Paolo Vitelli established Azimut Yachts in 1969. From very simple beginnings of chartering sailboats, Azimut has flourished into becoming a leader in the production of luxury fly bridge yachts. Founded in Turin, Italy, the company’s emergence into the yachting industry began from distributing boats of other prestigious yachting brands. Within their first year of business, Azimut quickly grew its operations and began designing yachts. Through a successful joint venture with Amerglass, the first fiberglass motor cruiser was developed, the AZ 43 BALI. The range of motor cruisers extended downwards with the introduction of the AZ 32 Targa model in 1977. Soon after, the Azimut 105’ Failiaka, which was the biggest mass-produced yacht in fiberglass at the time, made its debut in 1982.
Today, Azimut Yachts offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of yachts in the world, from small fly bridge motor yachts to massive fiberglass superyachts. Azimut Yachts is known for their effortless beauty and Italian essence. Crafted to ensure comfort and safety, Azimuts feature classic and elegant designs. They are also equipped with premium technology. By June 2003, Paolo Vitelli opened a new Viareggio plant located in the heart of Viareggio harbor, this area of 52,000 sq m intricately positioned on the water’s edge to allow the Company to significantly extend the current operations.