Azimut|Benetti confirms once again just how important the American market is by taking an even bigger fleet than last year to the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Flibs) from November 3 to 7. The Group will be represented by twenty one models at this US boat show, one of the most important in the country, and it is no coincidence that the event has been chosen as the showcase for the worldwide launch of the new Verve 40 from Azimut Yachts, the first weekender built by the shipyard.
Another standout yacht on show is the Azimut 66 Fly, while the Benetti shipyard will be represented by Vivace 125’ (Ironman), Veloce 140’ (Drew) and Crystal 140’ (Mr D).
On its first official outing after an exclusive premiere at the Newport Boat Show, Azimut’s new Verve 40 is being given its international launch at the FLIBS, marking the entry of the shipyard into the popular sport walkaround segment on the US market. Verve 40 combines all the typical characteristics of traditional US walkarounds and day cruisers, but stands out from them for its elegance, its sophisticated style and its spaciousness, with a cabin area so big it clearly earns its definition as a weekender.
Her Canaletto walnut interior includes a sleeping cabin with lockable sliding door, a dinette that converts to a queen-size berth and a galley with a two-burner electric range, refrigerator and convection oven.
Fitted with three Mercury Verado engines rated 350 hp, Verve 40 has a top speed of 44 knots and cruises at 37 knots.