Carbon fiber has long been a beloved wonder material offering myriad benefits in segments like aerospace, motorsport and sports cars. It's now gaining more ground in other segments, including yachting. Italy's Azimut Yachts becomes the latest shipyard to put its weight behind carbon fiber.
In addition to his famous automotive design work, Henrik Fisker's resume now includes an impressive hunk of nautical design. The 164-foot (50 m) Benetti Fisker 50, brings Fisker-manipulated curves, a movie theater-turned-gym, multiple "oceanfront" bars and plenty of other luxuries to the high seas.
The Azimut Grande 140 Trideck is the first yacht to feature the Rolls Royce Carbon Azipull 65C propulsion system with fully steerable pods.