Benetti launches sixth hull of B.Now 50M
The Italian shipyard has splashed the sixth B.Now 50M, Alunya, which is also the second to feature the Oasis Deck® option.
Alunya, the sixth B.Now 50M
Benetti has launched Alunya, the sixth unit of the steel-hulled B.Now 50M Oasis Deck® and the second to feature the Oasis Deck®, following the launch of FB605 in March (click for article). Alunya’s delivery is scheduled for the end of July, with the owners set to immediately embark on their maiden voyage.
The Oasis Deck® option has hydraulic winged terraces port and starboard that extend the width of the deck to offer an impressive 90sqm beach club and outdoor living area. Owners and guests have unobstructed 270-degree views from the stern, and the beach club has a glass-walled infinity pool and multiple conversation areas.
Alunya belongs to an experienced owner, who personalised the superyacht to his taste. Brokerage company TWW Yachts introduced the buyer and acted as owner’s representative throughout the build process, working with Benetti to incorporate all the owner’s requests in the final project.
Sebastiano Fanizza, COO of Benetti, said: “The B.Now 50M is one of the most popular models in our history and the addition of the Oasis Deck® made it possible to offer new options to all owners who enjoy close contact with the sea. This new launch and the close collaboration with TWW confirm the commitment that the shipyard has to its customers and partners.”
Launch of Alunya
British studio RWD is responsible for the concept design and exterior styling of B.Now 50M, while Italian studio PierLuigi Ausonio Naval Architecture handled naval architecture. Benetti’s in-house HUB Design worked with the owners on the design and configuration of the interior of the 499GT superyacht, which has a beam of 8.9m (29ft) and an aluminium alloy superstructure.
B.Now 50M offers accommodation for either 10 or 12 guests, and Alunya’s owners opted for the former with a five-guest stateroom configuration. The owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck and includes a study area, large en-suite bathroom and private terrace. The four guest cabins are on the lower deck. Alunya has a further six cabins for 10 crew, including the captain.
Alunya also features plenty of space for tenders and toys including a tender up to 5.65m and jet-skis, which are cleverly concealed within the bow. The tender is deployed and retrieved through a hydraulically operated hatch starboard.
Equipped with twin 1,400hp MAN V12 engines and two Kohler 118 kW generators, the B.Now 50M has a 4,500nm range at 12 knots and a top speed of 15 knots, while Alunya is also fitted with a pair of electrical stabilisers.