Re: Azimut 46
Looked at a few of the smaller Azimuts at boat shows, and also Rodmans and Astinors, and the flybridge design seems a tad flawed on all of them. I've never cruised in the Med, so it could be they work in that environment, but common faults to my mind seem to be many of those mentioned above i.e. bench seats that require helm to move to let other in/out, lack of seating, as opposed to sunbathing, space, not enough grabrails to feel safe, unsupportive helm seats. This is one area where, IMHO, the brits and the french seem to have it just right.
On our Antares 9.80 we can seat six comfortably, or four and one lying, swivel the (supportive) seats for a social four facing layout in port, and move around under way reasonably safely. Not bad for a 140 K mass production boat of just 32 feet!
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