The new Grande Trideck from Azimut Yachts is a groundbreaking new step for the boatbuilder and a great platform from which to launch your new republic.
With the world tinkering on chaos (at least parts of it), the wise might look to the open sea as a safe refuge for when the water wars of terra firms finally kick off. After all, why deal with internal strife when you can start your own country far from land, one where peace and sundowners are the national mantra and where only your closest consorts know the coordinates?
However, as you go into your escape planning, there will be a few factors that you’ll want to consider. These include distance from civilisation, sustainability, transportation, flexibility, and, as the leader of your new land, you’ll want a few creature comforts.
Introducing the Grande Trideck, the first triple-decker and the largest vessel ever built by Azimut Yachts, itself no stranger to sprawling gin palaces. Created for the contemporary owner with pockets as deep as the seas he intends to ply, the Grande Trideck has been designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. Staggered decks offer an unprecedented interpretation of the environments onboard, even inventing all-new spaces, and for when you find your peaceful little corner of the world in which to nation-build, the new vessel even has a Hotel Mode that allows her to be anchored in a bay with zero emissions and in total silence.
Azimut Grande Trideck has three decks “Plus one”. “Plus one” is the extra aft deck in addition to the three traditional ones, completing a visual effect of cascading terraces from the top of the Sundeck down to the sea. Much like the cabinet positions you’ll create in your new sovereign state, the 38-meter Azimut Grande Trideck’s terraces each serve a specific function, from the Sundeck, with its staggering 360-degree views, American bar and BBQ, to the Dining Terrace with its 12-person marble dining table and pop-up 55-inch telly, to the Sea View Terrace (the Plus One), and finally the Beach Area.
Designers Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, and Pierluigi Ausonio were tasked with creating a yacht that’s not just sublime and environmentally friendly, but that also boasts a semi-planing hull, up to six cabins, a widebody superstructure and a Sun Deck, all while remaining under 300 GT in volume.
The result is a superyacht design in a more realistic format, with terracing decks – including the “floating” Sea View Terrace – and a focus on usability. Within, Achille Salvagni’s design is founded in function and style and represents a rethink of the conventional, creating a place where El Presidente can live without constraints, in a more liquid and accommodating environment that blurs the lines between inside and out.
Whether you’re waking in the Master Cabin, with its freestanding tub and textured Cardoso stone floor; hosting cocktails on the Sea View Terrace’s expensive sofas; taking a jet ski out for a patrol of your territory at the Beach Club; or holding a morning budget meeting on the foredeck, you’ll find that the yacht’s spaces flow one into the next, like provinces in a newly-named territory.
In addition to the Sea View Terrace and Beach Area, Mancini’s project creates a more secluded outdoor area. On the Main Deck, a few steps below the Sea View Terrace, the cockpit becomes a Private Patio, a protected and reserved living area perfect for dining or lounging while moored stern-to. It is a hybrid area, located outdoors yet indoors, becoming the natural extension of the main salon and blurring the threshold for an even smoother transition.
More than just a floating palace, the Trideck offers a choice of either dual 2400 or 2600hp engines (the latter offers a maximum speed of 24 knots), as well as an impressive cruise reach of 1,700 nautical miles.
So all you have to do is save up your crypto and start designing your new nation’s flag.
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