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These are the boats you won't want to miss at the 28th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Editor-at-Large Jill Bobrow sits down with Fabio Ermetto, CCO of Benetti, aboard the Veloce 140.
While there is a boat show taking place somewhere every month of the year, none has the range and diversity of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. (COMPLETE BOAT SHOW GUIDE)
Benetti’s Livorno shipyard saw trouble last week when a 183-foot (56-meter) motoryacht in the final stages of construction caught fire. The yard believed that the problem started with a massive electrical storm in the area that night causing a strong electrical discharge or spark on board.
The Monaco Yacht Show is in full swing, and while the present is very much here and vibrant with an array of new yachts on display, many ponder what the future may look like. The dip in new yacht orders of the past few years has stimulated the fertile imagination of creators and designers, and it is more than fun to explore the possibilities.
The Crystal 140 is one of the newest models in superyacht-builder Benetti’s semi-custom offering. Exterior styling by Stefano Righini and a functional interior by François Zuretti give her an alluring and subtle personality, suitable for personalization.
John Staluppi is a name well known in yachting. In the 1980s he started Millennium Yachts with longtime friend John Rosatti. Staluppi is also recognized for yachts with unforgettable James Bond-themed names, such as Octopussy and Moonraker. He has owned quite a few boats over his lifetime—perhaps 22—but who is counting?
Italian shipyard Benetti Sail Division has developed a motoryacht line with a strong family look. Just recently, the shipyard launched the first BSD 98 in its Logica series. This new range breaks away from the shipyard’s more traditional models, including graceful canoe-stern yachts that had become their trademark.
The Azimut Benetti Group holds its 12th annual Yachtmaster event in Perugia, Italy, March 7-10. The annual invitation-only event is open to captains of Azimut Benetti yachts 85 feet and larger and is a great opportunity to network and learn about some of the builder’s latest initiatives and technologies, as well as provide feedback and comments.