26 Jan 2015
A masterful stroke...
The Azimut Benetti Group will celebrate a landmark occasion in February when it stages the 15th edition of its YachtMaster event. This year's edition will take place in Tuscany at the Spa Boutique Terme Saturnia, from 4 to 6 of the month.
YachtMaster, which continues to act as a key platform for collaboration and correspondence between the group and its fleet of captains, will welcome 150 participants to the 15th anniversary event.
This year, in addition to the raft of fun activities and fabulous meals, which serve as a ‘thank you’ to the captains for their continued faith in, and support of Azimut Benetti, there will be an educational element to the proceedings.
The captains will take place in a series of professional workshops, which will comprise groups of around 15 debating topics they have elected to discuss via a series of online votes conducted prior to the event.
There will also be a series of one-on-one interviews, examining ‘The Captains’ Perspective’, where participating captains recount their experiences working with the group.
SuperyachtNews.com editor, Will Mathieson will be conducting one of these interviews, with Captain Luca Mosca. Mosca has inherited an affinity for the “charm of the brand” from his father, who skippered two Benettis in the 1970s and 1980s. He himself worked alongside his father on 47m Gulnev from 1986 to 1994.
Since gaining his master’s ticket, Mosca has captained 44m Reangel, 44m More, and now 56m Annaeva, all products of the Benetti yard.
The relationship that the Azimut Benetti Group aims to forge with its captains has proved very fruitful over the years. Indeed, in The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2015 the group is the most prolific deliverer of superyachts for 2014, in both the 30-45m motoryacht (13 yachts at an average of 35.2m) and the 45m+ motoryacht (five yachts at an average of 52m) categories.
Images courtesy of Thierry Ameller.
SuperyachtNews.com will be publishing a review of the event following its conclusion, as well as updates via its Twitter account, throughout the three days.
To reserve your copy of The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2015 please email Charles Finney.
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