If you can’t make up your mind, ask your builder for advice.
When the owner of Amnesia III, a repeat client of Redman Whiteley Dixon, asked the design team to fashion his next project, they presented him with two different profiles: one with a plumb bow, the other with a traditional bow. He really liked the plumb bow, as did the designers, but they couldn’t settle on one versus the other. So, they asked the opinion of Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti, which had built the previous Amnesia yachts and would build the new project. He replied that he’d like to build the traditional design, then smiling, added, “…but you should build this with the plumb bow!”
Thus the rendering at top is what the new 65-meter (213-foot) Amnesia IV will look like when Benetti launches her late next year.
The project is said to bear many similarities to her predecessor, including a modern, practical interior decor (see above). But Amnesia IV will have elements to make her stand apart from her older siblings, too. Besides the near-plumb bow – a first for a Benetti – she’ll have floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon, “much more architectural than many boats of this size,” according to Toby Ecuyer, RWD’s creative director. In addition, “the owner’s background in textiles and manufacturing played a part in terms of philosophy and practicality.”