Yachting Gala 2017 (8) (2)
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For the tenth edition of the exclusive Yachting Gala, organised by Azimut|Benetti Group to bring owners together from all over the world, the Group has chosen the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the gorgeous setting of Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

From America to China and from Brazil to Australia, over 700 owners arrived in Porto Cervo for the weekend of June 24-25, where they had the chance to admire world previews of the new gems in the Azimut collection: the Azimut Grande 27 Metri and the Azimut Grande 35 Metri, which will be making its official debut next September at the Cannes Boat Show. Selected owners were also able to put the remarkable propulsion system developed exclusively by Rolls Royce to the test on the Benetti Fast 125’. Azimut|Benetti Group also showcased the other models in the Azimut and Benetti ranges, with a total of 25 yachts.

At the prestigious Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, which is one of the most famous yacht clubs in the world and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, an “Azimut Benetti Village” was set up for guests to admire and test drive the yachts in the fleet, as well as enjoying the entertainment laid on exclusively for them. They also had a chance to discover Costa Smeralda, with guided tours of the local area, excursions to the most beautiful bays, fine food and wine experiences featuring the local cuisine and Sardinian vermouths, plus the finest local craft products.

An ambassador for Made in Italy, Azimut|Benetti Group united the world’s top Italian lifestyle trend-setters in Porto Cervo.

Sipping glasses of Ferrari Trento, guests were treated to a trunk show organised by Ermenegildo Zegna with Creative Director Alessandro Sartori, while a yacht provided the venue for the ladies to admire precious jewellery creations by Bulgari, accompanied by Creative Director Lucia Silvestri. Frette, which curated the decor of the boats on display and created the special one-off colour used for the table linen at the gala dinner, offered guests an exclusive bespoke service, while the designers from Rubelli provided private interior design advice in a lounge with a spectacular sea view.

After the gala dinner held on the Yacht Club terrace, electronic music, digital effects and firework displays provided the backdrop for an evocative night yacht parade to celebrate the present and welcome in the future under the banner of cutting edge technology and Italian style. The virtuoso musical entertainment was provided by pianist Matthew Lee and his eccentric performances.

Presiding over the event was the host Paolo Vitelli, Founder and Chairman of the Group, joined by the new generation of Group managers: Azimut|Benetti Group Vice President Giovanna Vitelli, Azimut Yachts Business Unit General Manager Marco Valle, Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio and Benetti Megayachts Business Unit General Manager Christos Ramnialis. A message of continuity for Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s leading builder of mega yachts, which looks to the future with enthusiasm, while continuing to assert and extend its leadership in the promising giga yacht segment too.

 

 

Azimut S7
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The new Azimut S7 revolutionises the sports motoryacht concept by embracing the superior technology of carbon fiber. Offering Coupé and Sportfly versions, a totally innovative interior design for unique below deck spaces in its category, and a propulsion system with three Volvo IPS units.

 

The Azimut S7 will make its official debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival.

 

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Francesco Jodice 'The Voyage'
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Azimut Yachts and Francesco Jodice: first works of the project “The Voyage” unveiled

 

 

During the MIA Photo Fair, the event dedicated to photography held in Milan from 10 to 13 March, the first works of the Italian artist Francesco Jodice for the project “The Voyage” have been unveiled for the first time. With this triennial project Jodice explores the theme of the journey by sea and the navigation techniques. Among the studies, the maps and the places included in this project, there are also the Azimut Yachts shipyards, which opened their doors to the unique look of the artist.

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Azimut 77S
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Azimut Yachts is increasing its presence on the Asian market where it already detains, since years, a leadership position thanks to a strategy of strong local presence and capillarity of the local dealers’ network, which allows the shipyard to focus on customers and their desires. Furthermore, in collaboration with dealers and partners, Azimut Yachts is always present at the major boat shows, so to maintain a direct contact with its owners and potential customers. For instance, at the Dubai Boat Show, scheduled from February 28th to March 4th 2017, visitors have the occasion to go on board several Azimut Yachts’ models: representing 3 of the 5 Collections there are, moored in the marina, 5 yachts: from the smallest Atlantis 43 to the 24 meters 77 S, along with the two Flybridge 66 and 50.

Enrico Chiaussa, Azimut Yachts Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa Area Manager, commented the presence at the Dubai boat show: “Azimut Yachts brand is already well established in the Middle East and is our desire today to confirm this leadership position. Currently we are present in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt, a strategy that has already brought excellent results both in terms of sales and customer satisfaction. To assist and support our customers throughout the sales and after-sales process, new offices were opened in the UAE and Qatar, in partnership with local dealers”. Talking about the product offer, Chiaussa added: “In addition to investments for the launch of brand new models, we have expanded the possibilities of customization on our yacht, so to better meet the needs and desires of the Middle Eastern owners. Currently we are focusing on the Grande Collection, of which we have already delivered several units in the past season, and for which we plan to launch – in Dubai – two new models (including our flagship Grande 35Metri) over the next 12 months”.

At the Dubai Boat Show Azimut Yachts is exhibiting two different versions of its 77 S, designed – as the whole S Collection – by Stefano Righini, that differs for the internal layout, the Atlantis 43 – classy and sporty – and two models from the Flybridge Collections: the 50 Fly, a sporty yacht that, just 16 meters long, can offer a 17,5 sqm fly, and the 66 Fly, state-of-the-art technology, whose flybridge is the biggest in its category.

Azimut Yachts is at the Dubai Boat Show 2017 – Stand MD-50

Azimut Grande 35 Metri: beach area
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After the first day of the Miami boat show (16-20 of February, 2017) Azimut Yachts celebrates the sale of another unit of the Grande 35 Metri, the stunning new flagship of the Azimut Yachts fleet. This is the fifth hull already sold by Azimut Yachts although the Grande 35 Metri has not been officially presented to the market yet, since her premiere will be in Spring 2017. 

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Azimut 50Fly_new layout_Boot Dusseldorf preview
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At the Boot Dusseldorf 2017, to be held in Germany next January, Azimut Yachts will exhibit with 7 models of the different Collections. During the German boat show, the prestigious European Powerboat of the Year award will be bestowed and Azimut Yachts is in the running with the successful Azimut 66 Fly among the finalists.

 

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Stefano Righini with Paolo Vitelli
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Naval architect Stefano Righini, who has been working with Azimut-Benetti for many years now, has been appointed to the Altagamma Honorary Council as an Italian Ambassador of creative excellence.

 

With him, tenor Andrea Bocelli, designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and artist Michelangelo Pistoletto also received awards. The news was met with great satisfaction by the Company, which has had a mission right from the outset to be a trailblazer in the field of design and innovative technology.

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METS Trade 2016 Boat Builder Awards

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Moral Rights Asserted
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At the Boat Builder Awards 2016 Gala dinner, the Group wins the prestigious Boat Builder and Manufacturer Collaborative Solution Award

 

Azimut|Benetti Group is among the winners at the Boat Builders Awards 2016, second edition of the award organized by the authoritative magazine IBI in partnership with METSTRADE, to celebrate innovation in the marine industry.

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The Voyage Jodice
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The Shipyard presented the new project developed by the Italian artist Francesco Jodice

 

A journey that springs from the legend of seafaring and explores the central role of naval engineering and navigation techniques. Photographs, research papers, maps and geographical locations are the focus of a work in progress that will take the form of a series of fine art photographs and a book. And for the occasion, Azimut Yachts shipyards agreed to be laid bare by the artist’s gaze.

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azimut-benetti-at-flibs-2016
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A world premiere for the Verve 40, the first Azimut Yachts weekender, that will exhibit in Fort Lauderdale together with a fleet of 20 yachts.

 

After a ‘European tour’ playing a leading role at top boat shows in the Mediterranean, Azimut|Benetti Group is now attending the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the sector’s leading event in the United States, with an even bigger fleet than in past years: eighteen Azimut Yachts models, including the Verve 40 for its world premiere and two Benetti best sellers.

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