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New Azimut 80 Yacht to make worldwide premiere at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes

July 11, 2013

This year’s Cannes Boat Show will be marked by the worldwide premiere of the all-new 24-metre Azimut 80 yacht by Azimut Yachts. Luxury motor yacht Azimut 80 interprets contemporary lifestyle by providing exceptional comfort: four cabins, five bathrooms, as well as a 42-square-metre flybridge. In addition, she boasts the innovative solutions introduced for the furnishings and the precise lighting design.

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts at full speed

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts at full speed

The new Azimut 80 yacht is the first vessel over than 72 feet designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters in Avigliana, Italy. Developed on the experience of the recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80 has developed in the exterior design by Stefano Righini while the design of interiors  was handled by Achille Salvagni Architetti.

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 is built in CE class “A”. The layout comprises 4 cabins, all with bathroom, including the owner’s cabin extending over the full beam. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests and includes an enormous flybridge, designed for maximum versatility of use.

FOUR DIFFERENT WORLD FOR A SEMI-CUSTOM MODEL.
Every lifestyle has its own design

The interior design, developed by Achille Salvagni Architetti, can be proposed on four different styles: from the  more classic Dolcevita and Firenze, to the more contemporary Portofino and Riviera, the main differences laying in the chromatic solutions and in the furniture arrangement. The choice of the four different location is a clear tribute to a refined lifestyle and a typical Italian taste and inspires nothing but the maximum relax. Different shades of white and cream have been chosen for the interiors’ palette, creating a well-balanced harmony in which wooden details and decors are inserted, the colors ranging from the softer shades of oak wood, to the darker walnut.

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Saloon

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Saloon

ALWAYS IN TOUCH WITH THE SEA… AND PLENTY OF SPACE: THE GUEST IS KING
Panoramic windows and maximum convenience for the guests’ cabins revolutionise the way of cruising.

The sense of space in the owner’s cabin and in the splendid bathroom are certainly among the strong points of the yacht, together with the innovative windows offering extraordinary luminosity and an unmatched panoramic view. The five vertical windows effectively transform the bulkheads into a single window for a ‘dive into the ocean’ effect. The owner’s bathroom, covering the entire beam of the yacht and with a double entrance located aft of the cabin, is almost a spa, with a central crystal shower box offering maximum visibility on either side of the bathroom. The opening portholes present in all the cabins offer a high level of natural ventilation.

In the first model available, dove-coloured leather panels with a barely hinted padded decoration that becomes lighter and lighter in the various cabins, adorn the bed heads of each cabin. The interior decoration of the new superyacht Azimut 80 is extremely refined and at the same contemporary, thanks to the combination of fine materials and modern touches: marble for the bathrooms, grey bleached oak alternating with dark wood and painted detailing in the skylights and windows all define a sober, sophisticated atmosphere.

The starboard cabin has two single beds and the possibility of a third fold-down bed, plenty of stowage and a bathroom with separate shower, while the guests’ cabin on the port side has a double bed. There is no lack of large windows and opening portholes. In the VIP cabin located further forward, there is one panoramic window on either side; the bed is set centrally with the head towards the bow.

A carefully planned lighting design based on LED technology makes possible a sophisticated modulation of the light in each interior space. Moreover, the play of mirrors and the height of the interiors – well over two metres high – ensure a truly exceptional sense of space.

The crew’s cabins are located aft, with direct access from the deck; at the moment, two beds are planned, but the possibility of adding a third is currently being studied.

A SALON AND INTERNAL SPACES BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH LIGHT
Light and comfort are the key concepts underlying the design of the main deck.

The cockpit with teak flooring is extremely spacious and dedicated to socialising, with a large sofa aft and dining table seating eight. The design of two sky-ground windows (1.6 m by 2 m of glass) located in the dining area is very impressive, as it offers a fantastic natural light and breathtaking view.

The galley, fitted with Miele appliances, is available in two versions: enclosed or open-space. In both cases, there is a double access, towards the interior and towards the exterior, to assure maximum independence between guests and crew. The main deck is also equipped with a function day toilet.

LIVING IN THE OPEN AIR: EXTRA-LARGE SPACES TO BE ENJOYED UNTIL THE EVENING
The swimming platform measuring almost 9 square metres and the large fly are the pride and joy of the new Azimut 80 yacht.

The swimming platform is incredibly large – almost 9 square metres – and provides plenty of room for the launch and retrieval of tenders exceeding 4 metres in length or of jet skis. Further forward, the space is divided into a large sun deck that can comfortably accommodate four people, and an area with a ‘C’-shaped sofa just aft of the windscreen, with further storage.

The fly: 42 square metres of versatile space lending itself to a variety of uses. The seating is a combination of ‘L’-shaped sofas that can be configured as desired. Alongside the helm, there are two sofas positioned in a ‘C’ facing the large table seating eight. The fly is an ideal place from morning to evening; a convenient and well-equipped bar unit has a barbecue, refrigerator and sink, but also houses a retractable 42-inch TV and constitutes the base for an elegant Plexiglas bar counter. Further aft, the second area offers maximum flexibility in terms of fittings: it can be left unencumbered, furnished with sofas, set aside for the tender or as a sun deck, or fitted with a hydromassage. The Azimut 80 can also be constructed with an opening hard top and rolling awning towards the stern.

A sophisticated style is assured for the outdoor soft furnishings, lined in technological materials offering a ‘fabric’ effect. Coloured dark brown, they include some padded details.

In the engine room, the two 1550 hp MAN engines provide a top speed of 30 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 6,000 litres, while the water tank can contain 1,200 litres. As optional extras, the yacht can be fitted with electric CMC Marine stabilising fins or gyroscopic stabilisers.

Technical Specifications of the Azimut 80 Yacht:

Length overall 25.2 m– (82’8’’ ft)
Hull length 23.71 m– (77’9’’ ft)
Beam (at main section) 5.96 m – (19‘6” ft)
Draft incl. props (at full load) 1.67 m (5’6”)
Displacement (at full load) 61.0 t
Engines 2 x 1550 mHP (1140 kW) MAN V12
Maximum speed (at half load) 30 knots
Cruising speed (at half load) 26 knots
Fuel capacity 6000 lt- (1584 Us gls)
Water capacity 1100 lt (290 Us gls)
Cabins 4+2 crew
Berths 8+2 crew
Head compartments 5+1 crew
Building material VTR/GRP
Keel 16.6° AFT
Builder Azimut Yachts
Exterior styling & concept Stefano Righini
Interior designer Achille Salvagni Architetti

Below is a choice of the magnificent charter yachts built by Azimut.

Southeast Asia Yacht Charter for Big Fish, Spirit and Dyna yacht

July 10, 2013

Following their busy Mediterranean charter season, superyacht BIG FISH, luxury yacht SPIRIT and the recently launched Benetti charter yacht DYNA will be available for SouthEast Asia yacht charter. All three of these fantastic vessels provide great safety, comfort, luxury and are amongst the best for Asia Pacific yacht charter, so you can truly relax and enjoy your dream holiday.

Maldives

Maldives

SouthEast Asia Superyacht Charter

Southeast Asia superyacht charter offers a unique and memorable holiday experience. The region boasts astonishing cultural diversity as well as varied landscape, including breathtaking secluded beaches, hill-side villages, busy cities and mountainous rain-forests. Cruising South East Asia charter guests will be welcomed by friendly locals, calm waters and long sandy beaches. Some of the most popular destinations for luxury superyachts include Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines.

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Thailand Yacht Charter

Everything you read about Thailand Yacht Charter is true! Pearly white sand beaches, relaxing under coconut palm trees and crystal clear waters are all there to await you. Here you can be sure to find a private bit of paradise completely to yourself. Chartering a superyacht in Thailand means complete freedom of cruising and discovering new destinations.  Thailand, Phuket and the Andaman Sea are becoming increasingly popular as top yacht charter destinations thanks to the array of interesting things do see and do, and yacht charterers truly feel like they are in a very different place from home.

Thailand yacht charter

Thailand yacht charter

Myanmar Superyacht Charter

Myanmar superyacht charter or Burma yacht charter, is another unique and special experience, providing yacht charterers with holidays that are truly one-of-a-kind. There are over 800 tropical islands to discover, with excitement and thrilling adventures coming in all shapes and sizes. Once you experience Myanmar (Burma) luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht charter, you will keep coming back for more.

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Indonesia Yacht Charter

Indonesia is massive, and there is also a massive selection of destinations to visit on your next Indonesia yacht charter vacation. There is the untamed tropical wilderness, the endless amount of islands and the fabulous coastlines to enjoy. Some of the most popular parts of Indonesia to discover include the romantic ports of Ambon, Makassar, Jakarta and Bali. This area has a rich seafaring history dating back to the spice trade and beyond. Bali, a renowned holiday destination, is situated near east Java. If you prefer relaxation and seclusion, however, there is also Flores and Irian Jaya with their thousands of undisturbed remote and tiny virgin islands, which will seem very distant from the busy tourist crowds of Java and Bali.

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Philippines Yacht Charter

Made up of over 7,000 islands, Philippines yacht charter offers an amazing holiday experience in a place which has long been a crossroads of trade routes, influenced by China, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, and the US overlaying the native cultures. Following decades of political disruption, the country has only recently begun to become a leisure travel destination, meaning that the vast amount of stunning natural sights are practically undeveloped with very little tourists around. Philippines is a country made for exploration by luxury superyacht. Here you will enjoy diving with barracudas and whale sharks, hold the world’s smallest primate, climb volcanoes, drift along an underground river, and perhaps discover something entirely new amongst these exotic, relaxed islands.

Palawan Philippines

Palawan Philippines

SOUTH EAST ASIA CHARTER YACHTS:

Expedition charter yacht BIG FISH

Big Fish yacht is an explorer type displacement vessel, measuring 45 metres and was designed by Greg Marshall Design. She was launched in New Zealand by McMullen & Wing in 2010, boasting powerful styling and is a modern blue water, stable, functional and comfortable explorer superyacht. She is currently available for charter in the following areas:

July: Cruising Thailand and Indonesia

August / September: Unavailable

October / November / December:  South-East Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines)

BIG FISH -  Main

BIG FISH - Main

Accommodation about Explorer Big Fish is offered in five double staterooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 10 guests. The main deck guest cabins are convertible into two VIP suites, with the beds folding back against the wall, providing flexibility. Big Fish has an excellent selection of water toys and amenities, in addition to her 28ft customised McMullen & Wing tender.

BIG FISH -  Spa Pool

BIG FISH - Spa Pool

Luxury yacht SPIRIT

Luxury yacht SPIRIT is a fabulous AMELS built vessel, from the Amels Limited Editions 177 yacht range, currently cruising the Mediterranean. Following her Med yacht charter season, SPIRIT yacht will head for South East Asia and be available for yacht charter in Maldives during the Russian holiday (1-10 November). She will then cruise further East and be based out of Southeast Asia and head back to Europe for 2014 Mediterranean summer yacht charter.

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

The 54 m Amels charter yacht SPIRIT features sleek and elegant exterior design by Tim Heywood, combined with light and contemporary interior design by Nuvolari Lenard, offering comfortable accommodation to up to 11 charter guests. Guests will find comfort in one master suite, two VIP cabins, one double and one twin cabin. The sixth cabin has now been converted into a dedicated spa area. Her special features include an amazing massage and beauty therapy room along with a masseuse and a yoga instructor; as well as a gym located on the deck with great views to enjoy while working out.

Guests will find a spacious sun deck and a top deck, which can entertain up to 100 guests and also features a professional teppanyaki grill. There is also the custom hot tub located on the bow as well as the epicurean style galley. Superyacht Spirit is also equipped with an outstanding selection of Sea Doo’s, mopeds, windsurfers, canoes as well as tenders.

Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht

The brand new Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht is another fabulous charter yacht heading to Southeast Asia, featuring exterior design by Stefano Righini and beautiful interior by Francois Zuretti. Luxury yacht DYNA boasts 5 beautifully appointed suites, which include a full-beam master suite, two double cabin and two twin cabin. She will be available for yacht rent around Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar, from December 2013 to mid April 2014.

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

DYNA yacht’s Francois Zuretti interior was created in collaboration with her Owners, and boasts a combination of lacquered wood with marble finishes and luxurious soft furnishings. There are large, floor-to-ceiling windows, providing charter guests with excellent views and plenty of natural light penetrating the interior. Her sun deck is very spacious and features an excellent choice of water toys, such as jet skis, sea-bobs, wake-boards and a trampoline. In addition there are towables and snorkelling gear.

All three of the vessels are amongst the top superyachts available for rent and are an excellent choice for Asia Pacific yacht charter vacation. For more information about chartering these outstanding motor yachts, or any other luxury yacht in South East Asia, please contact our professional charter brokers here.

Benetti delivers Crystal 140 motor yacht LUNA

July 04, 2013

The leading Italian shipyard, Benetti, has successfully delivered the brand-new Crystal 140 motor yacht Luna (BY002). Launched in March 2013, the 42-metre superyacht Luna features exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her interior design is by Francois Zuretti. She is currently enjoying the azure waters of the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes in France.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) at launch

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) at launch

Crystal 140 superyacht Luna offers luxurious accommodation to up to 10 guests in 5 lovely staterooms. There is a spacious owner’s suite, two double guest staterooms, as well as two twin guest staterooms. Luna is managed by a professional crew of 7.

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines can propel the 42-metre Benetti yacht Luna to the top speed of 15 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 14 knots. Built in composite, Luna is ABS classed and MCA compliant.

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

Azimut Yachts launch first motor yacht Azimut 80

June 11, 2013

The end of May 2013 in Fano, Italy, saw the launch of the first motor yacht Azimut 80 by Azimut Yachts. Set to make her official premiere at the Azimut Benetti Yachting Gala at the end of this month, the 25-metre superyacht Azimut 80 features exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her interior design is by Achille Salvagni Architetti. The yard is already working on the second Azimut 80, due to be delivered this year.

First Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts in the shed

First Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts in the shed - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 can sleep a total number of 8 guests in maximum comfort and style. She features 4 beautifully appointed cabins. Service aboard this lovely vessel is ensured by a professional crew of 2.

Transport of motor yacht Azimut 80

Transport of motor yacht Azimut 80 - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Superyacht Azimut 80 ready to be launched

Superyacht Azimut 80 ready to be launched - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Twin 1,140kW MAN diesel engines can propel the 25-metre superyacht Azimut 80 to the maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. She is built in composite to CE class.

Azimut 80 Yacht at launch

Azimut 80 Yacht at launch - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Launch of luxury yacht Azimut 80

Launch of luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Azimut 80 Yacht ready to hit the water

Azimut 80 Yacht ready to hit the water - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Newly launched motor yacht Azimut 80 on the water

Newly launched motor yacht Azimut 80 on the water - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Below is a choice of the splendid charter yachts built by Azimut.

The Overmarine Group – Mangusta launch first motor yacht Mangusta 94

May 27, 2013

Yesterday morning, Sunday, May 26, saw the official launch of the first unit of the all-new motor yacht Mangusta 94 by the Overmarine Group – Mangusta. The event was held at a private ceremony, in the presence of the Owner and his wife, the shipyard management team, as well as all those who played a part in building the brand-new Mangusta 94#01 yacht. The second unit is set to be launched in June 2013.

Transportation of the first unit of Mangusta 94 Yacht

Transportation of the first unit of Mangusta 94 Yacht by Overmarine Group - Mangusta

Superyacht Mangusta 94 measures just under 30 metres in length, thus perfectly respecting the structural requirements of European marinas and it’s a completely new model. She is the natural evolution of the Mangusta maxi open yachts, perfectly combining the racy, sporty lines of tradition with new features that allow greater usability of the external areas and even more comfort. Said features include a flybridge with large cushions and a bow cockpit where, besides the sundeck, there is also a dining area with a table and divan. New ideal areas for relaxing in complete privacy. Another important new feature is installation of the gyroscopic stabilizers.

Launch of superyacht Mangusta 94#01

Launch of superyacht Mangusta 94#01

Natural light on board is of primary importance and comes in both through the four skylights in the ceiling of the main saloon and the large window in the part of the hull by the owner area where there are also two portholes which can be opened. The side windows in the hull will become a distinctive feature on all future Mangusta models.

The interior layout featuring just two cabins and the style and decoration perfectly represent the shipyard’s personalisation philosophy having been made to measure according to the Owner’s instructions and requirements. The timeless elegance of the interiors has been created by prestigious New York architect Peter Marino: the decorative abundance of rosewood, the ivory tones and the brown shades of the coverings and furnishings create a truly unique atmosphere.

Luxury motor yacht Mangusta 94#01

Luxury motor yacht Mangusta 94#01

Main technical specifications of the first luxury yacht Mangusta 94:

Length (overall): 94,23 FT / 28,72 M
Displacement half load: 90 Tons
Beam: 21,65 FT / 6,6 M
Max Draft: 5,25 FT / 1,6 M
Fuel capacity: 2325 US Gals / 8800 Lt
Water capacity: 370 US Gals / 1400 Lt
Max speed (half load): approx 36 knots
Range economical cruising speed: approx 280 nm
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V2000 M94 2600 Hp each
Transmission: 2 x Kamewa 56 S3
Exteriors Designer: Overmarine Group / Stefano Righini
Interiors Designer: Overmarine Group Design Department / Peter Marino Architect PLLC
Guests: 2 cabins
Crew: 3 cabins (5 people)

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Overmarine Group – Mangusta:

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht to make her debut at Rio Boat Show 2013

April 24, 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group will be present at this year’s Rio Boat Show, showcasing the Azimut Grande 100 yacht as the biggest boat ever attending the Boat Show in its history. Moreover, the Group will boast a very elegant stand of over 500sqm, featuring some “high design elements” for Brazilian yachting passionates.

Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 at full speed

Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 at full speed

Azimut Grande 100 yacht is a 31-metre vessel, designed by Stefano Righini with interior design stemmed from Carlo Galeazzi, has all the distinctive character and dynamism from the collection of mega yachts gliding of the Azimut|Benetti Group.

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - front view

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - front view

The main deck of luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 opens out at the stern through large windows onto the cockpit, passes through the social area, which is composed of two counter posed sofas and a chaise lounge, and continues toward the bow through the dining zone, where a table of stainless steel and glass, positioned at the centre, can accommodate up to ten people. Another space in the bow area, is available for satisfying the yacht owner’s personal requests: media room, fitness area, studio, private saloon, etc.

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Exterior

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Exterior

On the flybridge, which gives shape to the desire of boat Owners for an ever more pleasant social atmosphere on board, combined with maximum privacy, we find a dining table with seating for ten, a large sofa in the outside control area, a bar zone with service personnel, a Spa Pool alongside a sunbed, and a terrace overlooking the sea.

Aboard luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100

Aboard luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100

Two layout configurations of Azimut Grande 100 superyacht are available for the interiors (either four or five cabins), allowing the boat owner to combine his or her personal style – which can be expressed through choice of furniture, decor, fabrics, and materials – with the architecture and solutions offered by the boatyard.

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Galley

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Galley

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Dining

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Dining

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Saloon

In the five-cabin version, the Owner’s suite is on the main deck and spans two levels, with access from an interior corridor and the four cabins located on the lower deck (two VIP cabins with double beds and two twin beds) while the four-cabin version has the Owner’s cabin amidships on the lower deck, the VIP cabin with a double bed in the bow, along with two cabins with twin beds.

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Cabin

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Cabin

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Bathroom

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Bathroom

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 has two MTU 16V 2000M84 engines delivering 1630 kw of power, enabling her to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots, and a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA OF AZIMUT GRANDE 100’ YACHT:

Length overall 31.04 m 101’ 8”
Beam 6,98m 22’ 8”
Draft to keel at full load 1,57m 5’2”
Full load displacement 118 t
Fuel capacity 14.800 liters (3,909 US gals)
Water capacity 2.000 liters (528 US gals)
Engine 2 x MTU 16V 2000M84 rated at 1630 kW (2200 bHp) at 2450 rpm
Top speed 25,3 knots
Cruising speed 20,3 knots
Autonomy at 20,3 knots 400 n.m.
Bow thruster Hydraulic system
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design Carlo Galeazzi
Guest berths 8 guests
Crew berths 4 crew
Classification RINA rules for classification of pleasure yachts C HULL • MACH Y

Motor Yacht Azimut 80 to be presented during Azimut|Benetti Gala

April 19, 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Gala to be held at the end of June will see the new 24-metre Azimut Yachts officially presented. The new series of yachts represent contemporary lifestyle by providing outstanding comfort in four cabins, five bathrooms and a 42-square-metre flybridge. They also boast innovative solutions for the furnishings and precise lighting design. The motor yacht Azimut 80 is the first of the yachts, measuring more than 72 feet designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters at Avigliana, Italy.

Motor yacht Azimut 80

Motor yacht Azimut 80

It builds on the experience of recent, larger vessels developed in the exterior design by Stefano Righini while the design of interiors was handled by Achille Salvagni Architetti. The Azimut 80 is a leisure craft built in CE class: A, and is thus able to tackle any weather conditions. The layout comprises 4 cabins, all with bathroom, including the owner’s cabin extending over the full beam. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests and includes an enormous flybridge, designed for maximum versatility of use.

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Exterior

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Exterior

ALWAYS IN TOUCH WITH THE SEA… AND PLENTY OF SPACE: THE GUEST IS KING

Panoramic windows and maximum convenience for the guests’ cabins revolutionise the way of cruising.

The sense of space in the owner’s cabin and in the splendid bathroom are certainly among the strong points of the yacht, together with the innovative windows offering extraordinary luminosity and an unmatched panoramic view. The five vertical windows effectively transform the bulkheads into a single window for a ‘dive into the ocean’ effect. The owner’s bathroom, covering the entire beam of the yacht and with a double entrance located aft of the cabin, is almost a spa, with a central crystal shower box offering maximum visibility on either side of the bathroom. The opening portholes present in all the cabins offer a high level of natural ventilation.

Azimut 80 Yacht - Fly

Azimut 80 Yacht - Fly

In the first model available, dove-coloured leather panels with a barely hinted padded decoration that becomes lighter and lighter in the various cabins, adorn the bed heads of each cabin. The interior decoration of the new Azimut 80 is extremely refined and at the same contemporary, thanks to the combination of fine materials and modern touches: marble for the bathrooms, grey bleached oak alternating with dark wood and painted detailing in the skylights and windows all define a sober, sophisticated atmosphere. Other stylistic combinations are already in the pipeline.

The starboard cabin has two single beds and the possibility of a third fold-down bed, plenty of stowage and a bathroom with separate shower, while the guests’ cabin on the port side has a double bed. There is no lack of large windows and opening portholes. In the VIP cabin located further forward, there is one panoramic window on either side; the bed is set centrally with the head towards the bow.

Azimut 80 yacht - Wheelhouse

Azimut 80 yacht - Wheelhouse

A carefully planned lighting design based on LED technology makes possible a sophisticated modulation of the light in each interior space. Moreover, the play of mirrors and the height of the interiors – well over two metres high – ensure a truly exceptional sense of space.

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Galley

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Galley

The crew’s cabins are located aft, with direct access from the deck; at the moment, two beds are planned, but the possibility of adding a third is currently being studied.

Azimut 80 Yacht - Dining

Azimut 80 Yacht - Dining

A SALON AND INTERNAL SPACES BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH LIGHT

Light and comfort are the key concepts underlying the design of the main deck.

The cockpit with teak flooring is extremely spacious and dedicated to socialising, with a large sofa aft and dining table seating eight. The design of two sky-ground windows (1.6 m by 2 m of glass) located in the dining area is very impressive, as it offers a fantastic natural light and breathtaking view.

The galley, fitted with Miele appliances, is available in two versions: enclosed or open-space. In both cases, there is a double access, towards the interior and towards the exterior, to assure maximum independence between guests and crew. The main deck is also equipped with a function day toilet.

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Salon

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Salon

LIVING IN THE OPEN AIR: EXTRA-LARGE SPACES TO BE ENJOYED UNTIL THE EVENING

The swimming platform measuring almost 9 square metres and the large fly are the pride and joy of the new Azimut 80 yacht.

The swimming platform is incredibly large – almost 9 square metres – and provides plenty of room for the launch and retrieval of tenders exceeding 4 metres in length or of jet skis.

Further forward, the space is divided into a large sun deck that can comfortably accommodate four people, and an area with a ‘C’-shaped sofa just aft of the windscreen, with further storage.

Azimut 80 Yacht - Owners cabin

Azimut 80 Yacht - Owners cabin

Azimut 80 Yacht - Master Head

Azimut 80 Yacht - Master Head

The fly: 42 square metres of versatile space lending itself to a variety of uses. The seating is a combination of ‘L’-shaped sofas that can be configured as desired. Alongside the helm, there are two sofas positioned in a ‘C’ facing the large table seating eight. The fly is an ideal place from morning to evening; a convenient and well-equipped bar unit has a barbecue, refrigerator and sink, but also houses a retractable 42-inch TV and constitutes the base for an elegant Plexiglas bar counter. Further aft, the second area offers maximum flexibility in terms of fittings: it can be left unencumbered, furnished with sofas, set aside for the tender or as a sun deck, or fitted with a hydromassage. The Azimut 80 yacht can also be constructed with an opening hard top and rolling awning towards the stern.

Azimut 80 superyacht - VIP Cabin

Azimut 80 superyacht - VIP Cabin

A sophisticated style is assured for the outdoor soft furnishings, lined in technological materials offering a ‘fabric’ effect. Coloured dark brown, they include some padded details.

In the engine room, the two 1550 hp MAN engines provide a top speed of 30 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 6,000 litres, while the water tank can contain 1,200 litres. As optional extras, the luxury yacht Azimut 80 can be fitted with electric CMC Marine stabilising fins or gyroscopic Seakeeper stabilisers.

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Guest Cabin

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Guest Cabin

Motor Yacht Azimut 80 Specifications:

Length overall 25.2 m– (82’8’’ ft)

Hull length 23.71 m– (77’9’’ ft)

Beam (at main section) 5.96 m – (19‘6” ft)

Draft (at full load) 1.2 m (3’11”)*

Displacement (at full load) 60.5 t

Engines 2 x 1550 mHP (1140 kW) MAN V12

Maximum speed (at half load) 30 nodi/knots*

Cruising speed (at half load) 26 nodi/knots*

Fuel capacity 6000 lt- (1584 Us gls)

Water capacity 1100 lt (290 Us gls)

Cabins 4+2 equipaggio/crew

Berths 8+2 equipaggio/crew

Head compartments 5+1 equipaggio/crew

Building material VTR/GRP

Keel 16.6° AFT

Builder Azimut Yachts

A very successful Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013 for Azimut-Benetti Group

April 03, 2013

Taken place from 30 March to 2 April, the recently concluded Hainan Rendez-Vous featured the two prestigious brands in the Azimut|Benetti Group that specialise in flybridge and open yachts. The brands presented some exclusive new developments for the Chinese market: the special Azimut Dragon yacht models as well as Atlantis 38 yacht model, which is making its premiere on the Asian market for the Atlantis open-cruiser brand, that has been particularly appreciated.

Atlantis 38 yacht model

Atlantis 38 yacht model

With its own offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Group is continuing its consolidation strategy in the country through its commitment to meeting and interpreting local culture and demands, while staying faithful at the same time to its company philosophy and the values that have made its brands icons of luxury that are highly appreciated around the world.

Numerous awards and acknowledgments received, crown Azimut as top brand of the  Chinese boating world.

Paolo Casani, Azimut Yachts and Atlantis CEO, pointed out: “We are the largest private Group in the world in the maritime sector. We owe our 44 years of success to an extremely well thought-out development policy. This carefully planned, gradual growth strategy can count on the reliability of unique ownership and is perfectly exemplified by the steps we take when tackling the various markets, including China: getting to know the customs and culture, building up a sound, expert presence that can guarantee excellent before and after-sales services, investing in specially designed models and offering exclusive services to boat owners. Our mission is to build the most beautiful, reliable and innovative yachts and guarantee the best assistance anywhere in the world.”

THE NEW AZIMUT DRAGON MODELS
Azimut’s mission is perfectly illustrated by one of this year’s great new developments that will certainly be of interest to anyone who appreciates luxury and Italian quality.

To provide its Asian, and in particular Chinese, clientele with the best boating experience, Azimut Yachts has devised made-to-measure concepts and styles for this market: the result is the Azimut Dragon China project. The first Azimut models to appear in ‘Dragon China’ version will be: the Azimut 64 Dragon China, the Azimut 70 Dragon China and the Azimut 80 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Azimut Style Department), and the Azimut 88 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Achille Salvagni Architetti). This single, coherent project follows the logic of the various models’ characteristics and has been designed to satisfy specific local requirements.

The main focus of the designers was to create a convivial, sociable atmosphere, interpreting the various aspects involved so that the philosophy of “being together” could be turned into tangible, functional solutions. The spaces were therefore organized to revolve around the large areas for games, karaoke and the large dining room. Attention was then paid to the level of privacy and service on board, with crew areas kept apart and independent from the rest of the yacht.

These splendid yachts have an Oriental air, creating an enchanting mood with meticulous finishings and details that are unique and unmistakable: real Italian Style by Azimut Yachts.

A first look at the main deck reveals the main distinctive features: the large dining room with a round table on a raised level and adjoining living room area with comfortable sofas encourage guests to be sociable and spend time together.

The lower deck is totally given over to entertainment and is the second focal point in a layout that gives free rein to people who love spending their time having fun with friends and loved ones.

The central section comprises an area with an elegant Mahjong table and professional karaoke system, while the relaxation areas with cosy sofas guarantee some private time when needed. The bar area is comfortable and the generously sized kitchen is located on the same level, but isolated as much as possible from the rest of the spaces.

Azimut 64 yacht - Lower Deck

Azimut 64 yacht featuring elegant Mahjong table and professional karaoke system

The elegant atmosphere and the functional division of space makes it ideal for hosting private gatherings or business meetings from time to time.

In all areas, light matt wood in ivory, cream and dove-grey colours alternates with varnished elements with exquisite details in glossy dark wood, creating an ingenious contrast of shades and games of light. The overall effect is very bright and is the perfect complement to the sophisticated mood thanks to the carefully selected materials used.

Of course Azimut Yachts’ future projects do not end here. Two new models, the already mentioned motor yacht Azimut 80 and Azimut 95RPH superyacht (exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interior style and concept designed by Achille Salvagni Architetti) will be launched worldwide in second half of 2013: visitors at the Hainan Rendez-Vous will have the honour of being able to see the first exclusive images at the stand.

ATLANTIS BY AZIMUT DEBUTS ON THE CHINESE MARKET WITH THE ATLANTIS 38
Making its first appearance in China at Hainan is the Atlantis by Azimut brand, a collection of Azimut|Benetti Group sport-cruisers. A combination of pure Italian sportiness and creativity, they are the result of the skill and inspiration of the best Italian designers and are dedicated to those who like real thrills.

They are not merely stylish and a perfect balance in terms of quality and value, but they also offer safety and high performance thanks to the highest, technological standards, guaranteed By Azimut. The collection ranges six models from 34 to 60 feet including the wonderful Verve, a comfortable and secure walkaround for mid-range cruising.

Luxury motor yacht Atlantis 38 has been chosen to represent the entire collection, as she interprets her concept perfectly: sporty style and superb liveability both inside and out thanks to the adaptable spaces.

In Atlantis 38 yacht’s twelve metres one will find all the brand’s distinctive features: a sleek, aggressive line, a sporty hull, and windows and hard top integrated into the yacht’s lines, which is what makes the brand so recognisable. This 38 footer is also the perfect example of the Atlantis by Azimut brand’s skill in building yachts that are manoeuvrable and safe, whatever the conditions.

Azimut|Benetti Group to be present at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

March 28, 2013

The four brands in the Azimut|Benetti Group, a top Italian builder of luxury yachts and ambassador for the very best Italian quality all over the world, will be participating in this year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous, running from 30 March to 2 April, with some important new developments for China.

Azimut Grande 116 Yacht to make her China Premiere at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

Azimut Grande 116 Yacht to make her China Premiere at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

AZIMUT YACHTS

THE NEW AZIMUT DRAGON CHINA MODELS

To provide its Asian, and in particular Chinese, clientele with the best boating experience, Azimut Yachts has devised made-to-measure concepts and styles for this market: the result is the Azimut Dragon China project.

The first Azimut models to appear in ‘Dragon China’ version will be: the Azimut 64 Dragon China, the Azimut 70 Dragon China and the Azimut 80 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Azimut Style Department), and the Azimut 88 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Achille Salvagni Architetti).

This single, coherent project follows the logic of the various models’ characteristics and has been designed to satisfy specific local requirements.

Of course Azimut Yachts’ future projects do not end here. Two new models, the Azimut 80 yacht and superyacht Azimut 95RPH (exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interior style and concept designed by Achille Salvagni Architetti) will be launched worldwide in second half of 2013: visitors at the Hainan Rendez-Vous will have the honour of being able to see the first exclusive images at the stand.

ATLANTIS BY AZIMUT

THE BRAND DEBUTS IN CHINA WITH THE ATLANTIS 38 SPORT-CRUISER
Making its first appearance in China at Hainan is the Atlantis by Azimut brand, a collection of sport-cruisers comprising six 34 to 60 foot models. Atlantis 38 yacht has been chosen to represent the entire collection, as it interprets its concept perfectly: sporty style and superb liveability both inside and out thanks to the adaptable spaces.

AZIMUT GRANDE

Azimut Grande - after the success of the luxury yacht 120SL, awarded as “Best Motor Yacht over 30 metres” at 2013 “Hurun Best of the Best” (Shanghai on Jan 15th, 2013) – will present Azimut Grande 116’ (example is charter yacht Itaca Club) at the upcoming edition of the Hainan Rendez Vous.

BENETTI

CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 140th ANNIVERSARY START IN HAINAN: EVOLUTION AHEAD WITH BENETTI DESIGN INNOVATION PROJECT
Benetti, the oldest Italian superyacht builder founded in 1873, will begin in Hainan the celebrations of its 140th Anniversary. Moreover, the shipyard will reveal his own future vision in terms of design and construction skills, introducing Benetti Design Innovation Project.

16 of the most reputed international yacht designers have been asked to develop new design concepts for Benetti custom yachts, ranging from 50mt up to 90mt plus, using a defined list of existing platforms and naval architecture. The quality of the projects proved to be very inspiring for the yard in terms of future evolution of its megayachts’ design and style and they also provide an unmatchable number of new ideas to be offered to future clients.

Yachts to be exhibited at the show:

Benetti (Stand J3A)
Benetti Delfino 93’

Azimut Grande (Stand J3A)
Azimut Grande 116’ – China Premiere

Azimut Yachts
Azimut 54 – China Premiere
Azimut 60
Azimut 64
Azimut 72S

Atlantis by Azimut
Atlantis 38 – China Premiere

Crystal 140’ BY002 Yacht LUNA launched by Benetti last week

March 18, 2013

The leading Italian builder, Benetti, launched its second Crystal 140′ BY002 yacht Luna at Viareggio last week, on March 14th. The launch of the luxury motor yacht Luna took place on the grounds of the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben shipyard, situated adjacent to the Benetti headquarter.

Benetti Crystal 140' BY002 Yacht LUNA

Benetti Crystal 140' BY002 Yacht LUNA

Following the usual preliminary steps, including the traditional breaking of the bottle on the hull, the Luna yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony attended by Owner, technical personnel, workers, and all Benetti Management and Staff involved in building this magnificent vessel that stands out for its modern and innovative design.

42m superyacht Luna at launch

42m superyacht Luna at launch

After the launch Ceremony, the Benetti Crystal 140′ superyacht Luna proceeded along the canal to the Darsena Italia – Via Coppino in Viareggio – where Benetti organized an private ceremony starting from 7pm in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and all his guests.

Luxury motor yacht Luna at launch - aft view

Luxury motor yacht Luna at launch - aft view

Benetti Crystal 140’ BY002 yacht Luna measures 42 metres in length and 9 metres in width at full beam. Its displacement is 375 tonnes. The engines are twin Cat C32 Acer delivering 1081 kW. And with a fuel reserve of 58,000 litres, the Crystal has a conventional oceanic range of 4,000 miles.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna - side view

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna - side view

Luxury yacht Luna offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 suites. A repartitioning of the lower deck made it possible, thanks also to an extremely functional engine room that offers more space for four guests cabins – two with double beds and two with twin beds, and for the crew area, featuring unheard-of volumes for the comfort of the staff on board.

Launch of the second Crystal 140 superyacht Luna by Benetti

Launch of the second Crystal 140 superyacht Luna by Benetti

As for every Benetti mega yacht, the Crystal 140′ superyacht Luna is one of a kind. Its inspiring concepts are a special relation with the sea and the love for outdoor life. Comfort, style and functionality characterize the numerous dining areas and lounges of the sun deck and upper deck.

Luxury yacht Luna hitting the water

Luxury yacht Luna hitting the water

The interiors of Luna yacht look the sea through large windows. Among several innovations, the stern area offers a peculiar reorganization: the garage for tender, jet skis, and other equipment has been moved forward a side, allowing the entire stern area to be dedicated to a beach area that is free of all mechanical equipment and outfitted with a changing room, a shower and a bathroom, a compact galley and several armchairs.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) on the water

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) on the water

Technical Specifications of the Benetti Crystal 140′ BY002 Yacht LUNA:

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of construction 2013
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 380 t
Fuel capacity 60.000 litres
Fresh water capacity 10.000 litres
Main Engines 2 x CAT C32 DITA 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 + 1 x Kohler 28Kw
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) Benetti Technical Department

Accommodation for Guests 10 persons
Accommodation for Crew 7 persons

Classification ABS – Malta Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS, LY2 compliance

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