Why Verve 47 is the perfect boat to go island hopping and enjoy a 360 degrees marine experience.
A product of collaboration between the Azimut Shipyard, Francesco Struglia and Michael Peters, Verve 47 boat is the ultimate boating machine and looks set to become the new benchmark for an all-Italian lifestyle, says Azimut.
Verve 47 is an exciting, high-performance craft designed for an owner attracted by the prospect of reaching his favourite hotspots quickly. The new marine vessel can reach exceptional performance with a top speed of 50 knots.
The helm station has big side windows that extend the driver’s field of view and establish close contact with the outside world, introducing a design feature that has so far only been seen in a few celebrated super sports car projects. The hull by world-famous naval architect Michael Peters delivers extraordinary handling, directional stability, significantly reduced drag and excellent performance, without affecting the dimensions and proportions of the hull. Four outboard engines rated 450 hp each, a latest generation joystick and a series of technical innovations complete this ambitious and original project.
Verve 47 has four Mercury Verado V8 four-stroke outboard engines rated 450 hp each, driving the boat to a top speed of 50 knots and a cruising speed of 37 knots.
“We took the typically American love of a sports-oriented lifestyle at sea as our starting point and then developed our own take on the concept based on Italian design criteria” said exterior and interior designer Francesco Struglia, who has always been attracted to the shapes created by dynamics and physics.
The flow line defined by the windows sets the tone for the deck’s development in a circular play of contrasts and light. At high speed, the wake can clearly be seen forming on either side of the glazed surfaces and merging into the seascape.
The design of the windows also facilitates communication between the driver and the yacht’s interior, which is designed to form part of an ensemble with the exterior, in such a way as to create a product in which a sporty personality and ultimate comfort live together in perfect harmony.
Turning to the materials, the new-concept laminates chosen for the interiors offer the handfeel of wood in a very hi-tech setting, while the “shockwave” pattern of the synthetic teak aims to exploit the full potential of a choice that is both ecological and practical.
The hull has a deep V and a central stern tunnel, based on the famous Stepped ‘V’ Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) developed and patented by the outstandingly talented US designer Michael Peters.
The classic deep V with two steps and a central stern tunnel improves the boat’s longitudinal stability when turning at high speed. Peters has been a prolific designer since the early 1970s and is regarded as the leading authority on fast hulls. Verve47 not only boasts a hull designed by him, but is also the largest boat on the market with this type of hull.
Designed to reduce water resistance significantly and deliver excellent performance without affecting the size and proportions of the hull, it guarantees extraordinary directional stability even when turning. High precision rudder response ensures that any obstacles in the boat’s path can be avoided, even at very high speeds. The yacht is also extremely easy to handle and in particular to moor, not least because of the latest generation joystick.
Azimut Yachts has worked to obtain the maximum from the interior and exterior spaces.
The roomy cockpit, with its fully recessed high-low table and a swing-down side wall equipped for entering the water, can be used for different purposes at different times of day: a dining area, somewhere to relax and sunbathe or, alternatively, as a completely unencumbered, sea-facing ‘party’ space that is perfectly aligned with the design philosophy. The relaxation area in the bow has an asymmetrical layout that can accommodate additional comfortable seating and a big sun pad.
The refrigerators and the outdoor and indoor storage compartments are all generously sized to cater for longer stays on board.
The spacious and welcoming outdoor area in the stern has everything needed to relax and enjoy the open air life, including a multipurpose unit fitted with a wet bar, fridge, ice maker, barbecue, hob and sink. The setup is completed by a TV that can be raised and lowered.
The helm station features a plug and play layout and a glass cockpit dashboard with an extremely clean hi-tech design accentuated by scenic LED lighting. The helm seat can be adjusted electrically and is flanked on the right and left by two more seats. All three have an ergonomic design that tips its hat to the automotive industry.
The storage area in the stern can accommodate two seabobs and an inflatable paddleboard, with easy-to-reach stowage space for the fenders next to the console.
Last year, Azimut|Benetti confirmed its place for the 20th time as the world’s leading builder of high-end mega yachts, based on the international Global Order Book 2020 ranking of top yacht builders recently published by the highly-reputed magazine Boat International. With its Azimut Yachts and Benetti brands, the Italian Group has outranked shipyards from around the world, with 101 yachts under construction totalling 3,535 meters in length, and celebrates the milestone of 50 years in business with this prestigious win.