Azimut | Benetti Group’s commitment on Eastern markets, which led to a progressive consolidation of its leadership, also thanks to the experience matured over 30 years of continuous presence in the territory, was once again recognized and rewarded.
On the occasion of the ninth edition of the Asia Boating Awards, an event organized by Blu Inc. (publishing group of “Asia Pacific Boating” and “China Boating” magazines), important awards were in fact assigned to boats that best represent the style and quality of two of the most prestigious brands of the Group: Azimut Yachts and Benetti.
Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Petrus II was awarded the prize for the “Best Semi Custom Built Yacht” (over 30 meters), while Azimut Magellano 43 was judged the best boat in the “Best Production Motor Yacht” category (up to 15 meters).
The awarding ceremony was held last March 29th, at the opening of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, a reference event in the Asian region for the luxury yachting sector, which has been capable of establishing itself successfully in a period of just four years.
“These awards represent an important sign of appreciation from the Asian market for our products and, in particular, the Chinese one”, says Giovanna Vitelli, Member of the Board of Directors for Azimut|Benetti. “The continued strengthening of the Group’s presence in the territory, together with new projects and boats that were specially created to better respond to local needs in terms of on-board lifestyle, represent commitments that were clearly recognized and that meet full consent.”
Benetti Classic Supreme 132, Petrus II is the Benetti’s new gem, the first Classic model boat, which will be premiering in the USA at the 2013 Miami Boat Show. This boat is a new development in the exterior profile of Benetti yachts that has been masterfully interpreted by the boat’s designer, Righini, in full keeping with the rest of the Benetti 93 to 145 foot yacht range. The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 is 40.24 metres in length with a maximum width of 8.28 metres. The design was inspired by the need to offer the market a boat that was even more competitive and at the same time that demonstrated Benetti’s constant innovation.
Azimut Magellano 43 is the newest addition to the Azimut Yachts’ Magellano Collection for the 2012-2013 Season. Within 13 meters is a full concentration of the Magellano Collection features: smooth navigation in all conditions, excellent cruising range in a modern and Italian take on the traditional trawler. Destined not only for the high seas but also for inland waters navigation, it is available with two versions: flybridge and with hardtop to meet varying owner’s needs. It has a significant cruising range at 9-10 knots but it is ready to perform like a planning boat at any time and it is ready to accelerate and reach top speeds up to 18-22 knots. The boating experience is extremely smooth and comfortable at a range of different speeds thanks to the ‘Dual Mode’ hull, creating a reduction in pitch and a significant reduced impact with waves.