During the press conference held at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023, Azimut’s Head of Product Design Federico Lantero revealed the brand’s new projects, Grande 30M and Seadeck 9.
The interiors are designed by m2atelier, for their first collaboration with Azimut, while the exteriors by Alberto Mancini take two main elements from Grande 26M and Grande 36M: the Deck2Deck™ Terrace and the Infinity Skydeck.
The Grande 30M’s Infinity Skydeck is the 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 push the concept of fluidity between exteriors and interiors. 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 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 terrace over the sea.
About the design
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.
Light is the protagonist throughout the spaces on board the Grande 30M: from the large, floor-to-ceiling windows to the internal staircase, made 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.
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.
These results are possible through the combination of three key factors: weight reduction through the extensive use of carbon fiber; the development of efficient hulls, designed ad hoc to suit the mission of each Series; the use of propulsion, such as the POD system installed on board the Grande 30M.
This yacht will be presented to the public in 2025.
Federico Lantero also unveiled to the Cannes audience the Seadeck 9 project, the future flagship of the Seadeck Series, which is the first Series of hybrid family motor yachts, soon to be the ambassador of the Shipyard’s Low Emission Yacht fleet.
The Series, which will make its debut in 2024 with the Seadeck 6, inaugurates a new step in Azimut’s path towards a more conscious approach to the topic of environmental sustainability.
Seadeck is based on technological solutions that potentially reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40% in an average year of use, both while sailing and at anchor, paired with the Fun Island, a reinvented aft deck that “embraces” the sea.
The Seadeck 9 has exteriors designed by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez. The Fun Island is transformed into a cascade of terraces with a surface area of 60m2 on 3 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.