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New images of recently launched Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

July 18, 2014

Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts, has released the new images of their brand new motor yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH. Launched in Italy’s Viareggio in April 2014, the striking Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht features the sophisticated exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her beautiful interior design is by Studio Salvagni Architetti. The Grande series is the most exclusive among the Azimut Yachts’ five collections, and this new model perfectly highlights the Collection’s elevated technology as well as style standards.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - External View

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - External View

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - External View

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - External View

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Garage

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Garage

Luxury Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Luxury Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Motor Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Motor Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Super Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Super Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH Flybridge

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - Cockpit

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - Cockpit

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - salon

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH salon

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - dining and saloon

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - dining and saloon

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - dining

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - dining

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - spacious salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - spacious salon

Azimut Grande 95RPH motoryacht - master cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH motoryacht - master cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - master cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - master cabin

Azimut Grande yacht 95RPH - master head

Azimut Grande yacht 95RPH - master head

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - VIP cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - VIP cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - vanity VIP cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - vanity VIP cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - lobby

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - lobby

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - guest cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - guest cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht  - pantry

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht - pantry

Motor Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH -Galley

Motor Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH -Galley

Azimut Grande 95RPH RPH super yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH RPH super yacht

Luxury Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH - Running

Luxury Yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH - Running

All-new Mangusta 165 motor yacht PUMPKIN launched and delivered

July 14, 2014

The Overmarine Group has successfully launched and delivered the brand new Mangusta 165 motor yacht PUMPKIN. The first Mangusta 165 to feature four MTU engines, superyacht PUMPKIN (Hull no. 9) bears naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team and sophisticated exterior design by acclaimed Stefano Righini. Below is an image from the launch of the luxury yacht Mangusta 165 E (hull no. 8) – a sister ship to the ninth 50-metre Mangusta 165 maxi open yacht. The official information about the launch and delivery of this superb vessel are still expected to be released by the shipyard.

8th superyacht Mangusta 165 R by Overmarine Group - Photo credit to Reply Story courtesy of the Owner

8th superyacht Mangusta 165 R by Overmarine Group - a sister ship to Mangusta 165 Yacht Pumpkin (Hull no. 9) - Photo credit to Reply Story courtesy of the Owner

Since 2007, when Mangusta 165 was first introduced, this model has lent herself to becoming an icon and reference point on the world panorama: 9 units already in the water in 7 years tell of just how extraordinary and unique these Maxi Open yachts are.

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

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014 a Great Success

July 01, 2014

From June 28 to 29, Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014 was a fantastic success. This elite and now traditional event, which Azimut|Benetti and its partners of excellence dedicate to luxury yacht fans was attended by more than 600 select customers from around the world who came together in a prestigious setting of the Principality of Monaco.

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala in Monaco

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala in Monaco

This year, the traditionally spectacular and exhilarating event had an even stronger Italian appeal. The seventh twoday Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala in Monte Carlo was conceived as a fun and spectacular party dedicated to all those who share and promote the allItalian excellence of Azimut|Benetti in the world. During the weekend of June 28th and 29th, more than 600 guests took part in navigation trials and toured the many yachts exhibited at the new Monaco Yacht Club, opened just a few days earlier. The result was a display of pure beauty that stood out in the fabulous Monaco scenery, enriched by the tantalising lure of novelty.

Yachts at the Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

Yachts at the Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

Of the impressive 18yacht fleet, two Azimut|Benetti yachts Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ yacht MY PARADIS and Azimut Grande 95 RPH made their exclusive world debut in Monte Carlo for the guests of the Yachting Gala. Shining out above the rest, they are set to become the top attraction at all the autumn Boat shows. Furthermore, the 2014 “Yachting Gala” owed its particularly intense Italian Lifestyle inspiration, not just to Azimut|Benetti, but also to the value and quality of its partners: worldrenowned highend brands that reflect the very best taste and style, in perfect harmony with the Group’s philosophy.

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

First and foremost, Maserati, the legendary luxury car brand boasting 100 years in business, placed prestigious courtesy cars at the disposal of guests and VIPs. Furthermore, in addition to the technical partners Volvo Penta and Cummins, the leading suppliers of engines for Azimut yachts, the event was also attended by a number of dedicated partners. The beverage was supplied by the luxury Beluga brand, specialising in vodka and spirits, and three cellars from Veneto, Cà di Rajo, Ottella and Fontanina.

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014 - Maserati

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014 - Maserati

Other examples of allItalian excellence brought further elements of style to Monte Carlo: the fine linen of the historical Caprai and the creations of Cruciani, a new icon of fashion; the interior design solutions for luxury aircrafts designed by the Mecaer Aviation Group; the design of the completely ecofriendly furniture and decorative elements produced by Kube Design, a brand distributed by Officina delle Idee; and the fittings and lighting of Imex. These partners made the Yachting Gala a fullyrounded experience of true Italian lifestyle.

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014

On the subject of new yachts, “My Paradis” superyacht, the new trideck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line made quite a splash. The yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow navigation, not only with the traditional main engines, but also using two 35 kW electric engines.

The exterior design, by Stefano Righini, is marked by technical and stylistic elements that make it a highly innovative model. Another point of attraction was the Azimut Grande 95 RHP, a 28metre jewel in the Grande collection stemming from the collaboration between Stefano Righini and the Studio Salvagni architectural firm.

The highlight of the festival weekend, which opened at 10 am on Saturday 28th at the Monte Carlo Yacht Club with navigation trials and entertainment, was the Gala Dinner at the Salle d’Or, in the Fairmont Hotel. The evening, packed with music and entertainment, featured DJ sets, an open bar, fireworks and magic shows.

Azimut Yachts announces three luxury yacht premieres at upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival

June 27, 2014

Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts, is delighted to announce that it will be introducing three models for their world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, set to run in the fabulous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14, 2014. These will include superyacht Azimut Grande95RPH, luxury yacht Azimut 77S, as well as motor yacht Azimut 50 Fly. The three vessels represent the very best, mixing up the winning combination of Italian style, innovation and sportiness.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH is not only new, it is also “number one”: it is the first Grande Collection model to be released since joining the Azimut Yachts family alongside the Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, and S. The product of a longstanding partnership with designer Stefano Righini (concept and exterior design) and Studio Salvagni Architetti (interior layout), the 95RPH stands out for its truly unique style. New features on board this 29-metre vessel include: the raised pilot house (which gives the boat its name), the spacious +60 m2 flybridge, and a special layout that provides for four VIP cabins in addition to the boatowner suite.

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed

Azimut 77s yacht is the jewel in the S Collection. It has elegant exterior lines and precious detailing in finishes and furnishings. Four units have already been sold in the pre-launch phase, declaring the boat a success and the new benchmark for sport boats. Beyond its wave-piercing vertical bow and steel shield, this 23-metre boat features a pivoting stern platform for maximum flexibility, large one-piece deckhouse window, roof with glass insert, and excellent performance and fuel efficiency thanks to three Volvo Penta engines with IPS transmission.

Azimut 50Fly Yacht

Azimut 50Fly Yacht

The newcomer Azimut 50 Fly yacht is fresh from its June launch. The 15-metre model in the Flybridge Collection is an impressive vessel with stylish features (mirrored deck-house windows also in the fly, ample space in the bow, and the classic vertical windows in the hull) that take inspiration from another Azimut Yachts best seller: the Azimut 80 yacht.

While priority goes to the exterior spaces (the 17.5-metre flybridge is one of the largest in its class) the interiors by Carlo Galeazzi are also designed for total relaxation: the saloon includes a dining area and relaxation zone. The boatowner suit is amidships at full beam. The VIP cabin is in the bow; and, there is also a third cabin for guests with two Pullman beds.

With stylistically perfect lines and innovative technology, the boats Azimut Yachts is unveiling at the Cannes Boat Show 2014 once again highlight the Avigliana boatyard’s commitment to demonstrating Italian manufacturing excellence – both nationally and internationally – by holding up the banner of originality that drives “Made in Italy” to surpass all limits.

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

Launch of new Benetti Classic motor yacht EDESIA

June 25, 2014

The brand new motor yacht ‘Edesia’ has recently hit the water at the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. Superyacht ‘Edesia’ belongs to the Benetti Classic series, and is presumed to be ‘hull BC131′. Below is an image of Benetti Classic 121 luxury yacht Dyna (hull BC129), launched in 2013. The official information and images of ‘Edesia’ are still expected to be released by the yard.

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Measuring 36,90 meters in length, the Benetti Classic luxury yacht ‘Edesia’ has been beautifully designed by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Francois Zuretti. She is RINA classed.

Benetti announces launch of new Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001)

June 23, 2014

Benetti Shipyard is proud to announce that the all-new BK001 motor yacht ‘My Paradis’ was officially launched, with the Owner in attendance. Superyacht ‘My Paradis’ represents the first of three 108-foot Tradition Supreme vessels, the new entry level tri-deck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. She will make her official premiere at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running from September 9 to 14.

Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001) at launch

Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001) at launch

Important innovations in the engine room: the new My Paradis yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow to navigate, as well as with the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors.

Superyacht My Paradis on the water

Superyacht My Paradis on the water

With the launching of luxury yacht My Paradis, Benetti unveils the new Tradition Supreme 108′, part of the Benetti Class Range Displacement line of composite yachts from 93′-145′. In doing so, Benetti reinforces its leadership position, with the new Tradition Supreme 108′ featuring extremely innovative stylistic and technical elements.

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 luxury yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 luxury yacht MY PARADIS

With exteriors by Stefano Righini, My Paradis superyacht includes three decks and a sun deck. The sun deck is this boat’s hallmark feature. Its carbon fibre roll bar, upper section of the superstructure and hard top have been selected to ensure a lightweight structure with enhanced stability. The sun deck is also noteworthy for its circulation. There are two access points, an internal and external one, which provide maximum privacy for the Owner and guests. Indeed, the entire sun deck has been made use of. In addition to the stunning Spa Pool and elegant dining table for 10 in the centre, there is also comfortable sunpad seating towards the stern and a sofa with forward facing storage next to the exterior piloting station.

Luxury yacht MY PARADIS

Luxury yacht MY PARADIS

On the upper deck, there is a skylounge with windows on three sides and a sliding door leading out to the exterior salon for amazing views. It is also equipped with a spectacular Turkish bath complete with skylight so you can lie back and relax, gazing up at the sky.

Motor yacht MY PARADIS

Motor yacht MY PARADIS

The interiors accentuate the sense of space and light using contrasting colours and shadows. The walls are clad with different thickness decking arranged in a random pattern. This makes for a very unusual 3D effect with a play of light and shadow, further accentuated by the large amounts of glazing connecting the interior and exterior spaces. The light-drenched quality of the interiors is also enhanced by the pairing of light oak with darker wood that lets the natural light reflect off the different angled surfaces. The light design also includes strategically located LEDs to recreate the same effect after daylight hours.

The decision to use 3D dynamic walls rather than smooth ones provides a kind of interactive background that actually accommodates a wide range of décor options, offering ample customisation opportunities. On the Tradition Supreme 108′ the Owner can choose from a wide array of furnishing options, depending on their personal style and brand preferences.

MY PARADIS Yacht - Spa Pool

MY PARADIS Yacht - Spa Pool

As a case in point, the main deck of My Paradis yacht has a very interesting custom layout. The area traditionally devoted to the dining area has been integrated with the salon, creating a single open space that includes a lounge and bar area. The room is filled with natural light and enjoys uninterrupted and breathtaking water views thanks to its full-height windows. The designers also took a very innovative approach and lowered the exterior washboard to match the glass height, virtually eliminating any visual barrier between the interiors and the water beyond. The washboard is also “cut back” at the full-height window in the Owner’s cabin, allowing natural light to fill the suite to great effect.

Motor Yacht MY PARADIS

Motor Yacht MY PARADIS

Per Owner request, the crew dinette on My Paradis yacht is located on the main deck instead of the lower deck; in its place is a large refrigeration unit.

My Paradis yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests. There are four VIP cabins on the lower deck. The Owner’s apartment is on the main deck at full beam. There is a sense of drama in the bathrooms, where the same “interactive” finishes have been used, this time in the 100% mosaic showers. Here too there is a play of uneven surfaces, again reinforced by strategically placed LEDs.

MY PARADIS yacht - accommodation

MY PARADIS yacht - accommodation

Important innovations in the engine room too: in accordance with the emerging trends in the market, the yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow you to navigate, as well as the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors connected directly to the regulators / inverters of the main diesel-electric propulsion. The electric motors are powered directly by generators allowing to navigate up to a speed of about 6 knots. Onboard generators are used as the only source of propulsion and power for various devices. This configuration will allow to minimize noise and vibration while maximizing comfort.

Luxury superyacht MY PARADIS

Luxury superyacht MY PARADIS

The electric one is also an auxiliary propulsion in support of the main motor. Just to give an example, the efficiency guaranteed by a low power motor (35 kW) at low speed (6/7 nodes), typical in night transfers, is certainly better than a more powerful engine which can not be used too long in this mode.

To maximise onboard comfort and reduce energy use, the boatyard has equipped My Paradis yacht as well as all Benetti Class models with a CMC Marine electrical fin stabiliser. Compared to traditional systems, the electrical pin stabilisers ensure reduced noise, increased functionality, reduced electricity usage, and ease of maintenance.

Main Characteristics of Benetti BK001 motor yacht My Paradis:

Builder Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Technical Department
Concept + Exterior Designer Stefano Righini
Interior designer-decorator Ufficio stile Benetti
Class register C X HULL |MACH Y. – COMPLIANCE WITH LARGE YACHT CODE ( LY2 )
Flag of registry: MALTA

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

Brand new motor yacht Azimut 77S unveiled by Azimut Yachts

May 23, 2014

The brand new motor yacht Azimut 77S has been proudly unveiled by the well known Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts. Representing the new model in the S Collection, superyacht Azimut 77S is expected to make her world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

New superyacht Azimut 77S by Azimut Yachts

New superyacht Azimut 77S by Azimut Yachts

With four boats already sold even before its launch, the luxury yacht Azimut 77S sets the new standard for sport boats. Naturally, it is Made in Italy.

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed

Four boats sold in pre-launch: the Azimut 77S yacht seems to have already taken the road to success in the wake of his younger brother Azimut 55S, the best-selling of which, two years after the launch, were produced as many as 40 units. The yacht embodies that special synthesis of stylistic innovation, technology, and functionality found in all the Italian boatyard’s latest models. The pivoting stern platform for maximum flexibility, the wave-piercing vertical bow – for the first time introduced with the Azimut 55S – the single large deckhouse window, the glazed roof, superior performance, and enhanced fuel efficiency thanks to three engine configuration coupled with Volvo Penta IPS transmission are just some of the main features.

Azimut 77S Yacht - Wheelhouse

Azimut 77S Yacht - Wheelhouse

The most striking quality of this new jewel in the Azimut Yachts S Collection is its streamlined silhouette designed by Stefano Righini. The furnishings and interiors by Carlo Galeazzi are the ultimate in style, with the polished Zebrano wood and hand-sewn leather rendering them breathtakingly precious. There is no doubt about it, Azimut 77S superyacht is beautiful.

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S - Galley

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S - Galley

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S - Dining

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S - Dining

Azimut 77S superyacht - Saloon

Azimut 77S superyacht - Saloon

Super yacht Azimut 77S is also extremely functional, light-filled, and spacious. The salon and dining area are an explosion of natural light coming from the large lateral windows, the nearly three-metre wide glazed entry doors, the bow windshield, and most of all from the glazed roof.

Superyacht Azimut 77S - Owners Cabin

Superyacht Azimut 77S - Owners Cabin

Azimut 77S Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Azimut 77S Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Azimut 77S yacht is literally full of surprises. The crew area is below deck to the stern. It includes two cabins and a bathroom with separate shower, accommodating up to three crew members. The owner cabin is at full-beam amidships and is a real spatial tour de force. The VIP cabin to the extreme bow is also spectacular, as are the two lateral cabins, obviously each with its own bathroom. Triumph of space on the sundeck too with and a large sunpad and a pilot station.

Motor yacht Azimut 77S - VIP Cabin

Motor yacht Azimut 77S - VIP Cabin

Superyacht Azimut 77S - VIP Cabin - Bathroom

Superyacht Azimut 77S - VIP Cabin - Bathroom

The innovative features of the Azimut 77S superyacht just keep coming, including the engine room. Instead of the more traditional two engines set up, the Azimut 77S is equipped with three Volvo Penta 900 HP Diesel engines, each with IPS transmission. The avant-garde solution means that the engine room is better organised and takes up less space. It also provides for maximum ease of handling and steering and ensures outstanding performance coupled with greater fuel efficiency. This model also has a specially designed keel for superior performance with a maximum speed of more than 36 knots and increased fuel efficiency of approximately 350 l/h at the cruising speed of 32 knots.

Azimut 77S superyacht - Guest Cabin

Azimut 77S superyacht - Guest Cabin

Azimut 77S Yacht - Gues Cabin - Bathroom

Azimut 77S Yacht - Gues Cabin - Bathroom

The new 77S yacht joins the other upcoming season offerings – the superyacht Azimut Grande 95RPH and the Azimut 50 Fly – debuting at the September 2014 boat show in Cannes. The yacht embodies beauty and sportiness, further incontrovertible proof of Azimut Yachts’ role as “ambassador of Made in Italy boating worldwide”.

Technical Specifications of Azimut 77S Yacht:

Length overall 23,6 m (77’ 5”)
Waterline length 20,08 m (65’11”)
Beam (at main section) 5,48 m (17’12”)
Draft (at full load, at propellers) 1,64 m (5’4”)
Displacement (at full load) 49,3 t
Engines 3 x VOLVO D13 – 900 mHp (662 kW)
Drive 3 x Volvo Penta IPS 1200
Maximum project speed (Performance test  mass)    36 knots
Cruising speed (Performance test mass)    32 knots
Fuel capacity 4.200 lt (1109 Us gls)
Water capacity 1.100 lt (291 Us gls)
Cabins 4 + 2 crew
Berths 8 + 3 crew
Head compartments 4 + 1 crew
Building material GRP
Keel Planing with 14° stern deadrise and 20° centre deadrise
Builder Azimut Yachts
Exterior design & concept Stefano Righini
Interior design Carlo Galeazzi
People capacity max 16
CE Category A

Below is a selection of the superb charter yachts built by Azimut.

Launch of Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht LATIKO (BV019)

May 21, 2014

The all-new Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht Latiko, previously known as hull BV019, has recently hit the water at the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. Superyacht Latiko has been beautifully penned by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Francois Zuretti. Her delivery is scheduled for June 2014. Below is a photo of Latiko’s sister ship – BV018 luxury yacht Checkmate, launched in 2012. The official information about the latest Benetti launch is still expected to be released by the shipyard.

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE (BV018) - a sister ship to super yacht LATIKO (BV019)

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE (BV018) - a sister ship to super yacht LATIKO (BV019)

Benetti Hull BV019 luxury yacht Latiko can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests and a crew of 9.

Built in composite, the 145-foot super yacht Latiko (BV019) is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines. She is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

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

New motor yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH launched by Azimut Yachts

April 16, 2014

April 15, 2014, in Italy‘s Viareggio, saw the launch of the brand new motor yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH, built by Azimut Yachts. Superyacht Azimut Grande 95RPH represents a new model from the most exclusive Collection among the Azimut range.

Launch of Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Launch of Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Latest model to be included in the Grande Collection, is also the first one being realized since the Collection was reintroduced in the Azimut Yachts family, side by side with the others: Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge and S.

Once again the already established collaboration between designer Stefano Righini, in charge of the concept and the external lines, and Studio Salvagni Architects for the interior layout, resulted in a project characterized by a unique and unmistakable style.

Superyacht Azimut Grande 95RPH

Superyacht Azimut Grande 95RPH

Among the most interesting innovations introduced onboard this 29 meters, the raised pilothouse – hence the name of the model, where RPH stands for Raised Pilot House – the incredibly spacious flybridge – over 60 sqm – and the peculiar interior space configuration that includes 4 VIP cabins in addition to the master suite.

The Grande Collection currently includes five models, ranging from 95 to 120 feet, designed for Owners willing to customize their yacht: a team of technical and production experts, in fact, will work with them throughout the whole yacht’s construction process so to define together each single aspect, whether it concerns technical or design features.

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 95RPH

Dedicated to over thirty meters long planing vessels, characterized by a high level of customization, the Grande series is the most exclusive among the Azimut Yachts’ five collections, and this new model perfectly highlights the Collection’s elevated technology and style standards.

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht on the water

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht on the water

Technical Specifications of Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht:

Length overall 28.62 m (93’11’’)
Beam overall 7.07 m (23’2’’)
Draft (at full load) 2.05 m (6’9’’)
Displacement (at full load) 110 t
Engines 2 x 2.200 mHP (1630 kW) MTU 16V2000 M84
Maximum speed (at half load) 26.5 knots
Cruising speed (at half load) 20 knots
Fuel capacity 12.000 lt- (3.170 Us gls)
Water capacity 2.000 lt (528 Us gls)
Cabins 5+3 crew
Berths 10+4 crew
Head compartments 6+2 crew
Building material GRP
Keel deadrise 7.6° AFT
Builder Azimut Yachts
Exterior design and concept Stefano Righini
Interior design and concept Studio Salvagni Architetti

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

Benetti Delfino 93 motor yacht ZAPHIRA (BD005) to make her debut at Rio Boat Show 2014

March 28, 2014

First Benetti for a Brazilian Owner, the fifth Delfino 93’ motor yacht ‘Zaphira’ (BD005) is set to make her debut at this year’s Rio Boat Show, running from April 9 to 15. Easily distinguished by her beautiful blue hull and her nameplate, created by the owner himself, superyacht Zaphira represents an irrefutable signal of the Benetti Delfino 93 line’s success, an excellent synthesis of Benetti’s style as well as experience.

Benetti Delfino 93 motor yacht ZAPHIRA (BD005)

Benetti Delfino 93 motor yacht ZAPHIRA (BD005)

The Benetti Delfino 93’ – Class Range – embodies Benetti’s strong track record of both tradition and innovation. In fact, the first motor-yacht by this name was introduced forty years ago at the 1969 Genoa International Boat Show.

Luxury yacht Zaphira (BD005) is the fifth in its series, and it is one which has seen enormous success: the ultimate synthesis of the Italian boatyard’s extensive experience and quality. The yacht’s sumptuous blue exterior and name plate (custom made by the Owner) are eye catching. The Owner is a real enthusiast of Italian style and “Made by Benetti” quality and has embraced these qualities down to the last detail.

The Zaphira yacht selected by Benetti and its Owner to impress the boating public at the Rio de Janeiro Boat Show is actually the longest and most luxurious one at the event; it effectively (and in great style) conveys the message to Brazilian Yachtowners that the Benetti brand is now available in their country.

28.5 metres long and 7.03 metres at the beam, the Delfino ’93 is a synthesis of Benetti experience and style. “We have set a new standard of excellence in just 24 metres,” says Stefano Righini, responsible for the design concept and styling of this, as well as other, Class Range yachts.

Luxury yacht Zaphira by night

Luxury yacht Zaphira by night

The Zaphira yacht’s bulb keel has two major advantages: first, increased safety in case of collision with partially submerged objects, and second, better hydrodynamic performance. The Delfino 93′ is the first displacement yacht to be outfitted with electric fin stabilisers to ensure superior seaworthiness (underway and at anchor) as well as the utmost in comfort.

Its high precision and construction quality translates into comfort because there is a significant reduction in noise and vibrations. The entire lower deck has floating floors which, thanks to the new sandwich materials, reduces noise transfer from the structure to the interior. This is a distinctive quality that has ensured the Delfino 93′ great commercial success from the outset.

The Delfino 93’ is also appealing because it is a large yacht “contained” within a small one: unique for its design, its technology, and spacious and comfortable interiors typically found only in much larger vessels. All this is possible thanks to its 7.03 metre beam, ensuring total below deck comfort. Zaphira comfortably sleeps twelve with its Owner cabin, two large VIP cabins, and two twin-bed guest cabins, as well as foldaway beds. The layout includes two longitudinal beds for increased comfort during overnight crossings.

Zaphira Yacht

Zaphira Yacht

The exterior lines by Stefano Righini have a strongly innovative feel; large, uninterrupted expanses of glass allow the Owner and guests to enjoy striking water views. Of particular note is the extensive fenestration at the Yacht Owner cabin, notwithstanding a side walkway.

Ample windows at the wheelhouse ensure functionality and comfort; the interior is like a large ferry with 180 degree visibility, one of the reasons the Delfino 93’ is such pleasure for its Owner to drive. Thanks to the Benetti construction techniques, even though the overall length is 28.5 metres, its construction length is measured at 23.98 metres. This means the yacht can be registered as a pleasure vessel, making it the ideal solution for an Owner-captain.

Carlo Galeazzi designed the interiors with balanced sophistication: the décor is contemporary with each element part of a harmonious whole, providing the perfect architectural backdrop in every space.

750 square metres of surface are clad in precious Italian leather hand-picked by the Owner. Among the sophisticated selections: iridescent white leather for the sofas and tops and iridescent crocodile for the drawers in the saloon cabinetry, as well as elegant marbles.

Zaphira superyacht’s dark ebony panels on the interior combined with the natural bright teak on the deck create a natural and elegant contrast; the shade combinations and plays of light and dark generate an expansive sense of space, light, and relaxation. The baths are in marble: there are white statuaries for the Owner and guests and “spider” white marble with warm orange and red veining for the powder room.

On the deck, there are custom teak tables with a checkerboard motif; and in the dining room, a custom ebony and glass table with a storage space in the base.

Natural and artificial light is also a key design element. Indirect lighting is used together with large bands of windows in smoked glass that reinforce the sense of elegance and create a cosy atmosphere. The light fixtures are by Oluce and Estro.

The Delfino 93′ makes excellent use of space. There are large storage areas on the exterior and spacious and comfortable living spaces on the interior, including: bathrooms, large cabins for guests and crew, and comfortable, ergonomic, and distinct vertical circulation.

The mechanical spaces have been optimised to occupy a smaller footprint thanks to the BEST electric and electronic systems on board. Privacy and superior service are ensured by the perfect division of guest and crew areas.

On luxury yacht Zaphira, just as on all Delfino 93’, the many different and well organised outdoor areas (totalling 141 square metres) enable the guests to move about freely, from the sunpad to forward of the deckhouse, to the immense flybridge, all the way up to sundeck dining area where an electric awning provides shade. The 6-person Spa Pool is a Benetti custom design especially for the Delfino 93’ line.

Once on board Zaphira yacht, it is easy to forget it is only 93 feet. Everything feels large, functional, and balanced, making the Delfino 93’ not so much a compact yacht but rather a small Benetti megayacht.

The two MTU engines mean the super yacht Zaphira reaches a maximum speed of 14 knots, a cruising speed of 13 knots, and average range of 1,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA OF BD005 M/Y ZAPHIRA:

Construction AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Build year 2012
Material GRP
Length overall 28,50 m 93’ 6”
Length  (ISO 8666) 23,98 m 78’ 7”
Beam 7,03 m 23’ 1”
Draft 1,73 m 5’ 7” @ keel
1,98 m 6’6” @ stabilizer fins
Full load displacement 127t
Fuel capacity 16.000 liters (4.227 US gal)
Water capacity 2.300 liters (607US gal)
Propulsion 2 x MTU 8V2000 M72 rated at 720kW @ 2250 rpm 14
Top speed at half load 13 knots
Cruising speed 14 knots
Autonomy at 10 knots 1.500 n.m.
Generator 1 x Kohler 40kW + 1 x Kohler 33kW
(2 x Kohler 40kW option)
Bow thruster TWIN DISC 30kW hydraulic

Stabilizers Stabilization at anchor CMC Marine 5kW
Propellers Benetti Design
Electronic and electrical systems BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology

Exterior Styling & Concept
 Stefano Righini
Interior Design Carlo Galeazzi

Guest berths 12 guests
Crew berths 3 crew

Classification CE cat. “A”, RINA C HULL • MACH Y (option) MGN280 compliance (opt)

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