Launched in Livorno the Benetti B.Yond, a 37m hull, four decks, hybrid propulsion. And that’s just for starters. We are talking, of course, about what one of the leading movers and shakers on the world yacht scene has dubbed its “ultimate boat”. (Here all the posts about Benetti).
B.Yond, a new way of experiencing the sea
It has distilled its wealth of experience into the latter to offer even the most exacting owners fantastic range and, most importantly of all, oodles of living space to share with their nearest and dearest.
The brain behind this new approach to onboard living is Paolo Vitelli, president and founder of the Azimut Benetti Group.
The yacht is the Benetti B.Yond 37M, the culmination of his personal and professional history.
A story that began in 1969 with Azimut srl, a sailing yacht charter agency that evolved into Azimut Yachts, followed by the acquisition in 1985 of the Benetti yard.
Vitelli quickly turned his business into one of the top players on the international megayacht market.
B.Yond, a Voyager to travel the world
Now we have the Benetti B.Yond 37M, a Voyager with a 5,000 nm range that is compact and manoeuvrable enough to get into even the most inaccessible of areas.
But what really makes the Benetti B.Yond 37M is that it is a four-decker, an ambitious feat for a craft of this size.
B.Yond is penned by Stefano Righini
Beautifully balanced proportions penned by Stefano Righini, an Azimut Benetti design stalwart and personal friend of Vitelli who passed away last October, means the fourth deck slots in seamlessly, resulting in plenty of generous spaces for different purposes.
On the lower deck only crew and service spaces
The lower deck is given over entirely to the crew and service areas with the owner and guest spaces on the upper decks, all very Italian in style with what the yard describes as “refined and informal” décor.
B.Yond’s interiors are designed by Giorgetti
The latter is by another Benetti regular, Giorgetti, which has flanked its modern pieces with antique and handcrafted ones. The sun deck is particularly original as are the bridge and upper decks where the living spaces are flooded with natural light through large windows and glass doors even between the interior areas.
Owner and guests on the main deck onboard the B.Yond
Lastly, the interior design draws out the elegance of the main deck where the master suite and guest staterooms are located.
The four decks are linked by two separate stair systems, one for guests and the other for crew, to ensure absolute privacy and smooth running of the yacht.
The Benetti B.Yond 37M also offers ample entertainment, relaxation and wellness areas which owners can organise to suit their own requirements: a home theatre, a sauna with hammam and steam room, a gym – either indoor or outdoor, for instance.
The tender garage has side hatches
The large garage and its side hatches are the type of solutions normally only found on a much larger craft. Launching and retrieval the 6.5m main tender and 3.9 service tender is a breeze – and the same applies to a healthy array of water toys.
Sustainability onboard the B.Yond
The Benetti B.Yond 37M also packs two signature sustainable features: SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) filters which reducediesel-related nitrogen oxide emissions and an innovative diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system developed in partnership with Siemens Energy.
The Benetti B.Yond 37M can also sail in zero emissions mode and is the state of the art in terms of sustainable yachting. In fact, it is the very first “sustainable Voyager”, thanks to its technical features, innovative design solutions and general arrangement.
In short, it is a whole new kind of yacht born of Paolo Vitelli’s drive and determination. Now he and the Benetti yard can offer owners as passion about not harming the environment as about spending long periods at sea with their families, a real choice with their “ultimate boat”, the Benetti B.Yond 37M.