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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.”

New 47m motor yacht PANTHERA (FB502) by Benetti

December 09, 2013

The leading Italian shipyard, Benetti, is proud to introduce the all-new FB502 motor yacht “Panthera”. Superyacht “Panthera” is a beautiful 47-metre aluminium yacht, whose contemporary style is simultaneously sporty as well as elegant.

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

The FB502 luxury yacht “Panthera” is the second yacht in the 500s series. The first one, FB501 superyacht “Imagination”, came on the market in 2010; and the third one, FB503, is scheduled for delivery in spring 2014. Constructed at Benetti’s Livorno boatyard, the 500-series yachts are 100% aluminium, 47 metres long and 8.8 metres wide. Their hull geometry ensures superior performance (maximum speed 24 knots and cruising speed 22 knots), as well as significant stability while underway; noise and vibrations are almost completely eliminated, for enhanced comfort even at higher speeds.

Luxury yacht Panthera at full speed

Luxury yacht Panthera at full speed

Panthera Yacht - front view

Panthera Yacht - front view

All this makes “Panthera” yacht a fast and comfortable yacht with a style that reflects the refined personality of the Boatowner who has commissioned a contemporary yacht featuring timeless elegance. Clean, soaring lines and large tinted oval windows go perfectly with the metallic silver colour of the exterior, silver shades being the dominant colours of the “Panthera”.

Motor yacht Panthera from above

Motor yacht Panthera from above

Panthera Yacht - aft view

Panthera Yacht - aft view

On the exterior, the teak detailing (traditionally black) is gray; and the interiors have a sophisticated combination of lighter and darker gray tones. A key feature highlighting the contemporary and carefully thoughtout aesthetic of the FB502 superyacht “Panthera” is given by the large fashion photos hung throughout the yacht’s main areas; whether in black and white or colour, large or small, framed or unframed, the images portray the magnetic feminine allure of gorgeous international models and actresses, adding even more glamour to this sophisticated yacht.

Panthera superyacht - Exterior

Panthera superyacht - Exterior

Panthera Yacht - Exterior

Panthera Yacht - Exterior

“Panthera” superyacht wants to be – or better yet, she is – a luxury yacht, refined yet never opulent. To achieve this, Benetti architects and designers worked very closely with the Owner and his staff, so there was no need to engage any other external designer. The owner representative had clear visions regarding design and realised her ideas with determination. The work was largely one of subtraction, of eliminating excesses and ostentation; the result is a style which suggests pure beauty under the banner of simplicity, something far beyond the merely fashionable.

Aboard Panthera superyacht

Aboard Panthera superyacht

Luxury yacht Panthera - Exterior

Luxury yacht Panthera - Exterior

The FB502 superyacht “Panthera” has four decks: lower, main, upper, and sun deck. The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins. The VIP cabin is amidships with a double bed at full-beam, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom. There are two additional double-bed cabins, each with private bathroom. All bathrooms have refined finishes in different Bisazza mosaics. Towards the bow and with a separate entrance, there are four twin-bed cabins for the crew. The mechanical room is astern of the VIP cabin; and even further astern is the garage which accommodates both a tender and jet ski, with a large door opening onto a marvellous stern swimming platform providing nearly 10 m2 for beach chairs, shower, and a highly original customdesigned trampoline.

Superyacht Panthera - Wheelhouse

Superyacht Panthera - Wheelhouse

Panthera Yacht - Galley

Panthera Yacht - Galley

Panthera superyacht - Main Saloon

Panthera superyacht - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht Panthera - Upper Saloon

Luxury yacht Panthera - Upper Saloon

The main deck is a semi wide body. Climbing aboard astern, the elegant exterior saloon functions as a lobby onto the main saloon and is tastefully furnished with custom pieces from major Italian design companies. The fabrics and lamps are by Armani Casa as is the large, ten-person dining table, and the chairs surrounding it are by B&B. Moving towards the bow, past the main foyer, in one area there is the pantry. The other leads to the Owner’s suite at full-beam with a spectacular view towards the bow and access to a private exterior lounge; the lounge is exclusively for the boatowner’s use, ensuring maximum privacy even at port. The cabin also has a spacious office, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom with marvellous Bisazza mosaics.

Motor yacht Panthera - Owners Cabin

Motor yacht Panthera - Owners Cabin

Panthera Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Panthera Yacht - Owners Bathroom

The upper deck has a large exterior area astern with couches and a covered skylounge; it also has a second VIP cabin, the captain’s cabin, and the interior piloting station. At the farthest point to the bow, there is a second area dedicated to open air living with enormous sunpad in the middle. The upper deck skylounge is one of the “Panthera” yacht’s really special areas. It includes a fully equipped media room with terrific lounge couches of the german brand Tommy M and a maxi 46 inch movie screen; it can also be transformed into a disco with strobe lights and RGL LEDs complete with a cutting edge stereo sound system including a high-end vintage turntable for vinyl records at 33 and 45 rpm. The sundeck offers guests a large sunpad, a corner bar, and awnings both to the bow and stern of the pool for maximum flexibility.

Panthera superyacht - VIP Cabin

Panthera superyacht - VIP Cabin

Superyacht Panthera - VIP Cabin - Lower Deck

Superyacht Panthera - VIP Cabin - Lower Deck

Panthera Yacht - Guest Bathroom

Panthera Yacht - Guest Bathroom

From a performance point of view, “Panthera” superyacht is faithful to her name, lightweight and fast. While 47 metres long, the yacht’s aluminium construction means it only displaces 340 tonnes, a feature which, when combined with the narrow and elongated semi-displacement hull, delivers superior performance. The yacht has a maximum speed of 24 knots with a fuel consumption of 1.360 l/h, a 22-knot cruising speed, and a range of 3400 miles at the economical 12-knot speed.

Panthera Yacht - Staircase

Panthera Yacht - Staircase

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF BENETTI FB 502 YACHT “PANTHERA”:

Length overall 47.00 mt 154,2 ft
Waterline Length 42.15 mt 138,3 ft
Beam max 8.80 mt 28,9 ft
Draft at half load (relating to the lowest point, including the appendices at even keel) 2.60 mt 8,5 ft
Full Load Displacement 364 tons
Half Load Displacement 340 tons
Gross tonnage 492 GT
Fuel tank capacity 55,000 lt 14,530 US gals
Fresh water capacity 12,000 lt 3,170 US gals
Black/ Grey water capacity 6,620 lt 1,749 US gals
Accommodation for Owner & Guests 10 persons in 5 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 9 persons in 5 cabins
Main engines N°2 MTU 16V 4000 M73L – 2.880kW @ 2.050RPM
Gear box N°2 ZF 9355
Generators N°2 x 105kW Northern Lights – 400V – 50hz
Propulsion System Two Detra propellers- five fixed blades
Transmission Rubber Design shaft lines
Water maker 1 IDROMAR reverse osmosis water makers ( capacity 10,000 lt./day sea water temperature)
Bow thruster 90kW by Naiad
Stabilizers At anchor fin stabilizers
Maximum speed (1/3 load displacement) ~ 24 knots
Speed at fuel stop power 85% MCR ~ 22 knots
Range speed @ 22 kn ~ 1140 nm
Range speed @ 12kn ~ 3400 nm
Class register ABS + A1 Commercial Yachting Service, + AMS
Flag of registry: Cayman Islands
Flag administration in charge of compliance & type of compliance ABS/MCA – Large Commercial Yacht Code – LY2 – Unrestricted range
Builder Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Technical Department
Concept + Exterior designer Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Interior designer Benetti / Owner’s team

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

CMC Marine to debut new SE Integrated System for superyachts at METS 2013

November 12, 2013

CMC Marine will participate in the METS for the third consecutive year. The company will be exhibiting in the SuperYacht Pavillion, in order to once again reaffirm its strong presence as well as attention towards the market of superyachts.

CMC Marine Integrated System

CMC Marine Integrated System

The Company will attend the Mets 2013 with a preview of its very last product dedicated to vessels over 20 meters long: the new SE Integrated System that reunites under a unique package all the performances of the most innovative company’s products.

The 49m Rossinavi superyacht Prince Shark, Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ yacht, Columbus Sport Hybrid 40 superyacht: those are just some of the recent superyachts that have been equipped with CMC Marine’s stabilising system, a clear sign from a market that is growing not only for what it concerns the market shares and the amount of delivered system, but also in the vessels size.

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht equipped with CMC Marine's stabilizing system

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht equipped with CMC Marine's stabilising system

A year after the launch of the new electric fins range SE Stabilis Electra, CMC Marine is focusing even more on superyachts, and on the occasion of the next Mets 2013 (Amsterdam, November 19-21, 2013) the company will further elaborate its offer: the new and innovative SE Integrated system, a unique package that reunites in a network all the CMC Marine’s electric products, controlled by a single refined electronic regulator, so to present the client a unique item that will make it possible for both shipyards and owners to fully exploit the single component’s performance.

Totally flexible and open to further future innovation, the SE Integrated System  is the perfect answer to a market constantly developing, where vessels are getting increasingly bigger and even more technological. Always updated on the new market’s tendency, CMC Marine has widen its product range, developing a state of the art system that can easily be installed on smaller yacht as well as superyacht over 24 meters. The great flexibility of the system make it suitable for yachts from 20 to over 60 meters long.

The new SE Integrated System is thus originated from the integration between three CMC Marine’s top products, two of them covered by patent: the SE Stabilis Electra (European patent n. 2172394) – electrical fin stabilizer – with the DE Dualis Electra range of electrical thruster, together with the DIA-LOG (patent n. TO2012A000472), the advanced control system.

One of the main features of the system is the possibility to modulate it, thus enabling a greater flexibility in the elaboration of a ‘custom’ offer, tailored on the client’s demand. For every one of the single Integrated System’s component it is then possible to spot, within the whole product range, the best solution that can ensure at best the required performance,  with no need to compromise, neither regarding the size, nor the power.

The new electronic configuration make it possible to integrate the thruster’s and the stabilizing fin’s control stations in a unique touch screen control panel, resulting in a strong reduction of the hardware onboard, which consequently allows a better displacement of the equipment: a considerable advantage for vessels less than 100’ long.

The DIALOG control system, moreover, enables the crew to monitor straightaway both system’s functioning, and to run an immediate diagnosis for possible problems, while the GPS transmissions system make it possible for CMC Marine’s technicians to remotely check data and  performances.

For its modular and integration properties, the choice of an SE Integrated System results in several advantages for the shipyards: optimization of the timing for installation and internal tests, easier installing operations, less training required for the onboard crew , possibility to schedule a more rational spare part’s supply chain, as well as the after sales operations.

CMC Marine’s system has already been chosen by the most important Italian shipyards, Azimut Yachts and Benetti, SanLorenzo, Rossinavi, ISA, Admiral-Technomar among the others, as well as International ones, such as Sunseeker and Moonen, and the Company is now willing to reinforce its presence on the foreign markets by closing several partnership with assistance center already active in the Mediterranean area, Turkey, UK and USA.

CMC Marine will be at the Mets 2013, booth 10.420, SuperYacht Pavillion.

Qatar International Boat Show 2013 supported by Italian Ambassador

November 06, 2013

The Italian Ambassador to Qatar, Guido De Sanctis, is fully supporting the inaugural Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS), which will take place at Lusail Marina in Doha from November 12 – 16, 2013. The number of Italian companies that will attend the QIBS 2013 consists of around one in five of all the exhibitors, making Italy the largest national contingent to be represented at the event.

QIBS

The Italian companies and shipyards include Ferretti Group (whose brands include: Ferretti, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, and CRN); Azimut; Overmarine (Mangusta); Benetti; Sanlorenzo; Cranchi; FIPA Group (Maiora, AB Yachts, Cbi Navi, Intermare); and SeaNet Custom Marine Solutions.

In addition to the shipyards, the Italian marine industry association, UCINA (Confindustria Nautica), will be present. This is a non-profit organisation for the development and promotion of the boating sector, as well as encouraging knowledge about the sea and boating tourism.

UCINA is also a potential advisory member for a planned roundtable, initiated as a result of QIBS 2013, which would create policies and standards, promote tourism, encourage environmental concerns and promote the education of all things maritime in Qatar.

As well as UCINA, the classifying organisation RINA, which certifies ships, boats and yachts, has shown interest in being part of the same advisory team for the QMA. UCINA has also been recommending its members to participate in next year’s edition of the QIBS.

Mr. De Sanctis pointed out that Italian exports to Qatar amounted to 1.025 billion euro in 2012, and by the end of this year that figure could be worth around 1.2bn euro. “We share with Qatar the fact that we are both peninsulas, virtually surrounded by the sea, so we have both developed a good relationship with the sea.

“In the 1950s and 60s, Italians came into their own in the design of stylish yachts and we are now world leaders in this aspect of the maritime industry,” he continued. “I have met some Italian designers here in Qatar who don’t work with buildings, but work exclusively in the yachting industry. I have seen some photographs of what they have achieved in interior design and it’s very impressive. Many other countries are trying to catch up; but the Italian ability to combine in a boat the elements of mechanics, comfort and beauty is a unique one. This explains why our companies will represent the majority of the exhibitors at the Boat Show in Qatar.

“Qatar as a country is a growing market and this growth is reflected in the maritime industry,” De Sanctis continued. “We understand that Qataris fully appreciate the special meaning of luxury. They like quality, improvement and customization – just like us; and ideally no two yachts should be identical. This is something we appreciate and know how to do. We are very good at custom made things.”

In the last few months, the embassy in Doha has opened an office of the Italian Trade Commission (I.C.E.), whose role is to assist Italian companies wanting to establish themselves in the Qatari market. The Italian decision to enlarge its embassy demonstrates the importance that Italy places on improving trade with Qatar.

“We have now a stronger structure, able to offer better assistance to Italian companies wanting to establish themselves in Qatar, since we recognise that the country is a strongly growing market and the bilateral relationship between our two countries is improving exponentially. I wish the Qatar International Boat Show 2013 all possible success,” Guido De Sanctis concluded.

Photos and Video of 60m Benetti Mega Yacht SWAN (ex Lyana)

November 04, 2013

The video and photos below, taken by yachting enthusiast and yacht photographer Roberto Malfatti, show the beautiful Benetti SWAN superyacht (ex Lyana) near the port of Livorno, in Italy. Luxury yacht SWAN measures 60 metres in LOA, was launched in 2011 by the Italian shipyard Benetti Yachts and built under the project name FB248. Her exterior design was created by Stefano Natucci, with interior by Francois Zuretti.

Luxury mega yacht SWAN (ex LYANA) provides accommodation in 6 beautifully appointed staterooms, including a large master stateroom as well as three double guest cabins and two twins. Swan has an attentive and professional crew of 15. She is ABS classed and MCA compliant and thanks to her MTU 12V 4000 M60 diesel engines reaches a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.

60m Benetti Motor Yacht SWAN (ex LYANA) - Photo Roberto Malfatti

60m Benetti Motor Yacht SWAN (ex LYANA) - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Super Yacht SWAN - Benetti - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Super Yacht SWAN - Benetti - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Luxury Mega Yacht SWAN - Benetti - Photo Roberto Malfatti

Luxury Mega Yacht SWAN - Benetti - Photo Roberto Malfatti

New Country Manager Americas and new After Sales organization for Benetti

November 01, 2013

As part of its strategy to widen the oversight on the strategic international markets, Benetti, part of the Azimut Benetti Group, is performing some significant organisational changes that affect the commercial as well as after sales area. The goal is to reinforce relationships with the network of Brokers and, above all, to enhance customer service as well as Lifetime Customer Care processes.

Fabrizio Scerch - New Country Manager Americas for Benetti

Fabrizio Scerch - New Country Manager Americas for Benetti

As from September 1st, 2013, Fabrizio SCERCH is in charge as Country Manager Americas in Azimut Benetti USA Inc., with the task of managing processes as a whole: sales, marketing and customer satisfaction. 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 Area Manager 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. The Benetti Sales Department remains in the hands of Alberto PERRONE da ZARA.

At the same time, according with the new after sales global strategy introduced in early 2013 named “Benetti_Lifetime Customer Care” , client’s services processes will be strengthened too and even better structured in a new functional area composed by 23 professionals and now coordinated by Alessandro GALLIFUOCO in charge as Quality and After Sales Manager. Both customers and the product itself will benefit from the synergy between the two areas and from their greater “centrality”, in terms of effectiveness of the service, also thanks to continuous and structured 360° feedback processes.

“The United States, and the Americas in general, are key markets for Benetti and the international experience of Fabrizio Scerch allows us to take an important step forward in Benetti’s policy to oversee the areas with the highest growth rate. The goal is to further consolidate relationships with the network of brokers and, what’s more important, with existing and potential customers, being side by side throughout the yacht’s life-cycle, 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,” commented Vincenzo Poerio –Benetti CEO.