Benetti splashes first B.Now 50M with Oasis Deck®
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Benetti launches the first B.Now 50m with the Oasis Deck® option at its Livorno facility.
Benetti hosted a launch ceremony for the first B.Now 50M with the Oasis Deck® at its shipyard in Livorno. FB605 is the shipyard’s first steel unit to feature the Oasis Deck® beach area, the development of a beach club concept unveiled on the Oasis 40M and later the Oasis 34M.
The new model has been built for an experienced owner who was impressed by the style and design of the Oasis 34M and Benetti’s 107m gigayacht Lana, wanting to replicate solutions on these two models on a 50m yacht with many features typically found on much larger custom vessels.
The B.Now 50M, which is also offered with a traditional aft deck as fitted on hull one, Iryna (click for Review), is the first model in the B.Now family to be equipped with the Oasis Deck® solution. The B.Now 50M, 60M, 67M and 72M are all designed by the RWD, the UK-based studio, which focused on “a new generation of owners seeking a more convivial and less formal onboard lifestyle, but one that is always in close contact with the water”.
The focus of convivial living on board remains the Oasis Deck®, which has an infinity pool just steps from the water’s edge and large social areas created by opening the platform. Other highlights include an ethanol fireplace in the upper-deck lounge and gym on the same level.
For the interiors, the Benetti Style Department worked in close collaboration with the customer’s team to bring a timeless elegance to FB605, one that fully reflects the aesthetic sensibility of an owner who wanted to choose all the marble used on board herself.
The various settings feature alternating light and dark colours, underscored by materials used on the walls, where curly maple wood panels are interspersed with printed leather inserts. The light that plays a central role in the interior design is pointed up by golden elements, Lalique crystal inserts, and custom lamps made from the same onyx used for the tops.
Top fashion and design names can also be found on board such as Armani fabrics on the guest cabin walls and the Hermes sofa and armchair in the lounge on the upper deck.