The company Azimut Yacht Ukraine is an official partner of the brand Benetti, which is a part of the Azimut Benetti Group. Benetti is the world’s leader in mega yachts construction, as confirmed by the Global Order Book annual report. This report represents a market analysis in mega yachts industry. It is based upon comprehensive information on mega yachts projects under construction at different shipyards. Azimut Benetti Group has constantly been at the top of ratings as a “World leader in mega yachts construction” for 16 years in a row.
Among our many Clients there are those who have eventually formed their personal conceptions of relaxation. These conceptions are unique and different in their details. But one thing they do have in common – the Clients start appreciating the yacht size “from 30 meters”. Here at the forefront we have Benetti and Azimut Grande - two supreme lines of Azimut Benetti Group, two areas where a great freedom of action in terms of implementation of one’s unique project is possible.
A 143-year history with more than 350 vessels built, more than 300 000 sq. m (3.229.173 sq. feet) of production capacity at three shipyards in Italy and 35 yachts currently under construction, including three yachts over 100 m - the facts and figures clearly speak for themselves, illustrating the growth of Benetti and a huge confidence of customers towards the brand.
Azimut Benetti group is one of the most authoritative shipyards in the world, maintaining longstanding leadership in the market in the calculation of summarized length of the yachts built and under construction. A history of nearly a half-century have formed the unequalled experience, spotless reputation and strong relationships with leading producers of equipment, suppliers, design studios, naval architects and marine engineers. Azimut Benetti is constantly the first to implement the all-new equipment and technological innovations. Example of that advanced approach is a new propulsion system, Azibull Carbon Thrusters, elaborated together with Rolls-Royce.
The slewing drives are distinguished for their increased cornering ability, low hydrodynamic drag, low fuel consumption compared to analog propulsion systems of the same capacity.
A company with such a reputation has the ability to attract best talents and brilliant minds for its projects. Highest quality, unexcelled seaworthiness and Italian lifestyle are the key features of Azimut Benetti, and the reason for the potential customers to choose the vessels of the brand once and over again. In recent years the world-famous yacht designers like Stefano Righini, Giorgio Maria Cassetta, Achille Salvagni, Redman Whiteley Dixon, Stefano Natucci have been elaborating the design of the company’s projects.
Unequalled quality to price ratio, responsiveness and eagerness of the shipyard to provide both design and constructional flexibility, as well as its personalized approach are the key advantages of Azimut Benetti to make it chosen as a shipyard for megayacht construction.
At the first stage, however simple this may sound, we need a person to person discussion. Even if it’s for the first time one has come across yachting, the most important thing is to understand his/her vision. Everything is important: the speed (sailing speed, rate of sailing, maximum design speed), how many days one is going to spend on board, assumed budgets for construction and yearly maintenance, quantity of guests, region of sailing, level of customization and much more. We do also take into account the desired terms of delivery, variations of payment, availability and readiness of the hulls, actual trends and renewals of the model line. After all the parameters are brought into balance, we provide the initial variants of models, to choose and elaborate the one to get incorporated.
From the first discussion of ideas and to the final delivery of the yacht to the Client, along all the stages of projecting and construction, the Clients have at their disposal both the management of our team and the experience of engineers and designers from Azimut Benetti Group. The projecting of the megayacht has its flow and order, but the priority is always the one – to incorporate the Client’s tasks on expressing his/her individuality. Meetings and discussions of blueprints and designs take place at the shipyard in Italy or at our office in Moscow, or visiting the Client’s place if need be. Depending on the sizes of a ship, it will take from 1 to 4 months. Each yacht Azimut Grande or Benetti is inimitable and has a high degree of customization, which allows to change substantially the interiors and partially, the superstructure of the yacht. That diversity is the reason why the yachting world usually knows the Benetti ships by their names and not by their model.
When concluding the agreement all the terms of construction and the delivery date are set up. During the whole period of construction our company is controlling every stage and provides regular reports on the work flow. All in all, for a medium size yacht (about 40 metres) there are executed more than 1000 quality control audits. Our surveyor regularly visits the shipyard to execute mid-term control. It should be noted that the future Owner of the yacht can add his/her alterations even during the construction stage, yet understanding that it can cause prolongation and delay of the delivery date.
According to the signed agreement between the sides and after the notice in advance from the shipyard, our representatives start surveying and inspection procedures. Initial inspections are conducted immediately after the hull is on water, successive checkouts are made while assembling the equipment already on the surface. At every stage a snagging list is compiled and terms for completion of corrections are settled. After our surveyors have fulfilled the acceptance of delivery, the yacht is delivered for acceptance by the Client. Commonly, the acceptance of the yacht by the Client doesn’t take long, as 99% of corrections have been already completed during all the previous stages of survey and construction.
This motorboat is built according to completely individual design project and has crucial construction and layout changes of its lower deck. The master cabin and the walk in wardrobe are extended to the maximum and the width of the bathroom equals the full width of the hull. There have been added all the possible technological options and the furniture has been designed exclusively for the yacht as contrasted with standard variants from the shipyard.
Special semi-displacement hull with the ultimate run up to 1000 nautical miles.
Built in Viareggio in 2015 under surveying control of our company starting from the very first day. There was done a good deal of work on new design solutions as well as on principal layout changes meant to increase useful place and maximize comfort.
All the free space between the hull of the boat and its interior furnishing was used to the maximum. There have been added shelves, boxes and lockers to every tiny space to provide functionality of the interior. The height of the ceiling was increased, the soundproofing improved and the corridors were made wider due to the optimization of the space between the decks. The geometry of the staircase has been changed: it was reconstructed in a more reserved manner with rounded corners and shapes, furthermore, the volume of space for the staircase was significantly increased in order to make it even more comfortable to go downstairs.
There has also been reinstalled an advanced navigation system with chart plotters and enlarged screens.
The base for the interior project was created by the Italian architect Achille Salvagni. Furniture and sofas – by Poltrona Frau, wash-bowls and bathroom fitments - by Antonio Luppi.