An owner who took personal charge of design and construction supervision of his megayacht has good reason to be happy. His new Benetti Joy, the second hull in the Oasis 40M series, celebrated her official launch, in traditional colorful fashion, yesterday. The Oasis 40M, which saw hull number one, Rebeca, launch last year, emphasizes a
More cruising consumers are turning to one of Benetti’s most recent semi-custom series, the Diamond 145. Buyers signed on for hull number four in December. Coincidentally, the deal came shortly after the owners of hull number two (pictured) took delivery. Further noteworthy, these customers signed the contract several months after delivery of hull number one,
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