When Benetti noted a recent trend toward more long-range, far-flung cruising, it created a series dedicated to these travels. Equally notable, the shipyard introduced the series with a relatively small size for a global cruiser. The B.Yond 37M, a nearly 120-footer, shows off more of her amenities in a newly released video.
As part of the Benetti B.Yond series, this new megayacht model incorporates a steel hull, plus offers more volume than typical. In fact, the B.Yond 37M, boasting an expected best range exceeding 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, has a volume of 395 gross tons. For flexibility in operations, and to make the most of the impressive 18,500-gallon (70,000-liter) fuel capacity, the yacht features hybrid propulsion, too. Twin MAN diesels pair with the Siemens SISHIP EcoProp system, which commercial vessels have used for several years. Therefore, you can use electric motors for silent coastal cruising or nighttime cruising, additionally without emissions. Or, you can use one of the diesel engines to drive the two propellers. This reduces operating hours on the second engine. These are just two potential operating modes.
Since lifestyle amenities get most buyers’ attention, though, the new video reveals some of the interior areas for the first time. They are not the norm, either. For example, most megayachts still devote space to a saloon and dining area on the main deck. But, the B.Yond 37M puts the master staterooms and four guest staterooms on the main deck. This way, they make the most of the 28-foot (8.6-meter) beam. The saloon instead sits up one deck, aft of the wheelhouse, along with the dining area. Sliding-glass doors that open fully turn this portion of the deck into a true indoor-outdoor area.
While you get only glimpses of other deck spaces, note that the B.Yond 37M stows toys aft n the main deck. You don’t lose usable alfresco space, however, since your crew can set up loose furnishings when the toys are in the water. Furthermore, fold-down gunwales—for toy-launching ease—can stay open, enhancing the area. Plus, the sundeck has an enviable dining area.
Since the B.Yond 37M is a semi-custom yacht, you have a host of options for the arrangement. Add a gym, an extra stateroom, a tender garage, or other conveniences.