In a new, 2020 year, Azimut|Benetti Group is the industry leader again - for the 20th time in a row, taking the top spot of the Global Order Book 2020. This global shipyard ranking is based on records of actual orders and is compiled annually by Boat International, the authoritative British edition, to highlight industry trends in yachts over 80 feet.
The prestigious victory marks a half-century milestone in business - in the year of its 50th anniversary, the Azimut|Benetti group closes the yachting year with orders worth over €900 million, a 10 per cent increase over the previous season.
As a result, the Italian group, with its brands Azimut Yachts and Benetti, has been the first among shipyards around the world, with its 101 yachts of a total length of 3535 metres.
Paolo Vitelli, Group President Azimut|Benetti, has commented on the award:
“I created this company 50 years ago and for almost half our long history we have topped the world ranking, a record of which I am deeply proud. Our longstanding success stems from ongoing efforts to develop and improve our products and production processes, in which attention to design, innovation and technology, but also the quality of the work of our employees – our most valuable asset – are imprinted in the company’s DNA. This business culture combined with the financial solidity that is essential when yachts this size are involved and our managers’ expertise, have once again shown that they represent the value added by the Group. It is with great joy and equally great confidence in the future that I close this unrepeatable year: both Benetti and Azimut Yachts already have very healthy order books and will soon be launching some extraordinary product novelties”.