra.

Outside, it is aggressive and full of attitude. Inside, it is comfortable and spacious like a large yacht. Azzurra synthesizes with infinite class all those qualities which have made Baia’s international reputation unique. Exceptional “livability”, the fruit of long-studied cabin design. “Convertibility”, obtained through the substitution of the soft-material awning with the optional hard-top. Attention to detail, visible in the spacious and luxurious saloon and in the three cabins, each endowed with its own shower and WC. Outside, an equally luxurious feeling delivered by materials and shapes derived from the most advanced construction technologies.

On testing the boat can reach an average top speed of 54.4 mph, darn respectable for a 63-footer, especially when you consider that you are in the open ocean, bouncing over steady three- and four footers. At 55,000 pounds, the Azzurra 63 is approximately 10,000 pounds lighter than a competitor’s similar-sized and -powered ex- press. But some of the credit also goes to her optional 1,502-hp MTU 10V 2000 M93 common-rail diesels and standard Arneson ASD12 surface drives.

The boats saloon is huge and luxurious, with 6’8" headroom and a plush, L-shape, red leather settee to starboard. Across from here, her granite-topped galley’s full-size Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer and abundant stowage could easily swallow a week’s worth of cruising provisions for a family of four. Two aft staterooms, each with a set of single berths, complement a forepeak master with walkaround queen. In addition, en suite heads with showers serve all staterooms.

Specifications

  • Base price: $2039200
  • Standard Power: 2/1360-hp MAN V12 1360 CRM diesel inboards
  • Optional power: 2/1502-hp MTU 10V 2000 M93 diesel inboards
  • Length overall: 63’0"
  • Beam: 16’6"
  • Draft: 2’8"
  • Weight (dry): 55000 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 800 gal .
  • Water capacity: 163 gal.
  • Standard equipment: cherry sole; electrically retractable canvas roof; 10.4” Navionics 11C color chartplotter, Geonav AP801 autopilot; Furuno HS2721 VHF; 72,000-Btu Condario A/C; White Star compass; Lewmar windlass; Danforth anchor; 20-kW Kohler diesel genset; 12-gal. Isea water heater; Opacmare passerelle; 2/VacuFlush MSDs; Whale hot/cold transom shower; 20” Sharp Aquos LCD TV; Sony CDX-M8800 CD player; Whirlpool full-size ‘fridge/freezer; two-burner Ceran cooktop
  • Test engines: 2/1,502-hp MTU 10V 2000 M93 diesel inboards
  • Transmissions/Ratio: Twin Disc/1.5:1
  • Props: 5-blade Rolla; size not available
  • Steering: Arneson hydraulic
  • Controls:MTU single-lever electronic
  • Optional Equipment on Test Boat: Side- Power bow thruster; teak swim platform; teak cockpit sole; Vitrifrigo ice maker; fridge/freezer, sink in cockpit; cockpit A/C
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