Azimut Yachts History

Azimut Yachts History

Yachting giant Azimut Yachts got its start in the town of Turin, Italy, in 1969, when an enterprising Azimut Yachts Historyyoung student founded a small yacht chartering business. Over the following decades, that diminutive firm would transform itself: first morphing into a brokerage, then expanding operations to design and build its own yachts. Through a series of partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers, Azimut Yachts was able to increase its technological and production capabilities, eventually merging several of the world’s foremost yacht firms to form the world’s largest network producing megayachts.

University student Paolo Vitelli made the bold move of starting a yacht chartering company, Azimut Srl, before he had even received his degree. He rapidly realized a brokerage would be more profitable, and within a year was distributing some of the most prestigious yacht brands in Italy. Over the next few years, Vitelli would fine-tune his business, rising to become one of Italy’s foremost companies specializing in importing and distributing pleasure boats before launching his firm into the yacht designing business. Azimut saw the first of its many successes with the design of the AZ 43′ Bali, a mass-produced fiberglass boat launched as a joint venture with Amerglass.

In 1985, Azimut acquired Benetti Yachts, one of the oldest builders of luxury motoryachts who had been delivering world-class yachts since 1873. Azimut’s acquisition of the historic Viareggio-based shipyard allowed the company to expand into constructing its own yachts. The inventive firm revolutionized the yachting world by introducing several innovative features now accepted as standard requirements, including large leak-proof frameless windows, electric seats, and walnut interiors.

For the past ten years, Azimut has taken an active interest in environmental concerns, spurred by its unrivalled position in the pleasure boat industry to become a leader in environmental sustainability as well. For its consistent and effective management system aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Azimut was awarded ISO 14001 certification. The environmentally conscious company decided to adopt RINA principles and to achieve RINA Green Plus notation, resulting in the introduction of a range of innovative solutions that include hybrid propulsion motors to sail with a near-zero reduction in noise levels and lower consumption on short day trips, high performance propellers, and environmentally compatible materials.

Are you looking for an Italian beauty of your own? Atlantic Yacht and Ship is proud to offer some exquisite pre-owned Azimut yachts for sale.

2005 39' Azimut 39 for sale39′  Azimut 39    2005

This 39′ Azimut 2005 cruising yacht with a striking profile offers an impressive display of stylish design and interior craftsmanship. The luxurious two-stateroom interior features cherry accents, with a wraparound salon finished to very high standards. Teak decks, teak cockpit sole, low profile radar arch, and foredeck sun pad are just a few of the amenities on this 39′ Azimut. She cruises at 26 knots (30+ knots top speed). On board, the design and layout give you a feeling of relaxing on a motor yacht of far greater proportions with more than ample room for everyone to enjoy the moment. Very clean and well maintained, she is offered at $249,000.

98′  Azimut Leonardo 200698' Azimut Leonardo 2006 for sale

With twin MTU Diesel engines this yacht can cruise in the high 20 knot range and will easily hit speeds above 30 knots. Most models have four guest staterooms, including a master suite, VIP suite, and twin guest staterooms, along with a crew twin cabin. This 2006 treasure features low mileage and a motivated owner, so bring your offers! Located in Italy and currently asking 2,500,000 EUR

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