THE BENETTI STORY
Benetti is one of the oldest builders of luxury motor yachts in the world.
Established by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873, the company began life building wooden boats used for local and international trade.
After the death of Lorenzo, his two sons Gino and Emilio took over the management of the boatyard. They changed its name to Fratelli Benetti and quickly built up a reputation that extended beyond the Mediterranean. After the Second World War, with the disappearance of commercial sailing vessels built from wood, Benetti changed direction and began producing pleasure craft made from steel. Then in the early 1960s the boatyard produced its first luxury mega yachts.
Since 1980 the fleet has included big motor yachts in the 30 to 60 meter range and beyond, not least the famous 86-meter ‘Nabila’.
In 1985 the Boatyard was acquired by the celebrated Turin-based boat builder Azimut Spa, which brought in new management and transformed Benetti into the modern, technologically advanced reality we know today: a forward-looking and innovative boatyard, but also one that proudly retains its traditional values of experience, skill and a passion for fine craftsmanship.
ABOUT BENETTI YACHTS
Since 1873, more than 350 boats built, over 300,000 sq m (3.229.173 sq.ft) of production facilities at three shipyards in Italy and 35 yachts under construction at the present time, including three giga yachts of 100mt and longer. These facts and figures unambiguously demonstrate the momentum of Benetti’s growth and Clients’ unrestrained confidence in the brand.
Every day, since 1873 we have been celebrating Italian excellence adding thought, research and development to the ingenuity of our hands.
Listen to Clients. Always. Satisfy their requests over time and accept constant challenges. This is what Benetti does, fully aware that the construction of a custom yacht may take years and that during this time the needs of the Owner may change.
With its dedicated team, Benetti can implement modifications while work is already in progress and develop projects in any direction suggested. The constructive, client-oriented approach endorsed by Benetti is a typically Italian added value that is recognized and appreciated the world over.
“WE NEVER SAY NO, WE LIKE TO SAY WE’LL DO OUR BEST”
We listen to all our Clients and offer them impeccable service before, during and after the construction of yachts that are as unique as they are.