Benetti

Benetti

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Role

Superyacht builder

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Italy

Established in 1873, Benetti is Italy’s oldest shipyard specialized in luxury yachts and an icon of timeless style and construction excellence. Each yacht is unique, created according to the desires of the Owner, with the quality, expertise and reliability of a shipyard that has built about 400 vessels which ‘sail the seven seas’ today in absolute safety. Benetti designs, builds and markets composite, steel and aluminium yachts from 29 to 45 meters in length, and steel and aluminium yachts from 45 to over 100 meters in length. In production facilities covering a total of 240,000 square meters, the best marine technology is put to work to build a product offering designed to satisfy all market needs. Benetti is part of Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s largest privately-owned yacht builder and a guarantee of continuity and financial stability. Founder and majority shareholder Paolo Vitelli has been firmly at the helm for the last 50 years.

Darsena Italia is Benetti’s storied headquarters in Viareggio, in the Italian region of Tuscany, where the shipyard can build four yachts concurrently in a production site that also contains warehouses, offices, services, a technical area and even a heliport. Also, in Viareggio is Darsena Luca, the area opened in 2011 that also includes warehouses and offices, where 3 yachts up to 50 meters in length can be built in parallel. Benetti also uses the Comparini Area for final preparations on several Class models. The construction of bigger yachts takes place in Livorno, where 12 mega yachts can be built at the same time. The 215,000 square meter production site has an ENAC-certified heliport (ENAC is the Italian civil aviation authority) and an area devoted exclusively to servicing and refitting work, equipped with a 2,400 ton ship-lift and a 300 t travel-lift.

Nowadays, climate change is the greatest challenge. Driven by this awareness, Benetti works to help employ technology that strives for ecofriendliness, and also to improve the quality and the comfort of the cruising experience. The hybrid propulsion system conceived for the FB272 Giga yacht, with diesel-electric engines and two Azipods propulsion units connected to a particular battery pack, has been designed for a silent and vibration-free routing with a responsible approach to energy choices, because it leads to a successful decrease of the consumption during the whole life cycle of the yacht.

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

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Role

Financial institution

Status

Corporate partner

Country

Switzerland

Active in Switzerland since 1872 and dedicated to Corporates, institutions and private clients, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA is a leading European bank in Switzerland based in Geneva, Zurich & Lugano. The Group integrated model enables us to offer our clients the financial stability of a leading bank in Europe with international reach and its wide range of products and investment.
We aim to be a leader in Wealth Management in terms of expertise and service for private clients and entrepreneurs. With EUR 377 billion of assets under management (March 2019), we are a leading global private bank, number one in the Eurozone. Our private bank offers tailor-made services in managing wealth and assets. The teams of experts and private bankers richly experienced and renowned in their fields accompany clients each day in building portfolios, in diversifying the assets’s clients, in investing in tangible assets, and in ensuring the protection of the clients’s family or passing on their assets.

Thanks to the Jet and Yacht department expertise rooted in Shipping, the team maded up of passionate maritime bankers has a combined experience of more than 40 years in the Yachting industry.
Whether it’s a 30-metre (or longer) Sailing Yacht or Motor Yacht, under construction, new or second-hand, we offer a wide range of financing services such as Mortgage loan, Finance lease, Pre- and post-delivery financing, refinancing under construction on delivery, first-hand or second-hand financing, Fixed or floating rates in multi-currency financing (USD, EUR, CHF, etc…). To ensure the success, our experts are supported by specialised lawyers, maritime experts, brokers, yacht managers, project managers, naval architects, designers and reputable insurers.
BNP Paribas’ multi-expertise and sectoral knowledge guarantees incomparable flexibility for the success of the project over 60 Super/Mega Yachts financed in 15 years by our Yacht Finance team.

By developing long-term close working relationships with our clients, we aspire to contribute to sustainable, responsible growth. BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Switzerland has been deciding to support the Water Revolution foundation and has been contributing to the quick rise in sustainable solutions within the Yacht industry.

Donors

Why BNP Paribas supports Water Revolution

“By supporting the Water Revolution Foundation, BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Switzerland contributes to the quick rise in sustainable solutions within the yacht industry. Together, we work to transform pleasure boating into an environmentally friendly maritime economy.”

— Hubert Musseau, CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Switzerland

Boero YachtCoatings

Boero YachtCoatings

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Role

Yacht coatings

Status

Corporate partner

Country

Italy

The Yachting Division of Gruppo Boero has been a reference point for the Italian and international market for decades. Thanks to its brand, Boero YachtCoatings, Gruppo Boero has established its presence on the market with an extremely wide range of products for the painting, repair and maintenance of boats, as a result of constant investment in R&D in order to provide innovative and high-performance paint products, ensuring low environmental impact.

Boero YachtCoatings is today a brand that multiplies its expertise and develops its value in all business processes: research, innovation, production, distribution, service and environmental care.

From its plant, which is considered one of the largest production facilities for the paint industry in Europe, Boero YachtCoatings ships more than 250,000 packages of more than 1,000 different products every year to all foreign countries that play a significant role in the international yachting scene: an expansion strategy made possible thanks to a global network of national distributors and the presence of technical and sales specialists.

The scientific research, methodical refinement and continuous effort in technological upgrading of Boero YachtCoatings’ researchers find concrete expression in the wide range of products offered, which are the result of selected raw materials, formulas in line with the latest regulations and production processes guaranteeing constant quality that are combined with continuous attention to the environment.

Our constant commitment to the ecosystem reflects our awareness of being in a rapidly evolving context that requires a collaborative effort and a well-structured action plan, capable of promoting a culture of sustainability, defining tangible objectives and assessing the social and environmental impacts that we want to generate through our activities towards the community and the territory.

We are committed to fostering an economy that enhances the value of raw materials and promotes policies to raise awareness among our retailers and consumers for a conscious use of our products, offering a range of Green and Safe products that can limit the direct effects of superyacht-related activities on the entire planet.

Donors

Why Boero YachtCoatings supports Water Revolution

“For Boero YachtCoatings, the chance to cooperate with an organisation that shares the same values with us is something to be really proud of. We want to work with Water Revolution Foundation to have a concrete impact on the preservation of our seas, by quantifying the environmental alteration caused by the use of certain products.⁠

Research and knowledge are essential to promote the adoption of a regulated model and coordinate collective efforts needed to expand the collection of concrete solutions in favour of the community, in line with the values recommended by Water Revolution Foundation.”⁠

— Gemma Gonzalez, Yachting Business Unit Director, Boero YachtCoatings⁠

La Ciotat Shipyards

La Ciotat Shipyards

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Role

Refit yard

Status

Anchor partner

Country

France

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Donors

Why La Ciotat Shipyards supports Water Revolution

“For those who already know La Ciotat, the answer is quite obvious, just look at the scenery. La Ciotat is at the doorstep of the Calanques’ National Park and our shipyard is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Being focused on the environment has always been part of our strategy. For example, we have been the first harbour to be equipped with a zero-emission workboat. We also have a very strict policy for painting on our yard. And we are about the install the biggest artificial nursery in the world in our harbour. We really think that we are stronger together. We dont have all the answers, so being inside a group of industrials is a way to excellerate our agenda.”

— Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO