Azimut Yachts

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Coordinates: 44°06′14″N 8°14′51″E / 44.103926°N 8.2475223°E / 44.103926; 8.2475223

Azimut - Benetti S.p.A.
IndustryYacht Chartering,
Yacht Building
HeadquartersViareggio, Italy
Area served
Key people
Paolo Vitelli (CEO and President)
Revenue701 million USD (2007) [1]
ParentAzimut Benetti Group Edit this on Wikidata
WebsiteOfficial Website

Azimut Yachts is an Italian yacht-manufacturing company based in Viareggio, Italy. It was established in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli.[2]

The company started with sailing boat chartering, later developing into a large luxury yacht building industry. The first major work started with a contract at the ship-yard of Amerglass, a modern Dutch shipyard producing boats in fibreglass. The business developed quickly, adding the distribution of sailing boats, motorcruisers and finally motoryachts from different makers: British Powles, Westerly, and others.

The company currently owns Benetti, another luxury ship building company.

Atlantis (boat builder) was acquired before 2013 and continued producing for the Atlantis brand for years, but in 2013 Azimut Atlantis models were on offer.

Ship building[edit]

The headquarters site houses is a 100,000 square meter facility of offices and the factory, which can build 300 boats (of up to 68 feet (21 m) LOA) per year. Larger yachts are ordered from other, larger ship-yards in the world.


The company was established for boat chartering and continues to provide this service.

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