Benetti, part of the Azimut group, the world’s leading yacht builder, has chosen VT Naiad Marine as preferred supplier of all Stabilization at Anchor zero forward speed stabilizer systems, bow thrusters and integrated hydraulic systems for its entire composite line of yachts, including the Legend, Tradition, Classic and Vision series yachts.
The three year agreement includes supply of 50-60 hulls and is valued at approximately $10m.
VTNM global sales and marketing manager Scott Anthony stated, “ Long term, multi-unit agreements such as this allow us maximize our manufacturing, supply and support efficiencies. Further, consistent partering replationships allow us to deliver the greatest value to our customers, including the highest quality products and services at the best possible price.
Additionally, Raffaello Putti, Benetti purchasing director stated, “Yacht stabilization is a subject on which our group has been extensively researching, testing and applying various solutions and systems. Partnering with VT Naiad, the premier supplier of yacht motion control solutions and systems, and its local dealer, Samos s.r.l, allows the owners, quests and crew aboard all Benetti composite yachts the ultimate level of performance and comfort, both underway and at rest, thus significantly enhancing the experience with the highest degree of systems quality and reliability.”
Azimut Benetti is the worlds largest manufacturer of custom yachts with three shipyards based in Viareggio, Fano and and Livorno Italy and service facilities in Livorno and Fort Lauderdale. Benetti builds semi coustom composite yachts and fully costumed steel and aluminium motor yachts from 24 to 70 meters (80 to 230 feet) in length.
VT Naiad Marine designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced marine control systems including digitally controlled fin stabilizer systems, stabilization at Anchor ([email protected]) zero forward speed systems, ride control systems, thrusters and integrated hydraulic systems. VT Naiad Marine operates from facilities in Connecticut, Florida and Washington USAA, Holland the United Kingdom as well as a worldwide dealer/service network over 50 locations.