At the Cannes Yachting Festival the Azimut Benetti Group will present no less than five world premieres. Here they are in detail.
Benetti B.Yond 37 metres
Built in steel, Goga is the first of the eight B.Yond 37 metres sold or under construction to be launched. It is the brainchild of Paolo Vitelli and the late Stefano Righini and can be considered one of the world’s greenest yachts because it sails by combining SCR catalytic filters – a gas control technology powered by a urea-based liquid solution, already adopted in the automotive industry for Euro 6D diesel engines – with Siemens Energy’s innovative E-Mode Hybrid system, based on an integrated Add On ‘crew friendly’ architecture that relies on a traditional system, for simple management that makes it possible to switch from mechanical to electric propulsion and vice versa, without the intervention of specialised personnel on board.
An innovative solution that gives the freedom to travel in four different modes, including Full Electric, for zero-emission navigation. The lithium battery pack also makes it possible to stay at anchor in Hotel Mode with zero emissions, keeping the generators switched off and powering the main on-board consumers by battery. With the new generation of high-energy-density batteries, a 300 kW/h battery pack will provide ‘at anchor’ autonomy of up to 8 hours during the day and 12 hours at night. The battery recharge time is only three hours.
Added to all this is the incredible autonomy, which is almost double that of traditional shuttles of a similar size, and is capable of reaching up to 8,200 nautical miles at 9 knots in Eco Transfer mode with the two diesel-generators switched off and only one propulsion engine running, with a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of up to 16% and NOx emissions of up to 80% compared to traditional propulsion.
Cannes Yachting Festival: Benetti Oasis 34 metres
The little sister of the 40-metre presented two years ago has nothing to envy. It too, of course, features the Oasis Deck®, two wings that can be opened on both sides in the beach area, expanding its size towards the sea; the Infinity Pool with transparent glass window integrated with the sunbathing and lounge area; and an open view towards the stern that offers a view as far as the eye can see; the continuity between the sea, outdoor and indoor spaces to be enjoyed freely; a lifestyle designed to enhance unparalleled conviviality, promoted by the design of the decks under the banner of informal luxury, which invites an immersive experience with the sea thanks to the large aft terraces.
The British studio RWD, the most internationally renowned name in nautical design, designed the exteriors, while the interiors were designed by the New York-based architectural firm Bonetti & Kozerski, whose stylistic traits distinguish prestigious projects including the Pace Gallery in Manhattan, Donna Karan’s private residences, and Alta Hotellery, through to collaborations with Peter Marino. Both have given a contemporary twist with an avant-garde style enhanced in an aesthetic that dresses the Oasis 34M in discreet luxury.
Cannes Yachting Festival: Azimut Magellano 30M
The new flagship fits coherently into the brand’s crossover line and echoes its characteristics, such as generous volumes and the desire to impress in different sea conditions, without ever compromising on elegance and attention to detail. A result that is the fruit of the collaboration of a winning team, already tried and tested with the previous model (Magellano 25 Metri): Ken Freivokh, who oversaw the exterior lines and volumes, and Vincenzo De Cotiis, who did the interiors.
Freivokh conceived refined and modern but not aggressive lines, capable of capturing the attention of experienced yachtsmen, also from the sailing world. An unexpected element of wonder, the teak flaps closing and ennobling the large windows of the superstructure, and a signature of the Magellan line. Faithful to its vocation as a crossover, the new 30-metre offers spacious and luminous interiors, which De Cotiis has made intimate and welcoming.
Freivokh and De Cotiis have designed the three decks of the new Magellano, bringing to life the shared vision of a yacht that is always in touch with the sea, starting from the terrace that welcomes guests when they come on board, the Infinity Terrace, to the large terrace on the Upper Deck, dedicated to socialising and the pleasure of sailing in the open air. Thanks to the huge windows – more than 70 square metres of glass surfaces – even the interior spaces are characterised by a constant visual continuity with the surrounding nature, which metaphorically enters all the yacht’s spaces: the full-beam Owner Suite, the living area on the Main Deck and the pleasant Skylounge located on the Upper Deck.
Azimut Grande 36 metres
Faithful to the DNA of the Grande line, the 36-metre offers innovative design choices such as the semi-walkaround upperdeck that runs from the stern almost to the extreme bow on a single level, a revolution in the traditional layout and the conquest of an environment that previously did not exist on a yacht of this size. What’s more, the opening windows of the skylounge – totally concealed – break through even the last barrier and transform the upper deck into an immense space overlooking the horizon.
The interior design is by Achille Salvagni, while the exterior lines are signed by the unmistakable stroke of Alberto Mancini. Grande 36M fits into Azimut’s Low Emission Yacht range thanks to the synergy of the highly efficient D2P® Displacement-to-Planing hull, designed by P.L. AUSONIO Naval Architecture.
Azimut Grande 26 metres
Fluid layout and versatile spaces, flows that guarantee intimacy for guests and independence for the crew, a master cabin on the main deck with full-height windows and lots and lots of light. All this is the new Azimut Grande 26 metre. What’s more, this hull responds to the desires of a contemporary owner, who seeks freedom in contact with the sea and finds it in the extraordinary deck overlooking the water – Deck2DeckTM -, inspired by that of the range’s flagship.
This design innovation is achieved thanks to the extension of the transom, which can be raised to transform the cockpit into a large terrace, which takes on the dual function of lounge area or dining room with walkaround table. The transformable furnishings contribute to accentuating its multiple uses without ever giving up a boundless view of the horizon. The interior and exterior designers are the same as for the Grande 36M: Alberto Mancini for the exteriors and Achille Salvagni for the interiors.