The world’s leading builder of yachts over 24 metres in length made waves at the Yachts Miami Beach 2016, the boat show organised in Miami from February 11 to 15. Consolidating its position of world leadership, the brand reports value of production standing at EUR 680 million, up 11 per cent in the last two years, and investments in the current three-year period of over EUR 100 million.
With an impressive fleet of twenty-one models, ranging from the Azimut Atlantis 34 to the Benetti Custom FB265 flagship, Azimut Benetti Group geared up to welcome visitors. The Azimut Yachts stand hosted two of the top attractions at the show, both making their debut in America.
They are each about 21 metres in length and represent two very different styles of navigation. The first is the Italian long range Azimut Magellano 66, while the second, the Azimut 66, forms part of the Flybridge collection and is the latest icon of the ground-breaking construction technology developed by the shipyard.
The Miami show will also provided the opportunity to present the first rendering of the powerful Azimut Verve 40 centre-console yacht, with three 350 hp outboard engines. Highly regarded by the American public, this model’s official launch is planned for 2016.
At the show, Benetti presented the 42-metre Crystal 140’ M/Y Mr. D to the American public for the first time. Azimut Benetti Group continues to implement is range expansion and upgrade programme with an incredible 21 new models planned over the coming three years, 14 for Azimut Yachts and seven for Benetti.