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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”.

The Union International Motonautique will host its annual World Champions Awards Giving Gala in Monaco

The UIM will host its annual World Champions Awards Giving Gala on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at the prestigious Salle d’Or of the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel in Monaco. The UIM, as the world governing body for all powerboating activities, will reward the 2012 World’s best racers and celebrate the successes of the racing season.


Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President said: “We are very pleased to bring together our World Champions to receive their well deserved honours and uch a highly prestigious attendance. We will have guests from all over the world and also from several international sport federations which will bring along their role-model Champions”. This special event will be attended by VIP guests and senior representatives from National Authorities, Council, Promoters, IOC, International Sport Federations, Institutions, Boatyard Industry, selected enterprises and International Media.


Along with the UIM 2012 World Champions who will receive their awards, the UIM will also present other significant recognitions such as the “Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy” and the 2012 UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions. The Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy is the tribute annually given in recognition of special service to the sport and to whom in their career have done something extraordinary in improving and developing our sport. The UIM Environmental Award has been launched in 2009 to inspire and recognize excellence in innovation, development and application of environmentally friendly technologies.

Among the main selection criteria: Innovation, Significance, Practicality, Usability, Economic Feasibility and Environmental Benefit. For the 2012 edition there will be a Winner and the Special Mentions.

A press conference introducing the event and the UIM Awards winners will be held at the Salle de la Mer, Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel at 4.00 pm.


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Benetti Yachts Design Innovation: the VIDEO!

BENETTI DESIGN INNOVATION – Imagine Benetti’s tomorrow

Benetti – part of Azimut Benetti Group – opened the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 introducing the project Design Innovation. On September, 19th at Fairmont Hotel over 200 guests – journalists, brokers, captains and yacht designers together with Benetti Management Team – shared the future of Benetti’s design.

The most reputed international yacht designers has been asked to develop new design concepts for Benetti Custom yachts ranging from 50mt up to 90mt plus. The outcome is a fascinating journey to new frontiers of style, new ideas and new directions. Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayachts Business Unit – commented “Evolving the design, the style and the family-feeling imprinted on Benetti yachts by 140 years of history is as an ambitious task. But as tireless devotees of novelty, evolution and challenge, we had no alternative. Then again, looking ahead and anticipating the market has always been encoded in Benetti’s DNA. This is why we have decided to assign this challenge to the world’s most reputed yacht designers. Almost twenty firms of architects worked on dozens of designs concepts for new yachts in the 50 to 90+ meter range, offering possible new directions and interpretations for the future design of our mega-yachts. Excellence breeds excellence”.

Designers based their work on existing Benetti’s design platforms:
􀀀 50 x tbd < 500 GT
􀀀 55 x 9,6 (9,2 moulded beam) about 700 GT
􀀀 60 x 11,0 (10,6 moulded beam) about 1100 GT
􀀀 65 x 11,6 (11,2 moulded beam) about 1350 GT
􀀀 70 x 12,5 (12,1 moulded beam) about 1750 GT
􀀀 80 x 14,0 (13,2 moulded beam) about 2200 GT
􀀀 90 x 15,0 ( 14,2 moulded beam) < 3000 GT

At present, 16 yacht designers’ Firms are on board. However the project is open to qualified newcomers:
1. Axis – Horacio Bozzo Design
2. Bannenberg & Rowell
3. Marco Casali
4. Cor D Rover
5. Luiz De Bast
6. Luca Dini
7. Eidsgaard Design
8. Cristiano Gatto
9. Evan K Marshall
10. Studio Massari
11. Nauta Design
12. Neo Design
13. Prima Design
14. PS+A Palomba Serafini
15. Quarto Stile
16. Design Studio Spadolini

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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