The prominent Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts, opens the year 2014 with two prizes at the 2014 Motor Boat Awards. Superyacht Azimut 80 won the award in the ‘Flybridge over 55 feet’ category, while Azimut Atlantis 34 yacht won in the ‘Sportcruiser up to 45 feet’ category. The Awards represent a contest organised by authoritative British magazines Motor Boat & Yachting and Motor Boats Monthly.
The prestigious awards were officially presented on the occasion of the London Boat Show on January 6 by a panel of judges including the magazines’ editors and experienced boat testers on the basis of the results of tests conducted at sea with the vessels over the past twelve months and published in the magazines. The finalists in each of the nine categories were required to undergo rigorous, thorough testing procedures before the judges made their final decisions.
“These awards boost the importance of these two yachts, already recognised unique in their category in the previous months” underlines Francesco Ansalone, Marketing Director of Azimut|Benetti Group. “Azimut fans have already demonstrated their appreciation for both vessels, each of which presents decidedly innovative content and sophisticated solutions adopted to respond to the tastes and demands of an increasingly well-informed, evolving clientele. Receiving further confirmation of the success of these decisions from top experts in the field brings us all great satisfaction and encouragement to continue producing vessels which are the product of Italian creativity and skill but also, and above all, of on-going research and application of the best technologies.”
Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Azimut.