With 66 new projects under construction - 18 more than the runner-up – it is therefore confirmed the success of the Italian Company’s models, thanks also to the contribution of both the Group's brands: Azimut Yachts and Benetti. <br/><br/>The comparison with the previous edition highlights a slight increase in the average yachts length, currently around 127 feet, sign of a changed market. <br/><br/>
Success was possible thanks to the production processes’ development and improvement carried out in the last few years, though other issues have to be considered: the shipyard high financial reliability, the accuracy with which it conducts pre-contractual negotiations and honors the agreements, not to mention the projects high quality. Those have all been key factors in achieving such positive, and so not obvious, results. <br/><br/>The Global Order Book snap-shot points out the Italian record as prime builder of mega-yachts in the world, followed at a great distance by The Netherlands: a positive signal for the Company and for the entire Italian yachting industry. <br/><br/>
The annual ranking by ShowBoats International, the prestigious US magazine, is an influent and respected benchmark for the entire marine industry, reporting every year the exact performance of the sector, based on data relating to actual orders for yacht starting from 80’, orders that has to be confirmed no later than September 1th. A new Benetti superyacht above 100 meters, whose contract was signed beyond that date is excluded, in fact, from the classification.