The Italian shipyard wins the “Best Brand Presence in Asia” award for its ongoing commitment to promote the brand in the region.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Italian Group, the world’s leading builder of luxury yachts, will be in the spotlight at Yachts Miami Beach 2017 (February 16-20) with a fleet of 21 models, ranging in length from 10 to 63 meters. Also planned is the highly awaited world preview of the new Benetti Now.
Karina will be the exclusive representative in Turkey for the five Azimut Yachts Collections taking care of sale and after sale services in the country.
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.
At the Motor Boat Awards 2017 Azimut Yachts’ Magelano 66 won best Passagemakers
Azimut Yachts toast to a great 2017 opening: Azimut Magellano 66 was awarded with the Motor Boat Awards 2017, organized every year by the authoritative British magazine Motor Boat & Yachting, as best vessel in the Passagemakers category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Eccellenze motoristiche”, the yearly motoring event of Ferrari and heritage cars, stopped in Avigliana the 10th of September. Two hundred guests gathered in the prestigious frame of Azimut Benetti Shipyard for a unique experience of tecnology, power and italian style
Azimut Yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 with a fleet of 17 yachts, including the iconic Azimut 66 Fly
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Capri, May 21/22
Azimut|Benetti looks to the legend of Capri, the island that symbolises luxury and quintessential Italian style, for the brand’s Yachting Gala, the exclusive event for owners and enthusiasts of the megayachts designed by the world’s leading builder of them. Sea trials, special events and tours to discover the excellence of Italian taste, culture and consummate quality.
On the weekend of May 21 and 22, more than 700 clients arrived on this legendary island from countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore and many others, to celebrate the splendid yachts built by the Group in an atmosphere permeated by the charm of the Italian lifestyle.
The Marina Grande on the island played host to a fleet of no less than 22 yachts, representing the Group’s entire range. Guests had the chance to experience these remarkable yachts, packed with design, power and technology, at sea in the waters off the Faraglioni, the Arco Naturale, Marina Piccola bay and in many other enchanting locations.
The Yachting Gala also provided an opportunity to celebrate the partnership with Rolls Royce and its futuristic Azipull Carbon 65 pod propulsion system, which has already been fitted to the Benetti Vivace 125’.
So after Rio De Janeiro, Viareggio, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Portofino, our voyage through the world of glamour and unique yachts continues against the theatrical backdrop provided by Capri, where the culture, joie de vivre, passion, colours and scents of the Mediterranean blend together into a style that has been setting fashion trends the world over for decades.
The Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala is a sort of private boat show for the Group’s top clients, designed to give them the chance to admire all the latest novelties launched on international markets at the Cannes, Miami and Dubai boat shows: Azimut 66 Fly, the new icon in its category; the innovative Azimut 72 Fly, with a superstructure made entirely from carbon fibre; and Azimut Magellano 66, the latest model in the long range Italian style collection. Plus Azimut Grande 95RPH, which made its debut last season, and two Benetti yachts in the Fast Displacement line, Benetti Vivace 125’ (38 meters) and Benetti Veloce 140’ (42 meters).
Ashore, our women guests in particular were the protagonists of an enthralling Capri Experience, with presentations and demonstrations by Carthusia, the celebrated perfume house, short trips to discover the hand craftsmanship of famous sandal designer Emanuela Caruso and guided tastings of the original ‘Limoncello from Capri’.
Other Yachting Gala partners of excellence and paladins of Italian luxury and style were on hand to provide courtesy cars, organise spirited wine tastings and offer relaxing beauty sessions to the ladies present.
Our guests also had the chance to spend precious hours in every sense with storied jewellers, who took them on a remarkable voyage of discovery to explore this fascinating world of precious gemstones. An exhibition of vintage clothes from round the world and a cocktail party also proved to be a great hit with guests.
Tours were organised to discover the island’s natural and cultural attractions, taking visitors both inland to admire the medieval churches and wonderful views, as well as to Anacapri, to enjoy the spectacular gardens and breathtaking view from Monte Solaro, in addition to excursions to the Grotta Azzurra.
The social highpoint was the gala event on Saturday night, staged at La Canzone del Mare with its spectacular seafront terrace looking out over the Faraglioni. The evening began with a warm and elegant welcome for guests offered by a tarantella folk dance group, followed by dinner and entertainment. The combination of delicacies from Capri, the exclusive setting, live entertainment and gourmet areas inspired by the famous atmosphere of the Amalfi coastline were a resounding success with guests.
The traditional parade of Azimut and Benetti yachts, illuminated by a magical light show, was followed by fireworks which gave the signal to start the festivities at Anima e Core, the iconic Capri night club with a cult following where the dancing went on into the early hours of the morning.
The event’s positioning and impact struck a chord with the entire island, arousing interest both from the local population and visitors. The general opinion was that this magical and stylish event will be remembered for a long time to come.
The Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala represents a key opportunity for the Italian Group to showcase its entire fleet to a select audience of cosmopolitan international owners, in a setting permeated by values, experiences, atmospheres and emotions that reflect the culture of excellence which is an intangible feature of our Italian heritage. That ‘mark of origin’ which makes us unique and inimitable in the world.