No superlative could accurately convey the high esteem with which this legendary yacht builder is held. With a storied history that goes back all the way to 1873 in Viareggio, Italy-based Benetti Yachts has built vessels for kings, presidents, titans of industry, and playboy billionaires. Benetti has also seen their yachts feature in James Bond movies, win international regatta races, and break records for size, luxury and performance. Winner of the Showboats International “Shipyard Number 1” award six times in a row, buyers of a Benetti yacht are sure to enter into a very select club indeed.
Though now known as one of the world’s premier luxury yacht builders, Benetti’s origins are a great deal humbler. It was Lorenzo Benetti, patriarch of the family, who first decided to build wooden fishing boats and sail ships at a shipyard in Viareggio in 1873. By the end of the 19th century the company had transitioned toward making larger commercial vessels and boats for the Italian Royal Marines, a feat that was captured on film by the pioneering Lumière brothers, one of the first times in the history of cinema that a shipyard was recorded on camera. It was not until the fourth generation of family control after World War 2, however, that Benetti began crafting the steel framed yachts that rocketed the company to unprecedented global renown. Among the most famous yachts built in the firm’s Italian shipyards are the Nabila, owned by Arabian tycoon Adnan Khashoggi and immortalised in a song by rock band Queen; the Gabbiano, beloved by Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly of Monaco; and Spectre, a 227 foot long vessel built for New York businessman John Staluppi featuring Parisian art nouveau interiors.
Across its rich history Benetti has garnered countless awards and accolades, becoming the only yacht builder ever to pick up 6 consecutive “Shipyard Number 1” titles. The company has also topped the Global Order Book an incredible 20 times in its history, cementing the firm’s status as the undisputed number one provider for superyachts in the world. In 1978 Benetti also designed the sailing yacht Viano, which went on to win the Admiral’s cup on corrected times.
Yet Benetti is not the sort of company to rest on its laurels. The firm is constantly innovating, advancing and pushing the boundaries for what is possible in the world of yacht design. Now owned by the yachting firm Azimut and led by CEO and industry icon Paolo Vitelli, the company operates 3 Italian shipyards in Viareggio, Fano and Livorno with a total square footage of 2.6 million. It is at these yards that Benetti builds yachts of up to 351 feet in length, equipped with the latest in technology, the very best in amenities and the absolute finest in interior and exterior design. Their most impressive yachts can feature helipads, full-length swimming pools, submersible garages and even private hospitals. Interiors feature artworks by contemporary artists Tracey Emin and Dominic Harris, individually tailored furnishings by designers like Versace and Zuretti, and can be decked out with lavish materials like Tasso marble, walnut wood, gold leaf and onyx. The discerning Benetti customer is limited only by his or her imagination, as the firm’s artisanal and engineering teams can fulfil even the most opulent of requests.
Along with Benetti’s high end custom megayachts, the company also produces 11 different models for a range of buyers. The 5 storey high B.Yond yacht is the perfect vessel for partying, with lush and spacious interior quarters complemented by 5 rear aft decks including a generous swimming platform. The B.Now model, meanwhile, measures a huge 223 feet in length, and can accommodate some 42 people across 22 cabins.
Benetti B.Yond 37M
A revolutionary new yacht concept from designer Stefano Righini, the Benetti B.Yond super yacht represents the pinnacle of both luxury and environmental sustainability arranged across 5 levels of sumptuously designed space. With the utmost charm and refinement, the yacht’s extensive open spaces include sunbathing decks, two hydromassage tubs, two dining areas and interior spaces with large, panoramic windows. State rooms are arranged across numerous levels for the maximum level of privacy, and a total capacity of 12 guests across 6 cabins, plus space for a comprehensive crew, means this is the ideal yacht for longer journeys across the oceans. At almost 120 feet long, this steel hulled yacht is powered by a hybrid SISHIP Siemens propulsion package with a huge range of up to 10,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots. This propulsion system utilises both diesel and electrical fuel sources, allowing for zero-emissions night cruising and greatly reduced noise from the engines, delivering guests a peaceful night’s rest. A sleek exterior design and a modern flourish applied to living spaces ensure that this is one of Benetti’s most impressive yachts yet.
Benetti B.Now 68M
This huge, 223-foot long megayacht is the ideal power statement for those who want to command the waves. Dominated by an innovative owner’s apartment that sits above the main deck, the yacht is the ultimate in sedate, private luxury. The owner’s apartment alone features an expansive master bedroom perched at the front of the yacht overlooking the bow, bathroom facilities, open plan kitchen and living area as well as private sun decks. Five other levels of play space, sleeping quarters, jacuzzi and swimming pools, sunbathing areas round out the immense offering of this gigantic vessel. Nor does the Benetti B.Now 68M lack for performance. Two MTU 16-cylinder engines power this yacht through the world’s seas and oceans with a top speed of 16 knots and a 5,000-mile range while cruising. Watch out for this statement yacht at the world’s most desirable marinas such as Monte Carlo, Miami and Capri, where it is sure to be wowing the crowds.
Benetti Oasis 40
Featuring exterior design by England’s RWD workshop, the Benetti Oasis 40 is their most lavish entertaining yacht yet. The vessel’s unique design maximises deck space with an elongated and extendable “Beach Club” aft deck to the rear that features a large U-shaped sofa, full size table, extensive decking, and a glass fronted jacuzzi pool. This truly exceptional exterior space for guests merges seamlessly with the Bonetti/Kozerski interiors, which have been designed for unprecedented fluidity and open plan living. Understated, sophisticated yet undeniably modern, the interior is ideal for any leisure, family or business pursuit, while up to 10 guests can stay on the yacht’s 5 luxury staterooms. With a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles, users can relax on this yacht while taking it to the far-flung corners of the globe.
Benetti Fast 125
A luxury yacht with the feel and performance of a racing vessel, the Benetti Fast 125 is sure to appeal to thrillseekers who do not want to compromise on luxury and comfort. An exclusive Azipull Carbon thruster propulsion system supercharges this yacht to a top speed of 24 knots, and a range of 1750 miles at lower speeds. At 125 feet in length and a maximum beam of almost 28 feet, this yacht has plenty of opulently designed space in which to relax and entertain, including four decks and a lower living space. Interiors are decked out with Wenge, walnut and eucalyptus woods, and contain comfortable large sofas, a bar and full kitchen. This popular yacht has won plaudits from around the world, including winning the title “Best of the Best” at the 2017 Robb Report China awards.
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