All Boat Brokerage, the Australian agent for the Azuree brand of yachts, has announced that the new Azuree 46 will be on display at the Sydney International Boat Show between July 30 and August 3.
All Boats director, Michael Bell, said anyone wanting to arrange a private viewing of the yacht should call him on 0414 259 688 to make a suitable time.
The designers of the Azuree, which is manufactured in Turkey, saysthis twin-ruddered, Open-style boat shares some philosophy with a development line they have pursued for a number of years, one that derives from their work in the Open 60, Volvo 70 and Class 40 theatres.
“We love this style of boat; it delivers a heady mix of excitement and excellent traction. If it was a car it would be one which could be thrown it into the corners at high speed in the knowledge that it would respond to the driver's most delicate touch – adrenaline and reassurance mixing in a rare infusion,” they write on their website.
“But… fast, exciting yet forgiving: these are qualities one can find in a dedicated, custom raceboat, and in themselves are not enough to enthuse the wider sailing sector. We needed to focus not just on performance per se, but on performance versus handicapping, under both IRC and ORC rules. We wanted to design a boat that could thrill in its sailing qualities but also have a chance of delivering some silverware, and with the AZUREE 46 we believe we have a boat with well-rounded capability.
“Of course she will be fast and exhilarating downwind in a breeze, but at the same time powerful upwind in the same conditions, with her long waterline and easy lines giving her the feel and power of a larger yacht. And in the same, ambidextrous way we had to make sure she was no slouch in the light; her hull may be wide and powerful, but the upright immersed sections represent a surprisingly low wetted area form in order to minimise viscous drag and make the most of the AZUREE 46's generous sail plan.”
For more photographs and specifications, go to http://www.azuree.com.tr/azuree46.aspx