During the “Shaping the Future” press conference held yesterday at Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on the occasion of its 150th anniversary, Benetti presented the new design concepts. Among the highlights are collaborations with the most authoritative architecture and design studios.(Here all our posts about Benetti)
Benetti: Veranda Deck™
The yachting world was revolutionized by the Oasis Deck®, a totally innovative concept of the stern beach area and, today, Benetti and RWD announce a new milestone, the Veranda Deck, the reinterpretation of the Main Deck lounge. A space that has seen almost no change in the past fifty years and has thus fallen behind, increasingly avoided due to its excessive formality. The new generation of owners love contact with the outdoors, so the new “Veranda Deck” opens the space completely on three sides, creating a continuous environment between the lounge and the stern. Interiors that transform into exteriors and vice versa provide a new place to enjoy boundless views and contact with the surrounding world. This new concept will be proposed for the first time on the Motopanfilo 45M with exteriors by RWD. Lazzarini Pickering Architetti envisioned the Interior Design and Exterior Deck Design of the 45M in continuity with the 37M, building on their meticulous study of the spaces.
Project B.YOND 55M
The B.Yond family grows with the new 55M whose design bears the signature of Igor Lobanov, his first collaboration with Benetti. Igor Lobanov endeavored to enhance the “Voyager” spirit of the line with environments designed to offer guests diverse experiences, even during long stays on board. Each of the five decks was designed for a distinct use, always ensuring privacy and intimacy for guests and crew. Furthermore, to provide for more activities, the concept of layout “fluidity” was introduced.
Replacing the classic ideal of symmetry with an innovative approach to the positioning of the stairs, new spaces were created inside the yacht. For the exterior design, Lobanov was inspired by the clean lines of the luxury automotive world, focusing on the creation of fluid yet massive, robust and rounded shapes. A game of optical illusions characterizes the side of this 55-meter vessel, creating a highly suggestive visual effect.
Benetti: new Project Life 85M
With the signature of Espen Øino on the exteriors and Francois Zuretti on the interiors, Benetti announces Project LIFE, the new 85-meter to enrich its megayacht fleet. With this project, Benetti relies on the large scale expertise of Espen Øino, one of the most famous names in yachting internationally. With Project LIFE, Øino starts from Benetti’s distinctive characteristic, the capacity to invent new lifestyles, especially on the stern, offering varied interpretations of this concept across the decks.
All the spaces aboard Project LIFE are designed for a new kind of social entertainment with large convivial areas and reconfigurable meeting places on each deck. The outstanding example is the large revolving lounge that changes its focal point according to the time of the day. Project LIFE is equipped with all the modern technologies available to reduce consumption: a highly efficient and optimized hull; diesel-electric propulsion with fossil and non fossil fuel (HVO) technology and POD transmission; and integrated hybrid solar panels that collect both solar and thermal energy to power the tenders, toys and appliances.
Project Oro 85m: interiors by Valentina Zannier
During the press conference, Valentina Zannier presented the interiors of “ORO”, her first collaboration with Benetti, whose external design and layout bear the signature of Giorgio Cassetta. ORO’s exterior style is all about sophisticated purity.
Soft and uninterrupted lines define a personality through subtle but carefully studied three-dimensional movements. Stately proportions and sheer volume give her an imposing yet graceful presence. The work of Valentina Zannier focuses on the interaction between the contemporary style of the surfaces and the classic details of the yacht, giving the impression of a precious jewel.
Fluid shapes and the strong link between external and internal spaces are inevitably connected, while the extensive use of natural materials combined with a palette of neutral yet warm colors endows an authentic air, reflective of a refined development of pure, ancestral shapes and motifs.