Azimut Benetti to showcase 15 yachts at Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous
Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Azimut Benetti Group will bring 12 models from Azimut and three from Benetti to the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous (May 11-14) in Viareggio.
(Photo: Azimut Benetti Group - Azimut Benetti fleet)
The new boat show has been devised by Nautica Italiana and organised by Fiera Milano in partnership with the Distretto Tecnologico per la Nautica e la Portualità Toscana (Tuscan Marine and Port Technology District).
There will be three thematic areas in the 50,000sqm of water available for the show: Tenders & Toys, for technology-intensive tender manufacturers; Superyacht Marina, dedicated to marinas catering for big boats; and Superyacht Equipment and Component, offering a space for the producers of accessories and components for superyachts.
Azimut Yachts will take the models from the brand’s five collections to the show, including Flybridge, Grande, S, Magellano and Atlantis. It will also hold an exclusive preview of the new Grande 35 Metri flagship, the only model of its size with two beach clubs, one in the bow and one in the stern.
Benetti Yachts will display the Fast 125’, with the new Carbon Azipull propulsion system produced in partnership with Rolls Royce (exclusive sea trials available for booking), the Classic Supreme 132’ and the Crystal 140’.
The main feature, shared by all the yachts in the fleet on display, is the systematic and extensive use of carbon-tech. Carbon fibre is, in fact, is used in a growing number of products in the range, from the smallest 16m model in Azimut Yachts’ Flybridge Collection to the new Grande 35 Metri, as well as being used extensively on Benetti models too. Carbon fibre is also used in the manufacture of the new Carbon Azipull propulsion system by Rolls Royce.
Azimut Benetti Group invested in the mechanical properties of carbon composites, which significantly reduced the weight of components, while improving performance. Depending on the resins used, the reduction in weight can be in the order of 20%/40%. This opportunity has been seized not only for increasing the top speed, but to improve comfort on board creating more living space and increasing levels of dynamic stability.