Azimut Yachts For Sale
Azimut, Italy’s largest boat manufacturer, was founded in 1969 when university student Paolo Vitelli began chartering sailing boats. The company soon became a of distributer several European yacht brands, and in 1974 Vitelli began producing his own line of Italian-built yachts. In 1985 Azimut acquired custom megayacht builder Benetti. In 1993 the company’s new generation of full-production motor cruisers was introduced, many of which were imported into the American market. From the late nineties onwards, with the acquisition of new boatyards at Fano, Italy, the restructuring of the Benetti boatyards at Viareggio and the construction of a new site at Avigliana, Azimut became one of the leading European builders of y achts and megayachts. An alliance with Sea Ray in 1998 brought the full Azimut line to North America, providing Azimut owners with Sea Ray’s extensive dealer network and product support.