Azimut (company)

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Azimut - Benetti S.p.A.
Industry Yacht Chartering,
Yacht Building
Founded 1969
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Key people Paolo Vitelli (CEO and President)
Products Yachts
Revenue 701 million USD (2007) [1]
Website Official Website

Azimut is an Italian yacht-manufacturing company based in Avigliana, in the province of Turin. 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.

Yacht range

An Azimut yacht.

The company has a range of yachts between 39 feet and 116 feet. The largest yacht is the 116 ft (35 m) Azimut 116 which can accommodate 12 people in 6 cabins.

Ship building

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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