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
“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
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
Within the last several days, the megayacht previously known as Feadship Project 705 started conducting sea trials. Bearing the official name Podium, the yacht should enjoy her first owner trips in a few short weeks. Coming in at 239 feet (72.85 meters), the blue-hulled Podium left Feadship’s Aalsmeer shipyard for Rotterdam on May 18. This
PHOTOS: Guy Fleury Photography and Tom van Oossanen Some of the most remote places on earth are closer than ever to being reached by the owner of Project Ragnar. The 2,450-gross-ton converted vessel just started sea trials yesterday. Since Icon Yachts was pleased by her performance, she should see delivery in the next several weeks.
All 239 feet (72.85 meters) of Feadship Project 705 are now out in the open at the shipyard. She floated out of her build shed this week, in preparation for the traditional christening formalities in a few weeks’ time. When we last saw Feadship Project 705, she was on the move to the Royal De