Azimut has chosen Wally Castro Marine as its Dealer of reference for the Puerto Rican market. With the aim of bringing an extraordinary nautical experience to life, Azimut, over time, has built a globally-connected Dealer and service network in order to offer a continuous presence to its customers.
Contemporary and audacious, Azimut, since its conception in 1969, has set a new standard in the industry to construct avant-garde yachts with an emotional appeal. Over time, its innovative vision has surprised and captivated the public with its unique design, technology and layout solution, transforming the brand into a bold and iconic benchmark in the yachting sector.
The new strategic partnership is a result of Azimut’s ongoing initiative to provide customers across the globe with the best possible experience. Azimut looks forward to expanding brand reach and providing best-in-class service from pre to post sale, as well as unforgettable experiences for its customers, with the help of recognized and renowned Wally Castro Marine which have been the leading boat retailer in Puerto Rico for the last decades.
Wally Castro Marine, named after its president who has actively participated in the boating community for over 30 years, is dedicated to the sale of boats and yachts while offering service, repairs, and maintenance for boat.
The story begins two generations ago when the first fiberglass boat in Puerto Rico was sold by the Castro family, driven by quality and the highest standards, more than five decades later, the philosophy remains intact. Wally Castro, coached by his father, learned the importance of mechanical systems and the proper maintenance of them as a winning recipe. Founded 15 years ago, Wally Castro Marine represents major and exclusive boat and yachts in Puerto Rico. It also has a previously owned department and offers brokerage services for all boat brands.
The company results in a winning combination of years of experience and involvement in the boating industry – both as a business and as a sport-added to their passion for service excellence and customer satisfaction. Leader in the industry in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean obtaining sales records globally.
Federico Ferrante, President of Azimut|Benetti Americas, confirmed the importance of this new collaboration and the reason for choosing Wally Castro Marine: “We are extremely excited about this new collaboration in Puerto Rico. Wally Castro Marine and Azimut|Benetti Group share the same DNA: both family businesses, driven by passion, and focused solely on the experience for their customers. Through these strong values both companies are leaders in their respective fields, already.”
The Puerto Rican market hosts a lively nautical industry and rich boating culture naturally, as a tropical paradise with marinas on every coast and accessible neighbouring islands. Azimut has decided to work with Wally Castro Marine to further strengthen the market by achieving their shared mission and to amaze yachtsmen and sea lovers by offering them innovative, luxurious yachts and supporting them in every stage of the buying process and after sale.
Wally Castro, president of Wally Castro Marine, commented on the announcement of the new partnership: “We feel beyond excited and proud to welcome Azimut to our family. The brand shares our values and commitment with quality, luxury, and excellence. We now feel complete as we can offer our customers an exclusive line of mega yachts up to over 100ft., so the Caribbean can be enjoyed with the Italian splendour.”