At the heart of the Azimut Benetti Group’s success lie its love for what it does, care for yacht owners, and wish to experiment with new technologies and always surpass itself

Founding date: 1969

Location: Italy


Specialties: Semi displacement yachts from 10 to 40 meters

Paolo Vitelli is the founder of Azimut Yachts. The company quickly established a foothold in the yacht market with their first fiberglass production motorboat, the AZ 43 Bali. In the 1970s and 1980s, Azimut operated in two segments: the production of small boats and long motor yachts. Their fiberglass Azimut 105 Failaka became the largest series yacht of its time.

In 1985, Azimut acquired the renowned Benetti family yard, which specialized in superyachts and had a rich history dating back to 1873. The successful partnership of Azimut Benetti Group combined tradition and innovation to set numerous yachting trends and innovative solutions. Their contributions, such as big frameless windows, power-operated seats, and cabin designs, are now considered standard in the industry.

Today, Azimut offers a vast array of yachts, ranging from small motorboats to superyachts made of glass fiber reinforced plastic. Their yachts are renowned for their elegant design and optimal performance, making them a standout in the industry.