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Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala 2014: in Monte Carlo, an all-italian luxury lifestyle experience
The 2014 "Yachting Gala" was a resounding success. From June 28 to June 29, this exclusive and now traditional event, which Azimut|Benetti and its partners of excellence dedicate to luxury yacht fans worldwide, saw over 600 select customers from across the globe gather in a prestigious setting in the Principality of Monaco.

This year, the traditionally spectacular and exhilarating event had an even stronger Italian appeal. The seventh twoday Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala in Monte Carlo was conceived as a fun and spectacular party dedicated to all those who share and promote the all Italian excellence of Azimut|Benetti in the world.

During the weekend of June 28th and 29th, more than 600 guests took part in navigation trials and toured the many yachts exhibited at the new Monaco Yacht Club, opened just a few days earlier. The result was a display of pure beauty that stood out in the fabulous Monaco scenery, enriched by the tantalizing lure of novelty.

Of the impressive 18 yacht fleet, two Azimut|Benetti yachts Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 and Azimut Grande 95 RPH made their exclusive world debut in Monte Carlo for the guests of the Yachting Gala.

Shining out above the rest, they are set to become the top attraction at all the autumn Boat shows.

Furthermore, the 2014 "Yachting Gala" owed its particularly intense Italian Lifestyle inspiration, not just to Azimut|Benetti, but also to the value and quality of its partners: worldrenowned high end brands that reflect the very best taste and style, in perfect harmony with the Group's philosophy.

First and foremost, Maserati, the legendary luxury car brand boasting 100 years in business, placed prestigious courtesy cars at the disposal of guests and VIPs. Furthermore, in addition to the technical partners Volvo Penta and Cummins, the leading suppliers of engines for Azimut yachts, the event was also attended by a number of dedicated partners. The beverage was supplied by the luxury Beluga brand, specialising in vodka and spirits, and three cellars from Veneto, C di Rajo, Ottella and Fontanina.

Other examples of all Italian excellence brought further elements of style to Monte Carlo: the fine linen of the historical Caprai and the creations of Cruciani, a new icon of fashion; the interior design solutions for luxury aircrafts designed by the Mecaer Aviation Group; the design of the completely ecofriendly furniture and decorative elements produced by Kube Design, a brand distributed by Officina delle Idee; and the fittings and lighting of Imex. These partners made the Yachting Gala a fully;rounded experience of true Italian lifestyle.

On the subject of new yachts, "My Paradis", the new trideck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line made quite a splash.

The yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow navigation, not only with the traditional main engines, but also using two 35 kW electric engines.

The exterior design, by Stefano Righini, is marked by technical and stylistic elements that make it a highly
innovative model. Another point of attraction was the Azimut Grande 95 RHP, a metre jewel in the Grande collection stemming from the collaboration between Stefano Righini and the Studio Salvagni architectural firm.

The highlight of the festival weekend, which opened at 10 am on Saturday 28th at the Monte Carlo Yacht Club with navigation trials and entertainment, was the Gala Dinner at the Salle d'Or, in the Fairmont Hotel.

The evening, packed with music and entertainment, featured DJ sets, an open bar, fireworks and magic shows.

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