AN INTRODUCTION TO DEDICATO

DEDICATO is Benetti’s yacht operation programme. Specifically designed to offer Benetti Owners an all-in-one solution, the services provided include technical assistance, maintenance, administration and crewing. A specialized team of Benetti’s most skilled resources, working in synergy with various experts, delivers a seamless package of operating services coupled with the technical support and knowledge that only the Builder can provide, allowing Owners to optimise the value of their asset and dedicate 100% of their time to enjoying the pleasure of navigation and the yachting lifestyle.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

CREW SERVICES

Benetti manages every aspect of the crew:

  • Recruitment
  • Administration
  • Payroll
  • Uniforms
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Salaries

The Owner has the freedom to decide the most appropriate level of involvement in the crew selection:

  • Choose the right Captain from a panel of selected individuals with strong references
  • Let the Captain hire the crew, or
  • Be involved in the selection of key profiles (e.g. Chief Steward, Chef)

Comprehensive technical training is delivered to ensure seamless operation.

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT

A Management Team is assigned to the Yacht to cover all the required skills:

  • A Yacht Manager – the Owner’s main reference point – leads the team and ensures that the service is  delivered to the required standard
  • Yacht Accountant
  • On-shore Safety Officer

Scheduled maintenance

  • Management of all routine and scheduled crew maintenance tasks and procedures
  • Planned specialist or skill specific engineering works in conjunction with equipment manufacturers

Safety procedures are implemented to the highest standards in the industry:

  • ISM, implementation of safety culture and good practices, auditing, documentation control

Leading-edge technology for the highest level of assistance:

  • Networked systems for real time remote monitoring, diagnostics and failure prediction for the yacht’s most critical equipment (development in progress)
  • Cloud-based vessel database, with documentation and online maintenance tracking (development in progress)

WARRANTY AND INSURANCE

Industry-standard insurance coverage included in the service:

  • Hull and Machinery
  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Crew Medical

Contractual warranty extended for the entire duration of the service

Original Equipment Manufacturer’s warranty extension coverage is included (where available)

FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE DEDICATO

  • 01 The world’s biggest superyacht fleet

    With over 170 yachts delivered in 30 years and taken care of daily, Benetti has a full understanding of yacht operation through the entire life-cycle.

  • 02 World-class management skills

    Azimut Benetti Group currently manages about 100 yachts ranging from 28m to 100+m in length throughout the world (through its subsidiary Fraser Yachts).

  • 03 Over 150 yachts refitted every year

    Azimut Benetti Group refits about 150 yachts every year through Lusben, whose operations (traditionally based in the northern Tyrrhenian sea) are expanding quickly in the Mediterranean and beyond.

  • 04 Privileged relationship with equipment manufacturers

    This means a higher level of service and extended warranty coverage.

  • 05 Long standing partnership with V. Ships

    Which means being able to draw on the experience and services of the world’s leading Ship Management provider, with over 1,100 ships at sea and 50 offices worldwide for optimum logistics management.

THE DEDICATO PACKAGE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Flag and Ownership

  • Red Ensign flag (different Flags / Ownership structures subject to confirmation)
  • Private use
  • Navigation areas: Mediterranean, USA East Coast, Caribbean
  • Number of crew depending on vessel size

Allowances

  • Main Engines: 800 hrs per year per engine
  • Generators: 1,500 hrs per year per genset

Out-of-service time

  • 7 consecutive days every 3 months
  • 6 weeks every year (increased to 12 weeks in the 1st and 5th year)

Fixed yearly fee

  • Annual costs are established when the contract is signed
  • There are no extra costs for the entire duration of the contract

EXCLUSIONS

The following will be on the Owner’s account:

  • Fuel
  • Berthing
  • Food and Beverages for Owner and Guest use
  • Subscriptions to communication (internet, telephone) and content (TV, other) service providers
  • Transit costs between Mediterranean and USA / Caribbean
  • Tax, VAT and all other associated Fiscal

Operation restrictions may apply (also dictated by insurance) on:

  • Crew nationality
  • Areas of navigation

Yacht handling in strict accordance with all applicable regulations (including Flag and Class)

OPTIONS

“Commercial” package

  • Charter management
  • Additional insurance coverage
  • Additional yearly fee (accounting, equipment requirements, etc.)

Winterize at Benetti

  • Applicable for a period of 4 months or more
  • Complement reduced by about 40%
  • Cost of berthing at Benetti facilities voided (balanced by savings on Crew)

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