, a luxury yacht builder, opened for business in 1969, and is headquartered in Avigliana, Torino, Italy. With its own facilities and the Benetti
yards acquisition in 1985, Azimut owns yards in 4 regions. The Avigliana yard presents a boat production capacity of 270. Savona has a Service and Delivery center. Viareggio has the Azimut-Benetti production and refitting center and the Benetti yard. The Azimut-Benetti Production Center is in Fano, creating GRP hulls. The yards can hold different sizes of yachts, from 39 feet to 165 feet in length, though yachts produced are 39 to 98 feet in length. Azimut also offers customers the opportunity of chartering of their own boats though preferred dealers.
The Magellano 74 was launched in December 2009 at the Genoa Yacht Show and is a charterers dream. With fitted with stabilisers, she has the capability to stay at sea for up to a month. These boats tend to have a longer water lines and as a result are exceptionally stable. They are not seen as fast boats, but luxury cruisers.
The cabins are very spacious with plenty of storage space, even book cases which are very important if you are to be at sea for any length of time. The VIP room has much more space than many of its contemporaries which often offer quite cramped accommodation.
The windows are large, giving more natural light than some others, again very important for a longer voyage. This Magellano is more for getting there in comfort and luxury rather than in a costly flurry of wake.
Azimut began in 1969 as a sailing boat chartering company and production of their own yachts began in the 1980's when the first designs were made of fibreglass, and they were introduced to the Italian marketplace during that period. In 1985 it acquired Benetti shipyards in Viareggio. It quickly became a pre-eminent producer for the Italian market place with its 105 Farlaka becoming the biggest mass-produced yacht at the time.
In 2003 Azimut-Benetti gained control of Fraser Yachts, which is now incorporated into the group. This is the stepping stone into the mega yacht business. At the same time the company has concentrated on developing port facilities. It has acquired dock yards for refurbishment and now owns hotels and residential housing around the ports that it controls. Amongst those is the Marina di Viareggio, its spiritual home and at present it is deeply involved in the refurbishment of the port of Mediceo of Livorno and is expecting to do the same at a new marina in Chiavari.