Azimut premieres Grande Trideck
The Italian builder has staged the online premiere of its new 38m flagship, which is distinguished by an aft sea view terrace that conceals a private patio on the main deck.
Azimut has staged the online premiere of its new flagship, the Grande Trideck, which it has described as ‘three decks plus one’ due to a raised sea view terrace at the aft end of the main deck.
With an overall length of 38.22m (125ft 5in) and a beam of 7.98m (26ft 2in), the Trideck is 10ft 7in longer than the yard’s previous flagship, the Grande 35 Metri. The first Azimut to feature a tri-deck design, the Trideck features lower, main, upper and sun decks, has a sub-300GT volume and the option of five or six guest cabins.
The Trideck features an exterior by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Achille Salvagni, while Pierluigi Ausonio worked with the Azimut Benetti Research and Development Department on the naval architecture.
The Italian builder aimed “to create new spaces more congenial to the demands of contemporary owners, increasingly inclined to a less formal lifestyle onboard and closer contact with the sea”.
The standout feature is the sea view terrace, an extra 30sqm deck at the stern that sits aft of and several steps above the private patio on the main deck.
The sea view terrace features a huge aft-facing C-shaped sofa and sits above most of the 30sqm beach club on the lower deck, which is served by a day head and wet bar.
Like the Grande S10, which Mancini also designed, the sea view terrace or aft main deck provides privacy for a covered patio with dining table that sits at the entrance to the interior.
Other outdoor areas include the aft upper deck, which features the main outdoor dining area featuring a square table as well as corner sofas. Forward on the same deck is the foredeck lounge with a circular whirlpool tub.
The open sun deck features a large sunbathing area aft with freestanding furniture, a central lounge with facing sofas and table, and a forward bar and barbecue.
Salvagni has created a relaxed interior that includes a main-deck lounge with no formal dining area. The main deck also features the galley and the master suite forward.
The upper deck features the upper saloon, which can be converted to an indoor dining area, as well as the option of a Captain’s cabin or guest cabin, the latter chosen by the owners of the first hulls.
The lower deck features two VIP suites aft and two guest cabins forward, as well as four crew cabins for six crew.
The Trideck features an advanced power management system that manages onboard electricity consumption through a balance of shore power and the generators, or only between generators when at sea.
There’s also the option of Hotel Mode for zero emissions and total silence when at anchor. With a lithium battery pack of about 130kWh, the Trideck can operate the main onboard utilities with the generators switched off for up to 4hrs during the day and 8hrs at night.
Developed with the support of the R&D Department of the Azimut-Benetti Group, the boat is based on an advanced naval platform and benefits from the second-generation D2P (Displacement to Planing) semi-planing hull, which reduces consumption. Furthermore, the entire superstructure is laminated in carbon-fibre for a 30 per cent local reduction in weight and an absolute weight reduction of 6 tonnes.
Grande Trideck has a dual-motor option, with a pair of MTUs of 2400hp or 2600hp each. The first model under test, fitted with 2600hp engines, recorded a top speed of 24 knots, a range of 700 miles at 19 knots and over 1,700 miles at 12 knots. The Trideck offers comparable and sometimes lower consumption figures than those of the Grande 35 Metri.
Azimut is represented in Hong Kong, Macau, southern China, Taiwan and Singapore by Marine Italia.
Mancini-designed Azimut 53 features IPS propulsion, feature-packed flybridge, split-level main-deck interior and roomy lower-deck accommodation.