The past week-end I was honored to participate at the Azimut – Benetti Group Yachting Gala on the island of Capri in Italy. Together with an exclusive group of nearly 700 clients and enthusiasts, we experienced the yachts at sea in the waters off the Faraglioni, the Arco Naturale and Marina Piccola bay among other locations of this Mediterranean island that symbolises luxury and quintessential Italian style.
The gala is a private boat show for the group’s top clients. It is designed to give them the chance to explore yachts launched on international markets at the Cannes, Miami and Dubai boat shows. It also represents a key opportunity for the Italian Group to showcase its entire fleet to a select audience of cosmopolitan international owners, in a setting permeated by values, experiences, atmospheres and emotions that reflect the culture of excellence which is an intangible feature of their Italian heritage.
The Marina Grande played host to 22 yachts that represented the group’s entire range, including the Azimut 66 Fly, the new yacht in its category; the Azimut 72 Fly, with a structure made entirely from carbon fiber; the Azimut Magellano 66, the latest model in the long-range Italian style collection; the Azimut Grande 95RPH, which made its debut last season; and two Benetti yachts in the Fast Displacement line, Benetti Vivace 125 and Benetti Veloce 140.
The social highpoint was the gala event on Saturday night, staged at La Canzone del Mare with its spectacular seafront terrace looking out over the Faraglioni. The evening began with a warm and elegant welcome for guests offered by a tarantella folk dance group, followed by dinner and entertainment. The combination of delicacies from Capri, the exclusive setting, live entertainment and gourmet areas inspired by the famous atmosphere of the Amalfi coastline were a resounding success with guests.