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“Best of The Best” Award for Azimut|Benetti Group

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M/Y Spectre

In Azimut|Benetti Group’s 50th anniversary year, the company established in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli triumphs once again, with two yachts winning “Best of the Best” prizes awarded by the US edition of the Robb Report, the prestigious magazine with an authoritative voice in the luxury industry.

M/Y Spectre: Motor Yacht from 200 to 300 feet

M/Y “Spectre”, a custom-built 69-meter yacht, wins the prize in the “Best of the Best: Motor Yachts from 200 to 300 feet” category. This is the third top international award presented to M/Y “Spectre”, testifying to how this yacht continues to receive praise for her high build quality, technology, performance and cruising comfort. One of the winning features of “Spectre” is her “High Speed Cruising Hull”, designed by Dutch firm Mulder Design, which delivers incredible performance by significantly reducing the total weight.

The top speed of 21.2 knots is 30% faster than a conventional displacement hull and the yacht has a range of 6,500 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. “Spectre” also features innovative Total Ride Control® technology by Naiad Dynamics, significantly improving cruising stability and onboard comfort.

Azimut Grande 25 metri: Motor Yacht under 100 feet

Azimut Grande 25 Metri, a yacht that represents a happy combination of charm and technology, wins the celebrated prize as “Best of the Best: Motor Yachts under 100 feet”. This is the second international award after her win at the Christofle Awards early in the year. The innovative, sweeping lines of this vessel are the result of the partnership between Stefano Righini, who designed the exteriors, and Achille Salvagni, who has created finely interiors that are flooded with natural light; the Robb Report jury was captivated and won over by the work of both of them.

The most striking features of the spaces designed by Stefano Righini are the vertical bow and huge windows, which offer an unprecedented view of the sea. Another key characteristic is the cutaway gunwale, which maximises the view outside from the living area through full-height glazed surfaces. The interiors, on the other hand, create the smooth and flowing atmosphere that is a stylistic hallmark of Achille Salvagni, who prefers sleek curves to rigid geometries.

The winners have already been announced online and will be published in the June issue of Robb Report.