, 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.
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.