the Founder of the Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts Paolo Vittelli came in the yacht business as a student, taking up in 1969 Charter sailing yacht.
almost immediately began and sales: at the nearest Genoa Boat Show Dutch shipyard Amerglass decided to entrust the new company represent your brand in Italy. The following steel Powless, Camper & Nicholsons, Aloa and Westerly.
Commercial success allowed Paolo Vittelli to think about own production and in 1970 together with Amerglass proposed a model of the AZ 43 Bali. With a body length of 43 feet (13 m), designed by legendary designer Bernard Olesinski, this the flybridge model has become one of the largest production yachts from fiberglass of the time. The first samples were built in Holland under the brand Amerglass 43, the following were built with the name AZ43 on several Italian shipyards.
in 1977, a compact and available model AZ 32 Targa, so popular that it was called " sea Ford T". Evolving continuously, in the period from 1977 to 1985, Azimut Yachts introduced several highly successful models. In the number of — the world's first 30-meter fiberglass yacht Failaka 105, built for the Prince of Kuwait. The success allowed Azimut to think about entering the American market and in 1982 the company first participated in Miami Boat Show and enters into a partnership with Allied Marine.
In 1985, Azimut Yachts acquires Fratelli Benetti in Viareggio. Founded in 1873, this eminent shipyard specialized in large superyachts, which allowed Azimut to reach a new level of production. 90 years marked by the acquisition of production facilities in Fano East coast of Italy, reconstruction of Benetti's facilities Viarregio and the construction of its own new shipyard in Avigliana not far from Turin. This allowed the Azimut-Benetti group to reach leading positions in creation of not only serial, but also superyachts custom-buildings.
Azimut Yachts are often chosen for their magnificent design, and in this aspect the shipyard is really a bit of competitors. Decades for appearance Azimut yachts Stefano answered Righini, and the interior by Carlo Galeazzi. Later, the team was joined by a brilliant designer Akile Salvani: the expansion of the model range required new approaches.
the Azimut model range is extremely extensive. Along with classic flybridge yachts and high-speed sports models, made with the use of carbon fiber, the shipyard produces a unique magellano line. For the first time presenting it in 2009 as a Magellano model 74, Azimut Yachts, perhaps the first in the market marked the trend in expedition yachts. Combining elegant Azimut design and quality explorers (fuel efficiency, large power reserve, volume the interior space and the brilliant seaworthiness), incredibly a popular line of Magellano distinguished by the fact that the contours of the buildings and the concept of developing a Ken Freivokh designer, known for creating first of all, sailing yachts.
in 2013, Azimut Yachts joined the brand Atlantis, allowing to form another line of outdoor sports yachts ultramodern design. Finally, the Azimut Grande series includes the largest and most luxurious custom yachts are more than 30 m long. However, along with the great design, Azimut yachts have many others advantages: comfort, safety, innovative approach to all aspects of the creation of the vessel.
built over decades of brilliant reputation, constant search for advanced technical solutions, development production facilities, extensive dealer and service network worldwide-all these factors have been holding Azimut Yachts for many years top positions in the list of the strongest players of the yacht market.