Benetti Yachts History
The Benetti shipyard is one of the oldest and most distinguished Italian luxury yacht builders.
“The shipyard was founded in 1873 by Lorenzo Benetti, who sought to create commercial sailing vessels built from wood for local and international trade but whose company became world-famous for their large, custom-built, luxury mega yachts constructed in fiberglass, aluminum, and steel, and ranging from 30 to 60 meters in length and beyond.”
From the company’s oldest yacht in wood, to its latest, most innovative vessel of custom steel and aluminum, each has been built with dedication to Italian craftmanship.
“Upon the death of Lorenzo, his sons Gino and Emilio took over the Benetti shipyard and gave it a new name: Fratelli Benetti. Under Fratelli Benetti, the shipyard thrived and stayed in the family for decades. Fratelli Benetti, under sons Gino and Emilio, managed to pass down the Benetti shipyard for 100 years until it went under new ownership.”
The Azimut Benetti Boat Group
“In 1985, the Benetti shipyard was purchased by the Azimut Benetti boat group, who transformed the shipyard into the innovative, technologically advanced and modern yacht building boatyard it is today, with one of the world’s largest number of superyachts under construction.”
The company builds yachts of custom steel and aluminum with advanced propulsion systems and the utmost in Italian style.
The Azimut Benetti Group owns many brands, including Azimut Yachts, Benetti yachts, Yachtique, and more yacht building companies as well as Fraser Yachts, a renowned yacht brokerage company.
The Azimut Benetti Group offers the broadest range of motor yachts spanning from 34 feet up to and over 100 meters, that are built by Benetti.
The largest network producing megayachts and the globe’s foremost private group in the luxury yacht industry, the Azimut Benetti Group operates in 68 countries with a large group of 138 offices.
“From the yard’s oldest yacht, to its latest creation of custom steel and aluminum, The Azimut Benetti Group’s passion for tradition, skill, yacht building, and fine craftsmanship has resulted in the delivery of highly sought-after luxury yachts for sale and charter.”
With advanced propulsion systems and technology, some of Benetti shipyard’s most popular vessels include the 86-meter mega yacht Nabila, which was built for a Saudi Arabian billionaire Adnan Kashoggi and was featured in the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again;” the 59-meter superyacht Xanadu (now known as St. David), and many more vessels.
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Benetti Yachts Models
|Model Name||Production Year||LOA||Beam||Draft|
|FB700||46.95m (154' 1")||9.1m (29' 11")||2.32m (7' 8")|