Fraser Yachts united with the Azimut│Benetti Group and V.Ships with the ultimate goal of simplifying yacht ownership. Each company offers unique expertise and global assistance giving Fraser Yachts access to unrivalled resources around the world in every area of marine products, services and training.
Azimut | Benetti is the world’s largest private group in the yachting sector. The majority shareholder is the founder, Paolo Vitelli, who has been firmly in command for 40 years.
The Group’s success comes from its passion for what it makes the care it takes of yacht owners, and the desire to experiment with new technologies and always to surpass itself. But it also comes from a solid organisation and a very clear strategic plan.
With 40 models in production and the widest range of models in the world, Atlantis, Azimut, and Benetti, the Group’s three brands, offer different ways of enjoying the sea: open/sport yachts, flybridge yachts and megayachts.
With seven production plants, covering a total of about 500,000 square meters, the Group employs 2500 people in Italy alone. With 138 offices in 67 countries, it boasts the most complete sale network in the international world of yachting.
Elite Yachting Services encompasses all of the luxury yacht services offered by the Azimut Benetti Group. This major new division was founded with the objective of offering clients fully comprehensive superyacht support. For the first time ever, yacht owners can benefit from full assistance, expertise and professional advice through one single organisation. Yachtique can ensure peace of mind throughout the entire lifecycle of ownership, from acquisition to operation and on to refit and sale.
Yachtique is the largest luxury yacht services organisation in the world and comprises five specialist companies. By bringing these highly-respected and long-established businesses together, we can now offer a seamless and all-encompassing service. Our clients derive significant benefits from our greater expertise, efficiency and economies of scale.
V.Ships is the world’s largest provider of ship management and related services. V.Ships offers a broad range of services that include crewing, marine planning, insurance, financing, travel services, a worldwide agency network, new build supervision, communications and IT, and a 24-hour global emergency response network. With 44 offices in 26 countries, V.Ships employs 1,100 office staff and 22,500 sea staff, servicing a fleet of over 700 vessels. In addition to is core ship management activities, V.Ships services cover a broad range of maritime services including crewing, leisure, financial, consulting and commercial and agency services.