According to ShowBoats International 2014 Global Order Book, Azimut-Benetti is world’s top nautical producer in terms of boats under construction as well as as manufacturer of custom megayachts. With its 79 yachts with an average length of 37m (122ft) under construction, Italian giant is still number one of the list of Top 20 builders for the fourteenth consecutive year, and is also the world’s largest producer of Custom mega-yachts over 24 meters in length for the fifteenth consecutive year!
“Although the top 5 rankings have changed little in recent years,” said Ferruccio Luppi, CEO of Azimut|Benetti, “these result should not be taken for granted. We are extremely proud of our success, especially in these difficult times. Today more than ever before, these results confirm our daring yet cautious growth strategy, which has been strongly championed by our President, Paolo Vitelli. This ambitious strategy aims to promote and safeguard the jobs of thousands of workers who contribute every day to our success. I regard this as important recognition for the entire Italian boating industry, and further confirmation of Italy‘s leadership in the worldwide production of yachts, based on those unique skills that set us apart from the rest and that, in our case, translate into concrete results. None of this would be possible without our managers, whom I particularly wish to thank.”
Italy’s Azimut-Benetti Group is top of the list, followed by Sanlorenzo, Ferretti, Princess Yachts and Sunseeker.