Canadian Yachting June 2015 - (Page 76)

POWER REVIEW | AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 A STYLISH ITALIAN TAKE on the enduringly popular trawler concept underway in Vancouver's english Bay, the Azimut Magellano 43 shows off its classic lines, with a bluff bow and aft-set houseworks. Italy's Azimut Yachts was founded in 1969 but the company's line of vessels is something of a novelty to Canadian boaters, with only two authorized dealers here and a handful of boats on the water so far. The introduction of the Magellano 43, however, may see that change. The 43 is the smallest of the Magellano line - the Magellano 76 and 50 were introduced a few years ago, and the 66 is launching this year. The 43 hits a sweet spot in the marketplace, being large enough to offer plenty of room on board for entertaining and family cruising, yet small enough to allow easy handling by a couple. Designed by Cor D. Rover with a Bill Dixon hull form, the Magellano 43 has traditional-looking lines, with a bluff bow and the houseworks set back to allow a spacious sun-pad up front. It's an 76 Canadian Yachting Review and photos by Simon Hill approach that maximizes interior space while producing a handsome-looking exterior that echoes classic Chris-Crafts of the 1950s. Depending on your requirements, the boat is available as a flybridge cruiser (as tested) or a hardtop version with sliding sunroof panels. The Bill Dixon hull advances the traditional semi-displacement concept into what Dixon calls a dual-mode design. It has a rounded V-shaped entry with full fore-sections, and flattens out towards the chines to create lifting surface for planing, while the chines are shaped to minimize spray. The result is a vessel that'll cruise efficiently in displacement mode and handle rough water with grace, but can also plane at 24 knots when needed. ON DECK A large aft swim grid makes boarding the Magellano 43 easy, and a transom cut-out provides access to the cockpit, which features spacious L-shaped lounge seating and a folding table. The wide side decks are protected by robust railings, with gates for side boarding. The foredeck is dominated by a large sunpad, forward of which is the anchorhandling gear and substantial mooring bitts. The 20kg Delta anchor is secured in an integral hawsepipe with the anchor roller extending outward. This keeps the anchor clear of the vessel's stem when deploying and retrieving it, but some marinas may charge extra moorage since the anchor protrudes forward when stowed. The flybridge is accessed from the cockpit via teak-surfaced stairs, with storage underneath and an acrylic JuNe 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2015

Vantage Point: Introduce a Friend to Boating
Waterfront: Cold Water Awareness, Easter Seals Regatta, Ask the Experts
Club Profile: Sarnia Yacht Club
Galley Guys - Cobourg Stroll
Fitness On Board Series: Part 1
Feature: Summer Antique Boat Shows and Marine Museums
Destination: Port Dover: Bikes, Perch and Dogs
Port Hole
Sail Review: Marlow-Hunter 37
Power Review: Azimut Magellano 43
Crossing the Line: Everything Old is New Again

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