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Azimut Benetti Group to attend Genoa Boat Show 2013 with 16 yachts on display

October 02, 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group will be participating in this year’s Genoa International Boat Show, featuring a completely new look. The Group will be exhibiting across a 1,200 m2 area, encompassing yachts and stands, all in line with the event’s new layout as well as concept.

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts to be introduced at the 2013 Genoa Boat Show

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts to be introduced at the 2013 Genoa Boat Show

The Group will be exhibiting 16 yachts, all of them on the water and able to be tried out; such a strong presence at this quintessential “home” show par excellence is further proof of the company’s commitment to maximising visibility.

Azimut Yachts introduces the season’s three new offerings at the 53rd edition of the Genoa International Boat Show: superyacht Azimut 80, motor yacht Magellano 53, and Atlantis 50 yacht. Benetti is presenting superyacht Orso 3, luxury yacht from the Tradition 105 line.

Benetti Tradition 105 Superyacht

Benetti Tradition 105 Superyacht

After its debut at the recently concluded Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show, Azimut 80 yacht already has prestigious awards under its belt. The 2013 World Yachts Trophy expert jury – made up of journalists form the French publishing group LuxMedia – named the new 24-metre yacht “the most functional in the 24 to 50-metre category”; critical acclaim which the Group hopes is a prelude to equal appreciation by the public.

Luxury yacht Magellano 53 is the latest model in the “Italian Long Range” collection, with unparalleled charm and featuring functional and aesthetic solutions unique to its category.

Magellano 53 Yacht

Magellano 53 Yacht

Atlantis 50 yacht, on the other hand, represents a two-fold innovation. With this coupé model, Atlantis – already a Group brand – signals its full entry to the Azimut Yachts collections.

Thanks to this development, Azimut Yachts now offers five collections under one brand, representing the world’s most extensive range of yachts up to 120 feet: Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, S, and Grande.

Ever more versatile and exciting, the 16-metre sport cruiser embodies a series of innovations by the proven Neo Design team that managed to improve on the already successful model. In particular, the coupé version benefits from a new division and reorganisation of both interior and exterior spaces for increased privacy of guests and boat owner.

The extension of the range is based on the Group’s carefully-crafted strategy focused on the Avigliana boatyard and placing the utmost emphasis on qualities tied to its absolute “Italianness”, qualities which have made it a world leader in the sector.

The visuals and communications of the recently launched marketing campaign bearing the tagline “Being Italian” makes the most of a simple concept: pride in the company’s roots in the world’s most beautiful country, chockfull of talent, culture, and both creative and manufacturing capacity.

The company strategy calls for investing EUR 29 million over the next three years in: researching and developing new models; maintaining and (if possible) strengthening the company’s leadership in terms of product innovation; developing the Avigliana boatyard; and updating the company’s technological infrastructure.

Azimut|Benetti Group at Genoa 2013:

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 34
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 44
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 48
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 58
AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 HT
AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 45
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 54
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 64
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 70
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 80 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 88
AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 95
AZIMUT 100 LEONARDO

BENETTI IN MEGAYACHTS AREA: TRADITION 105

Benetti Yacht OCEAN PARADISE receives RINA GREEN PLUS prize

September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28th, at the last day of the Monaco Boat Show 2013, saw HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco award the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize for the solutions studied and adopted in the field of environment protection.

Benetti mega yacht Ocean Paradise (FB263)

Benetti mega yacht Ocean Paradise (FB263)

Motor yacht Ocean Paradise is one of the latest creation of the Tuscan shipyard and has been one of the queen of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco award the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco awards the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize

The prestigious acknowledgement by RINA further highlights the commitment of Azimut|Benetti Group in regard of the environment, being the only shipyard worldwide certified as to quality, safety and environment.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Benetti.

New stabilisation system for 44m Benetti motor yacht ZITA at Monaco Marine la Ciotat

September 26, 2013

Monaco Marine la Ciotat has started works on the Benetti charter yacht “Zita” (ex Romanza, Larisa) for an express yard period between two sailing campaigns in order to improve their stabilisation system from conventional NAIAD 420 to NAIAD 521 zero speed. Launched in 2006, luxury yacht Zita is a beautiful Benetti Vision 45 vessel, providing luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean as well as Caribbean.

44m Benetti Yacht Zita at Monaco Marina la Ciotat

44m Benetti Yacht Zita at Monaco Marina la Ciotat

Superyacht Zita features deluxe accommodation for up to 10 charter guests in 5 beautifully appointed cabins. These include a master suite on the main deck with his & hers ensuite heads, as well as two VIP staterooms, each with queen bed and ensuite bathroom, and two double guest staterooms, each with double bed and single lower berth with ensuite.

Built in composite, the luxury charter yacht Zita (ex Romanza, Larisa) is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3508B diesels, delivering her a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

SYBAss board unanimously re-elected by General Assembly in Monaco

September 25, 2013

Taken place in Monaco on September 24, the General Assembly of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) hosted all but one of the member yards. They unanimously re-elected the current SYBAss board for a new three-year term, as well as discussed a range of exciting plans to extend the joint business-to-consumer approach being taken by SYBAss.

SYBAss

The General Assembly was welcomed to Monaco by Audrey Lorenzi on behalf of the Monaco Yacht Show. She outlined some of the ambitious plans for growth at the show over the coming years and stressed how much the event organisers valued the input and support of SYBAss members who will then be able to display even more of their yachts in Monaco.

Expansion of activities was also very much on the agenda as the General Assembly agreed to significantly increase its business-to consumer focus. An in-depth study commissioned by SYBAss over the past year has looked at how the top yards can engage the significant proportion of high wealth individuals around the world who have yet to consider purchasing a superyacht. London-based agency Jago Partners explained the consumer-oriented identity it has been developing for SYBAss in relation to external communications. The General Assembly agreed to the agency’s recommendations to significantly increase both the profile of and the budget for this approach. This SYBAss B2C strategy, which was first initiated a year ago, will now be further fine-tuned and expanded via an impressive range of activities.

One of the reasons why the SYBAss members are prepared to invest is the desire to leverage on the improving economic situation by introducing the superyacht lifestyle to a new generation of owners. There are more people capable of buying a superyacht than ever before and many of those who are capable of investing in their own pleasure have greater purchasing power than was the case prior to the current recession. This point was emphasised by Rutger Mohr of The Boston Consulting Group, who elucidated on the latest edition of the SYBAss Economic Report in a presentation aptly entitled ‘Bright spells on the horizon.’ Combining statistical data with information on the impact of the economy on the wealth of the SYBAss members’ target audience enabled Mohr to give a well-founded estimate of future demand in the superyacht industry.

Other speakers addressed the General Assembly on equally interesting topics. Jay Tooker of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP elaborated on business principles within the superyacht industry. Sofia Zyrianova, who has replaced Robert van Tol as Operational Director at SYBAss, provided an overview of the latest superyacht data collected by SYBAss. Last but not least, Jim Lee of Boat International Media provided superyacht market statistics related to non-members as part of the SYBAss Statistics Report.

The general air of positivity was further reinforced by the unanimous re-election of the SYBAss board – Michael Breman (Lürssen), Fabrizio Sgariglia (Perini Navi), Vincenzo Poerio (Benetti), Billy Smith (Trinity), Koos Zitman (Feadship) and secretary general Theo Hooning. “I see this very much as a tribute to the members of the board who have served SYBAss so well over the past three years,” concludes Hooning. “Despite having an incredibly busy schedule at their own yards, the board members have shown an exceptional willingness to travel the world and put the professional interests of the overall superyacht industry first. The fruits of their efforts are clear for all to see.”

Cor D Rover-designed beach-style superyacht designs for Benetti Design Innovation Project

September 18, 2013

Cor D Rover has developed a range of beach-style superyacht designs from 50 to 91 metres (164’- 300’) for Benetti’s 140th anniversary Design Innovation Project. These unique luxury yacht designs follow the studio’s philosophy of Lounging, Safety, as well as Well-Being.

72m Beach mega yacht concept by Cor D Rover

72m Beach mega yacht concept by Cor D Rover for Benetti Design Innovation Project

The beach superyacht concept is characterized by large outside spaces and therefore new design opportunities.

72m Beach superyacht concept - side view

72m Beach superyacht concept - side view

If desired there is the possibility of a large patented pool especially designed for cruising.

72m Beach luxury yacht concept - aft view

72m Beach luxury yacht concept - aft view

Because Cor D Rover limited the enclosed volume of the yacht, the building costs become much more attractive.

91m Beach mega yacht concept by Cor D Rover

91m Beach mega yacht concept by Cor D Rover

Due to the fresh approach of the superyacht concept, the interesting possibilities and the large entertaining areas, a lot of (charter) clients are attracted to it.

91m Beach superyacht concept - side view

91m Beach superyacht concept - side view

Because of many innovative features, the beach yacht concept is designed for tomorrow’s customers.

91m Beach luxury motor yacht concept - aft view

91m Beach luxury motor yacht concept - aft view

Below is a choice of the outstanding charter yachts with design by Cor D Rover.

New Chief Executive Officer for Azimut Benetti Group

September 18, 2013

Ferruccio Luppi has become the new Chief Executive Officer of the Azimut | Benetti Group, a new role created in the organization. This decision has been taken by President Paolo Vitelli, with full support of the Board of Directors, as part of the important Strategic Development Plan, recently adopted.

Ferruccio Luppi

Ferruccio Luppi

Ferruccio Luppi, one of the closest collaborators of the FIAT CEO Sergio Marchionne, in the period of relaunch of the automotive group, will implement the Strategic Plan through coordination, cohesion and control of the three business lines of the Group: Yachts, Megayachts and Yachtique. The core functions of the Group – up to now directly coordinated by President Vitelli – will refer directly to him.

“I am convinced,” said Paolo Vitelli “that the human and professional qualities of Ferruccio Luppi, along with the commitment and passion of all my collaborators, starting from CEOs of the Business Line, and the continuity of my presence as President and main shareholder of the company, will allow to better express the enormous capabilities of our Group, which must continue to maintain the market leadership that belongs to the Company since the beginning.”

Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise and Azimut 80 yacht awarded at Cannes Boat Show

September 16, 2013

Azimut Benetti Group continues confirming its success by winning two prestigious awards at the recently held Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2013. The group displayed 20 models, three of which were worldwide debuts. The vessels winning the distinguished awards were Benetti luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise and the Azimut 80 yacht.

Azimut Yachts 80 Running

Azimut Yachts 80 Running

Organised by the French publishing group LuxMediaGroup, the World Yachts Trophies are considered among the most prestigious awards in the industry, since the boats are selected and evaluated by a panel of highly skilled and specialised experts, formed by the board of directors of this media network.

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 has been crowned as queen of the gala night winning the 2013 Yacht Trophy in the “Most Functional Yachts in the 24-50 meter range. Montecarlo Yachts 86 and Ferretti Yachts 960 were the competitors in its category.

Benetti Motor Yacht Ocean Paradise - dining

Benetti Motor Yacht Ocean Paradise - dining

Benetti Ocean Paradise yacht was awarded in the “Best Interior Design over 50 meter boat and will be on display at the upcoming yacht show in Montecarlo.

“We are very proud of the awards given here on the occasion of the Cannes boat show which marks the opening of the boat shows season. The awards were given to two particularly innovative models for our shipyards and in which we have invested significant resources in terms of research and development. These awards demonstrate that our unremitting efforts are recognized by leading industry experts: a debut which we hope will be a prelude to the full appreciation by the market. ” said Francesco Ansalone, Marketing Director Azimut | Benetti Group.

New 64m Benetti yacht sold

September 12, 2013

In addition to the presentation of a new generation of fast displacement yachts at the currently running Cannes International Boat Show, the renowned Italian shipyard Benetti also announced the sale a new 64m Benetti motor yacht, which took place at the end of August.

Benetti F-125' Yacht making her debut at Cannes Boat Show

Benetti F-125' Yacht making her debut at Cannes Boat Show

The news come following the latest launch and delivery of motor yacht Panthera by the shipyard, in the middle of August. The FB502 yacht Panthera of 47 metres boasts elegant and striking lines with modern interior, designed by Rhoades Young.

Benetti yachts currently on display in Cannes include:  Benetti Delfino 93′ yacht, the Benetti Tradition 105′ and superyacht Benetti Classic 121′ as well as the brand new Fast Displacement F-125’ yacht, which is making her debut at the show.

Below is a selection of luxury charter yachts by Benetti:

Benetti introducing new third generation of fast yachts at Cannes Boat Show

September 11, 2013

The Tuscan shipyard, Benetti, is currently attending the 2013 Cannes International Boat Show, presenting a third generation of fast yachts, rounding out the already extensive range of products. This presently comprises Class Range, semi-custom displacement vessels with 6 models from 93′ to 145′, as well as Custom, mega-yachts starting at 45 metres.

Benetti F-125' Yacht making her debut at Cannes Boat Show

Benetti F-125' Yacht making her debut at Cannes Boat Show

The new Fast Displacement line of composite yachts built by Benetti in the Viareggio boatyard already includes two models: the F-140’ yacht, introduced last year, and the brand new F-125’ yacht, which is making her debut at Cannes 2013.

With this new line, the boatyard intends to tap into a strong and as yet relatively unexplored market in semicustom super yachts with a sporty spirit. These are vessels characterised by their versatility, speed (when called for), but which are also extremely comfortable in displacement mode and highly efficient at any speed. Their dynamism perfectly unites with the sheer pleasure of on board living, and the construction quality and maximum customisation which Benetti is known for.

Benetti F-125' superyacht running

Benetti F-125' superyacht running

Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio says, “Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile, and efficient boats, while maintaining the same level of comfort and customisation found in our existing yachts. The new Fast Displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests, and it rounds out our current offering in the Class Range. We haven’t just created a new series; we have invested time and resources – combining the Benetti’s 140-years of experience in super yachts with the technological knowhow of Azimut Benetti Group – to create a new way of heading out to sea.”

The two Fast Displacement models were developed by Benetti in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti Group Research Centre, which has designed an extremely innovative hull geometry exclusively for the new range. The Fast Displacement yachts are equipped with a revolutionary new D2P_Displacement to Planing® hull which unites sportiness and the performance of a planing hull with the comfort and quiet of a displacement hull.

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Cockpit

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Cockpit

The D2P® hull has been coupled with a wave piercer bulbous at bow, a combination which affords increased cruising efficiency (less resistance to forward motion) of up to 30% compared to a conventional hull.

The design of this new hull was carried out using a series of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) simulations to define the best possible geometries. This was followed by extensive tank testing to verify the computer simulations and validate the hull geometries and associated appendages. After an initial “theoretical” phase of developing the hull shape based on preliminary design data and layout (sizes, general plan, and design specifications), the design process then involved a hull optimising phase using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) simulations.

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Beach Area

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Beach Area

The development of the hull shapes was quickly followed by tank testing (at the Brodarski Institute in Zagreb) during which important hull components were optimised and validated including the bow wave piercer and the stern tunnel thrusters. The tank testing also included hull auto propulsion tests on all the appendages, to verify the final propulsion efficiency and associated speed performance.

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Sky Lounge

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Sky Lounge

The D2P® hull is equipped with a wave piercer, enabling the new Fast Displacement series to reach higher speeds without engine strain, or to cruise in displacement mode at an economical speed with a much greater range. The hull has been optimised for the entire range of most frequently used speeds, including displacement modes from 10-12 knots with increased range as well as cruising speeds and maximum speed of 22 knots in semi-displacement mode.

Benetti 125 superyacht - Owners Cabin

Benetti 125 superyacht - Owners Cabin

Compared to the traditional semi-displacement hull, the new D2P® hull offers countless advantages:
• Increased efficiency at all speeds and therefore maximum flexibility of use
• Lower fuel consumption and therefore greater range
• Higher cruising speed and therefore reduced transfer times
• Significant reduction in pitch and slamming and therefore increased cruising comfort

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Guest Cabin

Benetti F-125' Yacht - Guest Cabin

Today, the new Fast Displacement Class Range includes two new models, the F-125’ and the F-140’. This is a clear sign that Benetti has entered the new market of semi-custom fast yachts and that it is rounding out its range to satisfy even the most demanding boatowners, ever respectful of the values which have distinguished the Benetti boatyard over its 140-year history: innovative technology, design, customer service, and construction excellence.

Azimut Benetti Group to attend Cannes Boat Show 2013 with 20 luxury yachts on display

September 06, 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group will be attending the first event of the autumn boating season: the Cannes Boat Show, running from September 10 to 15, 2013. The company will be exhibiting 20 luxury yachts at this year’s event, including three completely new models by Azimut Yachts: superyacht Azimut 80, motor yacht Azimut Magellano 53, as well as Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht.

Azimut 80 superyacht to be displayed at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show

Azimut 80 superyacht to be displayed at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 is the new, highly anticipated 24-metre boat in the Flybridge Collection; it is designed to embody a lifestyle where comfort and well-being merge with sophisticated and understated elegance. With the proven success of their prior collaborations in larger models, Stefano Righini (exteriors) and Achille Salvagni Architetti (interiors) team up once again. The result is a design which revolves around four different stylistic proposals, each one distinct in terms of its colours and furnishing: Portofino, Dolce Vita, Firenze, and Riviera.

The long range collection with the incomparable Italian charm is further enriched by a new model. The Magellano 53 yacht is the first model in the collection to offer three comfortable cabins, a utility room, and a crew cabin with separate bathroom, a perfect set up for long cruises. The vessel has pleasant surprises in store for even the most demanding boat owners in terms of style, comfort, flexibility, and outstanding range.

And finally, the Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht makes a two-fold debut; the Atlantis brand (already well known among open cruiser enthusiasts) becomes a full member of the Azimut Yachts collections with the unveiling of this model.

The Atlantis models join the Magellano, Flybridge, S, and Grande Collections, successfully completing the merging of Atlantis with Azimut Yachts, meaning Azimut Yachts now offers the most extensive range of 34’ to 120’ vessels both in terms of number of models and typologies.

BENETTI3: THE FAST DISPLACEMENT VESSEL IS BORN. MUCH MORE THAN A NEW LINE.
Constant research into avant-garde and innovative solutions drives the development of Benetti designs. At the Cannes Boat Show, the Tuscan boatyard will introduce a third line of fast yachts, increasing its power exponentially.

Fast Displacement – the name of the new line of fast displacement composite yachts – was created to tap into a strong and as yet unexplored market in custom super yachts with a sporty spirit. These are vessels characterised by their versatility, speed (when called for), but which are also extremely comfortable in displacement mode and highly efficient at any speed. Dynamism perfectly unites with the sheer pleasure of life on board, and the construction quality and maximum customisation make each yacht an exclusive design of the highest calibre.

Superyacht F-125’ is the second in the Fast Displacement line next to the F-140′ yacht. The range’s philosophy and features will be unveiled in a press conference at the Cannes Boat Show 2013 at 8:30 am, 11 September.

Packed with technology, the F-125′ superyacht is a composite construction yacht built at the Viareggio boatyard; it is a 38-metre semi-wide body with three decks plus a sun deck. The sporty exterior employs generous amounts of horizontal windows to accentuate the sleek lines; its hallmark is a large central design element at the sides enclosing the upper deck stair.

The two Fast Displacement series models were designed by Benetti with Stefano Righini and in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti Group Research and Development centre, which designed the hull geometry exclusively for the new line.

Azimut Yachts at Cannes 2013

AZIMUT 40 S
AZIMUT 55 S
AZIMUT 72 S
AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43
AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT 45
AZIMUT 54
AZIMUT 64
AZIMUT 70
AZIMUT 80 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT 88
AZIMUT LEONARDO 100
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 34
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 44
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 48
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50 – NEW MODEL
AZIMUT ATLANTIS 58

Benetti at Cannes 2013

BENETTI DELFINO 93’
BENETTI TRADITION 105
BENETTI CLASSIC 121’