International Multi-Million yacht company sets up office in Guyana

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Minister of Public Works, the Honorable Bishop Juan Edghill extended a warm welcome to Azimut-Benetti, the world’s largest manufacturer of luxury
vessels, as they arrived in Guyana with a Big Splash to launch their sales
division at the Pegasus Hotel on Saturday night with Dr. Peter Ramsaroop
(CEO Go-Invest), Timothy Tucker (GGCI) and prominent business owners such
as Robert Badal, Stanley Ming, Mahendra Jetoo, Rudy Ramalingum and many
others in attendance.

The Minister said the time was ripe for Guyana to experience and enjoy the
type of luxury and recreation that an Azimut Yacht offers and what was once
considered luxury would soon be a necessity as more of the projects in the
country are developed.

Azimut, which has been in existence for more than fifty years, holds the
number one spot in production of yachts for twenty years and continues to
expand its distribution and sales to 80+ countries by partnering with local
business persons.

The regional team in Guyana, Azimut Yachts Caribbean Limited will be led by
Terence Clarke and Amzard Karim and they were joined by Mr. Federico
Ferrante, President of Azimut Benetti Americas and Ms. Caterina Valiani,
Regional Sales Manager from their North American headquarters in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Clarke explained “the yacht business is a way of
life for me, it is my passion and not just a business venture so I will
personally be involved in every way to make sure that we succeed.”

Mr. Ferrante showcased the company’s long history of quality and dominance
in the yachting business, and stated to an attentive audience the reasons
why the company was opening operations in Guyana, “Azimut-Benetti is not
afraid to take risks and push beyond existing barriers. We pride ourselves
in being leaders, the first to accomplish what others think is impossible.”
He then went on to introduce the various yacht collections produced by
Azimut: The Verve Collection, The Atlantis Collection, The Flybridge
Collection, The Magellano Collection and The Grande Collection, all
designed and built in factories in Italy.

Rudy Ramalingum from the Maraiko Bay Megaproject extended best wishes to
the Azimut-Benetti group, emphasizing that the two companies had much in
common – quality, luxury and lifestyle, all areas that were needed on
Guyana. “We look forward to providing every one of the new yacht owners
with a place to berth their vessels, we’re ready to welcome you home.”

Dr. Ramsaroop took the opportunity to reiterate that Guyana was open to
business and laid out several major investments that would be soon
announced to boost the luxury and leisure market. “There is change coming
and this is only the beginning so the locals and diaspora had better get
ready.”

Minister Juan Edghill whose Ministry covers maritime development stated
“You are here at the right time because when, not if but when projects such
as Maraiko Bay are completed, the landscape of our country would be
unrecognizable and in fact, this is already happening. We have dozens of
projects all over the country, from Essequibo, Demerara, Berbice, Linden
and everywhere in-between that are coming on stream. I assure you that your
business is welcome and you don’t have to knock, our door is open!”

The attendees were all in agreement that the country was moving forward
quickly and there was no reason why yachting could not become a regular
activity in Guyana.

Azimut Yachts is now open for business in Guyana and will be taking
reservations for their extensive line of luxury boats via email at
sales@azimutcarib.com. The extensive collection of Azimut yachts can be
viewed at www.azimutcarib.com

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