Azimut|Benetti Group is the world’s leading yacht manufacturer according to the Global Order Book

(press release)The Global Order Book 2016, which ranks the leading boat manufacturers across the globe, has just been published by America’s prestigious ShowBoats International magazine, with the Italian company taking first place for the production of high-end yachts worldwide. ShowBoats reported that a record-breaking 2,580 metres vessels measuring over 24 meters were built in the Group’s six production plants.

The strength of the Azimut Benetti Group, which closed the year 2014-2015 with a production value of €650m, lies in its ongoing investments in product development, serving as standard-bearer for Italian quality and nautical excellence worldwide.

The Azimut | Benetti Group has triumphed once again, taking first place in the Global Order Book 2016 – which ranks the top 20 manufacturers of mega yachts – for the 16th year, and beating the most important industry players from Italy, Germany, Britain and America.

Its 2,580 metres yachts under construction confirm the outstanding success of the Italian company’s models, which meet the needs of boat owners around the world. The Azimut | Benetti Group offers the most comprehensive range of products, and has recently even expanded into the field of giga yachts, with vessels measuring over 100 meters now under construction at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno.

Such a long-standing success can only come from the meticulous and constant development and improvement of its products and their production process, something that the President of Azimut Benetti, Paolo Vitelli, has always set as an essential cornerstone for the company’s growth. First-rate projects, along with industrially and financially viable shipyards, are the key factors to achieving this result.

The snapshot taken by the Global Order Book is a tribute to Italian excellence, as it portrays Italy as the world’s leading manufacturer of mega yachts. This is a positive sign for the company, and for the Italian boating industry as a whole.

The ranking, compiled annually by Show Boats International, the prestigious U.S. trade magazine, is the most reliable and authoritative point of reference for the boating industry. Every year, it provides an accurate performance report, publishing information on actual orders, for yachts measuring 80 feet up, confirmed by the 1st of September of the year in question.