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Azimut Yachts
[In English & Italian]

Edited By D.G.R. Carugati
December 2008
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
140 Pages, Illustrated, 10 x 11 1/4"

$75.00 Hardcover


In 1969 Paolo Vitelli, a Piedmont university student, founded Azimut, a company for pleasure-craft hire, thus turning his love of the sea into a highly successful business. In 1970 Azimut became the first Italian company to distribute the craft built by various prestigious international shipbuilding companies. Later Azimut began to build its own boats as well as selling those by other companies. Growth was rapid and in 1975 Azimut became the first company in Italy to produce fibreglass pleasure crafts. The 1985 merger with Benetti allowed Azimut to inherit the vast experience and development approach of Viareggio's historic shipyard

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