At the 19th edition of the Benetti Yachtmaster – an event that organised for networking between superyacht captains and industry professionals – Azimut|Benetti Group has confirmed that ’19’ has been its lucky number for the year.
As well as being the 19th edition of the Benetti Yachtmaster, the group has been top of the Global Order Book for the 19th time and 2019 is the year of Benetti’s ‘Giga Season’, which has so far seen two out of three yachts over 100m/328ft launched and delivered: FB272 and FB277.
This year the opening ceremony was held at the Livorno shipyard and welcomed Azimut|Benetti Group Chairman Paolo Vitelli and Benetti Business Line CEO Franco Fusignani as well as 200 international attendees that included captains, surveyors, paint inspectors, owner’s representatives and stewardesses. Captain Mario Lodovico Salani of a 43-meters CRN yacht and Captain David Davidson of motor yacht METIS were in attendance, the latter superyacht having received a launch in November last year and due for delivery in the upcoming months.
At the end of the three-day event and seminars, guests were invited to an exclusive party where Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy was the theme.
Ahead of the 20th edition, Benetti intends to construct and launch 20 luxury yachts at the Livorno and and Viareggio shipyards.