Five recognitions conquered at the Cannes World Yachts Trophies


UAE_30th of Sept 2018: The Azimut|Benetti group closes in beauty the Cannes Yachting Festival, conquering the coveted title of “Shipyard of the Year” during the World Yacht Trophies night, that traditionally concludes the French kermesse.

The recognition has been awarded to the Group, which will celebrate its 50 years of activity in 2019, for its consistency in its business management, based on long-term strategies, strength and ability to always research innovative pathways.

The Group comprehensively achieved five trophies: next to the most prestigious recognition, there are other four. Benetti conquered the best interior design title in the segment 38 – 50 meters with its Seven, of which the interior layout of exceptional livability has been highlighted, realised in collaboration with the Londoner studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

Azimut achieved a trophy for innovation in the 14 – 18,50 meter segment with the S6, which had its international debut at the Cannes event, as well as the best interior design with Azimut 55 Fly in the segment 14 – 18,50 meters and also with Azimut Grande 32 Meters, in the segment 24 -38 meters. Both models bear the signature of Achille Salvagni, who confirms his stylistic figure with the interior design of these two yachts, characterized by a refined and timeless elegance, giving life to sophisticated and harmonious environments.

Commenting about the award, Giovanni Vitelli, Vice President of the Azimut|Benetti Group emphasized, “These prizes underline how the success of the Group is strictly connected to the strength of our products, which have distinguished themselves in all the segments and for both brands. The Shipyard of the year title – continues Vitelli – inspired by the power of our products, from the solidity and consistency of our vision, as well as from the passion and energy of the people working with and for us, most of which have been beside us for many years. That’swhy I want to dedicate this valuable recognition to our loyal team.”

On behalf of Azimut’s Agency in the Middle East, Ahmad Al-Ameeri, CEO of Seas&Deserts Group highlighted, “Over the last five years, Azimut Benetti has established a strong presence in yachts manufacturing sector internationally, with a constant network growth. We are also proud of our well-established exposure in the Middle East in particular the GCC countries where we have delivered around 250 to 300 Azimut yachts. Therefore, being awarded of “Shipyard of the Year” reflects our market’s excellence and customers’ appreciation to our distinctive quality of services. We promise our customers to maintain our best services that gurantee our market leadership.”

Azimut|Benetti is the biggest and prestigious global yacht builder. Operating in 68 Countries with a network of 138 sales and assistance offices, the Group comprehends the claimed Azimut and Benetti yachts, each one dedicated to a different segment of the market. The Group is also part of the Yachtique, the service division exclusively reserved to Shipowners, owned by Fraser Yachts, specialized in brokering and renting.


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