Azteca combines a “made in italy” style with cutting-edge design and technology. The sophisticated slender shape of the hull and the racy external lines, accentuated by the pronounced stern characterize and distinguish the Azteca from other mega yachts of its size – breaking the expectation that big boats can’t have a “sporty” soul.
Measuring 72 metres and with her distinctive grey displacement hull, Azteca is so far the largest superyacht built by CRN. In fact she is one of the largest yachts ever to be built in Italy. She is devoted to family life at sea, which is characterised by large relaxation areas, which have been designed in such a way that guests can enjoy being close to the sea.
Azteca was created in collaboration with Nuvolari & Lenard, renowned Italian luxury yacht designers.
At the stern of the lower deck, a completely innovative area has been designed as an authentic “beach club” of more than 100 sq m. This area can be transformed into a large beach close to the sea and is equipped with an external shower and a sun deck. At the back there is a wide indoor space for relaxation where guests can lie on comfortable sofas by the sea and enjoy aperitifs from the bar.
The main deck hosts the ship owner’s suite as well as two suites which serve as accommodation for some of the 12 guests. The owner’s suite was designed to link directly to the sea through a door which can be folded at 90 degrees from within the cabin to act as a “terrace” overlooking the ocean. The two bathrooms, one reserved for each half of the ship owning couple, are entirely covered with marble and embellished with inserts of brown Tiger’s eye for the male bathroom and a slab of mother-of-pearl for the female room. A cinema room equipped with a 65-inch screen, a large wardrobe and a massage room complete the owner’s suite.
Moving one deck up, the main deck features a large aft deck, through which one reaches the formal salon, furnished with sofas and armchairs that provide an elegant conversation and relaxing area.
The adjacent formal dining area can be separated through sliding doors which ensure a certain intimacy.
Forward on the main deck there are two guest suites, as well as the owner’s suite, a room that the owner wanted to link directly to the sea through a door which can be folded at 90 degrees from within the cabin, which then becomes a private terrace overlooking the sea.
The two bathrooms, one reserved Azteca’s owner and one for his wife, are entirely covered in marble, with inserts of brown Tiger’s eye for his’ bathroom, and a slab of mother-of-pearl to soften the tones in hers’.
A cinema, equipped with a 65 inch screen, a large walk-in wardrobe and a massage room complete the owner’s suite.
On the lower deck, there are two VIP cabins for guests and two standard cabins for the staff at their service. This deck also holds 12 lodgings reserved for the crew who can enjoy a wide space organized so that it facilitates their living and working in the best way possible. The wide spaces of the lower deck are also used for storage: refrigerating cells, the laundry area and two big garages holding 10 metre long Riva Shuttles with a maximum speed of 45 knots, a seven metre long service tender and four jet skis.
The upper deck incorporates a different layout to make the most of wide spaces. It includes the “Special VIP” cabin which has a wide view and complete discretion, and the captain’s cabin which is at the stem, in a cabin adjacent to the radio room and the steerage, equipped with the most modern navigation systems. A large panoramic lift with crystal walls and a decorated marble floor links the three upper decks.
The sun deck of the Azteca is unique at 33 metres long and 10 metres wide. It is entirely dedicated to outdoor life with large sofas, a bar area, jacuzzi and several sun beds as well as enough space for a 2,500 kg helicopter to land at the stem. There is a fitness area with Techno-gym equipment allowing guests to carry out fitness sessions while enjoying the panoramic view.
Perhaps Azteca’s best feature, is her unique semi open sun deck. Over 330 square meters in size, the sun deck is entirely dedicated to outdoor life. It features oversized sofas, a shaded bar area, a Jacuzzi, Gym and many sun beds that can easily make way, should the owner decide to arrive on board in his 2500 kg helicopter.
The engine room has a separate control room and two Caterpillar motors 3516 push Azteca at a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15.
Specification of the Azteca:
Length Overall: 72.00 m/236.22 ft
Beam: 13.50 m/44.29 ft
Draught Max: 3.50 m/11.48 ft
Hull Material: Steel
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar Inc 3516B, 5,364 HP, 4,000 KW total
Max Speed: 16.5 knots
Cruise Speed: 15 knots
Fuel Capacity: 250,000 l/66,050 gal
Water Capacity: 40,000 l/10,568 gal
Guest Cabins: 1 Master, 5 Double
Naval Architect: CRN Spa
Exterior Designer: Nuvolari & Lenard
Interior Designer: Nuvolari & Lenard