The Italian company is a luxury yacht builder. For long specializing in semi-
Nowadays the company builds a broad range of yachts. Including extremely luxury, high quality custom yachts. Such as the 90 meter Lionheart, the 69 meter Spectre and the 67 meter Seasense.
The Benetti shipyard was founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873. The company started building wooden fishing boats and trade ships. From 1910 Lorenzo’s sons Gino and Emilio started building luxury yachts. The name was changed to Fratelli Benetti.
In the 1960 the company built steel yachts ranging from 18 to 33 meter (110 ft). In 1979 they built the -
In the 1980’s the yard had a difficult financial position. That was due to problems with the yacht Nabila. After which the company was purchased by Paolo Vitelli. Vitelli founded the yacht builder Azimut in 1969, while still being a student.
In 2015 Vitelly sold a minority share of the Azimut Benetti Group to Tamburi Investments partners. Bringing Giovanni Tamburi to the board.
The company now has 5 shipyards: 4 in Italy and 1 in Brazil. The company built more than 300 yachts per year. And has more than 1,000 employees. The company has its own yacht design department.
The group also owns Fraser Yachts. Fraser is a succesful yacht brokerage company. The company is also active in charter, yacht management and construction management. Fraser sells more than 50 yachts per years and has several Benetti yachts for sale.
The group has two production facilities near its headquarter in Viareggio. Where they can build yachts up to 42 meters.
In Livorno they can build 12 yachts at the same time. With a length to more than 100 meters.
Notable yachts built by the famous shipyard are the 86 meter Nabila (know Kingdom 5KR). And the 90 meter Lionheart owned by Philip Green. And the 70 meter Reverie, built for Kjell Inge Rokke.
The company has dozens of yachts in their current portfolio. And more than 30 under construction, including a few very large mega yachts.
We are aware of the following projects under construction:
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Update: were were told that FB277 is for a Russian owner. Do you know who the owner of the motor yacht FB 277 is? Please do send us a message. The next 107 meter project will be for James Packer.
Via Michele Coppino, 104
55049 – Viareggio (Lucca)
Tel +39 0584 3821
Fax +39 0584 396232
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