on 7 Nov 2023
Azimut has unveiled the Grande 30M and Seadeck 9 in collaboration with design agency m²atelier as well as Matteo Thun, Antonio Rodriguez and Alberto Mancini.
Created with Azimut’s head of product design, Federico Lantero, the Grande 30M, which will be presented to the public in 2025, represents the culmination of stylistic innovations to break down the barriers that limit contact with sea and sky.
Connecting With the Sky
The interiors are designed by m²atelier, for their first collaboration with Azimut, while the exteriors by Alberto Mancini take the two elements that established the success of Grande 26M and Grande 36M to their fullest expression by integrating them: the Deck2Deck Terrace and the Infinity Skydeck.
The Grande 30M’s Infinity Skydeck is the natural evolution of the one the shipyard made for the Grande 36M and for the first time goes from ‘semi’ to fully walkaround. The Upper Deck of the yacht runs flush from the stern to the extreme bow, allowing guests to experience this space like never before and pushing the concept of fluidity between exteriors and interiors to the extreme. The Glass House of the Upper Deck is transformed – thanks to the fully disappearing full-height windows – into a veranda open on three sides, establishing a union between the large aft lounge and the Infinity Pool which overlooks the sea off the bow.
The feature that best embodies the desire to expand the spaces on board and look to the horizon as a profound vocation of cruising is the Deck2Deck Terrace, an extension of the transom obtained by raising the teak hatch of the garage to become a continuation of the cockpit and a real terrace over the sea.
The signature of m²atelier, an international architecture and design studio founded in Milan by Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic, is evident in the architectural language that draws from different fields, from residential to contemporary art, to create fluid and informal spaces, to be lived and used in great relaxation and freedom, where time passes slowly and where the perception of light is the heart of the experience.
Light is the protagonist throughout the spaces on board the Grande 30M: from the large, floor-to-ceiling windows to the internal staircase, made ethereally light to give this structural element an artistic interpretation and create a cascade of light that descends from the Upper Deck to the Main Deck. This architectural concept embraces attention to detail and the ability to combine different materials in a relentless pursuit of a sustainable minimalism that is attentive to people’s wellbeing and respect for the environment.
Grande 30M is one of Azimut’s Low Emission Yachts, which include more than half of the brand’s models. Low Emission Yachts guarantee a reduction in consumption – and therefore in CO2 emissions – of 20 to 30% compared to models of similar size with hard-chine hulls and traditional shaft line.
These results are possible through the combination of three key factors: weight reduction through the extensive use of carbon fiber; the development of increasingly efficient hulls, designed ad hoc to suit the mission of each Series; the use of innovative propulsion, such as the POD system installed on board the Grande 30M.
A Gentle Era
Azimut has also revealed the Seadeck 9 project, the future flagship of the Seadeck Series, which is the first series of hybrid family motor yachts and one that represents the most efficient models ever built by the shipyard – soon to be the ambassador of the brand’s Low Emission Yacht fleet.
The Series, which will make its debut in 2024 with the Seadeck 6, inaugurates a new gentle era, marking a milestone in Azimut’s path towards a more conscious approach to the topic of environmental sustainability.
Seadeck signals a return to nature through technological solutions that potentially reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40% in an average year of use, both while sailing and at anchor, perfectly paired with the Fun Island, a reinvented aft deck that “embraces” the sea and a new lifestyle based on wellbeing.
The Seadeck 9 – with exteriors by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez – represents the epitome of the Series’ concept and elaborates its innovations. The Fun Island is transformed into a cascade of terraces with a surface area of 60 sqm on three levels, a pool integrated into the deck and flanked by two sunbeds which can slide to cover it, and an additional large platform at water level.
The combined space is an unparalleled design masterpiece, whose elements transcend their individual functions to evoke, as a whole, the aspiration for a world of sharing, nature and freedom.
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