BENETTI YACHTS PARTNER WITH GEOFF LOVETT INTERNATIONAL
The relationship between Internationally renowned boat builders Benetti Yachts and Geoff Lovett International has been a long standing one.
Geoff Lovett, who founded Geoff Lovett International over 25 years ago, first had contact with the founder of the Azimut / Benetti Group, Dr Paolo Vitelli back in the 80s. Dr Vitelli approached Geoff and his then business partner regarding the sale of Jeanneau sail boats in Australia as he was their agent in Europe at that time. Over the years Geoff maintained contact with Dr Vitelli and when he sold the 56m Benetti GALAXY, Geoff Lovett International were appointed the Benetti agent for Australia.
BENETTI has ploughed all the profits back in to its R&D, infrastructure and facilities. The shipyards in Livorno are over 600,000m2 – the finest facilities you’d ever see. Then there is the yard in Viareggio, which produces the Class Range. “We have taken many clients to the Benetti yards and they are amazed at the high-tech facilities and the great pride of workmanship that goes in to each and every boat.
And that extends to service. Benetti treats every boat, no matter its age, with the attention and pride of a new build.” That premium level of service is the synergy between Benetti and Geoff Lovett.
Last year, long term employee Perry James bought the business from Geoff and continues the passion for the Italian Built yachts. Both he and Geoff now work together promoting Benetti and are delighted to announce that Geoff Lovett International have now been officially appointed as the EXCLUSIVE Australian and New Zealand Agents for Benetti Yachts, cementing their relationship with the luxury vessel manufacturer.
Perry James, Managing Director of Geoff Lovett International is extremely proud of the long standing association between Geoff Lovett International and Benetti Yachts as well as the overall success of his company. With multiple trips already taken to Italy, where the Benetti Shipyards are based, to view current models and plans for further visits in the coming months Perry and his team are anticipating a good year to follow on from one of the best years on record for the business. “We have a number of positive negotiations underway for new Benetti yachts and plenty of enquiry from genuine purchase in the Benetti category, the new Range of yachts has really struck a cord with people.
Superyacht Australia spoke with Nizar Tagi regarding the relationship with Geoff Lovett International. Nizar was excited by this relationship saying “ We signed a Benetti Agency Agreement with Geoff Lovett International because they are prominent Australian broker based on Gold Coast and Sydney. GLI is going to promote and sell Benetti’s in Australia, but what is more important is that the Australian team will come to Italy for a 5 day training in our 3 shipyards which will further enhance their expertise in yacht building. Australia has fantastic talent and infrastructure that needs to be taken now to the highest echelon of the yachting industry and by partnering with companies with heritage such as Benetti this will happen rather quickly now.
Johnson Motor Yachts
Geoff Lovett acting on behalf of Johnson Motor Yachts Queensland are proud to now offer the brand New JOHNSON 65 MOTOR YACHT.
For over 20 years Johnson have been building superb motor yachts. Their exquisite range is proudly designed by world renowned Naval architects Dixon Yacht Design. Bill Dixon’s ability to combine excellent designs with the highest levels of quality has enabled Johnson to enter the superyacht arena.
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