Dedicating space to the well-being.

The Azimut Benetti Group invited more than 600 select clients from all over the world to the sixth Yachting Gala, which took place during the last weekend of June in the splendid setting of Portofino. It gave guests the chance to see an exclusive preview of the brand new Azimut 80 and to raise a toast to Benetti, crowning the 140th anniversary celebrations for the oldest Italian super yacht shipyard.

This exclusive Yachting Gala for the numerous enthusiasts of Azimut Benetti s luxury yachts has become a traditional event and was held this year on the 29th and 30th of June. Over the two days the guests were able to spend all their time taking part in sea trials and visiting the splendid Azimut/Benetti vessel crafts in this beautiful, unique setting.

Portofino Marina was branded with the Azimut Yachts name thanks to a two-year partnership that involves the company based in Avigliana sponsoring the jetties and staff uniforms. At the end of each day dedicated to the fun and the pleasure of sailing there were gala evenings reserved for important celebrations.






The weekend opened on Friday 28th of June with an exciting gala evening in honor of Benetti’s first 140 years. After the important celebrations held during Milan Design Week 2013 and the Rio de Janeiro Boat Show, the oldest Italian super yacht shipyard returned to Europe for a special toast reserved for all the people who have really made the company a success: its latest clients and the most loyal boat owners from all over the world. Clients with ideas and expectations that represent new challenges and constant stimuli to maintain excellence in technology and construction: the only conceivable course for the boatyard’s next 140 years.



The weekend offered plenty of opportunities for sea trials and tours to explore the Azimut collections. The special guest star among the 18 models set up for the occasion was the new Azimut 80, which was available in an exclusive preview to the 600 plus guests invited by the Italian Group, the leading company in luxury vessel production, this as a mark of the special attention that the Group has always paid its clients. Azimut 80,  was scheduled to be officially presented at the Cannes Boat Show in September 2013, thus becoming the first yacht over 72 feet to be entirely designed at Avigliana and fitted with incredible panoramic windows and guest cabins offering the utmost in comfort and destined to revolutionize the way we sail.






Dedicating space to the well-being

The Azimut 80 is a leisure vessel craft able to tackle any weather conditions. The layout comprises 4 cabins, all with bathrooms, including the owner’s cabin extending over the full beam. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests and includes an enormous flybridge, designed for maximum versatility of use.




25.2 meters (82’ 8’’)


5.96 meters (19’ 7’’)


2 x 1550 mHP (1140 kW)


Max speed 

30 knots

Cruising speed 

26 konts

Displacement at full load

61 tons

Fuel Capacity

6,000 liters (1,585 Us gls)


1100 litros (290 Us gls)


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