Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s biggest producer of luxury motoryachts, exercises its purchase option on Fraser, global leading yachts’ service provider, increasing its share from 83% to 100%.
Benetti’s full custom M/Y Seasense is a decidedly original yacht. Its unusual features include the Benetti Beach Concept and the indoor-outdoor veranda, both on the Main Deck. The interiors, on the other hand, are characterised by the use of colour as a décor element and by over 100 different materials.
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.
Benetti delivers M/Y Skyler and M/Y Constance Joy: both yachts, as well as the first iconic unit Iron Man, are equipped with the new generation propulsion system designed by Rolls Royce specifically for the Fast 125’ family: the Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65), a high performance, lightweight, steerable thruster that uses carbon fibre throughout, even for load carrying parts.
The final event in this year’s A|B Yachtmaster 17, held at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Miami, USA, early in May, was attended by over 90 guests, including about 30 captains and professionals.
A successful launch of the new BF104 M/Y “Lejos 3”, a 38 meter superyacht from the Fast line, occurred on Tuesday, May 23 at Benetti shipyard in Viareggio.
Benetti is pleased to announce the launch of the M/Y Lady Lillian, the 37 meter motoryacht from the Classic range, with fibreglass hull and superstructure. The yacht was launched on May 18 at Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard with the workforce, Benetti management, the owner and his guests in attendance. Classic 121’ M/Y Lady Lillian will be delivered to the owner in July 2017.
The concept and exteriors of the Classic 121’ are by Stefano Righini, who has worked with Benetti on many occasions through the years, while designer François Zuretti, who has also contributed successfully to various projects by the shipyard, designed the interiors, giving the boat a modern and contemporary style. The layout features four VIP cabins on the Lower Deck plus the owner’s suite, accommodating up to 10 guests.
The owner’s full beam suite is in the bow on the main deck, while the exteriors are designed to offer guests the ultimate in relaxation, with comfortable seating in addition to a more formal outdoor dining area on the Upper Deck and a more informal one on the Sun Deck, which also features a hydromassage tub, a barbecue area and a bar.
CLASSIC 121’ LADY LILLIAN – fitted with 2 x MTU2000M72 of 1080 Kw each, the yacht can reach a top speed of 15 knots and has a cruising speed of 13 knots. The yacht’s range is 3,400 nautical miles at a speed of 11 knots.
Azimut|Benetti Group has won the tender called by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to build a 35-meter conference boat for delivery in December 2018.
Azimut|Benetti has been chosen to build the 35-meter conference boat commissioned by the city of Tokyo to host official presentations and conferences. The contract was put out to international tender by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, with two different stages in the award process. The first served to verify the financial soundness and organisational reliability of the shipyards invited to bid, while the second involved the presentation of the technical and financial bids, with Azimut|Benetti prevailing on the back of its proven technology skills honed over more than 140 years of experience.
Transfer completed of the 69 meter megayacht for out fitting
The megayacht FB269, a 69 meter Custom megayacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, has been successfully transferred to Benetti’s Livorno shipyard.
Friday February 3rd, the second leg of Azimut|Benetti Yachtmaster 2016/2017 came to a close. Guests attending the event, set against the splendid backdrop of Montecatini Terme, were offered three days of entertainment, professional content, workshops and team building activities. Once again the European event was the most popular, with a record number of over 200 attendees, including captains, crew members, yachting world professionals and sponsors.
The farsighted new Benetti Now FAST superyachts over 50 meters, built from steel and aluminium, are unveiled at the international boat show 2017 Yachts Miami Beach
- The Benetti Now FAST designs join Benetti Now, custom superyachts over 50 meters, built from steel and aluminium
- The Benetti Now FAST superyachts stand out for having the same volume as displacement models of similar length, but with 30% more speed
- The Benetti Now FAST designs incorporate the finest yacht making technology developed over more than 140 years of history
- Every Benetti Now FAST model can be customised in terms of its layout, decor and engine
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.
M/Y BLAKE: THE THIRD IN THE SERIES NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE VIAREGGIO SHIPYARD
- Interiors designed for maximum livability by Bannenberg & Rowell
- A 60-square-meter owner’s apartment with balcony
- The sun deck covers an area of 135 square meters, unique in its category
- Dedicated beach club with huge seaview terrace
- Navigating comfort and extreme vibration reduction
- Gross Tonnage below 500 ton
Benetti new 63-metre – FB276 – full custom steel and aluminium yacht is at an advanced stage of construction, with work recently getting underway at the company’s Livorno shipyard to join the superstructure to the hull.
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.
THE THREE FACES OF BENETTI YACHTMASTER
Each year the Italian shipyard organises an exclusive convention for the captains of Benetti superyachts the world over. After last year’s success, Benetti confirms that A|B Yachtmaster 17 will consist of three events on three different continents featuring new workshops and a variety of novelties.