Yanmar X-series has evolved into X47 in collaboration with noted Italian boat manufacturer Azimut.
Drawing upon the rich history, engineering and design expertise of Yanmar coupled with the enlightened design and quality of the Italian Azimut boat works, this is a next generation EXPRESS CRUISER that brings a new era of Japanese precision and dedication to the market.
The X47 is the creation of world-renowned Ken Okuyama.
Born in Yamagata, Japan, in 1959, Ken Okuyama has worked as a Chief Designer for General Motors, a Senior Designer for Porsche AG, and a Design Director for Pininfarina S.p.A., being responsible for Ferrari Enzo, Maserati Quattroporte and many cars. He is also known for numerous products such as motorcycles, furniture, robots and architecture.
In 2007, KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN was founded providing business consultancy to many corporations. Ken also produces cars, eyewear, and interior products under his original brand.
In April 2013 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Yanmar Holdings.
Experience is at the center of the X47. Utilizing a custom designed,
state-of-the-art dashboard which features a large touchscreen panel to centralize all engine data and domotics control, we have been able to simplify the complex switch and panel layout usually present on yacht. This enhances the yachting experience for the skipper and allows them to fully enjoy their time onboard.
The stress of docking the yacht at the marina is now a thing of the past thanks to the intuitive Yanmar joystick maneuvering system.
The Yanmar 8LV with the ZT370 sterndrive has the highest power/weight ratio on the market. The X47’s complement of three of these powerful yet economical marine diesels delivers superior acceleration and maneuvering performance with high torque. The compact dimensions of the 8LV result in a smaller engine room and maximize the accommodation volume.
DUSSELDORF, Germany (January 19, 2020) – Yanmar – Official Marine Partner of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – has revealed the first images of the company’s X47 Express Cruiser, the competition’s Official VIP Cruiser, at a media day during Boot Dusseldorf, the world’s leading water sports fair.
– December 5, 2019 — Yanmar is proud to unveil the new X47 Express Cruiser motor yacht, built in conjunction with the renowned brand Azimut Yachts, today at the luxury resort community of Albany in The Bahamas during the PGA TOUR’s Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods, a tournament which Yanmar has supported for five years.
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