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Benetti Americas: New agents and sale of Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht Hull BV019

February 24, 2014

Benetti, part of the Azimut Benetti Group, is undertaking some important actions on the North and Central America markets. The leading Italian luxury yacht builder has recently chosen new agents: IBI for Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti as well as EVERMARINE for Panama. Moreover, the company is proud to announce the sale of the Vision 145′ motor yacht Hull BV019, scheduled for delivery in June 2014.

From left Tommaso Bilotta-Fabrizio Scherch-Alberto Perrone da Zara

From left Tommaso Bilotta, Fabrizio Scherch and Alberto Perrone da Zara

Fabrizio SCERCH – Benetti Country Manager Americas, along with Tommaso BILOTTA – as Brand Manager – Benetti Americas – have the tasks of managing processes as a whole: marketing, customer satisfaction and dealership networking.

In addition – along with Fraser Yachts – Benetti has proudly announced the sale of the Vision 45m superyacht Hull No 19 (BV019), a displacement vessel part of Class range, for delivery in June 2014. It is the latest construction of the very successful Benetti Vision model. Her beautiful interior has been designed by Zuretti Interiors Design.

“The United States, and the Americas in general, are key markets for Benetti. Our goal is to further consolidate relationships with the network of regional brokers and, what’s more important, with existing and potential customers, being side by side, from its design and construction to final delivery. This all, without forgetting about the after-sales cycle, which has always been a part of Benetti’s philosophy,” said Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Benetti Sales Director during last Miami Boat Show 2014 – commenting those important achievements.

About Benetti Americas
Fabrizio SCERCH, Benetti Country Manager Americas. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering at La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Fabrizio SCERCH has more than 15 years experience in the sales and marketing sector for major multinational brands in the automotive and shipbuilding sectors.

Tommaso BILOTTA, in his role as brand Manager-Benetti Americas, will retain responsibility for the coordination of sales activities for the Americas as a whole, in order to further strengthen the presence on the market.

Benetti launches 8th Delfino motor yacht MISTER Z

February 21, 2014

The leading Italian shipyard, Benetti, has recently launched the eighth Delfino motor yacht MISTER Z. The all-new 28m superyacht MISTER Z is due to be delivered to her new Owner from Belgium in April 2014 and will be showcased at this year’s Cannes International Boat Show. Below is an image of the 7th Delfino luxury yacht Zehava, a sister ship to MISTER Z, launched by Benetti in November 2013.

A sistership to MISTER Z Yacht - Superyacht Zehava

A sistership to MISTER Z Yacht - Superyacht Zehava

Benetti Delfino luxury yacht MISTER Z features spacious and contemporary interiors, providing comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests. There is a master cabin on the main deck, as well as two double VIP staterooms aft and two twin staterooms forward with Pullman berths. In addition, there is space for a crew of 3 members.

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

Benetti launches third Classic Supreme 132 motor yacht BS003

February 17, 2014

This month saw the launch of the third Benetti Classic Supreme 132 motor yacht BS003. Following the customary preliminaries, superyacht BS003 hit the water in a ceremony witnessed by everyone who had contributed to her outfitting as well as construction during recent months, comprising Benetti technicians, workers and staff.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht BS003 at launch

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht BS003 at launch

Arcon Yachts also collaborated on the production of the 40-metre BS003 yacht, which will be delivered in April 2014. It is the third Benetti Classic Supreme 132 in less than two years; BS003 is part of the Benetti “Class Range”, line of composite displacement yachts from 93 to 145 feet.

Luxury yacht BS003 by Benetti - side view

Luxury yacht BS003 by Benetti - side view

Luxury yacht BS003 by Benetti ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht BS003 by Benetti ready to hit the water

The Classic Supreme 132 luxury yacht BS003 picks up on all the line’s typical features and adds truly unique touches like its “classic-modern” interiors. Ensuring design continuity, the exteriors of this new jewel of Italian style and technology are by Stefano Righini, with interiors by François Zuretti.

Classic Supreme 132 superyacht BS003

Classic Supreme 132 superyacht BS003

Newly launched motor yacht BS003 by Benetti

Newly launched motor yacht BS003 by Benetti

Classic Supreme 132 yacht BS003 is 40.20 metres long and 8.18 metres wide; it can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, plus room for the crew. She is equipped with two MTU 12V2000 M72 (1080 kW)@2.250 rpm motors enabling it to reach maximum speeds of 15.5 knots.

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

Video featuring Benetti superyachts SWAN, LADY MICHELLE and ALTITUDE

February 07, 2014

The short video below, created by one of our readers, Roberto Malfatti, shows three beautiful Benetti built superyachts near the Port of Livorno, located in the Mediterranean country, Italy. Luxury yacht SWAN (ex LYANA) of 60m, 55m ALTITUDE yacht as well as the 54m LADY MICHELLE superyacht are all outstanding vessels, constructed by the Italian Benetti Shipyard, offering exceptional comfort, luxury and safety on board.

Azimut|Benetti Group at the upcoming Miami Boat Show with 18 yachts on display

February 04, 2014

Set to take place from February 13 to 17, the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2014 represents the Azimut|Benetti Group’s first US boat show of the year. The Group will impress the US public with its amazing fleet of 18 yachts. Three of these will make their world premiere, including the new version of the Azimut 84 yacht for the US market, the Benetti Vision 145’ charter yacht ‘Told U So’, as well as the Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ motor yacht ‘Petrus II’.

Motor Yacht TOLD U SO -  Main

Motor Yacht TOLD U SO - Main

Once again, Azimut|Benetti is making a strong showing in the USA with new models, proof of the attention the Group pays to this important market; the Group is also taking the opportunity to send a clear message about the creativity and design quality that are synonymous with “Made in Italy”.

One of the highlights is definitely the Azimut 84 yacht version created specifically in US Continental market through a collaboration with MarineMax, Azimut’s North American distribution partner. With exterior design by Stefano Righini, the iconic model from the Flybridge collection proposes a main deck with a dining area and fully-equipped, open-air kitchen to maximise daytime socialising.

Luxury motor yacht Azimut 84 sleeps eight and ensures maximum privacy for the boat owner and guests with two separate entrances, one amidships and the other towards the bow. All the cabins have large picture windows. In the two lateral guest cabins – one with a queen-sized and the other with twin beds that can be pushed together – the beds face the windows so guests can enjoy the amazing view as soon as they open their eyes each morning. Located towards the bow, the third guest cabin is also spacious and comfortable. The crew area is to the stern with access from the swim platform; it has two cabins, a bathroom, and a comfortable crew mess. The flybridge is protected by an operable hard top and is quite spacious for its category; with its comfortable seating and cabinetry that accepts a fully-equipped bar and large barbecue, it is also possible to cook and dine here, spending precious moments with friends.

Azimut 80 superyacht at full speed

Azimut 80 superyacht at full speed

For Azimut Yachts, there are also two noteworthy new offerings. After its major world premiere at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show last autumn and in the USA and Fort Lauderdale last November, the new 24-metre superyacht Azimut 80 is also going to Miami. The vessel has already received prestigious international awards from the critics: at the World Yacht Trophies 2013 held at Cannes in conjunction with the boat show, it was named the “Most Functional Yacht” in the 24 to 50-metre category, and recently the London Motor Boat Awards 2014 awarded it first prize in the “Over 55-feet Flybridge” category.

The 45-metre Vision 145’ luxury yacht ‘Told U So’ and the Classic Supreme 132’ superyacht ‘Petrus II’ will serve as the spokespeople for the Benetti boatyard’s elegance and style.

At its US debut, ‘Told U So’ yacht from the Class series – a line dedicated to yachts from 95 to 145 feet – will certainly amaze for its incredibly original features. The yacht has been designed under the banner of “entertainment”: fun, relaxation, and socialising are the keywords for this exceedingly charming design. With four guest cabins (all doubles) and the owner’s suite, 10 people can comfortably overnight on board. ‘Told U So’ is also perfectly equipped to accommodate up to 60 guests in the main saloon and upper deck for receptions and parties.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ yacht ‘Petrus II’ will be Benetti’s second major new offering in the USA. Petrus II represents an evolution of the stylistic lines of the Class collection, as masterfully interpreted by the Architect Righini. This 40-metre vessel has been designed to celebrate the features of a displacement yacht – with large interior and exterior spaces – combined with enhanced onboard comfort and design solutions that amplify its light-filled and spacious feeling, especially on the main and upper decks.

Benetti will have exceptional partners in the United States. The Viareggio brand Benetti is attending the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show together with some of Tuscany’s most important and internationally renowned luxury brands: Stefano Ricci, Pratesi, Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Poggio Mori, Casalvento, and Livernano. Collectively, they will serve as ambassadors for the high quality craftsmanship, design, and style of one of the most famous and fascinating regions in the world. Ron Zacapa is also attending as well as the prestigious luxury magazine, Robb Report USA.

Photos of 2010 Benetti super yacht ILLUSION at Benetti Shipyard

February 03, 2014

Below are a few  images of the 2010 motor yacht ILLUSION built by Benetti, with elegant exterior by Stefano Natucci and striking interior by Galeazzi Design. ILLUSION yacht is able to accommodate up to 12 guests on board in great luxury and comfort. There are excellent outdoor and indoor areas for socialising, relaxing or sunbathing. A huge Spa Pool is one of the main highlights of the vessel. ILLUSION was photographed by Roberto Malfatti at the Benetti shipyard.

Luxury yacht ILLUSION - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht ILLUSION - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Benetti ILLUSION yacht – FB246 builder statement at her launch:

“Illusion represents another example of good compromise of technology and elegance. The hard challenge was to combine the request of a modern Yacht – detailed with a combination of different  woods, stainless steel, leather, marble – with the request of a Charter Yacht which goes towards the simplicity in the use and maintenance, the high demand of good-leaving areas and the large  use of entertainment systems. The result is a Yacht where a lot of care has been taken in the use of the spaces and in the accessibility of all equipment and systems as well as in the use of the latest technology in terms of A/V, communications and navigation systems with a great contribution from the Owners team in the general design and in its development. The performances in terms of speed, consumption and range reflect the same philosophy. A large leaving area on the sun deck with dedicated bar, custom pool, and sunbathing complete the picture of this wonderful modern Yacht of the Benetti Custom range”

Illusion Yacht - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Illusion Yacht - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht ILLUSION - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht ILLUSION - Photo Roberto Malfatti

First F-125 Yacht hull arrives at Benetti yard in Italy’s Viareggio

December 17, 2013

The end of November 2013 was marked by the arrival of the first F-125 yacht hull at Benetti shipyard in Italy‘s Viareggio. The new model in the Fast Displacement line, luxury motor yacht F-125 made her debut at the Cannes Boat Show 2013. She is due to be delivered in June 2015.

First F-125 yacht hull at Benetti yard in Viareggio

First F-125 yacht hull at Benetti yard in Viareggio

The new line is geared to take over that part of the market – up until now unexplored by Benetti – which loves and appreciates custom super yachts which feature extreme versatility: fast when required, but also extremely comfortable in displacement mode.

Motor yacht F-125 hull

Motor yacht F-125 hull

All the “Fast Displacement” yachts will be equipped with the new, revolutionary D2P_Displacement to Planing® keel combining the performance of a planing keel with the comfort and quiet of a displacement one.

Superyacht F-125 hull

Superyacht F-125 hull

Third Crystal 140′ motor yacht SOY AMOR (BY003) launched and delivered by Benetti

December 17, 2013

Technical launch as well as delivery of the brand new motor yacht Soy Amor (BY003) by Benetti officially took place on December 14, 2013 in a private ceremony, with the Owner in attendance. The 42-metre superyacht Soy Amor is the third Crystal 140’ vessel, with exterior concept and design by Stefano Righini. She bears a beautiful contemporary-styled interior design by Benetti’s technical department.

Benetti superyacht Soy Amor (BY003) at launch

Benetti superyacht Soy Amor (BY003) at launch

The key features aboard the new 42-metre luxury yacht Soy Amor include: a backlit marble waterfall in the main foyer, a fireplace in the upper saloon, and a garage with side door amidships that frees up space for a large beach area astern.

Superyacht Soy Amor at delivery ceremony

Superyacht Soy Amor at delivery ceremony

Soy Amor Yacht

Soy Amor Yacht

Luxury yacht Soy Amor ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht Soy Amor ready to hit the water

Technical Specifications of superyacht Soy Amor (BY003):

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of delivery 2014
Construction Material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 41,935 m 137’ 7 ”
Maximum beam 9,05 m 29’ 8”
Maximum draft (even keel) 2,28 m 7’ 6 “
Full load displacement 378 t
Fuel capacity 58.000 litres (15.322 US Gal.)
Fresh water capacity 8.000 litres (2.113 US Gal.)
Main Engines 2 x CAT C32 Acert rating 1.081kW @ 2300 rpm
Max Speed at half load 15 knots
Speed at 85% MCR 14 knots
Range at 11 knots at half load 4.000 n.m.
Generators 2 x Kohler 125 kW
Bow thruster VT Naiad Marine VT75 75 kW
Stabilisers Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine
Propellers Benetti design
Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology
Integration of bridge navigation systems
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design (Owner and Guest) Azimut-Benetti; Benetti Technical Department
Accommodation for Guests 10 persons in 5 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 9 persons in 5 cabins
Classification ABS – Malta Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS, LY2 compliance

Benetti launches 7th Delfino 93′ motor yacht ZEHAVA

December 17, 2013

Last month saw the leading Italian builder, Benetti, launch the all-new 28-metre motor yacht Zehava – the seventh Delfino 93′ yacht. Superyacht Zehava will be handed over in April 2014. After her delivery, she will remain in the popular summer charter destination – the Mediterranean.

Benetti Delfino 93 superyacht Zehava at launch

Benetti Delfino 93 superyacht Zehava at launch

The newest of the popular Benetti Delfino 93’ series – the jewel of the Class range – luxury yacht Zehava picks up on all the line’s key features, while adding important elements that make the vessel unique, including custom interiors.

The exterior concept and design are by Stefano Righini. In this case, the Owner has made a significant contribution to the interiors, participating in all the design phases and working closely with the Benetti technical team.

The sundeck is one of the areas which best reflects the Owner’s personal style: it is equipped with a large, theatrical mosaic tub that comfortably accommodates 4/5 people.

Luxury motor yacht Zehava on the water

Luxury motor yacht Zehava on the water

Zehava yacht is 28.5 metres long and 7.03 metres wide; she can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, plus room for the crew.

Zehava superyacht is equipped with two MTU 8V2000 M72 (720 kW) motors enabling her to reach maximum speeds of 14 knots.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht Zehava:

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of Delivery 2014
Construction Material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 28,50 m 93’ 6”
Build Length (ISO 8666) 23,96 m 78’ 6”
Maximum beam 7,03 m 23’ 1”
Maximum draft full load 1,98 m 6’6”
Full load displacement 121t
Fuel capacity 16.000 litres (4.227 US gal)
Fresh water capacity 2.300 litres (607 US gal)
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 8V2000 M72 rated at 720kW @ 2.300 rpm
Max Speed at half load 14 knots
Cruising Speed 13 knots
Range at 10 knots 1.500 n.m.
Generators 2 x Kohler 40kW + 1 x Kohler 33kW
Bow thruster Hydraulic motor 30 kW – ( 40 Hp )
Stabilizers Electric Navigation and at anchor system
Propellers Benetti Design
Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design Owner and Benetti Technical Department,
Accommodation for Guests 10 persons in 5 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 4 persons in 2 cabins
Classification RINA CE Mark, MGN280 compliance

Azimut|Benetti Group becomes world nautical leader for the 14th time

December 16, 2013

Azimut|Benetti, the well known Italian world giant in the high-end nautical sector, tops the Global Order Book 2014, published by the prominent American magazine ShowBoats International, in terms of boats under construction as well as as manufacturer of custom-designed superyachts.

Benetti superyacht PANTHERA

Benetti superyacht PANTHERA

With as many as 79 megayachts under construction, Azimut|Benetti has, for the 14th time, topped the Global Order Book 2014 – the ranking of the top 20 international builders of superyachts – well ahead of its nearest competitor. The list compiled annually by Show Boats International, the prestigious U.S. trade magazine and the most reliable and authoritative point of reference for the boating industry, gives an accurate snapshot of the market, basing its data on actual orders. In addition to the large number of projects under construction, almost double those of the runner-up, the group’s clear market leadership is given by the size of the yachts built: 122 feet on average, a sign of the group’s great production capacity.

This undisputed success is further confirmed by the ranking of the top 20 world builders of custom-designed megayachts, thanks to Benetti, the group’s brand of megayachts, which ranked first in this category for the 15th time.

Benetti luxury yacht PANTHERA from above

Benetti luxury yacht PANTHERA from above

The great work done in recent years in terms of developing new boats, continuously improving existing ones, strengthening the sales and support network, and focussing ever greater attention on the customers, continues to be greatly appreciated by boat owners across the globe, who regularly demonstrate their confidence in the Group.

“Although the top 5 rankings have changed little in recent years,” said Ferruccio Luppi, CEO of Azimut|Benetti, “these result should not be taken for granted. We are extremely proud of our success, especially in these difficult times. Today more than ever before, these results confirm our daring yet cautious growth strategy, which has been strongly championed by our President, Paolo Vitelli. This ambitious strategy aims to promote and safeguard the jobs of thousands of workers who contribute every day to our success. I regard this as important recognition for the entire Italian boating industry, and further confirmation of Italy‘s leadership in the worldwide production of yachts, based on those unique skills that set us apart from the rest and that, in our case, translate into concrete results. None of this would be possible without our managers, whom I particularly wish to thank.”