The Azimut Grande 30 Metri is a 95-foot flybridge superyacht that was launched by Azimut in 2017. The yacht boasts sharp angular lines, geometric windows, cutaway gunwales and a jewel-like faceted superstructure in carbon-fibre designed by Stefano Righini. With luxurious living across three levels, and a beam of over 20 feet, this yacht offers both palatial dimensions and palatial style.
The Grande 30 Metri is topped by a towering, teak-lined flybridge that tapers towards the starboard helm station and forward port sofa, but expands towards the aft to an almost full-beam width. This provides space enough for a walk-in wet-bar with bar stools, room for a jacuzzi spa-pool, sun-loungers, and an al-fresco dining sofa with an extending table. One level down you will discover a sheltered aft-deck with a large transom sofa capable of hosting up to ten guests, along with a wet-bar console and steps down towards the full beam, hydraulic swimming platform. It is here you will also find access to the tender garage that is large enough to host a 4-meter jet-rib. Out towards the bow most of the foredeck area has been given over to the cockpit roof, though there is still space up front for an integral, C-shaped sofa with a table that is perfect for morning coffees or afternoon aperitifs as well as a raised, three-pad sunbed for marina-facing sunbathing.
Interior design from industry leader Achille Salvagni transforms the main deck internal cockpit into an elegant and lavish space full of polished wood, glazed marble, curved edges and leather surfaces. To the aft there are three sofas and two armchairs surrounding a centrepiece coffee table, while amidship you will find a large dining table with room for up to ten guests. The maindeck galley is enclosed for private food preparation, and comes with a separate dinette, black granite worktops and Miele appliances, while a main deck head and washroom provides extra convenience. The entire main deck space is superbly lit thanks to wrap-around windows and rear, sliding glass tinted doors.
The internal helm station is situated on a mezzanine-level wheelhouse with a Raymarine controls package and a Besenzoni helm chair for indoor piloting safe from the elements, accessed via a curving staircase. This opens up the main deck for a forward owner’s stateroom with almost floor-to-ceiling windows and space for a pair of sofas, a walk-in closet and a double bathroom.
There is further accommodation on the lower deck, where four staterooms with room for up to 8 more overnight guests benefit from en-suite facilities and the use trapezoid, mullioned or porthole windows. Towards the bow there is a private crew quarters with room for up to four members of staff, should you require experienced help on your long voyages out to sea.
Yet the Grande 30 Metri from the Azimut Yachts shipyard is no mere floating villa, but a serious piece of high-performance machinery. A next-generation V-hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio is slippery and smooth, while hydraulic stern thrusters provide supreme agility. A pair of MTU M96 engines provide top speeds of up to 29 knots and comfortable cruising in the range of 22 knots, while a fuel tank holding 12,000 litres of diesel will take you far and wide as you traverse the oceans.