20 September 2018
At Cannes Yachting Festival, Benetti unveiled designs for their newest crop of superyachts, including the 40.7-metre Oasis 135’.
Oasis 135’, the new model in Benetti’s Class product line. This ambitious project, on which Benetti has worked in partnership with UK-based firm RWD and New York design studio Bonetti/Kozerski that has designed the interiors, revolves around onboard lifestyle.
Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal at RWD, describes the concept like this: “We’ve revisited the classic concept of onboard life. Today owners don’t use their boats in the same way as in the past. This yacht reflects a new more dynamic and less formal lifestyle for active, curious owners who don’t spend much time lying in the sun because they prefer to explore and enjoy the places they’ve just reached on their yacht”.
Oasis 135’ is a 41-metre displacement yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure, and a layout extending across four decks.
Its cruising speed stands at 14.5 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots, and the yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Diamond 145’ is the flagship of Benetti’s Class product line fleet, is a yacht with a sophisticated design that represents the ultimate expression of displacement models in the Classic category.
The seamless design of the huge glazed surfaces accentuates the length of the yacht and its brightly-lit interiors.
The exterior styling is the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta, who commented that; “The Diamond 145’ represents yet another step in the evolution of the Benetti Class Displacement range. The clean, smooth lines embrace the proportions of a big yacht, and features high hull sides and extremely long reverse sheer line.
“The beach club in the stern, located right above the sea surface, is the most obvious novelty on the yacht, offering an independent, highly flexible and visually striking space”.
The two 1,400 hp Man engines will drive the Diamond 145’ to a top speed of 15 knots and at a speed of 11 knots the yacht will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles.
The four BNow models are custom yachts, again designed in collaboration with RWD, created to offer a modern onboard lifestyle by connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. Benetti’s advanced construction technology ensures short delivery times.
At the presentation, the sale of the first steel hull and aluminium superstructure yacht below 500 GT from the new RWD designed BNow concept was announced. The valuable customer from Middle East is a repeat customer of Benetti.
Featuring streamlined exterior lines and a vertical bow, the yachts in this product family are marked by much shorter delivery times.
Four different lengths will be on offer: 50 metres, 55 metres, 63 metres and 68 metres in length. The yachts will have a layout that can be customised and newly designed exterior contours aligned with specific demands from various owners. In response to the original brief “to create an innovative well-being concept for the maximum comfort, light and use of spaces.” RWD have developed a seamless indoor/outdoor living area with panoramic Pool Lounge as an extension of the aft deck and Beach Club.
The creativity brought to bear by RWD has produced four models that share a unique family feeling and are immediately recognisable, with their sleek, sweeping lines. Their profile stands out for the dynamic union it creates between the decks, which have long windows that act as connecting elements in the creation of a uniquely harmonious whole and represent the main distinctive feature.