By calling one of its latest designs Oasis, Benetti is sending out a very clear message.
This 41-metre GFR displacement yacht is not a showcase but a refuge.
An oasis of well-being designed for casual but dynamic owners that want to immerse themselves in the joy of the marine environment and nature, a yacht that breaks with tradition and posits a whole new way of living the sea.
Its RWD exteriors centre around al fresco areas aft and an enormous beach club that is one of the signatures of the model.
The same applies to the main saloon which has large openings and furnishings that offer a seamless transition between interior and interior.
Because the Oasis 40M is very much all about the water. The stern platform literally lowers almost to its level while the infinity pool is less than a metre from the sea.
On a more abstract plane, enormous swathes of glazing guarantee constant visual contact with the sea and the surrounding environment.
“We revisited the classic concept of onboard living because these days owners are using their boats very differently to the past,” explains Adrian Chisnell of RWD. “This yacht is aimed at active, curious owners who spend very little time sunbathing, preferring instead to explore the places they have gone to”.
Styled by Bonetti/Kozerski of New York, the Oasis’s interiors are not set in stone by any means and can convert at will.
The main deck, for instance, has a day area surrounded by windows with a multifunctional space aft that can be a bar complete with stools or a dining area with a 12-seater table.
Even the pilot house is unusual: the bridge, relaxation area and chart table make up a single space. Light materials with leather, suede and rose wood inserts feature throughout.
“The spaces exude a sense of calm and quality. We have used classic materials that may not reflect the latest trends but will retain their beauty over time,” explains Enrico Bonetti, adding: “Other characteristics are the large glazed surfaces and the sense of continuity between exterior and interior. The Oasis 40M is like a big seafront loft”.
There is an owner’s suite forward on the main deck plus four guest cabins below. “It is our favourite part of the yacht because of its unusual off-centre bed,” continues Bonetti.
The furnishings are all custom-designed and made, the only exception being the Miss chairs in the dining area designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa and made by Molteni.
Currently, the yard is offering a choice of styles: one more formal and traditional, the other lighter and sportier. As these are semi-custom yachts, the owner also has a big say in the choice of materials and colours.