Since 1873 Benetti has stood for Italian ship building excellence, producing more than 300 boats and 45 yachts, including three gigayachts larger than 90 meters. Realizing the potential of composite material for yacht production in the 1960s, Benetti transitioned to strong steel and aluminum to build full-custom displacement and semi-displacement motor yachts ranging in size from 28 to 90-plus meters. Azimut Spa acquired Benetti luxury yacht builder in 1985, adding the traditional, experienced builder into the ultra-modern, technologically advanced Azimut Benetti Group.

Benetti is headquartered in Viareggio, as are its two main shipyards: Darsena Lucca and Darsena Italia. A third, located close by, assembles Class Range yachts ranging from 93 to 145 feet in length. Benetti’s modernized boatyard in Livorno covers 200,000-square-meters, produces 12 custom megayachts at a time, offers superyacht repair services and is the timeliest refit center in the Mediterranean. Its 34,000-square-meter Fano facility specializes in molding and laminating yachts.

Benetti new construction yachts adhere to the Benetti Quality System, which comprises specialists who perform more than 1,000 quality inspection checks and tests on every yacht, following the most astringent safety and technical standards. Benetti’s architects, engineers, designers and project managers boast fanatical attention to detail and an obsession with quality to produce iconic Italian luxury yachts, like the custom VICA FB801.

Benetti has won several awards, including ShowBoats International’s “First Custom Megayacht Builder larger than 80 feet.”

Benetti continues to think ahead with its BEST concept, which integrates all onboard electronics, their integrated bridge system, which reduces the number of necessary navigation panels, their diesel-electric propulsion system and more.