Yanmar X47 Express Cruiser Launched in The Bahamas

Yanmar's all new brand flagship, the Yanmar X47 Express Cruiser is poised to lead the company as it embarks upon its second century of business. The 47-foot vessel offers an unprecedented combination of luxury and performance and will serve as the Official VIP Cruiser of the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada, the oldest trophy in international sport and the pinnacle of yachting.

Powered by a triple arrangement of Yanmar's powerful and reliable 8LV marine diesel engines with ZT370 sterndrive, the X47 boasts superior acceleration and maneuvering performance with a more compact engine bay that maximizes accommodation space. Yanmar's proprietary joystick maneuvering system takes the stress out of docking the yacht in a marina.

The X47 was created in a collaboration between Yanmar and Italian luxury yacht builder Azimut and offers an outstanding level of quality accommodation with two well-appointed en-suites cabins, a convertible sofa bed and an additional third berth. Owners and guests will enjoy a luxury stay in living spaces bathed with natural light and surrounded by exceptional craftsmanship in a selection of refined materials that creates an atmosphere of beauty and comfort.

The X47 will accommodate VIPs in luxury and comfort throughout the whole of the America's Cup competition, culminating in the world series and the final race in Auckland NZ, March 2021.


Length overall (incl. pulpit) 14.53m (47' 8")
Hull length 14.25m (46' 9")
Beam 4.25m (13' 11")
Draft (incl. props at full load) 1.13m (3' 8")
Displacement (at full load) 14.7t (32,408lbs)
Engines Yanmar 8LV-370 x 3
Maximum speed 40kts
Cruising speed 33kts
Fuel capacity 1,200L (317gal)
Exterior design Ken Okuyama Design
Interior design Ken Okuyama Design
Yanmar / Azimut
Builder Azimut Yachts