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Superyachts over 80ft to be exhibited at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

August 05, 2012

Taking place from October 25 to 29, this year’s highly-anticipated Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will boast a wide range of luxury vessels over 80ft. These include the 86ft motor yacht Domino by Riva Yachts, the Pershing 92 superyacht, the Azimut 95 yacht, the luxury yacht SL 104 by Sanlorenzo as well as the 209ft megayacht Turmoil by Royal Denship.

Riva 86 superyacht DOMINO

Riva 86 superyacht DOMINO

Domino
Measuring 26 meters in length, the luxury motor yacht Domino is result of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yacht TechnologyFerretti Group‘s naval research and design centre, as well as the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.

Pershing 92 superyacht

Pershing 92 superyacht

Pershing 92
Boasting the slim and aggressive external profile with tight lines that permit the enlargement of the internal volume, the Pershing 92 superyacht by Pershing Yachts is about 28 meters long and provides 4 beautiful and comfortable cabins, including the owner’s suite and guest cabins with two side by side beds at the bow, all with en-suite bathroom.

Superyacht Azimut 95 by Azimut Yachts

Superyacht Azimut 95 by Azimut Yachts

Azimut 95
Featuring comfort, generous exterior surfaces as well as large windows, the 30m Azimut 95 (an example can be motor yacht Moondance) by Azimut Yachts boasts the exterior styling & concept by Stefano Righini, while her interior design is by Carlo Galezzi.

SL 194 superyacht by Sanlorenzo

SL 194 superyacht by Sanlorenzo

SL 104
Almost 32 meters long, the SL 104 superyacht (an example is motor yacht Indigo) by Sanlorenzo is a wonderful vessel, offering luxurious accommodation to 8 guests. There is also space for 4/5 professional crew. SL 104 reaches an impressive top speed of 29 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16V2000M93 diesels.

209ft Turmoil megayacht by Royal Denship

209ft Turmoil megayacht by Royal Denship

Turmoil
Launched by Royal Denship in 2006, the 64m megayacht Turmoil is a spectacular and stylish vessel, comfortably sleeping the maximum number of 12 guests. She is managed by an impressive crew of 16 professionals.

27m motor yacht Azimut 88 by Azimut Yachts

August 03, 2012

Among the new models from the prestigious Italian manufacturer Azimut Yachts belongs the 27m motor yacht Azimut 88. Providing light, comfort, elegance, and above all privacy, the Azimut 88 motor yacht boasts sophisticated exterior by well known Stefano Righini, while her beautiful interior is the result of an excellent collaboration between the yard’s in-house team and Salvagni Design.

27m luxury motor yacht Azimut 88 by Azimut Yachts

27m luxury motor yacht Azimut 88 by Azimut Yachts

The silhouette of the Azimut 88 yacht is true to lines that typically express that familiar Azimut design, whereas the glass windows in the deckhouse, as well as the double panoramic windows in the hull, introduce unprecedented design elements that command asymmetries that prove to be the new strong point.

Azimut 88 superyacht - Flybridge

Azimut 88 superyacht - Flybridge

The sun, light and unique charm of the sea and life outdoors are all concentrated in a large flybridge (55 square metres), that is decked in teak and protected by a hard top that increases the pleasure of experiencing this splendid “balcony” overlooking the sea.

Luxury yacht Azimut 88 - Galley

Luxury yacht Azimut 88 - Galley

Superyacht Azimut 88 - Dining Area

Superyacht Azimut 88 - Dining Area

27m motor yacht Azimut 88 - Salon

27m motor yacht Azimut 88 - Salon

The crew aboard the 27m luxury yacht Azimut 88 can get across the vessel to the fly or down to the engine room without disturbing owner and guest privacy, thanks to a system of passageways and two-sided doors that give onto the outdoor walkways in proximity of all service areas.

Azimut 88 superyacht - Master Suite

Azimut 88 superyacht - Master Suite

Motor yacht Azimut 88 - Second Guest Cabin

Motor yacht Azimut 88 - Second Guest Cabin

Azimut 88 superyacht - Twin Cabin

Azimut 88 superyacht - Twin Cabin

Superyacht Azimut 88 - Guest Head

Superyacht Azimut 88 - Guest Head

Twin 1825 mHP (1341 kW) CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines can propel the superyacht Azimut 88 to the top speed of 29 knots, with a cruising speed of 26 knots. Her beam is of 6,40m (20’11”), while her draft is of 1,83m (6′).

Below is a gallery of the spectacular charter yachts built by the respected Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts.

Overmarine luxury yacht Mangusta Oceano 148 for ocean cruising

July 24, 2012

Constructed by the Italian builder Overmarine Group, the Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht is the new tri-deck displacement vessel, with which the yard extends the range of maxi open with the widely recognized brand Mangusta in a different market segment. Mixing up sleek and aggressive exterior lines designed by the architect Stefano Righini as well as large comfortable space on board, the luxury motor yacht Mangusta Oceano 148 boasts the same successful family feeling of the Mangusta Open Yachts from 20 to 60 meters.

Overmarine superyacht Mangusta Oceano 148

Overmarine superyacht Mangusta Oceano 148

The concept of the Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht is based on the needs of the Owner who can spend long periods of time cruising and who wants the highest comfort, the latest technology and the most advanced marine equipment available on the market onboard.

45.5 meters long, the luxury yacht Mangusta Oceano 148 is powered by two diesel engines MTU 12V4000 M53R which allow it to a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4,000 miles. The top speed is 15 knots.

State-of-the-art technology and total comfort are its key words. The Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht, like all models by Overmarine Group, was designed and laminated in the yard plants and tank-tested in collaboration with the leading European companies in the field of fluid dynamics.

The interiors are designed to accommodate in total privacy up to twelve guests and nine crew.

Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht by Overmarine Group

Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht by Overmarine Group

On the main deck there are the saloon and the dining room with a large galley. At bow there is the full beam owner’s suite with a private sitting room, whose door is equipped with hydraulic opening platform that can lower down to create a balcony. On the lower deck there are four guest cabins, two VIP and two twin, all with private bathroom. At bow there is the crew area, consisting of four double cabins. The Captain cabin is situated next to the cockpit on the upper deck. Here there are another lounge and a spacious outdoor area.

The outdoor areas perfectly combine style, comfort and conviviality: at stern, a spacious swimming platform allows to live in full contact with the sea and on the fly a spacious outdoor area is conceived for entertainment with bar and dining area, Jacuzzi, comfortable sunbathing sofas and a home theater system.

The interiors proposals are designed by the architect Carlo Colombo, ambassador of Italian design worldwide, who starts with this model his collaboration with Overmarine Group | Mangusta.

Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht - Main Saloon

Mangusta Oceano 148 superyacht - Main Saloon

A project of matter and form, declined in a modern and unconventional thought of living. Interiors are designed as a continuous stylistic choice, made of fine details and study of materials.

The conversation area and the TV area, can be separate or combined, through a system of sliding panels that strongly characterize all the space around. A place where warm colors predominate, with the use of natural woods, burnished metals, lacquers. The choice of these materials gives the place a relaxing and cozy atmosphere.

The sleeping area, where the choice of material focuses on fabrics and wood paneling, has the feel of an elegant and comfortable suites.

Interiors of the Overmarine superyacht Mangusta Oceano 148 are based on rigor and quality in the detail.

The 33.8m motor yacht Mangusta 110 by Overmarine Group

July 16, 2012

The 33.8m motor yacht Mangusta 110 is a splendid open style performance vessel, currently under construction at the well known Italian builder Overmarine Group. The Mangusta 110 superyacht is designed by renowned Stefano Righini. At the moment, the yard is also working on the luxury yacht Mangusta Oceano 148, the new tri-deck displacement yacht as well as the Mega-Open yacht Mangusta 205.

33.8m superyacht Mangusta 110 by Overmarine Group

33.8m superyacht Mangusta 110 by Overmarine Group

The Mangusta 110 superyacht offers a new social area (fly) in addition to the already extended area on the bow that represents one of the main characteristics of Mangusta. Also the new interior layout allows a better space distribution designed for the owner, guests and crew. The crew quarter is equipped with all the comforts and technical features which has no equal on yachts of the same size.

Mangusta 110 superyacht - Interior

Mangusta 110 superyacht - Interior

The 33.8m luxury yacht Mangusta 110, for her versatility, has not only been conceived for the Mediterranean Sea but also developed for other markets. The Mangusta 110’s design department of Overmarine Group, offers several style proposals, and is also working hand in hand to do semi custom designs with the most demanding Owners.

Luxurious cabins aboard motor yacht Mangusta 110

Luxurious cabins aboard motor yacht Mangusta 110

Luxury yacht Mangusta 110 - Bathroom

Luxury yacht Mangusta 110 - Bathroom

Technical Specifications of the Mangusta 110 superyacht:

Length Overall  110’ 89’’ FT / 33.8 M
Length on waterline  91’ 86’’ FT / 28 M
Beam  23′ 56” FT / 7.18 M
Max Draft  5′ 74” FT / 1.75 M
Displacement at half load  127 T / 279,984 LB
Fuel Capacity – Main Tank  3434 US GALS / 13000 L
Fuel Capacity – Day Tank  185 US GALS / 700 L
Water capacity  528 US GALS / 2000 L
Main Engines  2 x MTU 16V 2000 M94 (1939kW or 2600 HP EACH)
Reduction Gears  2 x ZF 4600
Transmission  2 x KAMEWA 63 S3 NP
Max speed half load  33 KNOTS
Exterior Designer  Stefano Righini
Interior Designer Inhouse designer

Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht CHECKMATE (hull BV018) successfully launched

June 14, 2012

Saturday 9 June saw the launch ceremony for the new Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht Checkmate (hull BV018), taking place in the Darsena Italia Basin, historic home of the Benetti shipyard. With exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by Francois Zuretti, the 44m Checkmate superyacht is the 15th vessel constructed in the successful Vision line, as well as the top of the Class range of yachts.

Benetti Vision 145' motor yacht Checkmate (hull BV018)

Benetti Vision 145' motor yacht Checkmate (hull BV018)

After the traditional breaking of the champagne bottle across her bows, the Benetti superyacht Checkmate slipped smoothly into the Mediterranean from a specially built ramp to the notes of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Và Pensiero”.

Present at the ceremony were the owner (a well known surgeon from Washington, D.C.) and his family, together with all the Benetti staff involved in her almost two year long construction and fitting out.

Named “Checkmate” by her owner, with her imposing yet streamlined profile, her unusual black livery and 44 meters of pure elegance, the latest Vision 145′ catalyzed the attention of all present.

Checkmate superyacht - rear view

Checkmate superyacht - rear view

The incomparable experience of Benetti’s highly skilled workers, who have acted as ambassadors of Italian styling and the highest form of
craftmanship excellence for 140 years, have created Checkmate’s interior: both rich and sober, with a combination of cherry and Burr Madrona woods, neoclassical dark inlays enhanced by marble – the definitive confirmation of their skill.

The new Benetti Vision 145′ luxury yacht Checkmate (hull BV018) is almost 44 meters long with a beam of over 9 meters. She is equipped with twin 1,300 HP Caterpillar engines, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of over 3,500 nautical miles.

CEO of the Mega-yacht division of the the Azimut/Benetti Group, Vincenzo Poerio, declared during the ceremony: “We are particularly proud of our latest launch, the 100th fiberglass yacht built in Viareggio since 1998. This is a further demonstration of Benetti’s ability to listen to the Client and interpret his specific needs; and above all, another example of a perfect blend between timeless design, world class construction, safety and an extremely high quality on-board life, both for the owner and his crew.”

Checkmate superyacht at launch

Checkmate superyacht at launch

Technical Details of the Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht Checkmate (hull BV018):

Shipyard AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA- Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Construction material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 43,6 m – 143’ 1’’
Maximum Beam 9,26 m – 30’ 4’’
Maximum Draft 2,72 m – 8’ 11’’
Displacement at Full Load 390 t
Fuel Capacity 60.000 l (15.850 US Gals. apx.)
Water Capacity 9.500 l (2.509 US Gals. apx.)
Propulsion 2 x CAT C32 Acert 1300HP, 970 kW @ 1.800 rpm
Maximum Speed 15 knots
Cruising Speed 14 knots
Cruising Range at 12 knots 3.500 nautical miles
Generators Kohler 2 x 125 kW
Bow Thrusters VT Naiad Marine VT 77 77 kW
Stabilizers VT Naiad Marine
Propellers Benetti Design
Electrical system and on board electronics  BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology
Intergrated navigation systems on the bridge
Styling & External concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design François Zuretti
Guest Berths 10 guests
Crew Berths 9 crew
Classification ABS Malta Cross A1 Yacht servLY2 compl

44m superyacht Checkmate - front view

44m superyacht Checkmate - front view

Superyacht Azimut Grande 105’ exhibited at the Beirut Boat and Superyacht Show 2012 boasting a new look

May 29, 2012

The 31m motor yacht Azimut Grande 105’ had a huge success at the Beirut Boat and Superyacht Show 2012, Lebanon’s first boat show as well as one of the most outstanding boating events in the Middle East. Represented by her own exclusive dealer BluePoint Yachting LTD during the Show, the Azimut Grande 105′ superyacht boasts a new appealing design and fine finishes, providing boat owners with complete privacy, comfortable spacious onboard living, as well as an elegant, refined decor.

31m motor yacht Azimut Grande 105

31m motor yacht Azimut Grande 105

Consisting of planing boats over thirty metres, Azimut Grande is the most exclusive yacht range in the Azimut collection. Since January 2011, together with other Benetti gems, it has formed part of the Azimut Benetti Group’s “mega yacht” business line.

Azimut Grande 105 superyacht - view from above

Azimut Grande 105 superyacht - view from above

The ambitious design brings together Azimut’s recognised technological leadership in high-performance boat building with Benetti’s experience in developing custom solutions and managing customer relations during the different construction phases: Azimut Grande has benefited from Benetti’s expertise in advanced design and construction technologies in the mega yacht sector, and boat owners now have a wide range of options thanks to Benetti’s semi-custom boat production.

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 105 Exterior

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 105 Exterior

Other than the position of a few of the yacht’s key elements (such as the engines, bilges, and main bulkheads) the boat owners’ have been given free rein to select furnishings, decor, fabrics, and materials, combining their personal style with that of the boat’s architecture and the solutions proposed by the boatyard.

The design of the exteriors of the superyacht Azimut Grande 105′ was entrusted to Stefano Righini, while interior design stemmed from Carlo Galeazzi.

31m superyacht Azimut Grande 105 Main Saloon

31m superyacht Azimut Grande 105 Main Saloon

Already a successful model in the boatyard’s product line, today it forms part of the new Azimut Grande Collection, featuring stylistic and design updating. The hull sports a new coat – now painted white – and the windows has been restyled, with both changes creating exterior lines that are more modern and assertive, in line with the future-oriented vision and the dynamic energy of this modern yacht.

The fly, with a large lounge bar, has free-standing furniture to ensure total enjoyment of the cruising experience, relaxing while sipping a drink in the stern skylounge.

Luxurious cabins aboard the 31m motor yacht Azimut Grande 105

Luxurious cabins aboard the 31m motor yacht Azimut Grande 105

The internal fittings of the 105’ yacht are also a result of this expanded range of customisation options; they have been designed and built to the boat owner’s exact specifications. In this case, the owner wanted a classic, warm and welcoming style; so, the yacht has been detailed with mahogany and feather mahogany finishes. These luxurious touches are also found in the oak parquet flooring, and Bisazza Marble in the bathrooms, as well as in the furnishings which were specially designed for this boat by Rugiano Design.

The internal layout also reflects the needs of the Azimut Grande 105′ yacht owner; it has been designed and engineered for total privacy throughout, with spacious and comfortable onboard living spaces. The boat owner wanted to dedicate the bow area on the main deck to a media room, one which would be convertible at a moment’s notice into a guest room (should the existing guest cabins – two twins and one VIP at full beam below with the boat owner’s cabin – not be sufficient).

Azimut Grande 105 superyacht Bathroom

Azimut Grande 105 superyacht Bathroom

Even the engine has been redesigned and increased to 2400 HP, further accentuating the dynamic and brilliant character of this fly yacht.

Main Characteristics of the luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 105′:

Length overall 31.40 m 103’ 0”
Waterline Length 26.04 m 85’ 5”
Beam max 7.35 m 24’ 1”
Draft to keel at full load 1.68 m 5’ 6’’
Hull height 3.69 m 12’ 1”
Height above waterline (half load displacement – no antennas) 8.9 m 29’ 2”
Full Load Displacement 131 t
Gross tonnage 193 GT
Fuel tank capacity 16,400 lt 4,332 US gals
Fresh water capacity 2,500 lt 660 US gals
Black water capacity 1,400 lt 370 US gals
Grey water capacity 1,400 lt 370 US gals
Accommodation for Owner & Guests 8 persons in 4 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 3 persons in 2 cabins

The first Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ Yacht launched

May 08, 2012

Friday 4th of May at the prestigious Italian shipyard Benetti in Viareggio saw the technical launch of the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ yacht. The superyacht Benetti Classic 132′ Supreme was launched into the water after the customary preliminary steps. The ceremony was held in the presence of the technical personnel, workers as well as all Benetti staff, who oversaw the outfitting and construction of the vessel over the past months.

Motor Yacht Benetti Classic Supreme 132

Motor Yacht Benetti Classic Supreme 132 - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

A mark of design continuity, the Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ superyacht is a new gem of technology and Italian style, which springs from a project with exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interiors by Francois Zuretti who, for this first boat and following the Owner’s indications to draw inspiration from a particularly contemporary style, creates a sober, elegant interplay between the oak natural shade, the warm wenge, diamond pattern leathers and hide.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 yacht at her launch

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 yacht at her launch - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

The outfitting of the motor yacht Classic Supreme 132′ by Benetti includes the most modern navigation systems developed by the Shipyard: from the innovative integrated wheelhouse to the exclusive BEST technology platform (Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology) integrating all onboard electronics and systems — the new Classic Supreme, among the different design solutions, offers also a gym-area on the upper deck, carving out an exclusive space for the Owner and his guests to further relax.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

The Classic Supreme 132’ yacht is not just a new model to complete the Benetti Class range; it is also the first model built and outfitted in the Lucca Dockyard, the company’s new 4200 m2 plus facility. Located adjacent to the historic site in Via Coppino, this facility can simultaneously handle production of three megayachts of up to 140 feet, thus effectively doubling the Shipyard’s current production capacity and concentrating production of the entire line in Viareggio.

Benetti motor yacht Classic Supreme 132

Benetti motor yacht Classic Supreme 132 at her launch - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

By expanding its production capabilities, the Azimut Benetti Group is now taking strides to augment its presence at historical Italian sites with production facilities in Brazil and Turkey. This enables it to be closer to its customers in new boating markets, which, year after year, are becoming more and more important on the world competitive arena.

Benetti superyacht Classic Supreme 132 - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

Benetti superyacht Classic Supreme 132 - Image courtesy of Benetti Yachts

The technical launch of the first Benetti superyacht Classic Supreme 132′ marks the beginning of a long series of tests and inspections covering the hull, the engines and the on-board systems, which are designed to ensure impeccable standard for quality, technology, safety and reliability that distinguishes Benetti yachts worldwide. Outfitting and finishing will proceed according to the established production plan.

Benetti 36.90m Classic 121 Custom Luxury Yacht DOMANI on display at Miami Boat Show

February 27, 2012

The Benetti Classic 121 motor yacht Domani was on display at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, along with other luxury vessels, built by the prominent Italian  Azimut-Benetti Group. Semi-custom built of composite materials, the Domani superyacht has taken inspiration from the owner´s previous vessel, a 47m Benetti Custom, built in steel and aluminium. Her sophisticated exterior is by Stefano Righini, while her beautiful interior by Carlo Galeazzi.

Benetti Classic 121 motor yacht Domani

Benetti Classic 121 motor yacht Domani

The luxury yacht Domani is the third project in which the owner put its trust in Benetti’s building experience, sign of faith that is based on a fundamental and esteemed relationship that, over time, has become more enduring thanks in part to the boatyard’s ability to give the best-possible interpretation to its customers’ requirements and to provide effective support both during construction of the yacht and after its launch and delivery.

The interior designer was asked to study, adapt, and, in certain cases, redesign the spaces and the concept adopted earlier for the Benetti Custom in order to recreate a set of living solutions on board the Classic 121 superyacht Domani that were inspired by custom megayachts.

The 36.90m superyacht Domani - view from above

The 36.90m superyacht Domani - view from above

For example, the usual pantry was modified by creating an additional space adjacent to the main saloon, where a dinette was inserted in order to enable the owner and family members to sit down or move freely. Similarly, the upper deck was elongated toward the stern in order to provide the area with greater liveability.

In addition, the control deck offers solutions inspired by grand yachts, and the commander’s cabin, normally situated on the lower deck together with the crew, has been located on the upper deck, adjacent to the bridge console.

Benetti luxury yacht Domani Exterior

Benetti luxury yacht Domani Exterior

Benetti Domani yacht is designed for family use as well as for charters. The on-board atmosphere is the same in both the owner’s area and the service area, which is also available for use at times by the owner or his or her family. Similarly, the decor found in the saloons, cabins, main service areas, and even crew mess features the same materials.

A decor that has been meticulously designed down to the last detail, from the frames and the ceiling lights to the subtle interplays between wood, steel, and marble in the lobby. In addition, the harmonious detailing of the spaces, which are typical of steel mega-yachts, can be found thoughtfully reinterpreted on the interiors of this nearly 37-metre yacht.

Full relax on board the Classic 121 superyacht Domani

Full relax on board the Classic 121 superyacht Domani

The perfect agreement with the owner has made it possible for Benetti to obtain an equilibrium, amongst all of the compositive elements.

The interiors are characterized by the presence of steel, leather, marble and wood, assembled the ones by the others with an extreme precision. The main element is the Tineo wood, very warm, dark in colour and extremely elegant. In order to create a contrast some small ebony parts have been combined to the Tineo wood. This wood essence is mainly everywhere, also in the crew area, extremely important for the ship owner and highlights the harmony of the overall interior design. There is a massive essence of the wood also inside the bathrooms,  both on the floor and the bath tops and the alternance between the light colour and the dark one has been maintained, in order to create an intricate effect.

The 36.90m motor yacht Domani Luxurious Exterior

The 36.90m motor yacht Domani Luxurious Exterior

The light leather instead can be found nearby some rear-painted crystals, and it gives a sense of depth to the area although there are no mirrors.

Another furniture element is the grillage effect of the doors , created by overlapping the Tineo wood on top of mirrors and this gives an interesting effect of transparency and deepness. The illumination has been carefully elaborated , many areas are backlit and this contributes to the relaxing and soft effect.

The luxury motor yacht Domani Main salon

The luxury motor yacht Domani Main Salon

Benetti is one of the world’s oldest builders of megayachts. Founded in Viareggio in 1873 by Lorenzo Benetti, the shipyard started out building wooden, masted barks for local and international commercial purposes, quickly earning its reputation as an industry leader worldwide.

Benetti Domani Superyacht Upper salon

Benetti Domani Superyacht Upper Salon

In 1985, Azimut opened a new chapter in Benetti history. The purchase of the Tuscan boatyard signalled a new era of management and capital investment that has made Benetti what it is today: a modern, cutting-edge shipyard ready to meet the challenges of the future, able to offer its owners the world’s most exclusive and refined yachts.

The Classic 121 superyacht Domani Master suite

The Classic 121 superyacht Domani Master Suite

Since then, Benetti’s growth has outpaced that of any other competitor in the sector; it makes over 130 yachts and specialises in the production of semi-custom ranges from 93 to 145 feet as well as completely custom steel and aluminium megayachts of over 45 metres.

The 36.90m luxury motor yacht Domani Vip cabin

The 36.90m luxury motor yacht Domani Vip Cabin

In 2003, the Azimut-Benetti Group S.p.A. took over the Cantieri Navali Fratelli Orlando in Livorno, launching a major industrial plan to create a facility specialised in pleasure boating alongside the revitalisation of an urban area and tourist port.

Since 2004 Benetti has been worldwide considered as the leader in mega yacht production.

Azimut 35.5m Grande 116 superyacht Cinque presented at Miami International Yacht Show 2012

February 27, 2012

The renowned Italian shipyard, Azimut was present at this year´s Miami International Yacht Show, exhibiting its masterpiece of equilibrium and harmony, the 35.5m Grande 116 motor yacht Cinque. Designed by well-known Stefano Righini to be completed with lovely interior by Carlo Galeazzi and touches that reflect the owner’s personality, the Cinque superyacht is elegant, agile as well as swift.

Azimut 35.5m luxury motor yacht Cinque

Azimut 35.5m luxury motor yacht Cinque

“Grande” means great. Great comfort, great prestige, great space and above all, a great possibility to personalize the areas to reflect taste and meet the owner’s requirements.

The Grande 116 luxury motor yacht Cinque running

The Grande 116 luxury motor yacht Cinque running

Consisting of planing yachts over thirty metres, Azimut Grande is the most exclusive yacht range in the Azimut collection with a renewed vocation in terms of personalization.

The Grande 116 superyacht Cinque by Azimut Yachts

The Grande 116 superyacht Cinque by Azimut Yachts

Since January 2011, together with other Benetti gems, it has formed part of the Azimut Benetti Group’s “mega yacht” business line.

The 35.5m superyacht Cinque Wheelhouse

The 35.5m superyacht Cinque Wheelhouse

The ambitious design brings together Azimut’s recognised technological leadership in high-performance boat building with Benetti’s experience in developing custom solutions and managing customer relations during the different construction phases: Azimut Grande has benefited from Benetti’s expertise in advanced design and construction technologies in the mega yacht sector, and boat owners now have a wide range of options thanks to Benetti’s semi-custom boat production.

Azimut luxury yacht Cinque Exterior

Azimut luxury yacht Cinque Exterior

Owners of the Grande Collection models can build the boats of their dreams by taking an active part in fitting them out starting from the drawing board, even before construction commences at the Viareggio shipyard.

The magnificent 35.5m luxury yacht Cinque has been designed by Stefano Righini in perfect harmony with Azimut’s styling department, while the inside decoration was done by Carlo Galeazzi.

A combination, which has created a project guaranteeing the Azimut customers maximum flexibility, absolutely essential on a yacht of this size.

The 35.5m Cinque Superyacht Cockpit

The 35.5m Cinque Superyacht

The external profile creates a slender, elegant yacht, whilst the interiors invite the owner to unleash his creativity; the saloon of the Azimut Grande 116 superyacht Cinque gives the owner an amazing 50 square metres where he can freely express his taste. Whatever the décor, it will reflect the personality of the owner and be his signature look.

The cockpit of the Cinque yacht is one of the most enchanting areas in the world, shaded from the sunshine thanks to the flybridge overhang, can accommodate up to 10 guests around a table. Refrigerator, ice maker, flat screen tv and many others the owner can configure the comfort level to his wishes.

The Grande 116 superyacht Cinque Salon

The Grande 116 superyacht Cinque Salon

On the main deck, the 7.4m beam of the yacht Cinque suggests choosing a table for 10-12 people to be positioned at the centre of the vessel. This location can be easily reached by the crew, who can lay the table and serve meals by accessing the adjoining and well insulated kitchen (integral part of the crew quarters).

Large elliptical full-height windows on the sides illuminate the main deck and the raised pilot house. Six large oval portholes illuminating the guest’s cabins characterize the lower deck.

The Cinque Superyacht Dining Area

The Cinque Superyacht Dining Area

The owner suite is located in the central section of the lower deck (in the optional version, in the bow section of the main deck) and it is possible to accommodate a customised area (media room etc.) on the main deck and access to the cabin is via a dedicated staircase.

Whatever the layout, the owners shall enjoy a cabin with optimum space, comfort and natural light. Two twin spacious VIP cabins look into the central lobby and are both equipped with large windows.

Azimut superyacht Cinque Master suite

Azimut superyacht Cinque Master suite

On the sundeck (more than 70 square metres) the perfect balance between sun and shade can be easily achieved using two independent bimini tops integrated in the hard top, which open electronically and can be used at sea. The stern hatch creates the swim area and allows hauling and launching a tender of over 5 metres as well as a jet sky.

The crew cabins are to prow of the lower deck and can be easily modified either with two or three cabins all with bathroom or with a dining area or a washing and ironing area.

All on board systems conform to the highest standards in terms of quality, comfort and security.

Grande 116 superyacht Cinque VIP cabin

Grande 116 superyacht Cinque VIP cabin

The layout and equipment of the engine room express the result of extensively studied engineering, totally insulated and soundproofed to guarantee minimal noise transmission to the surrounding areas it’s monitored by a control room.

As Paolo Vitelli, chairman of the Azimut Benetti Group says: “Azimut Grande represents a tangible response to the needs expressed by our boat owners: it is an appealing and distinctive line that doesn’t cut corners in terms of comfort and flawless performance. Rigorous trials and tank testing have helped develop a high performance keel that can cruise with ease, even in rough seas.”

Azimut luxury yacht Cinque Guest cabin

Azimut luxury yacht Cinque Guest cabin

With the new Azimut Grande range flagship, the Azimut Benetti Group reinforces its role as a leader in the mega yacht world, reasserting its capacity to anticipate the needs and requirements of the most demanding boat owners.

Benetti Classic 121´ Motor Yacht FF1 launched

December 07, 2011

The intense schedule of autumn launches and deliveries continues unabated at the Benetti shipyard. The technical launch of the new Benetti Classic 121’ motor yacht FF1, a 37-metre superyacht was held just ten days after the ceremony to launch and deliver the new 61m Benetti Custom FB253 luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever, which was held at the Livorno facility on Tuesday.

Benetti Classic 121´ motor yacht FF1

Benetti Classic 121´ motor yacht FF1

FF1 superyacht is a 37-metre semi-custom yacht made of composite materials, at the boatyard’s historic location in Viareggio, where today six yacht models in the Benetti Class line are built: motor yacht Delfino 93’, yacht Tradition 105’, Classic 121’, Classic Supreme 132’, Crystal 140’ and Benetti Vision 145’ superyacht.

121´ luxury yacht FF1 by Benetti Yachts

121´ luxury yacht FF1 by Benetti Yachts

In the presence of the owner, the architect, and the boatyard’s technical staff, the 37m superyacht FF1 was launched for the first time and transported to the mooring facility for completion of on-board work, sea trials, and technical inspections, all of which are necessary prior to final delivery to its owner.

Benetti 121´ FF1 Superyacht

Benetti 121´ FF1 Superyacht

The Classic 121’  yacht FF1 constitutes the iconic Benetti brand par excellence for semi-custom models, and more than ten years ago, it heralded the start of the success for the entire production line. And it’s also in line with the traditional exterior design, created by Stefano Righini in the model with the extended upper deck, a version already successfully tested during the season that just ended.

The sun-deck of the FF1 motor yacht is completely dedicated to relaxation and open-air life: a large bar zone was installed near the bow, including a barbecue together with an extendable table, which can function as both a tea table and a proper dining table. Moreover, a hardtop outfitted with a roll-bar cover and an LED lighting system along the ribbing ensures sun cover during the hottest hours of the day and perfect illumination during the evening hours.

The five-cabin layout of the motor yacht FF1 has the owner’s suite on the main deck, with a study and a dressing room located aft. Two separate bathrooms, his and hers, are located toward the bow. The spaces on the lower deck are arranged in a highly functional manner, with each of the four cabins (two VIP and two guest) offering enviable comfort in both the sleeping and bath areas.

The interior decor, inspired by a simple yet elegant modernity, was developed according to the owner’s specifications. He wanted to clothe his personal spaces for leisure and family life by playing with subtle variations between oak and leather for the furniture, accompanied by bar and galley tops in grey Silestone Amazon Leather with dominant brown tones and Leonardo stone for the bathrooms.

The on-board systems are furnished with the most modern Benetti technology and enable centralised management of all on-board electrical and electronic equipment. From the Quantum Zero speed stabilisers to the navigation wheelhouse – based on innovative integrated architecture – to the central entertainment system BEST (Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology). Using simple touch-screen monitors, it’s possible to manage all of the yacht’s functions: from the NavCom instrumentation to the boat systems, home automation, video surveillance, and satellite telecommunications.

121´ Super Yacht FF1

121´ Super Yacht FF1

The Classic 121’ FF1 motor yacht has a total length of 36.90 metres and maximum beam width of 8.18 metres. Displacement at full load is 259 tonnes; the boat has two MTU 12V2000 M72 engines with 1080 kW. Maximum speed is 15 knots, with cruising at 14 knots possible at 85% power. In addition, at a speed of 11 knots, the yacht has a range of 3,400 nautical miles.