Shipyard: Azimut Yachts
Exterior design & concept: Alberto Mancini
Interior and furnishing design: Achille Salvagni Architetti
Hull design: P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut Benetti R&D Department
Overall length: 38.22 m (125′ 5″)
Maximum beam: 7.98 m (26′ 2″)
Displacement (at full load): approx 190 t
Engines: 2 x 2400 mHP MTU – 2 x 2600 mHP MTU
Maximum speed: up to 23 knots* – up to 24 knots*
Cruise speed: up to 20 knots* – up to 21 knots*
Building material: Carbon fibre + GRP
Cabins: 5 + 4 crew – 6 + 4 crew
Berths: 10 + 6 crew
Head compartments: 7 + 4 crew
Certification: Rina Pleasure
Photo credits: Courtesy of Azimut Benetti
Four decks cascading down to the sea from high above, in a series of varying dimensions and functions – Sundeck, Dining Terrace, Sea View Terrace and Beach Area – comprise the most striking, innovative feature of the latest build from Benetti, the Grande Trideck yacht. Adding an extra deck to the traditional three-deck layout, the yacht extends the distribution of spaces, confirming the constant commitment to research that has always been part of the group’s DNA. The Azimut Benetti group is the world’s largest in the private yacht building sector, helmed for more than 50 years by its founder Paolo Vitelli.
With a length of 38.2 metres and a 7.9-metre beam, the Azimut Trideck responds to the requirements of the increasingly free, informal approach that characterises modern yacht design – despite a displacement below 300 GT, the yacht is available in two configurations with five or six cabins and enables guests to enjoy a more direct contact with the sea.
Three main designers worked in close collaboration with Azimut Benetti – Alberto Mancini for the exteriors, Achille Salvagni for the interiors and Pierluigi Ausonio for the naval architecture.” As far as style is concerned, our research focusses above all on clean surfaces”, says Mancini. “The aft area in particular expresses the desire to give Trideck the values of a flagship. She’s an imposing, elegant yacht with a strong horizontal thrust that creates an intense aesthetic appeal”.
Mancini has worked on the concept of staggered decks, inserting a Sea View Terrace between the traditional decks. This floating terrace covers 30 square metres and seems to be suspended in the air two metres above the water. It generates the Private Patio, a supplementary exterior entrance area for the lounge to provide privacy even when the yacht anchored aft, without giving up the sea breeze and the view of marina and sea. The high outdoor terraces comprise the Sun Deck area, the Upper Deck dining area and the Beach Area.
Inside the yacht Achille Salvagni’s design concept is based on flowing curves and the elegance created by light colours. The island formed by a long, inviting sofa takes pride of place in the main lounge, and a spiral staircase leading to the multifunctional space on the upper deck, dominated by large circular table, is embellished with backlit onyx.
The Azimut-Benetti Group’s research centre has developed an extremely interesting feature – the yacht is based on an advanced naval platform with a second-generation D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull. These elements, combined with extensive use of carbon fibre, mean that Trideck offers outstanding performance with a relatively low energy-use profile, offering consumption levels equal to or in some cases better than the smaller Grande 35 Metri, already awarded the title of best in class in its category.