Azimut’s New Trideck Flagship

A wonderland exterior-interior design and fast, efficient hull make the Grande Trideck a breakthrough design in its category.

By Michael Verdon 10/06/2021

Azimut’s Grande Trideck is not only the Italian builder’s new flagship, but it represents a new way of moving between the interior and exterior spaces. The 39-metre vessel was a collaboration between Azimut’s internal team and an all-star cast of outside designers: Alberto Mancini created the exterior, residential designer Achille Salvagni fashioned the interior and Pierluigi Ausonio did the naval architecture for the hull.

The yacht’s fluid design, including stepping-stone decks, a whimsical modern interior and a large transom beach, shows how yacht design is changing, moving from the strict boundaries between interior and outer spaces to a more informal, hybrid lifestyle. The best example on the new Azimut is the 322-sq. ft. “Sea View” terrace, which sits above the long, extended beach club at the transom. Hanging over the beach, the terrace is for socializing, informal meals and watching the kids playing on water toys or swimming around the yacht. It’s also connected to a small enclave with full-height windows and doors that allows for privacy when the vessel is moored stern-to, as yachts often are in the Mediterranean.

Azimut-Benetti Group CEO Marco Valle told Robb Report during the boat’s virtual launch that these open areas represent a new way of design that promotes flexible living. The private patio, Valle added, is the type of creative feature the builder will display on future models.

The Azimut Grande Trideck is the flagship for the Italian builder

The Sea View terrace on the second level is connected to the beach below, while extending a field of privacy. Above it is a dining terrace and above that, the sundeck. Courtesy Azimut Yachts

The upper tiers include the Dining Terrace, for either alfresco or more formal meals, and top sundeck, which offers exceptional views, along with a Jacuzzi, sunbeds and American-style bar for evening cocktails.

While Mancini’s multifaceted exterior is masculine, with defined lines, arches and sharp angles, the Achille Salvagni interior is soft, open and flowing, with his trademark circular insets across the ceilings as well as his inimitable light fixtures, bespoke chairs and even a metal bathtub that doubles as a sculpture in the main suite. Salvagni divided the owner’s suite into separate areas, using the entrance as a lobby/dressing area and turning the bathroom into a wellness centre.

Rich materials include tay wood walls, contrasted by a polished mahogany, and textured Cardoso stone floors. The master designer employed beautiful, subtle and sometimes clashing materials across the yacht.

The Azimut Grande Trideck is the flagship for the Italian builder

Courtesy Azimut Yachts

The Azimut Grande Trideck is the flagship for the Italian builder

Courtesy Azimut Yachts

The Azimut Grande Trideck is the flagship for the Italian builder

Courtesy Azimut Yachts

The Azimut Grande Trideck is the flagship for the Italian builder

Courtesy Azimut Yachts

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