Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Italian shipbuilder Azimut Yachts was awarded with the Motor Boat Awards 2017 Jan 9 during London Boat Show for its model Magellano 66 in the Passagemakers category.

Azimut Magellano 66 Triumphs At Motor Boat Awards 2017

(Photos: Azimut Yacht - Azimut | Benetti Group Vice President Giovanni Vitelli received the award in London)

The award was assigned by a panel of judges including magazine editors and boat testers based on the results of sea trials in the past 12 months. Magellano 66, as well as all the finalists – among those there were also the Azimut 72 – in each of the 9 categories were required to undergo rigorous tests. 

Magellano 66’s volumes and layout stand out among other competitors, with ample storage spaces for extended stay on board and freedom of leaving for long range cruises due to the Dual Mode hull for more comfortable navigation in all kinds of conditions.

Azimut Magellano 66 Triumphs At Motor Boat Awards 2017 1

(Magellano 66)

“With the Magellano Collection, we have reinvented a new concept of yacht that combines the convenience of an explorer with the exclusivity of Italian design,” says Azimut | Benetti Group Vice President Giovanni Vitelli. “Following the Magellano range commercial success over the years, the award we have received for the Magellano 66 came as a further recognition of our continuous efforts in research and development of avant-garde solutions. If the Azimut Benetti Group has been recognised as the yachting world leader for over three decades, is because of its great capacity for innovation embedded in its DNA, that made Azimut | Benetti one of the true Made-in-Italy ambassador in the world.”

Check out the video about the award-winning model: