Yacht Class n°33 (june-july-august 2023)

Azimut Yachts

Three real decks for the greatest of the Great, a flydeck and a terrace as a bonus! With the Trideck, Azimut has multiplied the number of convivial spaces and viewpoints on the sea. The interior architecture is also surprisingly original. Let’s meet a yacht that will blow your mind.

Written by : Philippe Leblond – Photos : DR

The future buyer of this 125-foot luxury cruiser, the largest Azimuth to date, will not be ungrateful. For the Grande Trideck, Italian designer Alberto Mancini has succeeded in innovating. The tour de force is to ensure that this “three and a half deck” yacht does not look like a tiered wedding cake, but rather has a flowing line. The trick is the stern with a Sea View Terrace instead of the usual cockpit on the same level as the reception area. The latter is located half a level higher, which makes it possible to offer a real beach club, placed half a level below the main deck. Two flights of steps lead from this additional deck, one up to the main deck, the other down to the bathing beach. The 30 square metre terrace offers a 180° view from an endless C-shaped sofa. On the lower level, the beach club (35 m2), equipped with a bar and toilets, is independent of the tender garage and has an almost identical configuration, yet in direct contact with the sea. Let’s not forget the outside dining room on the main deck, located in front of the bay window that leads to the saloon and qualified as a patio because it is hidden from the gaze of the onlookers who stroll along the quays, well sheltered by the upper deck, which receives, as a result, the main dining room (12 guests) in connection with the inside lounge-bar. Still outside, the foredeck is fitted out with large sofas, around a jacuzzi, while, at the top, a sundeck dominates with its deckchairs, its circular deck saloon served by a kitchenette with an American-style bar and barbecue. A real case of second thoughts when choosing your favourite place to relax!

A decoration with a seventies touch

Let’s go inside through the large bay window that closes the main deck lounge. There suddenly, surprise! Achille Salvagni has created an unusual visual universe. The soft, asymmetrical shapes of the custom-made furniture and the ceiling incorporating the lighting create an organic decoration that is reminiscent of the avant-garde villas of the seventies. The large side windows flood the wooden floor with copper inserts with natural light, while the varnished mahogany furniture adds a chic, marine feel. As is often the case, the main kitchen sits between the living room and the owner’s suite. The latter is also notable for its brightness and its huge bathroom, characterised by a neo-retro bathtub in gold metal. The king size bed faces the wide sliding door of the bathroom, framed by two chests of drawers inspired by the samurai armour. The floor is divided between carpeting and raw Cardose stone, which is used for the basins. Azimut offers a choice of five or six guest cabins. The first Trideck had six, including one that can be described as super VIP, located on the upper deck between the wheelhouse and the large bar. In this case, the captain is confined to the front of the lower deck, in one of the five crew cabins, while four guest cabins (two VIPs and two twins) occupy the central area, forward of the engines, the tender garage and the beach club.

Carbon fibre to save six tonnes

The wheelhouse features a high-tech cockpit, with all functions interfaced with the Simrad system. With its bulbous hull and available power (up to 2 x 2 600 hp), the Trideck is capable of displacement or gliding: from 12 knots with a range of over 1 700 miles, she is capable of cruising at 19 knots for 700 miles and accelerating to 24 knots. In this respect, the massive use of carbon fibre, which has resulted in a weight saving of six tonnes, gives her better performance and a lower centre of gravity for increased stability.

Technical sheet

38,22 m
7,98 m
2,05 m
Fuel capacity
22 600 l
4 000 l
polyester et carbone
190 t
2 x diesel MTU 2 400 ch / 2 600 ch
Maximum speed
23 / 24 nds
Autonomy at
1 700 milles
Naval architect
PL Ausonio – Azimut Benetti R&D Departement
Designer ext.
Alberto Mancini
Interior designer
Achille Salvagni Architetti
Azimut Yachts (Viareggio - Italie)
Azimut Yachts France & Monaco (Cannes - Monaco)

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