B.Now 50M spearheads sales of new Benetti series
Iryna is the first hull of the hugely popular B.Now 50M, which showcases the design themes of Benetti’s steel series spanning 50-72m.
RWD designed the exterior of the B.Now 50M
A world premiere at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, the B.Now 50M is the first in a family of four steel models, which also includes the B.Now 60M, B.Now 67M and B.Now 72M. All feature exterior design by UK-based studio RWD and are available with a traditional aft deck or the Oasis Deck® pioneered by the shipyard’s Oasis 40M.
Benetti announced at Monaco that 16 units of the B.Now 50M had been sold as of late September, making it “the world’s most popular 50m model”. It also stated that delivery times are 30 per cent shorter than market standards due to advanced construction technology and hull engineering solutions.
Iryna has a ‘traditional’ aft deck design
Iryna is the first hull of the B.Now 50M and showcases the sporty hull by P.L.A.N.A and RWD’s clean exterior lines and vast outdoor spaces, which include a beach area with a glass-walled pool, an enormous forward lounge on the upper deck, and an open sun deck.
As well as the pool, the 30sqm beach area includes a covered zone that can be accessed through a gullwing hatch on the starboard side as well as a stairway from the main deck.
The beach club
The covered area of the beach club includes a sauna, a service area complete with shower, while there’s also space a space for relaxing in the open air, which can be expanded by opening a drop-down side platform.
The lower deck also includes four guest cabins midships and crew quarters in the bow, which include twin cabins, captain’s cabin, laundry area and the crew mess.
The aft main deck overlooks the pool
The main deck starts with an open aft deck featuring facing sofas offering views of the pool and sea. The interior starts with a reception area and a hallway leading through to the main saloon and a formal dining area. The owner’s suite is forward and has a private balcony, large dressing room and a luggage area in which every detail is personalised.
Interior claddings and ceiling panels are made with a variety of woods including silk-coloured frisé maple and smoked oak, with its contrasting dark shades. The ceilings also feature tanned ivory leather, while the recesses are treated with satin-finish sheet palladium, the most precious metal in the platinum family.
Saloon and dining on the main deck
The colourways in each setting play on ivory, brick and moka nuances, from the walls to the dark honey coloured silk and bamboo carpet, while nautically themed works of art, including a series of valuable maps, are provided by the owner of Iryna.
A lift links the lower, main and upper decks, while there are also separate interior stairways for guests and crew.
Aft deck on the upper deck
The upper deck features two of the yacht’s largest outdoor areas including a vast aft deck featuring sofas and chairs facing, while forward is a large, covered dining table arranged lengthways in an area that can be converted into a cinema.
The enormous foredeck features two L-shaped sofas facing a large sofa cum sunbathing area. The upper deck’s interior areas include a lounge and a gym, while forward is the ship office and wheelhouse.
Bow lounge on the upper deck
The large sun deck has a covered central dining area with a media space, an uncovered aft area with sunbeds and a large barbecue, while forward is a bar counter offering impressive views.
The garage is located forward on the main deck and can house a 6.25m tender, a jetski, a rescue boat and four Seabobs.
The sun deck
The B.Now 50M has a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,500nm at a speed of 12 knots, with a fuel capacity of 60,000 litres.