Above and beyond

Benetti has again broken the mould in the form of a new line of compact expedition yachts, commencing with the 37-metre B.YOND.

In the 1990s, Benetti was the first shipyard to use fibREglass to build Navettes over 30 meters long; today it is the first major shipyard to return to its steel roots, with the creation of a new line of compact Benetti expedition yachts.

The first of three models, named B.YOND 37M, is a serious expedition yacht built to travel the world and ready to amaze with a revolutionary concept of space based on a clear distinction between night, day, leisure and service areas.

This involves adding an extra fourth deck and developing a design that integrates it perfectly into the boat’s exterior styling, featuring over 200-square metres of glazed surfaces.

This expedition yacht will be powered by the diesel-electric system SISHIP EcoProp of Siemens, a solution from the Global Competence Centre of Siemens Marine that guarantees eco-sustainable navigation with low fuel consumption and reduced environmental impact.

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Thanks to the e-Mode propulsion architecture developed for the shipyard, B.YOND 37M will have a range even great navigators will be happy with – from 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on the navigation mode.

The yacht’s 500 gross tonnage, usually the prerogative of 50-metre boats, is contained in 37 metres without affecting the yacht’s aesthetics in the slightest and delivering excellent stability parameters.

According to a detailed in-house assessment by the shipyard, the yacht’s compact size will give it the freedom to call at historic ports in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and North East America.

B.YOND 37M was presented to the sales network 15 October and unveiled in full detail to the international press the following day. The second model in the range planned for launch is B.YOND 44M.

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