Photography by Beppe Raso
20 July 2022
Reflecting the owner’s sporty style, Zazou is the Benetti motor yacht that stands out for its one-of-a-kind sundeck, the boat’s signature feature thanks to its size and concept.
Quite out of the ordinary for a 65-metre yacht, the sundeck is a unique 36-metre-long space, with a surface area of over 200 square metres devoted to relaxing, entertaining, socialising and sport.
Hence the counter-current swimming pool in the bow and, further aft, a gym area fitted out with high-end professional equipment.
The space available is carefully exploited to offer a bar area, dining area with a large table that can fit up to 14 guests for big get-togethers, and an aft sun pad that can be converted into an open-air cinema in the evening.
This unusual choice made by an owner with a passion for life on board has resulted in Zazou‘s unique design, with one less deck than traditional mega yachts for even more contact with the water.
The iconic sundeck acts as a private penthouse, with seamless sightlines from bow to stern and a breathtaking view of the sea.
The yacht’s timelessly elegant styling is combined with modern design and sleek, powerful lines of Carinthia Blue steel and aluminium hull by Giorgio M Cassetta.
The creative design of the interiors is by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who took full advantage of the openness and spaciousness to offer a panoramic view from every angle and the chance to experience life at sea even in an indoor environment.
The designer and owner worked in close synergy to customise the furnishings, resulting in a stylistic approach and detailing that marks a new beginning for custom models.
Exotic marble and a selection of over 120 types of wood, plus refined leathers, fabrics and natural materials with a variety of textures are cleverly combined to create sophisticated but comfortable interiors.
Muted colours with sky blue accents, contrasting finishes and original details reveal the yacht’s special features and the care lavished by the owner on creating a welcoming atmosphere.
The skylounge on the upper deck is perfectly integrated into the exterior spaces in the stern, all furnished with custom pieces.
Inside on the same deck, a massage room that can be converted into a double cabin precedes the spacious, modern wheelhouse with integrated Furuno dashboard, the ship office next to it and, on the port side, the captain’s cabin and pantry.
Aft on the main deck is an open area set aside for conversation and relaxation. In the interiors, amidships, the light-filled day area is decorated with pale colours and can be transformed into a high-tech screening room.
Still on the main deck, the owner’s suite consists of a lounge with television, double wardrobe, large bed with second television and, on the port side, a generous bathroom with shower plus private balcony.
The extensive beach area on the lower deck boasts two exterior openings: one in the stern providing access to the swim platform and another on the port side that becomes a second space at the water’s edge.
In the beach club interiors, a lounge area with low table, sofa and armchair is joined by a closed space to store water toys.
The night area amidships provides three double cabins and one guest cabin. Also on this deck in a separate area is the modern galley, while the quarters for 14 crew members are forward in the bow.