A new Azimut Magellano 25 Metri has been sold to a New Zealand buyer, with the stylish Italian passagemaker due in Auckland late in 2024.

The second largest model in the Azimut Magellano collection, this yacht has been sold to a repeat Azimut client, and the owners will enjoy a European handover on their new yacht, exploring the Mediterranean for a few weeks, before exporting the boat to New Zealand in time for the Kiwi summer.

The Magellano 25 Metri was created in partnership with the internationally renowned artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, who brings his unmistakable signature style to the interiors, while Ken Freivokh is behind the timeless elegance of the chic and sophisticated exterior lines.

The yacht also makes extensive use of carbon fibre and draws on the latest technological developments, including an active air sanitizing system based on a NASA patent and the Hotel Mode option that guarantees prolonged stops at anchor at zero emission.

Furthermore to offer long-range cruising in the utmost comfort and safety, even in rough seas, Magellano 25 has been designed with a special fuel-efficient Dual Mode hull.


The Dual Mode hull, designed by the firm led by Pierluigi Ausonio, ensures safe and comfortable cruising even in rough seas. The double shaped chine joint with a skeg reduces consumption at different cruising speeds and cushions wave impact. As these features show, Magellano 25 Metri has been designed for long-range cruising even in unfavourable sea and wind conditions.

The most strikingly original setting is the huge saloon in which De Cotiis strives to increase the perception of depth. Designed to offer a view of the sea from any point, the space is no longer confined by a classic rectangular floor plan and is flooded throughout with natural light.

The dining table can be arranged lengthwise and the living area is based on the concept of organic geometry, with different shapes sofas that offer different depths. The interior furniture recalls the shape of the dry bar outside creating an indoor-outdoor connection in order to get the sensation of a unified space overlooking the sea.

Still on the Main Deck, the stairway is clad with mirrors to “dematerialise” it and, by reflecting the light, the view of the sea became an inner part of the yacht.

Artificial light is a key element, with a lighting system designed to create a soft, warm mood. The carefully thought out light design created by the artist involves not only lamps and classic ceiling spotlights, but also and even the sofa bottoms to give the furniture the appearance of “being suspended.”

In the night area on the Lower Deck there are four cabins, including two VIPs, one double and one with sliding double beds.


In the owner’s suite, thanks to the inclined position of the walk-in closet, the space extends out, while the mirror coating makes the volume disappear and reflects the light and the starboard panorama, creating highly suggestive changing optical effects.

The Magellano 25 is fitted with two MAN engines rated 1,400 horsepower each (or alternatively 1,550 HP), with V-Drive in-line transmission. Stabilization is provided by a Humphree electric fin system. The yacht has a top speed of around 24/25 knots and a cruising speed of 21 knots.

The sale of the Magellano 25 contributes to a trio of larger Azimut’s sold into New Zealand recently. A Magellano 30 Metri arrived in Auckland a year ago, with a Grande 38 Trideck also due to arrive in Auckland later in 2024.

“We are experiencing significant interest in larger Azimut Yachts from New Zealand buyers whether it be for a Mediterranean based yacht or something for New Zealand waters. What is apparent is that nearly all buyers want the ‘Mediterranean handover’ experience which we are happy to facilitate,” says Grant Saunders, dealer principal for Azimut New Zealand.

“Being able to enjoy your new yacht offshore in Europe whether it be 50ft or 100ft is an exceptional experience, and not something all brands are able to offer.”