Azimut Yachts opened for business in 1969, and is headquartered in Avigliana, Torino, Italy. With its own facilities and the Benetti yards acquisition in 1985, Azimut owns yards in 4 regions. The Avigliana yard presents a boat production capacity of 270. Savona has a Service and Delivery center. Viareggio has the Azimut-Benetti production and refitting center and the Benetti yard. The Azimut-Benetti Production Center is in Fano, creating GRP hulls. The yards can hold different sizes of yachts, from 39 feet to 165 feet in length, though yachts produced are 39 to 98 feet in length. Azimut also offers customers the opportunity of chartering of their own boats though preferred dealers. The latest launch is the flagship 116, a magnificent 35m motoryacht designed by Stefano Righini. The president of Azimut Yachts is Paolo Vitelli, who started his company in Turin, Italy, The Benetti shipyard, based in Viareggio had been owned by the Benetti family since its foundation in 1873 and in 1985 was taken over by Azimut. The yard had earned an exceptional reputation as the producer of yachts in classical lines, fitted out with luxury interiors. In 1994, inspired by the automotive sector, and after stringent test done by skilled engineers, Azimut introduced the frameless window to the market. Thanks to a special elastic paste - capable of expanding its length eight times - the lateral windows were glued directly onto the fiberglass, without the need of any steel frame. The result was an unprecedented leak-proof design. In 2001, the new modern elegant industrial complex of Avigliana was opened. Built on an area of 165.000 sq. yards, of which 55.000 sq. yards are covered. It was been designed specifically to host the most advanced techniques and equipment for the production of yachts up to 68’, with tight quality control in every step of the process. In June 2003, on the occasion of the new logo introduction ceremony, Azimut presented to the press the new Viareggio plant. Based in the heart of Viareggio harbor, this area of 52,000 sq. yards positioned on the water’s edge to allow the Company to significantly extend the current operations. The facilities were totally re-built, the project lay-out being in line, in term of style, rationality and technological equipments, with the other Azimut – Avigliana shipyard.
Azimut 50' Magellano The Pocket Yacht Comes of Age Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy For a 50-foot yacht exhibiting in YFs outstanding World Yacht Show of 100+ footers, this pocket-sized cruiser presents a smooth, even urbane entry; with several firsts in cruising lore to be noted. Glossy & lustrous, she curtsies to no large yachts and makes no apologies. Rather, she's an urbane acknowledgment that yes, she does belong. All business, offering several advances in hull and power design, Azimut's Magellano 50 is poised; as genuine as a handshake from a trusted top executive; a builder with a reputation for excellence and acclaim. Here is the first 50 yacht to earn the RNA Green Plus classification, sporting large UV film windows, low emission engines, high performance hull and props, LED lighting, hybrid propulsion, FSC Certification for fuel efficiency, plus sound insulation. All register as genuine advances in yacht design. She is a first class prize entry, for certain. So; Welcome to YachtForums!
YF checks into Azimut’s extensive, exacting production of its newest launch, via 4,000-miles of Sea Testing for its latest delivery – though perhaps not quite as yet Magellanesque-earth-circling – Call her: “Ma-gell-an-o-74.” Historic Note: “Ferdinand Magellan; Sail – AD 1521: 1st World-Circumnavigation.” Every Yacht Builder’s new models are the results of extensive programming and testing before, during and after the ultimate build is introduced to a highly exclusive Yacht Market. Meticulous design/evaluation and processes create a special “personality” for each new yacht generated, so it becomes a recognizable “face” for the yachting public. True Yacht Buffs chronicle a sighting; similar to a new car edition– “Look! that’s the 2011 Azimut”.
Azimut 116' Motor Yacht The new Azimut 116' Motor Yacht, with its mirrored windows, reflects the epitome of modern Italian yacht design. As one of the world's leading yacht builders, Azimut is continually challenged to create yachts that exceed their customers requirements and surpass their own expectations. Azimut has long been recognized for cutting edge style, but this new yacht is a real cut above. It is proof that a designers imagination can become an engineers reality. Join us for a brief tour of this sensational and stylish new launch from Azimut.
Azimut walked away from the Yachts Miami Beach Show smiling with a new sale in the Azimut Grande 35 line. The new sale is now the fifth hull in the series to be sold and will be delivered to her new owner in 2018. The sale was wrapped up on the first day of the show. This new series is pretty new having only been presented to the public in September last year during the 2016 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival. The yacht will have a fast planing hull with a wave-piercing bow which is similar to what is seen on the Vivace 125 line from Benetti.
On the 7th of September, Azimut unveiled a new model to the yachting public -well actually two and gave an update on their status during a press conference-. The Azimut Grande 35-meter was announced two days ago also with the news that the first hull in the new series has been sold to a Middle-Eastern customer. The new hull is presently under construction and is expected to be completed in early 2017 and make an appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show.
Of all the Magellano 76 models by Azimut Yachts delivered since the range inception a couple of years ago, only now has a hull been delivered to a United States customer. The owners are no strangers to Azimut as they have owned a previous Azimut model but this one is a different design and style presenting a more displacement type vibe versus their express sporty model -an Azimut 55S-.
Azimut's Brazilian subsidiary, Azimut Brazil, recently unveiled the largest yacht to be built by the Brazilian division since it opened operations. Not surprisingly, the design is by Stefano Righini with a very nice interior by Salvagni Architetti. Onboard this triple-deck motoryacht is enough space for a four cabin accommodation layout. The overall basis of this new yacht comes from its European mate, the popular Azimut 80. All accommodation for guests are located on the lower deck with the master suite taking advantage of the fullbeam on the midships section. With a pair of MAN V12-1800 horse power marine diesels her top speed can be in the region of 31-knots while cruising swiftly at approximately 26-knots.