2003 Azimut 98 Leonardo "Ganesh A"
The 98 Azimut Leonardo is a fusion between the thrill of an open boat with the breeding and refinement of a mega luxury yacht. Strong, proud, challenging the status quo and breaking the rules. The 98 is an attitude, a frame of mind. It is a special yacht for an independent soul. It is a yacht that is both spirited and sensual- Bold, and cutting-edge. The 98 Leonardo... in a word... "Avant-garde"
With a wide-open saloon, the retractable flat-screen television in the entertainment center is visible from just about anywhere on this level, from the four-person port-side couch to the eight-person couch to starboard. You can even watch it from the dining table, although who would want to when you have a 180-degree panorama with the sliding door open or closed? Enhancing the blending of inside and out, the bar is aft and to port in the saloon, where it can serve guests in both spaces. Even the teak cockpit sole contributes to this blurring of boundaries, intruding well into the saloon, and meeting the ivory Berber carpet part of the way forward. Coarse-fabric shades give the saloon the feeling of an outdoor patio, especially when there’s a gentle breeze from the two-panel sunroof over the helm.