Benetti reveals 85m Project Oro among new designs
The Italian superyacht builder has outlined its increased production, the success of the B.Now series, the new B.Century range and the 85m Project Oro.
Benetti announced that it expects to launch a record 23 superyachts – almost two a month – from September 2022 through August 2023. In September, the Italian builder launched another B.Now 50M and expects to launch a B.Century 68M next August, as the new series designed by Giorgio Cassetta starts to make its mark.
Marco Valle, CEO of Azimut-Benetti Group, said: “We have invested heavily in R&D in recent years to develop new boats and the results are outstanding. The order backlog is trending upwards, with new model deliveries planned until 2027.”
The B.Now 50M had its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, with Sebastiano Fanizza, Benetti’s Chief Commercial Officer, announcing at a press conference that the model has already secured 16 sales to date. The shipyard unveiled designs for the B.Now 60M and the B.Now 67M Oasis, the latter featuring the open aft deck with integrated pool pioneered by the Oasis 40M and now available on multiple Benetti models.
“The B.Now family is a significant achievement for Benetti, comprising 50M, 60M, 67M and 72M models, and is now one of the brand’s bestsellers,” Fanizza said.
Benetti B.Century 55M – with enclosed and open top deck
Fanizza then presented the evolution of the B.Century family, created in partnership with Cassetta Yacht Designers. Born out of the architecture shared by the likes of the 63m Metis, 65m Zazou, 67m Calex and the 65m Triumph – another world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show – the B.Century family includes a range of models.
Two 55M projects comprise one with a generous sun deck open on all sides and another in which the top deck is transformed into an owner’s deck, with the master suite forward and a private aft terrace. The range also includes 62M, 68M and 75M models, the latter offering a Pool Club on one level and a Sea Club by the water.
Benetti B.Century 68M
“Their distinguishing character trait is the formal clarity of the sweeping lines that describe the yachts’ contours, featuring an uninterrupted flow of lines that define volumes expressing Benetti’s unmistakable stylistic identity,” Fanizza said.
Following the Group’s commitment to low-emission yachts, the B.Now and B.Century families are available with traditional, hybrid or diesel-electric propulsion systems.
Benetti 85m Project Oro
Meanwhile, the Group unveiled the 85m Project Oro, also by Cassetta, which features a remarkable exterior design characterised by continuous curves and slats, as well as a multi-level aft area open on both sides.
Cassetta said: “During the development of Project Oro, we wanted to seize the opportunity to express numerous innovative concepts, aspiring to bring them together in a unique yacht.
Benetti 85m Project Oro
“By developing a language of style featuring great visual purity and strong characterisation of the main masses, and by renouncing the criteria of civil architecture in favour of a freer and more fluid approach, we have tried to propel the project into an attainable future.
“We hope the bold content recognises a series of desires that customers in this size range frequently express and are unlikely to have found fulfilled by the boats they have looked at so far.”