Benetti Yachts was founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873 and is still based in Darsena, Italy. Several more yacht building facilities have been added since then, including Viareggio, Fano and Livorno. Lorenzo started the Benetti shipyard, but in 1954 Fratelli Benetti focused the business on motor and sailing yachts. Following financial difficulties in 1985, Paolo Vitelli, owner of Azimut, took over the shipyard and it became Azimut-Benetti. There are several different lines of Benetti yachts, which are made from composite materials, alloy and steel. Benetti yachts range in size from 30 meters to 70+ meters for steel construction. The shipyard has been recognized several years running by Showboats International Magazine as the #1 shipyard and Azimut-Benetti was ranked #1 one as well by Yachts International. The Best New Semi-Production Series award was also received for the Benetti Vision series yachts.
The first hull in Benetti’s 116 Mediterraneo line was launched back in August of 2016. She was christened as "Oli" and since then Benetti has released more images of this beautiful petit yacht. The design of Oli is by GiorgioM. Cassetta Design while the interior has been penned by Achille Salvagni. Full load displacement is around 200 tonnes and principle dimensions are 35.5-meters LOA, 7.70-meters beam and a draft of 2.15-meters.
The owners were certainly looking forward to tomorrow when they christened their latest yacht "Domani". Yep, that’s what the name means – tomorrow-. It isn’t the first Benetti yacht to bear the name and it is fitting that the name continues on a brand new yacht which is part of yard’s custom built line. The steel hulled yacht is very reminiscent of smaller yachts in the yard’s fiberglass/composite line but being the owner’s fifth and perhaps largest yacht he might have wanted a more solid approach.
This plush and aesthetically pleasing mansion-on-the-Med surveys the most dramatic vistas of the Sea itself – majestic hills, scenic ports and climactic skyline – while adding its own inimitable design aura of Italian excellence. Generated by Benetti’s Naval Architects, in league with her owner, Galaxy presents a first look at innovations which will lead the industry to new approaches.
Benetti's 45-meter "Domani" A first look at the perfection of her sleek, yet soft, curves – her silhouette emphasizes the character and perfect form of a fine megayacht. Perhaps it’s also a clue to her name – Domani – Italian for “tomorrow”, reminiscent of an old Italian song, which urges us to relax and live well…
Benetti Yachts released a concept on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) called the 'Se77antasette'. Benetti, in an exclusive partnership with designer Fernando Romero, one of the world’s most influential architects and famed for his high-profile civil projects, premieres the innovative Se77antasette concept yacht at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. Visually, this dynamic union between decks creates a single body that seems carved into the structure of the boat, offering original spatial proportions that enhance the close relationship between nature and the sea.
The Italian yard will have a brand new superyacht to debut at the 2017 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). The 67-meter "Seasense", which was recently completed by this yard weeks ago will star at the large superyacht gathering next week. The design of Seasense is by Cor D. Rover while Log Angeles based firm AREA formulated the interior based around Sense of the Sea concept. Power comes via a pair of Caterpillar engines (1,380 kW each) deliver a top speed of 15.5- knots, while the yacht’s range stands at around 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12-knots.
News in from Benetti is that they have sold a 47-meter luxury yacht under build number FB703. It is a custom 47-meter but will end up looking pretty similar to a past Benetti build "Vica" (as seen in the second photo). FB703 will be built with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure and will represent part of Benetti's Custom Collection. This is basically where owners want the freedom to personalize their yacht down to the very last detail but without sacrificing strong Benetti styling.
Italian yacht manufacturer Benetti Yachts recently launched their latest superyacht. The 67-meter "Seasense" rolled-out from their build shed at the Livorno Shipyard. The yacht was built as FB268 with a design that was finalized in a surprising collaboration between Benetti and Cor D Rover. In fact it is the first time that Cor D Rover is working with Benetti on a superyacht design. The interior has been done by Studio AREA, a Los Angeles based design firm.