Azimut Benetti Group continues confirming its success by winning two prestigious awards at the recently held Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2013. The group displayed 20 models, three of which were worldwide debuts. The vessels winning the distinguished awards were Benetti luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise and the Azimut 80 yacht.
Organised by the French publishing group LuxMediaGroup, the World Yachts Trophies are considered among the most prestigious awards in the industry, since the boats are selected and evaluated by a panel of highly skilled and specialised experts, formed by the board of directors of this media network.
Luxury yacht Azimut 80 has been crowned as queen of the gala night winning the 2013 Yacht Trophy in the “Most Functional Yachts in the 24-50 meter range. Montecarlo Yachts 86 and Ferretti Yachts 960 were the competitors in its category.
Benetti Ocean Paradise yacht was awarded in the “Best Interior Design over 50 meter boat and will be on display at the upcoming yacht show in Montecarlo.
“We are very proud of the awards given here on the occasion of the Cannes boat show which marks the opening of the boat shows season. The awards were given to two particularly innovative models for our shipyards and in which we have invested significant resources in terms of research and development. These awards demonstrate that our unremitting efforts are recognized by leading industry experts: a debut which we hope will be a prelude to the full appreciation by the market. ” said Francesco Ansalone, Marketing Director Azimut | Benetti Group.