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Video of Benetti superyacht Veloce 140’

March 03, 2015

The prominent Italian builder, Benetti Yachts, has just released an amazing video showing luxury yacht superyacht Veloce 140’ – the flagship of the new class fast displacement range. Representing 42 meters of maximum luxury and excellent performance, motor yacht Veloce 140’ has been superbly penned by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

New Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ motor yacht INCONTATTO launched

February 25, 2015

The brand 33m new motor yacht Incontatto was successfully launched by the prominent Italian shipyard Benetti in Viareggio on February 16, 2015. Luxury superyacht Incontatto is a beautiful Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ vessel, superbly penned by Stefano Righini. Below is an image of her sister ship – luxury yacht My Paradis (hull BK001), launched last year. The official information and images of the latest Benetti launch are still to be released.

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS - a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht - at launch

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS – a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht – at launch

Spanning over three generous decks, luxury yacht Incontatto can sleep up to 10 guests in maximum comfort, providing them with five beautifully appointed cabins. There is a generous full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as four VIP cabins on the lower deck. In addition, the vessel boasts a huge sundeck with Jacuzzi, dining table for 10 and lounge areas.

Benetti superyacht Veloce 140’ to be displayed at The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show 2015

February 13, 2015

The well known Italian builder, Benetti Yachts, will be attending the upcoming London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show 2015, displaying the first vessel from their fast displacement seriessuperyacht Veloce 140’. Luxury motor yacht Veloce 140’ boasts a distinctive design and several technological innovations in regards to both the hull as well as propulsion systems.

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140

The Displacement to Planing (D2P) hull itself is particularly notable for its energy saving and comfort enhancing properties, and was designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio in conjunction with the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. Luxury yacht Veloce 140’ features exterior design by Stefano Righini whilst RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for her luxurious interiors in cooperation with the owner’s personal designer.

Inside, her living areas are highly customised, with the shipyard offering new owners the opportunity to alter the layout of the standard design according to their own personal requirements. Throughout, a range of high quality materials are used, including light gray Tay wood, and slate gray Tabu for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish, with the ceilings in alcantara and a white lacquer finish. In addition, all stainless steel features come with a satin finish, contributing to the collective ambiance of sophistication, elegance and luxury. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Amongst her many features and amenities is a luxurious cockpit in which comes with a daybed that quickly and efficiently converts into an area for relaxation. Furthermore is a large gym containing all of the latest equipment from the Technogym Personal line, which dominates the bridge area on the main deck. Designed at the owner’s request and placed in the bow of the vessel, the area includes a massage area and exploits the full width of the hull, creating a spacious environment to work out.

A particularly exciting feature of the gym is a side terrace, providing excellent views as well as a perfect place to rewind and cool down. In addition, the terrace also provides the gym with an abundance of natural light and ventilation.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Elsewhere on the main deck the salon and dining area can be found. The impressively commodious space also extends into the yacht’s outdoor areas, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor environment for guests to fully take advantage of. The whole space is elegantly decorated, and surrounded by large windows, once again heightening the amount of natural light in the room and creating a welcoming, warm environment.

The dining table seats up to 12 guests, whilst the two plush sofas in addition to the two white, leather armchairs in the salon provide ample seating even for company.

In terms of her accommodation, guests are welcomed into one of five ample, opulent cabins, each located on the lower deck. The dedicated owner’s suite includes a spacious, en suite bathroom as well as plenty of storage space. The remaining guests cabins include two doubles and two twin room, as well as additional Pullman Berths. All are consistently decorated in the same neutral and sophisticated colour scheme, creating an ideal environment to relax and unwind. A crew of up to eight are also accommodated on the lower deck over four crew cabins at the far end of the bow.

Benetti motor yacht Veloce 140 Cabin

Benetti motor yacht Veloce 140 Cabin

The lower deck also features an extensive beach club area, which is accessed by a double flight of steps and equipped with a central bar counter running the length of the bulkhead. The garage is placed transversely to the beam, and can comfortably accommodate up to two tenders.

Moving on to her outside areas, one of the most impressive spaces is the extensive sun deck, covering more than 77 square metres in total. Dominating the space is a centrally placed swimming pool, the first of two large swimming pools found on the yacht. The sun deck pool faces an extended living section on the right of the yacht which is served by a long linear bar on the left.

Her upper deck has not been designed with the traditional fixed furniture found elsewhere on the yacht, and in fact, everything has the ability to be moved or removed with relative ease. This ensures the owner is able to obtain a large circular area that extends outdoors and indoors, offering the perfect environment for entertainment and socialising. Astern, there is another large, luxurious dining table seating sixteen guests in total. Here there is also a relaxation area leading to an internal sky-lounge through electric concertina doors. This provides is a large open plan area that is partly air-conditioned.

At the bow stands the yacht’s second spectacular swimming pool, featuring an exceptional depth as well as a whirlpool. Opposite, there are two large sunbeds and a living area with a sofa and coffee table, offering total privacy and an area to enjoy life on board to the fullest. On this bridge where the captain’s cabin would usually be located in the original design, the owner has requested a conversion into an additional luxury bedroom.

Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines, super yacht Veloce 140’ has a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 1,250 nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots and is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilisers. The size of the engines are somewhat of a landmark for the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, marking the largest engines that have ever been mounted at the facility.

BENETTI YACHTS are exhibiting at The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show on Space D12.

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

Benetti confirms ongoing commercial success

February 12, 2015

Benetti, the world-renowned manufacturer of over 24m yachts for 15 consecutive years, is delighted to announce their ongoing commercial success, with sale of 9 super yachts from September 2014 until now. These include a full-custom 65m, 7 Displacement Class, as well as one Veloce 140′ Fast Displacement Class, the latter confirming the strong appeal of this new line, following its introduction in 2012.

Benetti confirms ongoing commercial success

Benetti confirms ongoing commercial success

This commercial success follows the news regarding the sale of two over 100m mega-yachts, announced at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014.

The Benetti production line is working at full speed on 19 yachts, all to be delivered in 2015, including seven Custom projects 50m and larger and twelve Class semi-custom units.

Benetti will build a new 63m custom yacht on spec and deliver 19 yachts this year

Benetti will build a new 63m custom yacht on spec and deliver 19 yachts this year

With 45 yachts under construction in Livorno and Viareggio, and thanks to the constant attention paid towards clients and the yard’s solid financial situation, Benetti is riding a wave of commercial success, confirming the market’s interest for all the yard’s models and new designs throughout the world.

Encouraged by these positive results and previsions for the future, Benetti, with an eye towards satisfying the continuing requests for their yachts, has decided to begin production of a 63m on spec. This will assure that even clients with short delivery constraints will have the possibility to own such a large yacht in a relatively short time.

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

Azimut|Benetti Group to showcase 16 luxury yachts at 2015 Miami Boat Show

February 11, 2015

Following the recent success of the latest European boat shows, the Azimut|Benetti Group is planning to participate in the 2015 Miami Boat Show, running in the glamorous Florida yacht charter location – Miami from February 12 to 16. During the event, the Group will showcase an amazing fleet of 16 yachts.

radition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS to be displayed at the 2015 Miami Boat Show

radition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS to be displayed at the 2015 Miami Boat Show

This will include the two new models Azimut 50 Fly, recently awarded the prominent title of “European Powerboat of the Year 2015″, as well as Azimut 55S White, a special edition of the model from the sportiest collection, produced especially for the American market.

Once again, Azimut|Benetti takes the US by storm with two new exclusive models, underscoring the commitment and attention paid to this important market. The Group’s network of dealers in the Americas is becoming increasingly solid and widespread, and has recently been enhanced with the opening of Azimut Yacht Mexico.

In terms of new models, the Azimut 50 Fly will be making his first entrée into the U.S. market. Having just debuted at the autumn shows, it has already earned the title of European Powerboat of the Year 2015, the prestigious and much-coveted award given at the recently concluded Boat Show in Düsseldorf. The unmistakable ‘family feel’ of the Flybridge collection reveals concepts and contents that have already determined the success of its older brother, superyacht Azimut 80, yet this time masterfully enclosed in just 16 meters.

Visitors and fans of the Italian brand will also be able to enjoy a new version of the Azimut 55SS. This model from the Group’s sportiest, hi-tech collection dons a total white look in the version aimed exclusively at the American market – a special tribute dedicated by the Italian brand to some of its most loyal admirers: the Americans. With the Azimut 55S White, the Italian company celebrates its consolidated bond and relationship with this continent. On board, plenty of interesting features are sure to capture the public’s attention.

Smaller vessels are also represented with the Azimut Atlantis 34 and 38 on show at the Convention Center.

With this substantial and well-displayed fleet, the Azimut|Benetti Group sets out to reiterate its confidence and satisfaction in this strategic market, as confirmed by the sales figures: while in late October 2014, the sale of 102 Azimut Yachts units was registered in the US and South America (excluding Brazil), in early February 2015, just one month into the new year, as many as 89 yachts have already been purchased in the same territory.

This is clearly an extremely important and fast-growing market, which is why, in September 2014, Azimut Yachts signed a new dealership agreement to open a showroom in Mexico, thus bringing the number of stores in the Americas to over 40.

The Mexican market is proving to be highly promising for the Group: in just a few months, four vessels have already been sold, including one of the newer models, the Azimut Grande 112.

Azimut Yachts Mexico avails of an extensive sales and service network, with offices in Mexico City, Cancun, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. This comes on top of a successful network of dealers already active in Canada, Alaska, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile.

The vessel selected to convey the elegance and style of Benetti is the 33-meter Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ motor yacht My Paradis, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Boat Show in September.

Benetti Yachts at MIBS 2015


Azimut Yachts at MIBS 2015


AZIMUT ATLANTIS 34 – displayed at the Convention Center

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 38 – displayed at the Convention Center















AZIMUT 55 S – WHITE EDITION – (special edition for USA)

Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum to attend London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show

February 04, 2015

The Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum will be present at the prominent London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show. The event represents a new show in the luxury asset management calendar and will be held at the historic Thames-side exhibition venue Old Billingsgate, as well as the luxury yacht marina St Katharine Docks by Tower Bridge from April 8 to 10, 2015.


It is billed by the organisers as “Monaco comes to London” as it will be bringing many of the large yacht and jet and luxury goods companies which exhibit at the annual Monaco Yacht Show to London for the first time.

Visitors to this new event will see exhibits from some of the world’s luxury yacht builders and brokers, yacht charter agents, yacht and interior designers, private jet manufacturers, luxury car manufacturers and luxury goods and service companies.

Commenting on the Forum’s participation at the show the Forum’s Chairman Andy Roy said: “The Forum has been in existence for ten years and in that time the membership and our collective activities promoting the many benefits of the Isle of Man has grown remarkably. Last year, for the first time, we shared the Isle of Man’s Ship Registry stand at Monaco and everyone who participated and attended agreed that it was a great success. We were first approached by the organisers of this new show some four months ago and immediately saw its potential as a way of promoting our various activities in the global luxury asset management market, and not just those tailored to superyachts. The exhibitors are of the highest quality and we expect the visitors to be the same and it is worth emphasising that the Isle of Man is the only jurisdiction and Flag Sate that has a presence at the show.

“The show has already attracted considerable media coverage in the financial and specialist media and we expect even greater coverage once it is underway.”

In addition to the SuperYacht Forum other exhibitors include; Lürssen Yachts, Abeking & Rasmussen, Amels, Nobiskrug, CRN, Benetti Yachts, Trinity Yachts, Fincantieri, Blohm + VossSunseekerPrincess YachtsOyster Yachts, Azimut, Sunrise Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Outer Reef, Westport, Vitters, Hodgdon Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw, CNB and the Ferretti Group.

On the brokerage and luxury yacht charter side, several of the world’s largest brokerage companies including Burgess, Camper and Nicholsons, Sunseeker Charters and Fraser Yachts will also be exhibiting.

Located just 5 minutes walk away from the main venue is St. Katharine Docks where an impressive collection of luxury yachts will be on display in the water, together with a Superyacht Tender Show and a small craft show, where some of the finest ‘small but luxurious’ boats can be seen and experienced. In addition St. Katharine Docks provides the Show with a River Thames ‘dock’, where tenders can shuttle VIP guests out to even bigger superyachts moored nearby on the River Thames.

Visitors to the show will enjoy displays from each industry, as well as an array of special events and activities, including a Design, Fine Art, Watch and Gift Gallery; an exclusive VIP lounge; Fashion Shows; Design and Product Showcases and Thames-side Champagne and Cocktail Bars.

The SuperYacht Forum stand is situated at M15 on the Mezzanine Floor of Old Billingsgate Market.

Representatives from the Forum’s membership and senior representatives of the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development and Ship Registry will be on the stand to discuss the Forum’s wide range of activities and services to the superyacht and aircraft industries and the management of luxury assets.

New image of Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

February 04, 2015

The latest addition to the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range, superyacht Veloce 140’ by Benetti is a beautiful and elegant 42-metre vessel, with exterior styling & concept by Stefano Righini and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Providing comfort and fun, ranging from the huge sun deck overlooking the sea to the central swimming pool and the upper deck, luxury motor yacht Veloce 140’ offers deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 beautifully appointed cabins. Below is a new running image of this beauty, released by Benetti.

Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

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.