One of the leading brands in the world’s yachting industry, Azimut/Benetti Group, has closed fiscal 2018/19 while celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with value of production standing at €900 million, up about 10% on last year. Furthermore, 260 units were delivered within the period, continuing the excellent performance put in last season.
The leading market for the company is the United States, where Azimut Yachts is the top-selling brand in the segment over 40 feet. Taken as a whole, the Americas represent 50% of the total, followed by Europe (29%), the Middle East and Africa (14%), and Asia Pacific with 7%.
What is more, megayachts have played a central role in Group performance, with total sales of 51 units combined by 35 Azimut Yachts and 16 Benettis. In what is a consolidated strategy now, the company has successfully exploited this trend to extend and renew its range of products, positioning it where itself at the top of the Global Order Book.
38m Azimut Grande Trideck
In the meantime, the company has launched several premieres during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019. The three new vessels included Azimut S10, S8 and 78 Fly, and a 38-metre trideck.
The latter, 38-metre Trideck, is the largest yacht ever built by Azimut Yachts, of which three units have already been sold off-plan, followed by a 30-meter Magellano collection flagship.
The latest brand’s premiere will feature interior volume under 300GT with a semi planning hull and anticipated top speed of 24 knots.
38m Azimut Grande Trideck
Highlighted by exterior design from Alberto Mancini and interiors from Antonio Salvagni, the yacht will be available for various interior layouts offering either five or six cabins. Other features include an open beach area, a full lounge on the main deck and dining area on the upper deck.
Turning to Benetti, the Group’s Fiftieth Anniversary year saw the record-breaking launch of three giga yachts within just 100 days, with the 108-metre flagship superyacht FB275 delivered to Australian casino tycoon James Packer in July and two others awaiting deliveries.
Benetti sold 10 yachts within last 60 days alone, gearing up to extend its range, adding not only new models but new product families, too.
Meanwhile, the storied and successful Class line will have a new flagship in 2020, the new Diamond 145, as well as being joined by the new Oasis line inspired by a concept based on glamorous luxury. Three units have already been sold of the first 40-metre model in the line, which will be available next year. Among others, one of the recent deals was closed with US powerboat champion, who bought the first 40-metre.
40m superyacht Oasis BO101
What is more, Benetti is ready to start working on a new collection that pays tribute to the brand’s storied past. After two years of project analysis, Benetti rediscovers the appeal and luxury of the 1960s and yachts built from steel, reinventing a product category of timeless yachts that will stay up-to-date for their entire lifetimes. The collection will be made up of three models (30, 37 and 44 meters) with the 37-meter yacht planned for launch in 2021.
In order to implement this ambitious programme, the Group expects to invest €115 million over the next three years to develop new products and upgrade production capacity.
The launch of Benetti FB275
Giovanna Vitelli, Azimut/Benetti Group Vice President, expressed:
This wonderful year has made me both happy and proud, as well as keeping us busy on so many fronts: new collaborations, new products, the Giga Season, our Azimut S6 at Times Square, and so many moments with our customers all around the world, who have testified to their confidence and esteem.
Alberto Mancini's Azimut S8 is both aggressive and elegant, which makes it perfectly fit into the stylistic framework of the entire S-series.According to Azimut “S8 stands out from its competitors, primarily due to its unprecedented manoeuvrability, quiet operation and significantly lower fuel consumption”.Lightweight and durable material from which flybridge, deck and bathing platform are made, together with three Volvo Penta IPS 1350 engines with a capacity of 1,000 litres. with. each is a guarantee of outstanding speed capabilities. The yacht can develop up to 34 knots or cruise at 27 knots. On top of that, the Carbon-Tech generation boat has a joystick instead of a helm wheel, active trimmer position control.The main system includes additional Kohler generator 28 kW, sea keeper Stabilizer NG16 and upgraded air conditioning system.Exterior has automatic bimini on the flybridge, cockpit table with carbon finishing top, cover for a garage door with logo. Also, underwater lights: 4 on each side and 4 on aft section and 4 hidden secret lights on the bow, 2 on the aft. Also, the yacht has a place for a spacious garage for water toys.Another feature of the S8, designed for eight guests, is its ergonomic layout: four spacious cabins, as many bathrooms, are located on the lower deck due to the compact engine room. The interiors, created by Francesco Guida, exude hospitality and sophistication. They can be decorated in one of two colours - “Platinum” and “Black Pearl”.
May 26, 2020
Lürssen showcases the latest in-build 90m superyacht. This project was technically launched at Rendsburg in Northern Germany, sporting a completed hull and superstructure.The yard not revealing any details about the project, but the yacht reminds sports design of the 70.7m Lürssen superyacht Skat. The yacht will now undergo outfitting and will be officially launched in 2021.
May 26, 2020
The Ferretti Yacht 920 is a flybridge yacht which stands out thanks to its monumental, dynamic forms, innovative design features.The motor yacht can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The yacht was designed by Zuccon International Project, the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee.The Ferretti Yacht 920 is a flybridge yacht which stands out thanks to its monumental, dynamic forms, innovative design features.These features are the wide-body concept of the owner’s suite on the main deck, superb functional flexibility (including the option of switching from four cabins to a five cabins version), and the vast spaces in its ground-breaking bow area, all of which can be used by guests.The eye-catching profile is underlined by the detailing on the gunwale, which extends beyond the bulwark walkways and intersects the master-cabin window like a blade.The highly innovative maxi-flybridge is designed with an impressive collection of spaces, featuring décor, multipurpose relaxation areas and a classic-contemporary interior feel. She is powered by MTU engines of 2435 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots.
May 26, 2020
The 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will take place from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September 2020 at Port Hercule in Monaco.The organisers are fully aware of the strategic importance of the MYS to the companies that participate each year – for growing their business, sales and marketing.The Monaco Yacht Show 2020 will probably be one of the first opportunities this year to bring together the yachting industry and meet private customers to discuss current and future market trends and share a true superyachting experience that only a visit to a salon can offer.The MYS offers the perfect setting for establishing direct relations based on trust. Future buyers can visit several yachts all in one day, compare them, meet the designers, and discuss with brokers and shipyards. Such a totally immersive experience is as essential as it can be decisive when considering the purchase or construction of a superyacht.MYS is keeping a close eye on how the pandemic is evolving, hoping there will be a healthier and more stable situation around the globe in the coming months.Also, the MYS, we will implement directives issued by the government of Monaco and the World Health Organisation (WHO) that reflect how the pandemic has evolved by September 2020.
May 25, 2020
Ulstein Verft delivered 88.5-metre Espen Øino-designed explorer yacht Olivia O after reconstruction. Planning and engineering work began on the boat in November 2016. The project’s hull and superstructure were constructed in Croatia by the Brodosplit.Though Oliva O is Ulstein’s first private superyacht project, well-known superyacht designer Espen Oeino brings valuable experience.Designed and built by Ulstein Verft - a yard better known for commercial vessels, ferries and workboats, Olivia O is characterised by a striking reverse bow and explorer profile.Olivia O can sleep up to 20 in eight cabins, including Pullman bunks while crew accommodation is for 30 people.
May 25, 2020