Azimut Benetti the world’s leading superyacht manufacturer
By 21er. year, the Azimut Benetti Group of Paolo and Giovanna Vitelli is confirmed, according to the Global Order Book 2021, as the world’s leading manufacturer of superyachts, with a total area of 3,521 meters and 100 projects, far superior to those of other shipyards.
Global Order Book 2021, is the annual ranking prepared every year by Boat International magazine, recognized the Azimut Group | Benetti as the first superyacht producer in the world with 3521 linear meters of yachts over 80 feet and 100 projects.
The report considered the activity of 179 shipyards in the way they build vessels of more than 24 meters, determining that Azimut Benetti, first in the ranking, holds 12% of the market in this segment compared to the 821 projects analyzed and has an advantage. 16%, again in relation to the number of projects, and 432 meters – ideally equal to 18 boats of 24 meters – compared to the second.
This recognition takes on a special value this year considering the difficulties and obstacles that the nautical industry has had to face in these 12 months marked by the pandemic crisis.
The effectiveness with which the Group has responded to the complexity of the moment, especially the determination with which the company has kept the investments for the development of new products stable and unchanged. A choice that was rewarded with the arrival on the market of models that, even before hitting the water, registered the appreciation of customers and were bought “on paper”, as is the case of Benetti’s Oasis 40M, of which, Just two months after its debut, 12 units were sold and the Azimut Yachts Trideck, which has already sold 5 units even before its official presentation. Great success also for Benetti’s production of aluminum and steel with special reference to the B.YOND, B.NOW and Custom categories. In addition to the recent sales of 2 B.
Azimut’s leadership | Benetti is, therefore, the result of the Group’s historical assets: the constant search for innovative codes, the drive for the most advanced technology, financial strength and, last but not least, a distribution and assistance network in all the world. as well as the ability to read shipowners’ expectations well in advance, including the increasing attention to sustainability issues.
Finally, from a geographical point of view, the importance of Azimut | Benetti has the most important areas for the sale of superyachts, such as the United States, where the Group has been a market leader for years, and in particularly promising areas. , as the countries of Southeast Asia are showing.
“We dedicate this victory to all the people of our company and to our clients, whose trust we are grateful and honored – said Giovanna Vitelli, executive vice president of the Group – who continues: We look forward to a challenging season, which nevertheless started in the best way, with an already very important order book, that is, 80% for Benetti and 60% for Azimut Yachts, and 9 online products that will be offered to the market in the next 10 months “.