For the seventh year in a row, Showboats International, the prestigious journal that hosts the Global Order Book, has named Benetti world leader in the construction of custom yachts over 80 feet (24 meters) in length.
The Italian brand – producer of the Class range of composite megayachts (93 to 164 feet) and the Custom range of steel and aluminium megayachts (over 45 meters) – climbs onto the podium, first among the world’s top 20 builders of custom megayachts. Indeed, with 30 projects currently underway, the company has confirmed its leading role on all international reference markets.
Additional confirmation comes from Miami where the judges of the prestigious Nautical Design Award for Italian nautical excellence – jointly organized by Yacht & Sail and ADI, the Industrial Design Association – bestowed recognition on the Azimut Magellano Collection.
The award ceremony, held at the recently concluded Miami International Boat Show, saw the Magellano Collection assert itself for its extraordinary eco-compatibility. Just one year after the launch of the Magellano 74, progenitor of the line, the Magellano 50 has distinguished itself in its market sector for its “green” properties. This eco-friendly yacht boasts a perfect blend of materials used and low environmental impact solutions; moreover the design facilitates the use of the Easy Hybrid drive system, an exclusive Azimut–Benetti R&D project that enables cruise speeds of up to 8 knots using electric motors, the utmost in silence and simplicity.
The recognition achieved by the Magellano Collection underscores the great innovative skill, design expertise and productive capacity that have set Azimut–Benetti at the forefront of the world nautical industry.
Azimut-Benetti is the leading and most prestigious builder of megayachts in the world. The Group, which owns the prestigious Azimut Yachts, Benetti and Atlantis brands, each geared to a specific segment of the nautical market – and Fraser Yachts, a brand leader in the services sector – operates in 68 countries throughout the world via a sales network comprising 138 sites.