| By Mack Mooney
Since it was mentioned by Plato around 360BC, the lost city of Atlantis (the 'Island of Atlas') has been the subject of fascination and speculation by scholars and quacks ever since.
Did it really exist? Did it conquer half the known world? Did it sink beneath the waves?
The word will be forever associated with the sea and power and mystery. The name lives on in that great ocean, the Atlantic.
It also lives on in a stunning range of power boats originating in a smaller, but much more luxury conscious body of water, the Mediterranean.
Atlantis is now the name on many of the most desirable boats in the Med.
They are part of the Azimut-Benetti Group whose history goes back to 1873 and have made some wonderful ships. Including, in 1980, one of the world's largest, the 281ft superyacht 'Nabila' (now renamed) which featured in the Bond movie Never Say Never Again.
The group claims one of the keys to its success is bringing the owner on...
board as a partner in customizing the fit out. On the Atlantis 58 the interior may be configured with a third cabin, a study or a fitness area. You can also choose between a tender garage and a crew cabin.