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Benetti – Hurun Super Luxury Yacht Star Performer for 2015

January 30, 2015

Benetti, part of the Azimut|Benetti Group, is excited to announce that they have been awarded the ‘Hurun Super Luxury Yacht Star Performer for 2015′ at the 11th edition of the Hurun Best of the Best Awards, presenting the longest running and most authoritative awards for the luxury sector in China-mainland. The awards ceremony took place in Shanghai on January 29, 2015.

Hurun Best of the Best Award 2015 for Benetti Yachts

Hurun Best of the Best Award 2015 for Benetti Yachts

Luigi Adamo – Benetti Asia General Manager states: “It’s a pleasure to be honored as Super Luxury Yacht Star Performer for 2015 by Hurun Report-one of the most influential entrepreneurship magazines in China. As Benetti we are the first one from super yacht industry to set up office in Asia dedicated to the region. Due to our high commitment in APAC, we have achieved an outstanding goal with a fleet of Benetti super yachts ranged between 93ft and 65metres. Plus a contract of a 100+ metres yacht has been signed last year with an Asian client. We are certainly very proud of the result today and confident that the market share will grow rapidly in the future with our great efforts.”

Benetti - Hurun Super Luxury Yacht Star Performer for 2015

Benetti - Hurun Super Luxury Yacht Star Performer for 2015

The Hurun Research Institute released the Hurun Best of the Best Awards and Hurun Report Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2015. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Hurun Report has published the survey, which reveals the brand preferences, consumption habits and lifestyle trends of China’s wealthiest individuals. Widely regarded as an ISO9000 for China’s luxury sector, the CLCS has become a benchmark for the luxury sector.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Benetti.

New General Manager of Benetti Asia

January 21, 2015

Benetti, part of the Azimut|Benetti Group, is delighted to announce that they have appointed Luigi Adamo as General Manager of Benetti Asia. His task will be to directly manage and coordinate sales, marketing, as well as customer satisfaction to further strengthen the Group’s presence in the Asian market.

Luigi Adamo

Luigi Adamo

Born in 1978, Luigi Adamo later earned his degree in naval engineering. With his certificate as project manager Adamo’s experience in the yachting world began in 1994. At Benetti he covered the important roles of Service Manager and Sales Area Manager. Excellent results made him a key figure in several of the company’s strategic markets.

“From my family I inherited an awareness, that important objectives are achieved through lengthy and stable relationships.” Luigi Adamo continues: “Loyalty towards your company is a fundamental factor in creating a solid relationship; it also makes you a recognizable figure in the industry. Consistence is synonymous with having an assiduous relationship with your owners and their representatives. Our first goal therefore will be to carefully work with our area brokers, increasing their knowledge of our products, and participating in our day to day life at Azimut Benetti.”

Benetti’s Chief Commercial Officer Fabio Ermetto: “Benetti’s commitment to the Asian market and the company’s physical presence near our clients, efficiently satisfying their needs, has consolidated our very successful leadership. We are very proud to nominate Adamo. It demonstrates how Benetti has been able to exploit and valorize the company’s internal resources. After many years profitably spent with Benetti, Adamo is now General Manager Benetti Asia. Fulfilling this role after completing an excellent career while with the yard, he will certainly help increase sales in the Asian market, while achieving further ambitious objectives in the Far East and the APAC.”

Azimut|Benetti YachtMaster 2015, February 4 – 6

December 18, 2014

Next year will see the Azimut|Benetti YachtMaster, a popular annual event for Azimut Benetti superyachts Captains as well as Industry professionals, celebrate 15 years of success. The event is now the central element of the new “Year-long Yachtmaster” project, which will keep this community in constant communication before and after the event, also through workshops and training sessions on professionally relevant topics.

Logo YM 2015

The Azimut|Benetti Group has always been attentive to the needs and skills of those who participate to the success of their vessels during all phases of the project life-cycle (from negotiation to build and delivery but primarily during the Owner’s enjoyment) and their contribution to maintaining the brand’s worldwide reputation for excellence. With this in mind, 15 years ago the first Azimut|Benetti YachtMaster was held. This year’s edition will take place in Tuscany at the Spa Boutique Terme Saturnia, from February 4th – 6th. The enchanting Spa Boutique Terme Saturnia, will play host to 150 participants, with intensive workshops and conferences on the many challenges that super-yacht management poses.

Two important additions to the 2015 event will make it even more interesting and stimulating:

The Captains’ Perspective – Several captains will be the protagonists of real-time interviews. Here they will go through their experiences during all project phases: negotiations, construction, cruising, etc. They will interact with the audience and all participants can exchange their experiences.

Professional Workshops – Participants will be divided into six sections with about 15 members each. Every class will further their knowledge of a captain’s duties with topics chosen by the participants before the event by means of polls taken on event-specific social network pages and other communication channels. The participants themselves therefore choose the topics of their workshops. Each section will be lead by a professional moderator.

As always, during the 2015 Azimut/Benetti Yachtmaster the workshops will be accompanied by social events and team building activities.

Global Order Book 2015 places Azimut|Benetti Group among the world’s leading builders of over 24m yachts

December 16, 2014

The prominent Italian luxury yacht builder, the Azimut|Benetti Group, stands once again on the Global Order Book 2015 top step of the podium of the annual ranking of the top 20 superyacht manufacturers in the world.

The whole range of luxury motor yachts by Azimut Benetti Group

The whole range of luxury motor yachts by Azimut Benetti Group

With 66 new projects under construction – 18 more than the runner-up – it is therefore confirmed the success of the Italian Company’s models, thanks also to the contribution of both the Group’s brands: Azimut Yachts and Benetti.

The comparison with the previous edition highlights a slight increase in the average yachts length, currently around 127 feet, sign of a changed market.

Success was possible thanks to the production processes’ development and improvement carried out in the last few years, though other issues have to be considered: the shipyard high financial reliability, the accuracy with which it conducts pre-contractual negotiations and honors the agreements, not to mention the projects high quality. Those have all been key factors in achieving such positive, and so not obvious, results.

The Global Order Book snap-shot points out the Italian record as prime builder of mega-yachts in the world, followed at a great distance by The Netherlands: a positive signal for the Company and for the entire Italian yachting industry.

The annual ranking by ShowBoats International, the prestigious US magazine, is an influent and respected benchmark for the entire marine industry, reporting every year the exact performance of the sector, based on data relating to actual orders for yacht starting from 80’, orders that has to be confirmed no later than September 1th. A new Benetti superyacht above 100 meters, whose contract was signed beyond that date is excluded, in fact, from the classification.

Benetti announces launch of 60m superyacht FORMOSA (hull FB255)

December 15, 2014

December 4, 2014, saw the launch of the all-new 60-metre superyacht Formosa (hull FB255) at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy. Sold in 2012, the steel and aluminium mega yacht Formosa features exterior styling and lines by the yard’s in-house team.

60m mega yacht Formosa (hull FB255) by Benetti leaving her shed

60m mega yacht Formosa (hull FB255) by Benetti leaving her shed

Luxury motor yacht Formosa has five decks, a beam of 10.6 meters and a total volume of 1,060 gross tons.

Luxury motor yacht Formosa at launch

Luxury motor yacht Formosa at launch

The interior layout and design of the guest’s area were created by the Sinot Design Studio, in close collaboration with the owner. The layout is articulated in five suites for up to ten guests, and sets aside one whole deck for the owner’s apartments. The captain plus a crew of 14 is available to see to all the guest’s needs.

Luxury yacht Formosa ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht Formosa ready to hit the water

Super yacht Formosa (hull FB255) is powered by twin MTU 12V4000 M53 engines, developing 1,380 kwh at 1,800 rpm. She has a maximum speed of 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 15 knots. At the fuel saving speed of 12 knots, her range is 5,000 nautical miles.

Formosa superyacht on the water

Formosa superyacht on the water

Technical Specifications of FB 255 luxury yacht FORMOSA:

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA –  Benetti Shipyard, Italy

Year of Construction 2014

Construction Material Steel/Aluminium

Length Overall  (LOA) 60 m 196,85 ft

Maximum Beam 10,6 m 34,78 ft

Maximum Draft 3,37 m 11,06 ft @ Amidship at full load from B.O.K

Full load displacement t

Half load displacement t

Light load displacement t


Fuel tank capacity 115.000 litres

Fresh water capacity 23.000 litres

ReverserOsmosis water Maler Plant Idromar 2 x 13.000 litres/day

Main Engines MTU 12V4000 M53 1.380kW @ 1.800rpm

Gear Boxes ZF mod. 4661

Generators 2 x Caterpillar C9 x 155ekW

1 x Caterpillar C4.4 x 82ekW

Propellers Benetti Design

Stabilizer at anchor Naiad

Stabilizer underway Naiad

Max Speed 16 Kn (at half load)

Cruising Speed at 85% of maximum power 15 Kn (at half load)

Range at economic speed 5.000 nautical miles

Economic speed for Range 12 Kn (at half load)

Classification ABS + A1 (E) Commercial Yachting Service, + AMS + ACCU

Number of cabins Guest + Owner  5 + 1

Number of crew berths 13

Captain’s cabin 1 double

First officer’s cabin 1 single bed

Newly launched super yacht Formosa

Newly launched super yacht Formosa

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

Launch of 60m FB255 FORMOSA Yacht at Benetti

December 04, 2014

The brand new 60m motor yacht Formosa (hull FB255) has successfully hit the water at the Benetti shipyard in Italy. Superbly penned by the yard’s in-house team, Formosa yacht boasts stylish interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design.

60m super yacht Formosa (Hull FB255) by Benetti

60m super yacht Formosa (Hull FB255) by Benetti

Benetti superyacht Formosa provides deluxe accommodation to 12 guests in total. She features six beautifully appointed staterooms, plus accommodation for a crew of 15 members. Among the special features of this striking vessel belongs an elevator, Jacuzzi, stabilisers and a helipad.

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 60m mega yacht Formosa (FB255) is run by twin MTU 12V 4000 M53 diesel engines. She is expected to reach a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots.

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Benetti.

Video: Cocktail reception aboard Benetti FB 258 motor yacht LADY MICHELLE during Monaco Yacht Show 2014

December 04, 2014

The prestigious Italian shipyard, Benetti, has released an amazing video showing the cocktail reception hosted by luxury motor yacht Lady Michelle (FB 258) on September 26, during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. With naval architecture as well as exterior design by the yard’s in-house team, superyacht Lady Michelle boasts stylish interiors, designed by Francois Zuretti. She can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 beautifully appointed cabins.

Launch of new 50m motor yacht VICA (hull FB 801) by Benetti

December 01, 2014

The prestigious Italian builder, Benetti, launched their all-new 50m motor yacht VICA (hull FB 801) on October 28, 2014. With a fibreglass hull and an aluminium superstructure, superyacht VICA represents the first luxury vessel of the Benetti FB 800 series.

Rendering of the 50m Benetti super yacht VICA (hull FB 801)

Rendering of the 50m Benetti super yacht VICA (hull FB 801)

Spanning over four decks, the 50m Benetti luxury yacht VICA features a sundeck, an upper deck, main deck and lower deck. There is also a large foredeck with a Spa Pool as well as seating area.

The hull of super yacht VICA (hull FB 801) features masculine rectangular windows, while the superstructure is sleeker, with a band of black windows, surrounding the main and upper deck.

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

Video with photos of Luxury Superyachts

November 28, 2014

Yachting enthusiast and photographer Roberto Malfatti from Italy has released a video with his photos of luxury superyachts. It includes the photos of such outstanding vessels as the 75,5-metre Oceanco charter yacht Anastasia, the 60-metre Benetti Swan (ex Lyana), Sanlorenzo 46Steel Trident, the 67-metre Feadship mega yacht Drizzle (hull 683), the 90m Raffles charter yacht Nero, Sanlorenzo 46Steel Achilles, Shipworks Brisbane charter yacht Alaska (ex Aliska), Custom Line 124 Lady Dia (ex Blue Angel, Al Mohammady), Sanlorenzo 40Alloy Liliya, the 36m Heesen charter yacht Duke Town, Rizzardi 118 Custom GUILTY, Cantieri di Pisa Gladius and Benetti Illusion.

Photos: Rizzardi 118 Custom motor yacht GUILTY

November 27, 2014

Rizzardi 118 Custom motor yacht GUILTY is a unique 35-metre vessel, launched by the Italian shipyard Cantieri Navali Rizzardi in 2008. With naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects, superyacht GUILTY features exterior design by Porfiri Studio and American artist Jeff Koons, with yellow, pink and blue geometric shapes that were inspired by British military camouflage from World War I. Her stylish interiors by Porfiri Studio can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests. Below are the photos of the unique GUILTY, docked next to Benetti charter yacht NANOU and Azimut 97 charter yacht Georgia Rose. The photos were taken by Roberto Malfatti.

Rizzardi 118 Custom super yacht QUILTY - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Rizzardi 118 Custom super yacht QUILTY - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht GUILTY

Luxury motor yacht GUILTY and Benetti charter yacht Nanou - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Motor yacht GUILTY

Motor yacht GUILTY - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

GUILTY Yacht - aft view

GUILTY Yacht and Azimut 97 charter yacht Georgia Rose - Photo by Roberto Malfatti