Set to take place from February 13 to 17, the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2014 represents the Azimut|Benetti Group’s first US boat show of the year. The Group will impress the US public with its amazing fleet of 18 yachts. Three of these will make their world premiere, including the new version of the Azimut 84 yacht for the US market, the Benetti Vision 145’ charter yacht ‘Told U So’, as well as the Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ motor yacht ‘Petrus II’.
Once again, Azimut|Benetti is making a strong showing in the USA with new models, proof of the attention the Group pays to this important market; the Group is also taking the opportunity to send a clear message about the creativity and design quality that are synonymous with “Made in Italy”.
One of the highlights is definitely the Azimut 84 yacht version created specifically in US Continental market through a collaboration with MarineMax, Azimut’s North American distribution partner. With exterior design by Stefano Righini, the iconic model from the Flybridge collection proposes a main deck with a dining area and fully-equipped, open-air kitchen to maximise daytime socialising.
Luxury motor yacht Azimut 84 sleeps eight and ensures maximum privacy for the boat owner and guests with two separate entrances, one amidships and the other towards the bow. All the cabins have large picture windows. In the two lateral guest cabins – one with a queen-sized and the other with twin beds that can be pushed together – the beds face the windows so guests can enjoy the amazing view as soon as they open their eyes each morning. Located towards the bow, the third guest cabin is also spacious and comfortable. The crew area is to the stern with access from the swim platform; it has two cabins, a bathroom, and a comfortable crew mess. The flybridge is protected by an operable hard top and is quite spacious for its category; with its comfortable seating and cabinetry that accepts a fully-equipped bar and large barbecue, it is also possible to cook and dine here, spending precious moments with friends.
For Azimut Yachts, there are also two noteworthy new offerings. After its major world premiere at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show last autumn and in the USA and Fort Lauderdale last November, the new 24-metre superyacht Azimut 80 is also going to Miami. The vessel has already received prestigious international awards from the critics: at the World Yacht Trophies 2013 held at Cannes in conjunction with the boat show, it was named the “Most Functional Yacht” in the 24 to 50-metre category, and recently the London Motor Boat Awards 2014 awarded it first prize in the “Over 55-feet Flybridge” category.
The 45-metre Vision 145’ luxury yacht ‘Told U So’ and the Classic Supreme 132’ superyacht ‘Petrus II’ will serve as the spokespeople for the Benetti boatyard’s elegance and style.
At its US debut, ‘Told U So’ yacht from the Class series – a line dedicated to yachts from 95 to 145 feet – will certainly amaze for its incredibly original features. The yacht has been designed under the banner of “entertainment”: fun, relaxation, and socialising are the keywords for this exceedingly charming design. With four guest cabins (all doubles) and the owner’s suite, 10 people can comfortably overnight on board. ‘Told U So’ is also perfectly equipped to accommodate up to 60 guests in the main saloon and upper deck for receptions and parties.
Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ yacht ‘Petrus II’ will be Benetti’s second major new offering in the USA. Petrus II represents an evolution of the stylistic lines of the Class collection, as masterfully interpreted by the Architect Righini. This 40-metre vessel has been designed to celebrate the features of a displacement yacht – with large interior and exterior spaces – combined with enhanced onboard comfort and design solutions that amplify its light-filled and spacious feeling, especially on the main and upper decks.
Benetti will have exceptional partners in the United States. The Viareggio brand Benetti is attending the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show together with some of Tuscany’s most important and internationally renowned luxury brands: Stefano Ricci, Pratesi, Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Poggio Mori, Casalvento, and Livernano. Collectively, they will serve as ambassadors for the high quality craftsmanship, design, and style of one of the most famous and fascinating regions in the world. Ron Zacapa is also attending as well as the prestigious luxury magazine, Robb Report USA.