The sleek Azimut 43S is notable not just for her leading-edge
styling or acclaimed interior, but also because she was the first
Azimut model to incorporate pod drives as standard equipment.
That alone gave her a performance and economy edge on most
competitive sportyachts of her day—an advantage that proved
short-lived, however, as pod drives are rapidly taking over the
market these days. Azimuts have always been noted for their
designer interiors so it’s no surprise that the accommodations
aboard the 43S are both lavish and tasteful. Tiered windows and
a huge power sunroof bathe the salon in copious natural lighting.
Both staterooms are roomy and comfortable (note the hull side
windows in the guest cabin), and both heads are fitted with separate
stall showers. Note the big opening port over the galley counter.
Additional features include a U-shaped cockpit lounge, hydraulic
swim platform, and a big foredeck sun pad. Triple hatches provide
good engine access. Volvo 435hp IPS pod drives cruise at 30 knots.