Saturday, May 27, 2017

AZIMUT, THE WORLD'S FINEST AND BEST-BUILT YACHTS IS NOW OFFICIALLY IN MALAYSIA! OF COURSE SAVVY SAILORS IN MALAYSIA HAVE OWNED AZIMUT YACHTS BEFORE AS IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1969 BUT NOW IT IS OFFICIAL! AZIMUT YACHTS MALAYSIA IS NOW DOCKED, MOORED AND BERTHED (METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING) AT PUBLIKA KL UNDER THE CAPTAINSHIP OF DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA AND WIFE DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN!

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AB Yachts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd officially announced its presence as the exclusive Malaysian dealer for Azimut Yachts on 25 May 2017.
AZIMUT YACHT'S NEW OFFICE IN MALAYSIA IS AT PUBLIKA KUALA LUMPUR IN VERY SALUBRIOUS SURROUNDINGS! 
 SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF AZIMUT YACHTS
WONDER WHERE TO BERTH YOUR BOAT? DO NOT FEAR, AZIMUT YACHTS IS HERE! HUSBAND AND WIFE OWNERS DATO OMAR AND DATO SRI ROZITA WILL HANDLE YOUR MOORING, MAINTENANCE AND MANPOWER NEEDS! 


Francesco Montanella, Asia Pacific Sales Manager for Azimut Yachts Italy said during his presentation “Malaysia is a key market with plenty of opportunity for Azimut Yachts.  The Group is dedicated towards ensuring the success of AB Yachts and will provide the necessary support from customization all to way to after sales servicing”.  

He also highlighted the Group’s success thus far in maintaining its position for 17 years as the global leader in manufacturing of yachts over 24m. 

Datuk Omar Mustapha the Chairman and owner of AB Yachts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd stated “The love of the ocean is what started the Azimut journey and we look forward to sharing with our potential clients the joys of yachting and the beauty of Italian craftsmanship.  With many developments recently incorporating marinas along the beautiful coastline of Malaysia, the timing is right for Azimut Yachts Malaysia”.

He further added that through their extended network in Sabah and Sarawak, AB Yachts will also serve its Brunei based customers. 

Members of the media had the opportunity to explore the full-fledged showroom that closely followed specifications from Azimut Benetti Italy.  Complete with timber flooring and lovely wooden beams, the showroom also had on display the various options available for the yachts (from countertops to cushion covers) and to scale model yachts.

AB Yachts has access to market the entire range of Azimut Yachts ranging from EUR500,000 for the sporty Atlantis 43 to the luxurious Grande 35 Metri at EUR15,000,000.

Datuk Omar Mustapha, Dato’ Sri Rozita Ramelan (Owners and Founders of AB Yachts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) and Francesco Montanella (Azimut Benetti Italy)

Francesco Montanella during his presentation to members of the media

Azimut Yachts Malaysia’s showroom is located at D5-2-10, Block D5, Publika Solaris Dutamas

The sporty Azimut Atlantis collection starting at 34ft (pictured is the Atlantis 43ft) is a good entry level Yacht

At 35meters long, the Grande 35Metri is one of the largest luxury superyachts available
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BELOW ARE YOUR DREAM BOATS FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION AS YOU CAN IT THERE AND THEN ON THE SPOT AND START SAILING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN OR HAVE IT CUSTOM MADE TO YOUR SPECS.

OR, LIKE MOST PEOPLE, BUY A READY-MADE BOAT AND ASK DATO SRI ROZITAV RAMELAN TO DESIGN AND DECORATE THE INTERIORS FOR YOU! 















AZIMUT YACHTS IS LOCATED PUBLIKA 
FRANCESCO MONTANELLA IS AS TALL AS A MAST POLE ON A SAILING SHIP


DATO ROZITA RAMELAN LOVES DIVING WHICH TRIGGERED HER VENTURE INTO AZIMUT YACHTS AS MOST DIVE SITES DO NOT COME WITH 5-STAR HOTELS SO A FLOATING HOME WAS CALLED FOR!
SLEEK AND STYLISH AZIMUT OFFICE IN PUBLIKA







VISIT THEM SOON! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

AZIMUT, THE WORLD'S BEST YACHTS FROM ITALY IS NOW OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN MALAYSIA! AZIMUT'S EXCLUSIVE DEALER IS AB YACHTS SDN BHD WHICH RUNS AZIMUT YACHT MALAYSIA.WITH STARTING PRICE OF RM 2.5 MILLION FOR A 43-FT YACHT TO AS MUCH AS YOUR BANKER WILL ALLOW! AZIMUT IS CURRENTLY BUILDING FOUR 120-FT MEGA YACHTS AND ITS SISTER COMPANY BENETTI YACHTS IS READY, ABLE AND WILLING TO HANDCRAFT YOUR BESPOKE HOME ON THE SEVEN SEAS TO YOUR SPECS! PLUS, DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA AND DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN WILL HANDLE ALL THE NITTY-GRITTIES OF OWNING A YACHT, FROM HIRING A CERTIFIED CAPTAIN AND CREW TO BERTHING, MAINTENANCE AND EVEN SUGGESTING SAILING ROUTES!

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 DISHY DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA AND BEAUTIFUL WIFE DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN RUN AB YACHT AND AZIMUT YACHTS MALAYSIA WITH FRANCESCO MONTANELLA, AZIMUT SALES MANAGER FOR RUSSIA, CHINA AND FAR EAST
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AZIMUT YACHTS STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN ASIA BY PARTNERING WITH DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA AND DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN OF AB YACHTS AND APPOINTING THEM AS AN OFFICIAL DEALER FOR MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI


Azimut Yachts has officially made its presence in Malaysia by establishing AB Yachts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as its Official Dealer for Malaysia and Brunei. 

Azimut Benetti Group is the world’s leading builder of motor yachts.  Founded in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli, still the main shareholder, the Group is present in 70 countries and has a network of 138 sales and assistance offices, bringing together successful brands Azimut Yachts and Benetti, each of which serves a different market segment.

Its Malaysian and Bruneian presence follows the successful outcome from the opening of Azimut Yachts Thailand, Azimut Yachts Indonesia, Azimut Yachts Hong Kong and Azimut Yachts Singapore.   The collaboration is in line with Azimut’s strategy to establish a strong local partner solely dedicated to Azimut Yachts.

AB Yachts is the sister company to Kabinet Prive Sdn Bhd.  KABINET PRIVE has established itself as a premier luxury lifestyle brand offering both offline and online concierge services.  Its knowledge of the requirements and preferences of Azimut’s target customers makes it the ideal partner for Azimut.  AB Yachts is proud to be able to bring to its Malaysian and Bruneian customers the passion and luxury experience of the Italian Marine lifestyle.

The yachting lifestyle is one with plenty of potential in Malaysia with many new prestigious developments in Johor and Langkawi incorporating purpose built marinas.  With over 800 islands in Malaysia, AB Yachts aims to be in the forefront of introducing the joys of yachting to its customers.

The first Azimut Yacht - the Atlantis 43 - has already arrived on Malaysian shores and is currently berthed in Johor and available for viewing.  
 LUXURY ABOUNDS ON DECK OF THIS 43-FOOTER BOAT FROM AZIMUT
SEXY AND COMPACT AZIMUT ATLANTIS 43-FEET

For those in the capital city, AB Yachts also has a full fledged Azimut showroom/lounge located at Publika, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.  Its highly experienced yachting consultants are readily available to address all requests and queries. 

THIS AZIMUT IS 43 FEET LONG, AROUND RM 2.5 MILLION

Azimut Yachts offers a huge range of motor yachts from the smallest at 43 feet to the largest at 120 feet in length in order to satisfy different client expectations. . In the 120 feet range, the shipyard has just launched the Azimut Grande 35 METRI,  the new flagship in the Grande Collection, Azimut Yachts’ most exclusive line.  

Every model in Azimut Yachts’ collection addresses a specific segment and AB Yachts looks forward to accompanying its customers on a  unique journey towards owning their very own dream yacht.

AZIMUT | BENETTI GROUP
“Building the most beautiful, reliable, technological, and innovative yachts. And providing assistance anywhere, and at any time. That is our mission.” Paolo Vitelli

Azimut|Benetti Group is the world’s leading builder of motor yachts. Established in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli, still the main shareholder, the Group is present in 70 countries and has a network of 138 sales and assistance offices, bringing together successful brands Azimut Yachts and Benetti, each of which serves a different market segment.

Continuing to nurture the corporate culture established by Paolo Vitelli at the time of the company’s foundation, the Group still bases its strategic decisions on a set of fundamental values: ongoing research and product/process innovation, a broad-based presence across all markets, and respect for the inbred ‘Italianess’ of its products, fully aware that their being ‘Made in Italy’ represents a fundamental added value and is one of the reasons why Azimut|Benetti products are unique, inimitable and so highly appreciated the world over.


The Group’s strategy, since the beginning, has always been to be highly international, which led the company to become the true Ambassador of the Italian yachting business all over the world. Particularly, in Asia, in the late Eighties, Azimut Yachts was presenting its models in a market that was just starting to develop, but that certainly was sensitive to the best Made in Italy design.


In addition to the sales network, Azimut|Benetti Group created a strong assistance network as well, in order to guarantee his customers a top service everywhere in the world.


Today, Azimut Yachts and Benetti represent the most well-known brands of the Italian yachting business in the world, and their leadership is guaranteed by the continuous innovation of their models and services.


The Group offers a huge range of motor yachts, with more than 45 models in production, from the smallest Sport Cruiser in the Azimut Atlantis Collection at 34 feet to Benetti’s 100 meter superyachts. Each model addresses a specific segment in the market.


Azimut Yachts is the Azimut|Benetti Group brand that specialises in the production of various types of yacht, from 34 to 120 feet in length. The range is split into five collections: Atlantis, Flybridge, S, Magellano and Grande:



·         Azimut ATLANTIS Collection - Sport open yachts from 34 to 58 feet.


The Sport Cruisers in the Atlantis Collection are a combination of pure sporting spirit and exquisitely Italian creativity. Performance and design make these models touchstones for those in search of authentic emotions of the highest quality.

·         Azimut FLYBRIDGE Collection - Flybridge motor yachts from 42 to 100 feet.






Azimut has been the leading brand on world yacht markets for decades now. So much so that when the talk turns to flybridges, it comes naturally to think of Azimut, of the agile but powerful muscularity of the hulls, of the big windows with unmistakable contours that flood below deck spaces with light, of fine materials, and of inventive living solutions that turn every cabin into a suite. 


The details are what make the comfort offered to the owner and their guests absolute. The broad range includes 13 different models from 40 to 100 feet in length.

·         Azimut S Collection - Sporty, fast and elegant yachts up to 77 feet.

The sporting pedigree is clear in the agile lines of this collection, which combines elegance and comfort with innovative technology at the service of safety and the pleasure of life on board. The models in this collection celebrate the open-air life with the help of interiors featuring remarkable levels of livability and opening hard tops. The use of carbon fibre translates into excellent performance, without compromising on the need for plenty of space.

·         Azimut MAGELLANO Collection - Fast semi displacement yachts, ideal for long cruises, from 43 to 76 feet. The models in this collection are for owners who love long voyages and cruising at sea. These semi displacement yachts with Dual Mode hulls have interiors designed around the concepts of comfort for long periods spent on board, respect for the environment, and long range. Unique in the yachting world, the yachts in the Magellano Collection can act as either displacement or planing hulls in all sea conditions.

·         GRANDE Collection - Planing yachts from 95 to 120 feet, with the very highest standards of comfort and extensive customisation potential. 

For owners who want a boat tailored to their desires. A team of technical and production experts works side-by-side with the owner to define every aspect of their yacht and walk them through the construction process.

Benetti, a storied brand established in 1873, is the Group shipyard that produces semi-custom superyachts from 93 to 145 feet (Class Range - Displacement and Fast Displacement), full-custom steel and/or aluminium yachts from 45 meters to over 100 meters. Besides the two lines there is also the new Benetti Now, the project for superyacht custom from 164 to 240 feet.


·         Benetti CLASS - Displacement
130 yachts have been built in the last 10 years following the first Benetti Classic model. Thanks to this successful experience, six new models have been developed by famous architects – Righini, Zuretti, Galeazzi – and by Benetti’s own team of in-house Engineers, Architects and Designers, whose skills were able to unite each product with the harmonious symphony of the range. Class Displacement range is currently composed by: Delfino 93’, Tradition Supreme 108’, Classic 121’, Classic Supreme 132’, Crystal 140’, Vision 145’ and Mediterraneo 116’.

·         Benetti CLASS – Fast Displacement
This line of composite yachts built by Benetti in the Viareggio boatyard already includes two models: Veloce 140’, introduced 2013, and the new Vivace 125’, which made its debut on 2015. With this new line, the boatyard intends to tap into a strong and as yet relatively unexplored market in semi-custom super yachts with a sporty spirit. These are vessels characterised by their versatility, speed (when called for), but which are also extremely comfortable in displacement mode and highly efficient at any speed. Their dynamism perfectly unites with the sheer pleasure of on board living, and the construction quality and maximum customisation which Benetti is known for.

·         Benetti CUSTOM - Megayachts over 47 meters (155') made of aluminum and steel designed made to measure for the most demanding clients throughout the world. Deep knowledge and experience in stylistic research and project planning are at the service of the Clients allowing them to have a megayacht that fully meets their needs. The most reputed international yacht designer has been working on externals lines and interior design for over 163 yachts since 1985.

·         Benetti NOW - Benetti NOW FAST - Created by the shipyard in collaboration with architect Stefano Natucci and British Design Studio Redman Whiteley Dixon and launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, Benetti Now has been developed to meet the owners demands for custom big yachts and reduced wait times. The new project includes 4 models, ranging from 164’ to 240’: B164 (50 meters), B192 (58.6 meters), B214 (65 meters) and B240 (73 meters). At the Yachts Miami Beach 2017 Benetti presented the new Benetti Now Fast concept that will enhance the Benetti Now project. Designed to guarantee the comfort found in the displacement category, alongside superior performance and speed, the Benetti Now Fast projects – created by a team of internationally renowned engineers and designers such as Omega Architects, Mulder Design and Team 4 Design – Enrico Gobbi – develop in three different models: BF164’ (50 meters), BF184’ (56 meters) and BF224’ (68 meters).

Other companies in the group are Yachtique, the exclusive service division for owners, Fraser Yachts and Lusben, both leaders in their own fields of megayacht brokerage and sales in the first case and refitting in the second.

Azimut|Benetti has forged multiple ongoing and/or exclusive collaborations with the finest architects and designers working in both the marine and home segments, with a view to ensuring that the Group’s Italian design flair is expressed to its full potential. In addition to consolidated collaborations with designers of the calibre of Stefano Righini for the exteriors, an exclusive agreement was recently signed with Achille Salvagni to design the interiors of Fly Collection models over 50 feet in length and the Benetti Class range. Included by AD Collector in its list of the world’s top 100 designers, he is the creator of a highly distinctive style that some critics have already defined as the new Italian Renaissance.


Investment programme and technological innovation

The product is the focus of the Group’s corporate culture, while innovative technology, sustained by ongoing investment in research and development, is one of the levers pulled by Azimut|Benetti to maintain a firm grip on its leadership. Most of the profits generated over the last 10 years have been used to finance investments in the company worth an overall €500m. Over the coming three years, the company plans to invest about €100m in R&D, product development and the implementation of production processes, up 15% on the previous three- year period.

Azimut|Benetti boasts its own Research & Development centre, where over 20 engineers work exclusively on product and construction process innovation projects. Since 2008, many different projects have been undertaken with national and community government entities. The 3 projects currently underway are addressed to reducing structural weight, increasing hydrodynamic efficiency, reducing vibrations and the development of new antifouling coatings that limit environmental impact and hull friction. The know-how gained by the R&D centre is subsequently applied to series models.


Carbon fibre is already used extensively in series produced yachts today, where it is applied to entire superstructures to provide more space on board while maintaining the yacht’s dynamic stability.

The R&D programmes are joined by important and exclusive technical partnerships, the most recent being between Benetti and Rolls Royce to design the innovative carbon fibre propulsion system Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65), where the use of carbon fibre materials significantly reduces the weight and the special transmission substantially reduces noise at cruising speed, without affecting high propulsion efficiency, excellent manoeuvrability and easy maintenance.

The protection of our environmental heritage is also promoted by adopting production management systems designed to reduce atmospheric emissions and certified in compliance with ISO 14.001 since 2007. As a result of this and ISO 9.001 (quality) and BS OHSAS 18.0001 (worker Health & Safety) certification, the Group represents a paradigm of excellence in its sector of operation.




DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA, DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN AND FRANCESCO MONTANELLA










FUN IN ITALIAN SUN!

FOUNDER AND OWNER OF AZIMUT PAOLO VITELLI WITH DATO MUSTAPHA OMAR IN ITALY
LOOKS LIKE DATO SRI ROZITA
DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA WITH FRANCESCO MONTANELLA WITH JAPANESE GUY
PAOLO VITELLI ON TV WITH FRANCESCO MONTANELLA, DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN AND DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA





LAUNCH OF AZIMUT YACHTS MALAYSIA AT AB YACHT OFFICE IN PUBLIKA
FRANCESCO MONTANELLA AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE



DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN HOLDING COURT
DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN, HER HUSBAND DATO OMAR MUSTAPHA AND FRANCESCO MONTANELLA AT LAUNCH OF AZIMUT YACHTS MALAYSIA






DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND DATO SRI ROZITA RAMELAN
ONE FOR THE ROAD