Azimut Grande Trideck – Technical Data
Lunghezza fuori tutto
38.22 m (125’ 5’’)
7.98 m (26’ 2’’)
Immersione a pieno carico
Draft at full load
2,05 m (6’ 9’’)
Dislocamento a pieno carico
Displacement (at full load)
approx 190 t
2 x 2400 mHP MTU
2 x 2600 mHP MTU
up to 23 knots*
up to 24 knots*
Velocità di crociera
up to 20 knots*
up to 21 knots*
Fuel tank capacity
22,600 l (5,970 US Gal)
Serbatoi acqua dolce
Water tank capacity
4,000 l (1,136 US Gal)
5 + 4 crew
6 + 4 crew
10 + 6 crew
7 + 4 crew
Materiale di costruzione
Carbon fibre + GRP
Design esterni & concept
Exterior designer & concept
Achille Salvagni Architetti
P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut Benetti R&D Department
Designed for a contemporary owner, looking for a context for conviviality in constant contact with the marine environment. The new Trideck was conceived on staggered decks to offer an unprecedented interpretation of the environments onboard, even inventing all-new spaces.
The project was carried out by a tested team, consisting of the designers Alberto Mancini for the exteriors, Achille Salvagni for the interiors and Pierluigi Ausonio for the hull.
From a design point of view, the greatest triumph was to create a yacht with a semi planing hull, up to six cabins, a widebody superstructure and a Sun Deck, all while remaining under 300 GT in volume.
Exterior design and layout
Always guaranteeing light and dynamic external lines, Alberto Mancini directed the design of the Trideck. Starting from the insertion of a mezzanine staggered deck at the stern, the Sea View Terrace, new and wider spaces appear accross the Trideck. This is the principle of “+ One”, a new design concept and a testament to Azimut Yachts’ innovative capacity; the feature offers the owner four cascading terraces onto the sea, unique in function, size and flexibility – especially on a Trideck.
The layout innovation is felt right from the first step onboard. The Trideck welcomes her guests through a central royal staircase, which reaches to the quay from the half-raised Sea View Terrace.
It is thanks to this intermediate bridge that a sequence of four cascading terraces is created, which descend from the top down to sea level, each with its own specific function: the Sundeck, the Dining Terrace, the Sea View Terrace, and the Beach Area.
The Sea View Terrace is an open stage, a new cantilevered area that precedes the traditional cockpit. Raised above the surface of the water and conceived as a living room overlooking the sea, the floating platform keeps in touch with the sun and the water at once. With an open area of about 30 square meters, the Sea View Terrace is fitted out with a large C-shaped sofa arrangement facing off the stern, designed to offer the owner a convivial and immersive entertaining area for guests.
The raised Sea View Terrace also has a second advantage. It gives height to the underlying Beach Area, usable in all its width also thanks to the separate garage for tenders and toys. With two meters of headroom and cutouts in the sidewalls, this is not a space stolen from the garage but a true beach on the sea. During stops at anchor, the hinged transom opens to increase the available surface to more than 30 square meters. The Beach Area is equipped to connect guests directly with the sea, fully customizable in furnishing and served by a day head and wet bar.
The third terrace is the main outdoor dining area, aft of the Upper Deck, which develops around the square table (extendable to seat up to 12) of handcrafted natural teak with white lacquered inserts. The area is rounded off by corner sofas for aperitivo and a series of furniture for the service.
Topping off the cascade of terraces is the Sun Deck, which comes with a large sunbathing area at the stern with freestanding furniture and a view overlooking the sea. There is a lounge area with opposing circular sofas, with a table for lunch in the center and towards the bow, an American bar overlooks the horizon with a large barbecue.
Interior layout and design
Access to the lounge from the Private Patio is smooth and effortless. Entering, one finds an airy, large, bright environment thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, with soft colors for the fabrics and the walls livened by glossy mahogany inserts that accentuate its elegance with contrast. Without the traditional formal dining area, the lounge is set up to encourage conviviality.
The first unit, at the specific request of its owner, has a high level of home automation. All the onboard utilities, lights, air conditioning, curtains, the latest generation audio and video system can be controlled from the tablets supplied, including a huge 77 “ultra-flat TV that comes out electrically from a special compartment on the Main Deck.
Forward on the Main Deck is the owner’s suite, full beam with large windows, and conceptually broken down into special regions, starting from the entrance as a lobby/dressing area.
The formal dining area is located on the Upper Deck. Formal, however, does not mean conventional, the skylounge being conceived as a multipurpose area. Most of the time, people prefer to eat outdoors. The Sky Lounge on the Upper Deck is shaped as an intimate nook, with a huge cozy sofa and convertible table, an attractive spot to come inside after dinner, especially for movies, equipped with a 55” pop-up flatscreen. When guests wish to dine indoors, the table can be raised and extended to serve as the main indoor dining, accommodating up to 12 guests.
The flexibility of the layout is further improved by the options offered to the owner. The first units ordered all request the sixth unprecedented VIP cabin positioned on the Upper Deck, therefore with a beautiful sea view thanks to the large window, while the captain’s cabin is located on the Lower Deck.
The command area is a blend of elegance and technology, characterized by a futuristic helm that integrates all onboard systems with Simrad Command.
Further forward, there is a sprawling lounge area, with sunpads surrounding the circular whirlpool tub, a lounge area with opposing sofas and then a further sunbed area towards the bow, sheltered by a mini windscreen.
On the Lower Deck there are four en-suite guest cabins: two VIPs aft and two guest cabins forward.
Performance and technology
The Azimut Trideck offers innovative design solutions, starting from the tonnage, which remains below 300 GT despite the generous interior volume. This is made possible thanks to the large beach area, which is kept partially opened.
The first of the most significant elements of the Trideck from a technological point of view is the debut of the new second-generation D2P® Displacement to Planing hull.
Designed by Pierluigi Ausonio together with the Azimut-Benetti Research and Development Department, the hull benefits from proprietary CFD software, FEM analysis and form optimizations to yield unrivaled results in terms of efficiency. The Grande 35Metri, featuring the first generation D2P hull was already best in class, and the second generation debuts on the Trideck with substantial improvements. Despite being 3 meters longer, 30 GT larger and 35 tons heavier, the Trideck consumes fuel at the same rate as her smaller sister at all speeds above 19 kn, and manages to be 15% more efficient at a cruising speed of 15 kn. To put these results in context, when compared with a traditional hard chine hull, the improvement in displacement fuel efficiency reaches over 40%.
The Trideck is the newest member of the Carbon Generation, with her entire superstructure laminated in carbon fiber for a 30% local reduction in weight and an absolute weight reduction of 6 tons. In this way, despite the increased volumes onboard, the Trideck’s low center of gravity is preserved, guaranteeing excellent static and dynamic stability. The combination of the D2P® hull and carbon superstructure mean a significant improvement in performance: lower fuel consumption, higher speed and longer range.
The Trideck features an advanced power management system by SeaEnergy, which allows the automatic optimization of onboard electricity consumption through a perfect balance of shore power and the generators (or only between generators when at sea) depending on the energy needs of utilities.
For even more freedom, owners can also add Hotel Mode to the Trideck. This means being able to relax, anchored in a bay with zero emissions and in total silence. With a lithium battery pack of about 130 kWh, the Trideck can operate the main onboard utilities with the generators switched off for up to 4 hours during the day and 8 hours at night.
The cruising comfort is improved by a highly integrated software called Argo, designed and supplied by CMC Marine, to automatically harmonises the movement of the electronic stabilizing fins with the autopilot, avoiding waste and ensuring smooth sailing.
Grande Trideck has a dual-motor option, with a pair of MTUs of 2400 or 2600 hp each. The first model under test, with an engine of 2600 hp, recorded a maximum speed of 24 knots, a range of 700 miles at 19 knots and, at a cruising speed of 12 knots, an autonomy of over 1700 miles.