More than 700 clients from around the world attended Azimut-Benetti’s 10th Yachting Gala at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia on the weekend, where they were given an exclusive preview of the new Azimut Grande 27 Metri and the Azimut Grande 35 Metri. Both yachts will be making their official debuts at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

Selected owners were also able to test the propulsion system developed exclusively by Rolls Royce on the Benetti Fast 125’. The Azimut-Benetti Group also showcased other models in the Azimut and Benetti ranges, with a total of 25 yachts available for sea trials.

Presiding over the event was host Paolo Vitelli, founder and chairman of the Azimut-Benetti Group, joined by the new generation of group managers: Azimut-Benetti Group vice president Giovanna Vitelli, Azimut Yachts Business Unit general manager Marco Valle, Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio and Benetti Megayachts Business Unit general manager Christos Ramnialis.

Azimut-Benetti is the world's largest builder of yachts and superyachts, with a presence in 68 countries through a network of 138 sales and customer service offices. The company offers the Azimut and Benetti brands, as well as Yachtique, the service division exclusively dedicated to boat owners, the Fraser Yachts sales and brokerage division, and refit specialist Lusben.