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NAUTICA MAGAZINE
NAVIGATION TEST

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Text and photographs by Martino Motti

Nautica Magazine
n. 547, November 2007


ATLANTIS 35

Atlantis 35

The Atlantis 35 is a fast, maneuverable and comfortable open, with modern and trendy lines, ideal for coastal cruising with the family and friends.

Atlantis 35 This 35 footer is capable of astonishing for her harmonious yet linear design, sailing through the water with agility and style. As a matter of fact, the in-depth study of her hull shape and masses led to the production of a yacht with a marked seakeeping ability. The all-Italian aesthetics and design are recognizable at first glance, with a mixture of sensuous and smooth shapes as well as slender and rakish lines. Interiors are especially well designed, offering accommodation for up to six passengers with two nice cabins and a convertible dinette - the table may be lowered.

Atlantis 35 Though the only one head is not very ample, it may be comfortably used even at sea. Wood, fabric and furniture finish is satisfactory. Several power- assisted mechanisms facilitate operations onboard, such as the electrical stainless steel roller tube awning or the electro- mechanical engine room hatch. The internal dinette is separated from the Owner's cabin by a folding sliding door that, when open, creates a unique vast area. Outside, there is enough space for sunbathing with sofas and cushioned settees for convivial moments.

Atlantis 35 The outside part of the galley - a barbecue may be fitted - offers relaxing and gregarious moments in open air, in touch with the sea. In cold winter months the top and side protections may be stretched abaft for complete sheltering of the cockpit and, eventually, even the rear may be closed. In short, the Atlantis 35 is a young, dynamic and elegant yacht, but as the slogan goes "Don't call it small - 35 feet, no compromise".

TECHNICAL DATA

Designer: Design and Product Development office; hull design by Michael Peters
Yard: Atlantis SpA (Azimut/Benetti Group); Seriano di Gropparello (Piacenza, Italy); tel. +39 0523 854711; website: www.atlantisyachts.it; e-mail: sales@atlantisyachts.it
CE certification: Category B
LOA: 10.67m
Beam: 3.60m
Depth: 3.65m
Light displacement: 7,200 kg; full load displacement: 8,030 kg
Maximum passengers: 12
Berths: 4+2
Power (several standard options): 2x230hp, 2x260hp, 2x310hp, 2x330hp, 2x350hp, 2x370hp Volvo Penta
Test boat power: 2x260hp D4 EVC DP Volvo Penta
Total installed power: 520hp
Total engines and reduction gears weight: 1,116 kg
Light displacement/installed power ratio: 13.85 kg/hp
Type of transmission: stern drive
Maximum declared speed: 35 knots
Cruising speed: 31 knots
Declared fuel consumption at cruising speed: 78.5 L/hr
Range at cruising speed: 300 nautical miles
Fuel capacity: 760 L
Freshwater capacity: 180 L
Road transportation: with truck
Price with standard equipment and test boat power: Euro 220,000.00 + VAT, ex yard.
    Fuel consumption indicated in the graph is obtained from engine consumption curves supplied by the manufacturer, nevertheless the effective consumption at sea may differ from published data as a function of: loads and their distribution aboard, vessel conditions, engine condition and adjustment as well as characteristics of propellers used.

CONSTRUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Atlantis 35

Hull: fiberglass resin-infused monolithic hull with outer layers in vynilester resin. Deep V-hull with 18°deadrise aft. Isophthalic neopentyl gelcoat, including the blue stripe. For greater structural resistance the hull was built with the Integrated Structural System
Hull construction material: fiberglass sandwich sides and deck for greater resistance and lightness
Deck characteristics: aft - settees with removable table; helm station to starboard, central sink and refrigerator abaft; easy access along side decks protected by a quite low stainless steel handrail; wraparound windshield serves as handrail. Electrical awning that may protect the area with waterproof panels
Atlantis 35 Bow area: slightly raised with central sunbed, forward cabin round hatch, external central windlass and two mooring bitts. Anchor locker with closing hatch fitted around windlass. Stainless steel stem fitting
Cockpit arrangements and fittings: the actual cockpit is amidships, with two opposite settees, the portside one is twice as long and has the shape of a chaise longue. Opposite, a fiberglass cabinet includes refrigerator and sink below which is a locker with the battery main switches. Between the two settees a teak table may be installed; when not in use it is stored opposite the dashboard, aft of the portside settee
Atlantis 35 Characteristics of the aft platform: teak inlay, suitably sized for diving and climbing on board; three teak steps connect it with the cockpit. The aft platform is fitted with a folding swimming ladder, concealed when not in use and a shower
Helm station: the dashboard is in fiberglass, same colors as the hull, with a carbon fiber wraparound part. Standard analog engine instruments, Tridata, VHF with DSC/GPS, magnetic compass, fixed driving wheel with steel spokes, electronic levers and switches for plants and accessories. The double pilot settee is adjustable.

INTERIORS

Atlantis 35 Layout and characteristics: the companionway, which is fitted with a sliding Plexiglass smoky hatch, is to port of the dashboard. The dinette includes an L-shaped settee and a table which may be lowered to form a bed. The galley is to portside. It includes a cabinet with worktop, two ceramic hobs, sink with water mixer, combined grill/microwave oven, 80L refrigerator, hanging cabinets and lockers. Forward of the galley is the access door to the head which is fitted with a nice glass sink, marine toilet and shower. The forward cabin has a central double bed, small side lockers and one hanging locker. The guest cabin aft may be accessed from the galley area. It is fitted with an double bed athwart, a small sofa along the hull side and a hanging locker.

FITTINGS

Atlantis 35 Standard fittings: 15kg anchor and 30m anchor chain, 1,000W anchor windlass, stainless steel sheerguard, antifouling paint, cockpit cabinet with sink and refrigerator, upholstered settee, cockpit table, swimming ladder, shower, 220V dockside electric connection and power cord, electro-mechanical engine room hatch, Plexiglass companionway hatch, waterproof loudspeakers, electronic gear levers, engine instruments and Tridata navigation instruments, VHF, compass, carpet, metal shades, stereo radio-CD player with loudspeakers, aluminum kitchen worktop, ceramic hobs, combined microwave oven, 80 L refrigerator, Sealand Vacuflush toilets with safety valves, 60A battery charger, 30L water heater, 4 bilge pumps and one oil and fuel suction safety pump, complete cathodic protection, engine room automatic fire-fighting system
Optional fittings: deluxe decor, super-deluxe decor, wooden floorboards in the dinette, companionway teak ladders, teak cockpit, shower teak grid, cockpit teak table, dodger with removable front panel, electrical dodger, helm station cover, cockpit cover, forward sunbed, air conditioning, GPS plotter, automatic pilot, hydraulic flaps, radio-CD player in cabins, wireless LCD and DVD/CD player, 6 disc CD player, Mase or Kohler generating set, bow thruster, hydroelectric gangway, sewage tank, ice maker, cockpit barbecue, cockpit refrigerator, convertible dinette, stainless steel anchor, crockery and cutlery, mosquito nets on portholes, Atlantis towels, certificates.

IMPRESSIONS

SEA AND WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTING
Wind: 3 knots
Sea: force 1 (dropping).

PERFORMANCE (with 380 liters of fuel, empty water tank and 4 passengers)
Time needed to reach planing speed: 6 seconds
Minimum planing speed at 1,800 rpm's: 9.9 knots.

EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

Seakeeping ability, turning and behavior on waves: the yacht seems light and enjoyable, very agile and maneuverable. The boat behavior on waves is quite soft, without excessive banging of the hull. She holds well in very tight turns with only a slight tendency to slide, nevertheless the minor heeling on the side does not seem to impair in any way the safety of the ride. The boat gives the impression of good seakeeping ability with her rakish and slender lines
Helm station: extremely comfortable and ergonomic double settee of adequate size and design, levers, instruments and windshield are suitably positioned.

EVALUATION OF COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY

Atlantis 35 Deck: easy access, even if handrails along the side decks are a bit low. Fore and aft passage is through an integrated ladder. Bow area is very enjoyable
Interiors: the dinette is unexpectedly ample if one considers the fact that there are two real cabins. The light-hued upholstery and woods contribute to airy and luminous interiors. The guest cabin has a low headroom but is large and comfortable
Passengers' comfort: air conditioning, water heater, stereo CD player
Galley: compact, simple, fully fitted and may be used even in rough seas
Head: this is maybe the most well-made space of the yacht as regards design with its free-standing glass sink above a minimalist cabinet fitted with an integrated handle/towel holder, a metal blind and a suspended mirror
Engine room: easy access for maintenance through electrically-operated hatch in the cockpit aft
Electrical switchboard and plants: the switchboard is in the dinette and includes the independent switches of the 12V and 220V plants; the dashboard includes switches of several plants.