Translated from Italian, rinascimento (ree-nah-she-men-toh) means renaissance. It seemed a fitting project name for Benetti FB264, according to Giorgio Cassetta, the yard’s design partner. He and the shipyard wanted to continue replicating the success of a particular design platform while still refining it. Due to COVID-19, too, they felt a symbolic rebirth was also fitting.
Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering of Lazzarini Pickering Architetti had a challenge on their hands. Benetti wanted the studio to create the interior for a new design echoing some of its launches from the 1960s. Rather than a retro exercise, though, the megayacht needed to be thoroughly modern in appeal. The resulting 121-foot (37-meter) Benetti
“Obiettivo 50” means “Target 50” and expresses Benetti’s design mission. “It represents a stimulus to constantly push our limits,” says Giovanna Vitelli, vice president of Azimut Benetti Group. It is also the new Oasis 40M’s philosophy, with a vertical bow and automotive styling accents from British design studio RWD. But her main feature is life
You can really feel his energy when you talk to Tim Ciasulli. The founder of Planet Honda holds four offshore-powerboat-racing world speed records, one time hitting upwards of 180 mph. Ciasulli is as passionate about Italy and of course yachts as he is speed. In fact, he took delivery of his new dream, Rebeca, in
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
Special guests of Benetti will be among the first to see hull number one of the semi-custom Oasis 40M series. Rebeca debuts at a private event in Portofino, Italy tomorrow, where the builder is showcasing yet another yacht, the Magellano 25 Metri. Featuring a sporty exterior style by RWD, the Oasis 40M series concentrates life