At a virtual press conference held on December 2, Benetti presented two new products: the Motopanfilo 37M in the Class category and the 67-metre Custom yacht FB284. Let's take a close look at the new Motopanfilo.
This elegant yacht inspired not only by the legendary “navettes” of the Sixties but the glamour, freedom of expression and creativity synonymous with those times. A yacht permeated by immense charm that tips its hat to the 1960s Motopanfilo style epitomised by Benetti, but without any sense of nostalgia or vintage intentions.
This model’s evocative and timeless style was described by Francesco Struglia, the designer of the yacht’s exteriors, and Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering from Lazzarini Pickering Architetti, the firm of architects engaged to design the interiors.
The first thing that catches the eye when looking at the new Motopanfilo is the exterior volume. The midship construction elements that linked the hull and superstructure and created the visually harmonious single form that is the essence of the original Motopanfilo have been preserved. The tapered silhouette with its clean-cut lines, and austere, elegant contours, appears almost like a beautifully-crafted protective shell that envelops and cossets all those within it.
The interiors are by the renowned Lazzarini Pickering architectural firm, which was also behind Benetti’s 2004 Sairam, the first superyacht to introduce modern interiors at a time when classic styling was still predominant.
In seeking to rediscover and reinterpret many of the traditional elements of the original motopanfilo in the name of a new style of classicism, the designers came up with the concept of the interior as the skeleton of a large whale, with its framework providing a rhythm to the space. From here, the idea evolved to delineating the various spaces through an architectural approach that reimagines traditional beams as structural rib bones and essentially dematerialises the walls. It is left to the vast lateral windows to contain the space, and the effect is one of immense spaciousness and openness, which even the furnishings cannot detract from. Artful use of mirrored surfaces to frame the windows expands the perception of interior space and amplifies the views of the sea and sky outside.
The structural rib bones give order and sense to the interiors, defining the different zones and providing punctuation points to mark the use of different materials and allow for interesting décor and functional interpretations.
The Motopanfilo, a 37-metre displacement yacht made in composite, encapsulates how to transport classic tradition stylishly and unerringly into the future.
The displacement hull can reach a maximum speed of 16 to 18 knots, depending on the motor capacity selected.
Overmarine Group has sold the fifth unit of Mangusta 104 REV to another American client. The sale of this latest unit was secured by Henry Schonthal from Brokerage House Reel Deal Yachts, who introduced the client. This happens only a few weeks after launching the second hull of a new model. “Once more, the Mangusta 104 REV proves to be a widely appreciated model on the American market. Thanks to its limited draught, this model is indeed incomparably perfect to cruise the shallow waters of the Bahamas and Florida, besides featuring incredibly generous exteriors that allow guests to enjoy onboard lifestyle to the full. The first unit, delivered in Florida last October, won over American clients and soon became an eye-catching icon and a real must-have wherever she was cruising,” says Stefano Arlunno, Mangusta President Americas.The Mangusta 104 REV is the entry level in the Maxi Open range, in which Overmarine has been an undisputed leader for over 35 years, with more than 300 vessels built in this timespan.The yacht’s sporty and slender lines, engineering and design innovation, is a result of the joint work of the shipyard’s Engineering Department and design firm Lobanov Design.Light is the core element that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoor areas, also thanks to the aft cockpit door, which opens up completely to maximize the concept of lifestyle meant as an unforgettable onboard life experience.Life in the open air is easy and even more pleasant when spent on the sofa and sun pads arranged at the bow, or on the generous 29 sq. m (sundeck, where a second steering station is found, as well as a sofa, a bar and a barbecue. The full-beam master stateroom and three guest cabins are located on the lower deck. Aft, the garage can fit a tender of up to 5 meters and a jet-ski.The Mangusta 104 REV is equipped with 2 MTU 16V2000M96L engines and as many waterjets, pushing her to a maximum speed of 35 knots, noiselessly and without the slightest vibrations. At the cruising speed of 30 knots, the yacht has a range of 320 nautical miles. The fifth Mangusta 104 REV will be delivered in summer 2023.Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
May 27, 2022
Turkish shipbuilder Naval Yachts revealed the new superyacht concept LXT88, Inspired by the aerodynamics of supersport cars, the concept is based on two innovative elements that stand out from its segmented competitors: speed and dynamism. She has a lightweight aluminum hull and the finely thought-out details on its surface carry performance to the next level, while at the same time succeeding in projecting power and dynamism.The MTU 1600 V12 engine ensures that the yacht reaches an impressive speed of 42 knots, while its large volume guarantees maximum comfort to its users.Details about the interior will be released later, but it is known that the LXT88 will have three guest cabins, a main saloon and dining area, a hot tub and a crew quarters with space for two. The Naval Yachts story began in 2008 as a design studio. Today the 7.000 sq. m shipyard is located in Antalya Free Zone, where all kind of vessels up to 65 meters are being built and repaired.Credits: Naval Yachts
May 27, 2022
The construction work of the first model of the Gentleman’s Yacht 24 is proceeding at full speed – the aluminum hull was built entirely starting with the deck upside down, and recently rolled over to proceed with the fitting-out work at the Codecasa Shipyards in Viareggio. The 24m yacht pays tribute to a golden age of the yachting of the 50s and 60s, while incorporating the latest technological innovations. Her classic lines feature a timeless elegance with mahogany wood inserts combined with a very modern construction entirely in aluminum, which guarantees very high performances.The project was conceived by the Designer Luca Dini of Luca Dini Design and Architecture and by the Naval Architect Francesco Rogantin of Names Studio, in collaboration with Mr Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments.She is scheduled for delivery in Summer 2023. The purchase of the yacht by the owner was closed by Mrs Carmen Lau Stratton of the brokerage company Camper & Nicholsons.Codecasa Shipyards was established in Viareggio in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa. Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort. The shipyard is known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.Credits: Codecasa
May 27, 2022
Columbus Yacht confirms that the construction of the steel hull for the first 40-meter Crossover unit has started at its Savona shipyard. The modern and muscular exterior lines are by Hydro Tec, while the interior design is penned by Francesco Guida.The new Columbus Crossover 40 project stems from the need of housing large tenders on compact yachts, and at the same time endorses the new lifestyle regarding a boat as a private island on which to concentrate all the holiday activities. The steel displacement hull has bulbous bow, flat and flared aft sections and light alloy superstructure. The interior will be modern and inspired by the theme of exploration. The layout includes four cabins on the lower deck (three VIP and one with double beds) and a full beam owner's suite on the main deck.This boat can house a tender up to 8 meters in length and 2.5 tons in weight on deck, as well as the whole series of “toys” usually supplied to this type of yacht.Two Caterpillar C 32 of 970 kW each will allow it to run at a maximum speed of over 14.5 knots. Fuelled by tanks of 60m³ approximate capacity, at economic speed this boat will reach a 4,000 mile range.The yacht is equipped with two pairs of stabilizers ensuring optimal performance both at anchor and underway.The project is on sale with delivery scheduled for spring 2024.Columbus Yachts was established in 2008. In early 2019, the shipyard launched the new flagship Columbus Classic 80m M/Y Dragon which joins in the Columbus star-studded fleet with the award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 Divine, the 57m M/Y Taiba and the 40m M/Y Eleonora III. The Columbus range offers four different lines: Sport, Classic, Crossover and Custom for unique projects. Currently, Palumbo Superyachts comprises a representative office in Monaco and a logistics network of five shipyards in the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples and Savona), operating under just as many world-renowned brand names: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine, Extra Yachts and Palumbo SY Refit.Credits: Columbus Yachts
May 26, 2022
In the splendid setting of the city’s Arsenale area, the Group confirms its peerless reputation for beauty and innovation with a fleet of 10 magnificent yachts. At the Venice Boat Show, which will be held from May 28 to June 5, Ferretti Group will be taking a fleet of 10 boats to the event set in the fascinating location of the city’s Arsenale area. The highpoint of the Group’s presence at the show is the wallypower58. “The Venice Boat Show is a dream destination for every yachting enthusiast: who wouldn’t want to admire the world’s most beautiful boats in its most beautiful city?” commented Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “It is an absolute delight to present the Ferretti Group fleet in a unique setting like the Arsenale, suspended magically between heritage and modernity. This is where the groundbreaking wallypower58 will make its world debut, a masterpiece of design and innovation that marks the start of a new era for the extraordinary Wally range. Also on display will be magnificent models from the Riva, Pershing, Custom Line and Ferretti Yachts brands, including spectacular flagship Ferretti Yachts 1000. Our sincere thanks go to the city’s Mayor Luigi Brugnaro and the municipal administration, which has once again demonstrated unparalleled efficiency and organizational capacity. The Venice Boat Show is an increasingly strategic event that has established its position as the most important show in the entire eastern Mediterranean.”wallypower58The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credits: Ferretti Group
May 26, 2022