MAN Engines and Azimut Benetti, there will be a future, we might say. The engine manufacturer stated that the existing contract with Azimut Benetti Group has been extended for a further five years. This is indeed the fourth extension of the original contract signed between the two companies.
The Azimut Benetti Group, which by its own account is the world’s largest privately-owned yacht shipyard, has then decided to continue a relationship that started over 40 years ago.
MAN Engines and Azimut, the official statements
«We appreciate the excellent collaboration with MAN Engines as well as the outstanding products. That’s why we are looking forward to continuing the good cooperation», said Paolo Vitelli, founder and CEO of the Azimut Benetti Group.
«Our outstanding MAN engines are the perfect match for Azimut Benetti’s mission, i.e. to build the best, most reliable and innovative yachts», replied Matthias Schreiber, Head of MAN Engines.
The entire engine portfolio of 6-cylinder, V8 and V12 engines
The supply contract between Azimut Benetti and MAN Engines covers the entire engine portfolio of 6-cylinder, V8 and V12 engines. The performance range extends from i6-800 with 588 kW through to V12-1900 with 1,397 kW.
All the engines meet the currently applicable emissions requirements of IMO Tier II, EPA Tier 3 recreational and China 2 recreational and can thus be sold and operated worldwide. Yacht customers with MAN engines can rely on there always being at least one of nearly 500 service stations for yacht engines near to their port.