2019 October 16 08:43
MarineMax congratulates Azimut, Benetti, and Galeon Yachts for winning World Yachts Trophies at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September, the yacht retailer said in its media release.
"MarineMax is proud to represent globally recognized brands like Azimut, Benetti, and Galeon," begins Abbey Heimensen, MarineMax Director of Marketing. "This year's World Yachts Trophy ceremony was an extraordinary event honoring the best-of-the-best in Yachting worldwide."
The World Yachts Trophies awards are granted in recognition of design and technical achievements in yacht building. The 18th edition took place on September 14, 2019, as an extravagant event to wrap up the Cannes Yachting Festival in France. The award ceremony is a lavish affair at the iconic Carlton Hotel. The evening included a traditional yachts parade celebration as the ultimate salute to the talent, hard work, and passion displayed by all the contestants. Azimut, Benetti, and Galeon Yachts received awards in the following categories:
• Galeon 680 Fly (19.99m) Best Exterior Design Trophy from 64' to 80'.
• Azimut Atlantis 45 (14.6m) Best Interior Design Trophy from 45' to 64.'
• Azimut 78 Fly (22.64m) Best Layout Trophy from 64' to 80.'
• Azimut Grande S10 (29.9m) Best Exterior Design Trophy from 80' to 98'.
• Azimut S8 Best Evolution Trophy (Special Trophy category).
• Benetti FB 277 (107m) Yacht of the Year over 270'.
• Benetti "Metis" (63m) Best Exterior Design Trophy from 164' to 270'.
• Paolo Vitelli Outstanding Career (Special Trophy Category).
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Benetti, Ocean Alexander, Galeon, Grady-White, Harris, Bennington, Crest, MasterCraft, MJM Yachts, NauticStar, Scout, Sailfish, Scarab Jet Boats, Tige, Yamaha Jet Boats, Aquila, Aviara, and Nautique. MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and services as well as provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax also owns Fraser Yachts Group, a leading superyacht brokerage, and luxury yacht services company with operations in multiple countries. MarineMax currently has 67 retail locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company.