Founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873, Benetti Yachts is one of the oldest shipyards in the world, coming under Azimut in the 1980s. Together the Azimut Benetti group is a world powerhouse in terms of production of exclusive yachts for sophisticated owners. It has shipyards in Viareggio, Fano, and Leghorn (Livorno), Italy building luxury composite motoryachts from 93 feet to 164 feet and fully custom steel and aluminum motor yachts up to 230 feet. Benetti is currently creating a new development at the Livorno port which will include more sheds and facilities, a marina with mooring for 700 boats, and luxury apartments for ship owners, guests, and owners of the berths.
Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology (BEST) is an advanced new technology platform that integrates the on-board systems through a vast, innovative network that serves as a vessel’s central nervous system, while still easy-to-use for users. Controls for lighting, entertainment, communication, video surveillance, and temperature are a touch away. Benetti’s innovation is also evident in its integrated bridge system, Diesel-Electric Propulsion System, and the robotized Recyta that automates hull and superstructure grouting and finishing.
The Benetti Class of semi-custom luxury yachts ranges from 93 feet to 145 feet, combining exquisite Italian taste with historical tradition and cutting edge technology. Models include the Benetti Delfino 93 with wide sea panoramas, the new Benetti Tradition 105 with a reduced draft, the iconic Benetti Classic 121, the Benetti Classic Supreme 132, the Benetti Crystal 140, and the Benetti Vision 145. The Benetti Custom line ranges from 43 meters to 68 meters, including the new Benetti 68M (230 feet).