At the 2017 edition of the Miami International Boat Show, the historic Italian shipyard Benetti has announced the birth of the new Benetti Now Fast range, which joins existing Benetti Now including steel-and-aluminium yachts over 50 metres, presented at the last Monaco Yacht Show. The new FAST models include three different variants measuring 50 metres, 56 metres, and 68 metres in length, also available in a X version with a raised pilot house.
Benetti drafted a highly skilled team of designers to work together on each of the projects – Omega Architects for the exterior design, Mulder Design for the naval architecture, and Team 4 Design – Enrico Gobbi for the interior design elements. The “Fast” specification already suggests the key elements of these new boats. Compared to their sisters, they have a hull which makes them 30% faster even “keeping the typical volumes and comfort of a displacing class”, states the shipyard. While preserving the traditional Benetti style, Now Fast yachts feature more aggressive lines.
The 50 metres model offers cosy well-balanced interiors: welcoming rounded lines with no right chines contrast with the more geometric tables and night stands. The dominant wood used is light hued oak, flanked by dark natural oak used for the C-shaped window structures. The colourways used for the fabrics and furnishing are muted and sober.
The 56 metres variant is, on the contrary, a little more extreme with an interior setting which is formal and edgy at the same time. Polished ebony is used as a counterpoint for the light oak walls, while the detailing features shades of light grey.
Finally, the68 metres model features a more classic traditional style. The wood varieties are lighter, creating a contrast between the beige oak furniture and the almost white oak of the walls, while the colours are calibrated to work with the yacht’s highly original decor that includes Tiffany blue details.
Extensive personalisation potential is offered on three different design levels: the exterior and interior layout – different versions with a closed sun deck or raised pilot house, but also custom layouts –, the highly flexible decor, and engines with various levels of performance.