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HSH Prince Albert II awards m/y Ocean Paradise with the RINA GREEN PLUS prize

Saturday September 28th, closing date of the Monaco Boat Show 2013, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco awarded the megayacht Benetti FB263 m/y Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize for the solutions studied and adopted in the field of environment protection.


Ocean Paradise is one of the latest creation of the Tuscan shipyard and has been one of the queens of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013.

The prestigious acknowledgement by RINA further highlights the commitment of Azimut|Benetti Group in regard of the environment, being the only shipyard worldwide certified as to quality, safety and environment.



UIM awards the 2012 world champion racers at the 4th UIM Awards giving gala

The fourth UIM Awards Giving Gala, held in Monaco last 23rd of February, has been unquestionably a great success.


Alex Carella (Ita – Qatar Team) F.1 World Champion awarded by Dr. Raffaele Chiulli (left) , UIM President and Mr. Nicolo di San Germano, Uim Promoter (right).
Photo by Paolo Maggi

An impressive event, organized at La Salle d’Or of Fairmont Hotel – Monte Carlo, with more than 400 guests, which included World Champions, National authorities, celebrities and VIP’s. The happening started with a press conference, attended by main international media representatives, followed by the official Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, where the 2012 Uim Environmental Award Winner and Special mentions projects has been presented.

UIM Environmental Award Winner – SL 94 By Sanlorenzo. Mr. Marco Viti, Sanlorenzo Vice President(2° from right), and Mr. Mario Gornati, Sanlorenzo, Head of Marketing and Communication (3rd from right) , receiving the trophy by the UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli (right) and Mr. Bernard D’Alessandri, YCM Secretary General(left).

UIM Environmental Award Winner – SL 94 By Sanlorenzo.
Mr. Marco Viti, Sanlorenzo Vice President(2° from right), and Mr. Mario Gornati, Sanlorenzo, Head of Marketing and Communication (3rd from right) , receiving the trophy by the UIM President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli (right) and Mr. Bernard D’Alessandri, YCM Secretary General(left).
Photo by Paolo Maggi

Over 70 UIM World Champions from more than 25 different federations had the opportunity to step on this prestigious arena and get their well deserved honours.  During the Gala, the 2012 UIM Environmental Award Winner (Sanlorenzo, SL94) and the three UIM Special Mentions (Powerboat P1 Management Ltd , VSY Viareggio Superyachts, Volvo Penta) received their extraordinary trophies.

During the season 2012 the UIM organized over 120 International titled events world championsip, with more than 900 racers involved in the overall international competitions.


Final UIM World Champions group pictures.Photo by Paolo Maggi

Final UIM World Champions group pictures.
Photo by Paolo Maggi

This year the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, Class1 Offshore World Champion in 1989,  was awarded to Charles D. Strang from USA. With his over 50 years of membership in UIM Council Mr. Strang is worldwide knows as one of the in discussed authorities in the powerboating world.  The new Safety Awards has been given to the Dubai Government for the continuos efforts in developing and improving the Safety in Powerboating.

The UIM President Raffaele Chiulli, at the end of the press conference, stated: “The UIM Awards Giving Gala which I have proudly created 3 years ago has now become an impressive gathering event for our whole Sport’s community, partners, sponsors and stakeholders and it is also a fantastic opportunity to show our progresses on key aspects such as Safety, Environment and Youth Development”.

Grande 120SL by Benetti new award in China

Grande 120SL by Benetti has recently received the Hurun Best of the Best 2013 award as the Best Motor Yacht Over 30 metres.


The 2013 “Hurun Best of the Best Awards” were held in Shanghai on Jan 15, 2013. The Hurun awards are now in their ninth edition, becoming the longest running and most authoritative awards for the luxury sector in China-mainland. The best of the best awards is voted by 515 oneto-one surveys with Chinese 1000wan millionaires. The survey was carried out over the last four months on a one-to-one basis.


“Grande 120SL by Benetti represents the perfect yacht to experience the sea and the yacht without limits, reducing the distinction between interior and outside until it practically disappears. Thirty-six metres of Azimut Benetti Group quality, unmatchable style, liveability, and unparalleled comfort” – refers Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Sales Director Benetti&Grande. “It is with great satisfaction that we receive this award remembering that now China and Far East are one of the most reactive market for our megayacht division”.


This yacht speeds from 36 to 40 knots depending on the interior choosen by the yacht owner; with two Rolls-Royce water jets and a central booster. The overall concept and style are the work of Stefano Righini, with interiors by Carlo Galeazzi.

Grande by Benetti
Grande part of Azimut-Benetti Group (Megayacht Division) – the largest builder of luxury motor boats worldwide. The brand offers planing semi-custom yachts over 100 feet with extremely high level of performance and comfort. The range is composed by a 100, 105, 116, 120SL and 140 feet. In-house technical teams of engineers and designers work, side by side with the Owner to personalize every detail. Grande by Benetti blends Benetti’s world class quality and full customization expertise with the technologies and the Italian design heritage of Azimut-Benetti Group.

Benetti Design Innovation: PS+A Palomba Serafini presents Jolly Roger 65 m

“We started from the idea of ‘ high-powered car of the sea’. Aristocratic and futuristic. An automotive dna that is in the structures, which release the decks from visual obstruction by giving back the relation with nature and the sea. Finally, large windows and a long deck that looks like a terrace overlooking the water.”



UIM first photos of 2012 GALA in Montecarlo

UIM Award 2012 GALA





UIM Award Gala 2012, countdownd begings: -5 days!

Pic of the day -5 to UIM Award Gala 2012: a Class 1 full power racing

80 of the 2011 world chams wait for their awards!

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UIM President Raffaele Chiulli announce “Sheikh Sultan bin Khailifa Al Nahyan will be the guest honor of our 2012 gala event. It’s a pleasure for UIM to award Sheikh Sultan bin Khailifa for his outstanding support which is given to UIM organization and especially for the support given to UIM YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME”.

14 – Press Release – UIM at Dusseldorf Boat Show