The B.YOND 37M is the first model in Italian shipyard Benetti’s new explorer yacht series, and the premiere of the luxury expedition yacht GOGA has made its mark in the yachting world through its exceptional versatility, comfort and engineering for tomorrow’s world.
The concept for the series came from critically acclaimed designer Stefano Righini, taking the essential, classic style imbued into the original Benetti yachts by Paolo Vitelli, Founder and President of Azimut|Benetti Group. With four different modes for the hybrid engine, a massive cruising range and amenities associated with larger luxury yachts packed on board, GOGA caters to today’s Owner, charter groups and guests.
Benetti architect Mauro Izzo has taken the bright open spaces and created the opportunity for even more customisation for GOGA’s Owner: A neutral palette and white surroundings are accented by hints of blue in the fabrics and accessories. In line with the focus on sustainability, various kinds of wood are used in harmonious surroundings, along with bronze bases and different marbles. Benetti selected the leading contemporary design brand Giorgetti for the interior and exterior furnishings, further enhancing the harmonious flow from one social area to the next.
In regard to the layout, the lower deck contains the crew accommodation of four cabins, service areas including a walk-in wine cellar and cold room, the Captain’s suite which can alternatively be used as a guest cabin, and a beach club with wellness centre. The beach club has a sauna and steam room plus a Techno gym, and additional room for storing water toys.
The main deck hosts the majority of the guest cabins, placing four generous en-suites around a panoramic lounge nicknamed ‘The Playroom’. Behind the cabins is a tender garage that can hold two jet skis, a rescue boat and a 6.5m/21ft tender. The upper deck boasts a spectacular skylounge surrounded forward and aft by large outdoor areas that will prove just as tempting as the interior, offering 360° views.
Above, the bridge deck hosts the helm station forward and dedicates the rest of the area to the Owner’s suite complete with a study area, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and a private aft outdoor terrace.
While guests are savouring the comforts and amenities that E/Y GOGA has to offer, the E-Mode Hybrid system from Siemens Energy will work unnoticed underfoot to optimise onboard energy consumption for four different usage profiles, resulting in unparalleled reductions in CO2 and NOx emissions for a yacht of this category. M/Y GOGA can go fully electric for zero emissions while cruising in environmentally sensitive regions.
There are MAN V12 2,100 kW engines granting 1,450 HP each for everyday operations, and in Eco transfer mode at 9 knots, she is capable of an exhaustive range of 8,200 nautical miles.
Timeless in appearance, E/Y GOGA sports a muscular hull design by Pierluigi Ausonio’s firm P.L.A.N.A. – a white steel hull and matching aluminium superstructure, broken up by large horizontal bands of dark glass that let the sunlight pour in. The stainless steel railings are painted white to match this appearance, while teak handrails add a bespoke feature reminiscent of a past cruising age.
The outdoor social areas have been just as well considered as the interiors: The lower deck swim platform provides a functional space for accessing the tenders and water toys for exploring the area, and joins into the beach club for a waterside lounge complete with relaxing wellness facilities.
The group can recover from an outing on the upper deck aft, dining and lounging in the sunshine or shade or relaxing in the foredeck Jacuzzi before drying off on the sun pads.
The Owner can claim the bridge deck aft as a private terrace attached to the Owner’s suite – perfect for starting and ending the day in serenity, surrounded by the wonders of nature.
Lastly, the sundeck grants the best views on board while the group socialises over drinks or a meal beneath the shade of the hardtop. An outdoor pantry is installed for convenience, and sunbeds let the group rest and digest after a sumptuous multi-course meal.
The versatility of the layout allows for a couple of rooms on board to be converted into additional guest cabins. As standard, up to 10 guests have accommodated over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite on the bridge deck and 4 further guest cabins on the main deck, around The Playroom.
However, the Captain has a choice of cabins, taking the one available on the bridge deck adjacent to the helm station, or on the lower deck. The other cabin then becomes a ‘spare’ for additional guests or staff. If desired, the Owner can replace the gym with a seventh guest cabin.
The flexibility of the layout allows for the Master suite to be swapped with The Playroom, placing all guest accommodations together if desired.
Explorer yacht GOGA offers versatility and an arrangement that brings aboard amenities and technology more often found on 50m/164ft luxury yachts. As such, she has all the advantages of both size classes from visionary yacht designers and a shipyard looking forward to a better, more sustainable future.
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The 499 GT motor yacht boasts an exterior design and general arrangement by Azure Naval Architecture. The main deck has a large covered tender bay to securely store the tenders and water toys, and elsewhere on board, there is a fully certified helipad and a water sports centre.
The accommodation provides for up to 6 guests in 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 further guest cabins.
Metal cutting for the steel hull and aluminium superstructure began in November 2021, and both were completed by the end of August 2022. Nine months after the keel was laid, the sandblasted and primed hull and superstructure were joined using the skills of 40 workers and five cranes with a combined 800-tonne capacity. The interior outfitting has now begun, with exterior fitted furniture ready to be installed. The shipyard’s in-house carpentry team have built the crew quarters and is working on the luxury guest areas for assembly.
The ALIA SEA CLUB 53M is due for completion in Q3 2023.
Turkish shipyard and yacht designer Soyaslan has revealed its latest in-build project, the 24m/78.8ft pocket luxury expedition yacht ICE.
Designed for a repeat client, explorer yacht ICE has a sleek modern exterior that is designed for world exploration: The over-specced technical platform is built for safety and comfort, from calm and shallow cruising grounds to deep and turbulent seas. The hull has been built to ICE-class standards for adventures in the polar regions, and both the exteriors and interiors offer guests marvellous views of their surroundings.
The outdoor areas include a spacious swim platform to get close to the marine life, three different alfresco dining/lounging areas (on the main deck aft, foredeck and sundeck respectively), and two sunbathing options. A wet bar is also available on the upper deck aft, where the space is used to store the tender while cruising.
Inside, the interiors are styled by BAZ Design and use a combination of light oak and darker Alpi in warm neutral tones, contrasted by furnishings in grey-blue. The main salon and formal dining area make one large social area, while the sky lounge attached to the wheelhouse above has a more cosy atmosphere while enjoying elevated views from the climate-controlled interior.
The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 bunk cabin. In a traditional arrangement, the Master suite is placed forward on the main deck, while the remaining guest cabins are on the lower deck. All have portholes which can be opened for natural ventilation – a small but significant detail for long cruises.
Explorer yacht ICE is in build with construction to be completed in 14 months, ready to be delivered at the end of 2023/the start of 2024.
Brazilian shipbuilder MCP Yachts is making history for the South American yachting industry with the all-aluminium luxury yacht QUEEN TATI, proving the region is capable of competing with the more famous European shipyards when it comes to safety, comfort and style.
Measuring 37.4m/122.8ft, she is ideally sized for family cruises and charters, while her aluminium hull and superstructure offer excellent manoeuvrability, stability and fuel efficiency while exploring the world’s most desirable cruising grounds.
Renowned naval architect Vripack produced her naval architecture in collaboration with MCP Yachts, while inside her engine room a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines produce a top speed of 22 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,500 nautical miles at an economical 10.8 knots.
At the 31st edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, Italian shipyard Benetti showcased its upcoming plans and designs at a press conference held within the prestigious Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo, where the 85m/278.10ft luxury yacht PROJECT ORO was announced.
Motor yacht PROJECT ORO is the result of thorough conversations with clients desiring a luxury yacht over 80m/262.5ft in length. This will bridge the gap between the ‘gigayacht series’ of luxury yachts launched in recent years, which are over 100m/328ft in length, and its vessels under the 80-metre mark.
PROJECT ORO will feature an exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetta that has an abundance of alfresco living spaces further extended by fold-down terraces. Among the flowing interior layouts is a cavernous beach club, where the fold-down sides further extend the space for relaxation by the water. High above, the 399.4m²/4,300ft² sundeck has plush seating for alfresco dining and lounging in the sunshine or shade, while a more intimate environment can be found on the foredeck along with panoramic views. The stern comes with a transverse swimming pool, so guests can take a dip in the evenings or while at port.
Hybrid propulsion would allow PROJECT ORO to reduce her environmental impact as she awes in the world’s greatest charter grounds.
The conference also premiered the B.NOW 50M luxury yacht IRYNA, the new B.NOW 60M and the B.CENTURY series, which has been influenced by recent successful launches and technological innovations to make every model future-ready.
Benetti expects to launch 23 new yachts over the course of the next 12 months, showing that its Italian style is more desirable than ever.
The client is an experienced yachtsman who took to her strong and athletic exterior styling from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, a volume of 760 GT and a proven design platform with reliable performance.
Compared to previous 55-metre models, M/Y PROJECT SERENA has far more floor-to-ceiling glass, without mullions, in the main salon and sky lounge. The Owner’s suite has a balcony on the main deck forward, and the extended sundeck offers even more space for entertaining.
Luca Dini Design & Architecture have worked with Omega Naval Architects and Heesen to augment the interior layout, bringing the Owner’s lifestyle and character to the bright open areas connected to the natural world.
The FDHF from Van Oossanen Naval Architects delivers excellent fuel efficiency and stability in rough seas. The twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO Tier III engines of 1,000 kW each will provide a maximum speed of 15.5 knots, and a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.
Submersible yacht concepts have been created before, however, none have made the leap from an idea into reality. U-Boat Worx intends to be the first, using the company’s experience in creating small submersibles to engineer and launch a fully certified submersible with all the comfort and indulgences expected aboard a yacht.
Submersible motor yacht NAUTILUS runs on diesel-electric power and can reach a depth of up to 200m/656ft, with 10 windows 4m/13ft wide giving a unique view of the underwater world – perfect for guests who cannot dive into such depths yet still want to see the wonders of destinations such as the Red Sea, the South Pacific and the Caribbean.
An added advantage of underwater capabilities means no more seasickness: In rough seas, NAUTILUS can simply dive below the surface and continue the journey in comfort. The NAUTILUS has a surface speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots. She can stay under the waves for up to four days, or for a total of six hours while cruising.
Above water, guests have access to alfresco facilities including a sundeck, bar, pool, dining, lounging and sunbathing facilities. All of this is retracted before going underwater.
A pressure-resistant electrical tender (named ‘ARONNAX’) is stored under the aft deck and will remain outside while diving. ARONNAX can be used for transporting up to five Scuba divers underwater, to and from their destination.
The interior layout is fully customisable; however, the standard layout offers a 50m²/538ft² lounge and dining area, galley, plus guest accommodation over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 further guest cabins. The crew accommodation provides for 6.
The price for a NAUTILUS of your own starts at €25 million, and once commissioned, her Owner can expect to receive her within 30 months.
Built in 2021, the 44.5m/146ft motor yacht PANDION PEARL is in excellent condition with all the latest amenities on board for relaxing and entertaining. The bright and airy interiors combine a sophisticated monochrome colour palette with warm lighting for a touch of home.
The beach club brings the outside in with a fold-down terrace on both sides, making the area ideal for afternoon parties, sunbathing and lounging beside the water. The main deck salon features a bar, while the dining room placed on the upper deck enjoys an abundance of light and views of the anchorage. In front of the bridge deck, there is a large gym attached to the Master suite below.
When you’re not visiting the cultural centres of Palma and Ciutadella de Menorca, or one of the stunning golden sand beaches to be found on Formentera, the alfresco living and dining areas will have you living in style. Dip into the foredeck pool and dry off on the sunbeds, or treat yourself to some cocktails after dinner before settling onto the sofa/sunbeds for a night under clear starry skies.
The selection of water toys has something to interest all ages and activity levels, and the collection includes:
1 x Waverunner Seadoo GTX 300
1 x Flitboard
3 x Seabobs
2 x kayaks
2 x Stand-up paddleboards
1 x wakeboard
1 x trampoline
1 x 10x5m (32.9×16.4ft) swimming pool
an inflatable pyramid with slide, and
inflatable and towable toys
The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests across 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite split over three levels, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth. Throughout your adventures, the attentive crew of 9 will see to all requests.
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After the impressive expedition yacht PROJECT MASTER from Espen Oeino and ICON Yachts was revealed at the last Monaco Yacht Show, the client decided on a conversion for taking him and his family on worldwide adventures with plenty of luxuries tucked away on board.
While searching for a suitable platform to convert, the team came across a 66m/216.6ft Offshore Rescue and Support Vessel which proved perfect for the brief. Several modifications will ensure that E/Y PROJECT UFO provides comfort and luxury on board: The platform will be lengthened to 70m/229.7ft for the inclusion of a desirable beach club in the stern.
Furthermore, the addition of a superstructure and modification of the current interior spaces will create generous cabins – including an Owner’s suite and four convertible VIP staterooms – for the Owner and guests, with the potential for charter in the future. Several saloons and recreational areas are planned for entertaining on voyages long or short, all styled by H2 Interior Design.
The exterior decks will also benefit from the superstructure addition, creating more outdoor space to host tenders, water toys and a submarine, plus two helipads and a hangar. Other notable amenities include a dedicated expedition room with a separate dive centre, a gym and Fiji Room with spa/sauna facilities, a bridge deck Jacuzzi that seats 12, and a 10m/32.9ft outdoor pool.
More information is expected to be released as the project progresses.