AZIMUT YACHTS LAUNCHES THE NEW MAGELLANO 30 METRI: the crossover line flagship is born.

Launched in Viareggio, the first Magellano 30 Metri is the ultimate expression of Azimut Yacht’s pioneering spirit. The new flagship is designed for the experienced owner and connoisseur who plans to enjoy long-distance voyages, whatever the weather conditions and in a constant dialogue with the sea. The Magellano 30 Metri takes this desire for freedom and expresses it in the form of unprecedented seakeeping and a design that offers a view of both the sky and the sea from every point on the yacht. The intimate relationship with nature is also respected in sustainability-related choices that aim to reduce the yacht’s environmental impact.

The Magellano Collection is the Azimut Yachts line for yachtsmen who have a predilection for long cruises: Magellano is always smooth and safe at sea, with low fuel consumption and a wide range of speeds. The interiors too are designed for long stays on board. The new flagship is the perfect fit for the brand’s crossover line, reprising features such as generous volumes and a desire to amaze in different sea conditions, without however compromising on elegance and attention to detail. This result has been achieved thanks to the collaboration of the winning team that proved itself with the previous model (Magellano 25 Metri): Ken Freivokh, who handled the exterior styling and volumes, and Vincenzo De Cotiis, who designed the interiors. Freivokh has created refined and modern but in no way aggressive lines that catch the eye of expert yachtsmen, also from the world of sailing yachts. Unexpectedly striking, the teak louvres that close and complement the extensive glazed surfaces in the superstructure are a signature feature of the Magellano line. In keeping with its calling as a crossover, the new 30-metre yacht offers spacious, light-filled interiors that De Cotiis has successfully made intimate and inviting.

Freivokh and De Cotiis have designed the three decks of the new Magellano by breathing life into their shared vision of a yacht in seamless contact with the sea, from the Infinity Terrace that welcomes guests on board, to the generous terrace on the Upper Deck for socialising and enjoying the pleasure of cruising in the open air. The huge windows – over 70 square metres of glazed surfaces – also ensure uninterrupted visual continuity between the interior spaces and the surrounding natural environment, which has a metaphorical presence in every setting on the yacht, from the full-beam Owner Suite and the living space on the Main Deck to the gracious Skylounge on the Upper Deck.


The innovative thrust of the Magellano 30 Metri is also expressed in the choices made to reduce environmental impact. The second-generation Dual Mode hull, designed by naval architecture firm P.L.A.N.A. on a joint basis with the Azimut Yachts R&D centre, ensures an excellent level of stability, keeping fuel consumption down both at midrange speeds – even in rough seas, delivering on the promise of cruising in freedom in any conditions – as well as at higher speeds, reducing consumption in this case by about 15% compared with traditional hard chine planing hulls.

The new Magellano line flagship establishes a truly harmonious human relationship with the water, even and especially during periods spent at anchor: the Magellano 30 Metri is designed to be fitted with the Hotel Mode package, which includes 100kWh lithium batteries so that she can stay at anchor with zero emissions for up to 4 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. The result is total silence broken only by the sound of the sea.


The new 62-metre vessel has been christened in a memorable private ceremony

The Ferretti Group brand CRN has launched  a new bespoke  steel and aluminium yacht, Project C138, to be delivered as M/Y RIO. This 62-metre creation entered the water today for the first time, to the great satisfaction and pride of all the expert professionals, technicians and craftspeople who have contributed to the project.

Motoryacht RIO was sold by Alex Heyes & David Westwood of TWW Yachts. The yacht was designed and built by CRN in close collaboration with design and architecture studio Omega Architects, who created the exterior concept, and designers Pulina Exclusive Interiors for the styling inside.

At 62 metres long and 11.2 metres in the beam, this 4-deck superyacht can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in the Owner’s suite and the 5 guest suites. These are comprised of 2 full-beam  VIPs

– one on the main deck forward, the other on the lower deck – and 3 suites on the lower deck – 2 doubles and a twin – served by an elevator to all decks.

M/Y RIO is an entirely bespoke opus with a strong  artisanal stamp, an elegant yet supremely sporty

vessel with flowing hull lines and a near-vertical bow.

Numerous aspects have been carefully conceived to offer the owner family a cruising experience together  like no other, in a world of freedom  and privacy:  the discerning distribution and quality  of the spaces, with generous  indoor  and outdoor living  areas; a superb wellness  lounge and fitness area in the beach club;  and the exclusive Owner’s  deck, a great oasis of intimacy that can also be enjoyed as a social zone.

Like all CRN pleasure yachts, the new 62-metre M/Y RIO in under construction in Ancona, Italy, at the Ferretti  Group Superyacht Yard, a centre of true nautical excellence. Its core values include a deep commitment to sustainability, geared to reducing the environmental impact  of the production processes. Important examples of this approach in action are the trigeneration and solar-power systems  which have helped to cut the yard’s  heat and power consumption, by 32% and 79% respectively.

M/Y RIO is an expression of CRN’s in-depth expertise and its design and build quality, another unique work of art by the Ancona yard that reflects and celebrates her owner’s personality and vision to the full.

Comfortable Cruising Experience: 100 Sunreef Power

Shereen Shabnam

As an Islander, I always found Catamarans more reliable for stability than the river boats we hopped on as kids.  The stability of the Catamaran meant less seasickness for passengers and often, more open space. Taking motor catamaran design to the next level is the 100 Sunreef Power, a transatlantic luxury craft built to offer unmatched comfort and a unique cruising experience.

This is Sunreef Yacht’s largest super Catamaran. As Hull number one of the shipyard’s latest super cat model, it is a highly-customized yacht with a powerful presence and a striking finish combining dark grey and rose gold.

For relaxation, the area of the main deck comprises a large lounging space to portside with a drop down 55’’ TV and a custom-designed drinks bar to starboard. Towards the bow part of the saloon, the yacht’s galley offers restaurant quality amenities and access to a cold room below decks.

The main deck also houses a well-equipped gym looking out over the ocean and leading to the vast bow terrace.
 With natural oak veneers, rose quartz, brass accents and custom-built cabinetry, the interior décor of the yacht reflects the owners’ liking for classic design. This homelike interior styling is continued in all the catamaran’s staterooms. Guest accommodation for ten is spread across five large en suite cabins.

The master suite features a king-size bed and a relaxation area with an ocean view. One of the suite’s stand-out features is the generous master bathroom with classic black and white tiling.

The owner’s cabin neighbors one of the guest rooms which offers a double bed, voluminous storage, an en suite bathroom and a vanity desk. For added convenience, the starboard hull houses three guest cabins offering the same level of comfort. It also has comfortable crew accommodation in three crew cabins, two located in the bow part of the hulls and one to the aft.

The 100 Sunreef Power uses an ultramodern, energy-saving air-conditioning system and is able to provide air-conditioning throughout the whole night without using the generators.

The megayacht flybridge of the100 Sunreef Power offers extreme comfort with plenty of relaxation areas, including a bar and a large dining table. Guests can also enjoy baths in the custom-built spa pool flanked by large sunpads. The area can also be transformed into an outdoor cinema with a high-end audio system, a retractable projector and screen.

The yacht’s stern cockpit spans over the entire 13.5m beam of the catamaran, offering a large dining space, a daybed, a wet bar and access to the day head. The 100 Sunreef Power also boasts a large aft hydraulic platform and a voluminous garage concealing two three-seater jet skis, a refueling station and plenty of storage for water toys.

The 100 Sunreef Power is versatile and designed for all-year navigation, offering unrivalled living space with reliable performance and outstanding performance.

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Maximum Cruising Pleasure: New Azimut 68

Edited by Shereen Shabnam

Azimut 68, the latest model in the Azimut Yachts Flybridge collection, is a yacht designed around the owner. It offers a choice of three interiors layouts for different onboard lifestyles. proposing three different interior layouts designed for different lifestyles on board. Thanks to the combination of carbon fiber and optimized hull that allows reduced consumption, sustainability is also a significant aspect.

The new model of the Flybridge collection is designed in collaboration with Alberto Mancini for the exteriors and Achille Salvagni for the interiors. Thanks to the shipyard’s in-depth knowledge of the market and owners from all over the world, Azimut Yachts designed a 21 meters yacht that adapts to the desires of contemporary owners who increasingly insists on bespoke solutions even for smaller boats. 

The interiors were designed to produce maximum stylistic harmony, in which every single detail, from the ambience as a whole down to the smallest furnishing accessories is contrived by the same hand to arrive at an absolute project in the truest sense of the term.

An important feature of the interiors is the spaciousness of the night area, configured to offer four cabins and three bathrooms of decidedly generous dimensions (high ceilings, roomy wardrobes and long beds). The fourth cabin even has L-shaped beds and capacious wardrobes, significantly increasing the level of comfort.

The first layout has an elegant lounge at the entrance to the Main Deck, with a galley off to one side, closed off by a solution that combines ribbing and plexiglass. This “Lanterna” configuration gives the galley privacy but allows light to flow throughout the space, creating a large and light-filled ambience.

For owners seeking a more convivial layout, the version with an open-style galley is ideal. Eliminating the sliding door opens up the view astern, as the galley connects directly to the dining area which, as in the Lanterna layout, can also be turned into a second lounge area.

The galley is in the stern to facilitate direct flow between interior and exterior, while the living area is set apart towards the bow. The option with the galley near the entrance is perfect for serving both exterior and interior dining areas, encouraging conviviality. 

The stand-out feature in the 68’s interiors, lastly, is the refined owner’s suite, characterised by a natural and unaffected sense of luxury and an atmosphere of wellbeing that is close to the modern concept of wellness. The part of the bathroom with the sink is open-style in fact, in direct communication with the suite and reminiscent of the serenely relaxed atmosphere of a refined modern spa.

The suite has a large bed designed to look like it is suspended in mid-air, like the drawer units, and a wardrobe with floor-to-ceiling doors. Here too, Salvagni has preferred materials and lines that exude natural elegance, not least thanks to the muted, matt colours.

Whatever the configuration chosen, there will always be an additional lounge setting over and above the conventional sofa area: a multi-purpose area in the middle of the Main Deck that can serve as a space for lunch, for conversation or reading, or even a small screening room.

Exterior designer Alberto Mancini works surfaces using a modern language, also adopted in car design to guide the evolution of the Flybridge collection and point up the distinctive features of Azimut Yachts with ever sharper cleanness of line.

Azimut 68 features various solutions identified by Azimut Yachts’ Innovation Lab as part of its ECS – Enhanced Cruising Solutions programme, such as the Joystick Driving System, the Garmin Control Monitoring System, and active trim control.

Extensive use of carbon fiber in the new 68’s topside (superstructure, hard top and part of the deck) lowers the center of gravity, for impeccable cruising considering the generous spaces offered by the yacht.

The high efficiency hull is paired with the ideal propulsion system, comprising two Volvo IPS 1350 engines delivering a top speed of 32 knots. The new Azimut 68 is therefore light, silent and easy to manoeuvre.

This project is a new step forward in Azimut Yachts’ drive to build lighter vessels with more space onboard, but without making any sacrifices in terms of their excellent consumption levels, stability and manoeuvrability.

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In the Superyacht Village at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Benetti will be showcasing, for the first time in the US, the new Motopanfilo 37M, a yacht that perfectly embodies the union between the brand’s signature style and the storied tradition of Loro Piana Interiors. Also making her transatlantic debut is the first Oasis 40M unit, M/Y Rebeca. The yacht with an adventurous look features the OASIS DECK™, the solution proposed by Benetti to enhance both contact with the water and the authenticity of an onboard lifestyle that marries exclusiveness with a more informal approach, as epitomised by the spectacular 90-square-meter multifunction beach area with wings that open out, just a few steps from the water.  

Also at the show, the 47-meter custom M/Y Bacchanal brings together Benetti’s great yachting tradition and the Shipyard’s undisputed construction capabilities in the steel segment. For her size category, M/Y Bacchanal has a noteworthy new feature on the Sun Deck in the form of a tailor-made swimming pool clad in mosaic, while the Main Deck is characterised by a spacious in&out veranda featuring a custom full-width sliding door with frameless glass.

This year there will be three Benetti superyachts on show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water event in the yachting industry. Now in its 62nd year, the boat show taking place from October 27 to 31 has always been a key event for Benetti because of the brand’s high standing with American owners, the result of constant technological innovation combined with the tradition and the elegance of ‘Made in Italy’ products, making this a strategically important market.

Making her first appearance in the USA, the new Motopanfilo 37M is the true star of the show, epitomising tradition projected into the future. A yacht built from composite materials and suspended in time, her design is rooted in Benetti navettas from the 1960s, which provide the inspiration for her gracious and refined elegance. For her large, light-filled spaces in constant visual contact with the sea, Loro Piana Interiors has chosen classic fabrics for summer on the water, with the leading role played by linen in shades of white, blue and malachite, used to decorate the interiors entirely and part of the exteriors.

Also inspired by 1960s’ yachting tradition, the interiors by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti successfully marry that classic design approach with modern technical and style solutions. The exterior lines by Francesco Struglia, in partnership with Benetti, successfully echo the vintage style of the period, joining hull and superstructure to create a single harmonious element that gives the clean-cut profile an elongated and austere form. All these and other features won the 37-meter yacht the Best Innovation category award at the World Yacht Trophies presented during the last Cannes Yachting Festival.

On show with the Motopanfilo 37M will be Rebeca, the first unit of the multiple-award winning Oasis 40M model, which successfully combines a dynamic and informal approach to life on board, in constant contact with the sea, with a chic and sophisticated style. This yacht – which won the Best Layout and Best Displacement Motoryacht prizes in her size category at the World Superyacht Awards – is perfect for owners who want to explore new destinations, pampered by an informal sense of luxury. With exterior styling by UK design firm RWD and interiors by New York-based Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture (winners of the Interior Designer – House & Residential award at the DNA Paris Awards 2021), Oasis 40M is the first yacht to feature the new OASIS DECK™, offering 90 square metres of openness just a few steps from the water. The yacht’s stand-out features are wings that open out to increase the available space in contact with the water but sheltered from the waves, the magnificent swimming pool tailored to fit a free deck area close to both the water and the interiors, and the 270-degree view aft, also from the lounge.

The bridge of Oasis 40M is designed as a multifunctional space with full-height glazing and a futuristic helm station from which to enjoy the cruising experience to the full.

Alongside the two new fiberglass models, and making her first boat show appearance, is M/Y Bacchanal, a 47-meter custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.

The exterior styling developed by the shipyard is intentionally sleek and pared down. The interiors are a joint effort between Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo, the architect chosen by the Mexican owner for his second Benetti, and the Benetti Interior Style Department, who worked together to give the project an allure that is international but underpinned by a strong ‘Made in Italy’ imprint, given by a choice of brands that includes Minotti, Flexform, Giorgetti, Rimadesio, Poltrona Frau and Exteta.

Continuity of space, the guiding thread in the yacht’s development, is emphasised by the materials: the style of the exterior teak flooring is reprised in the interiors by the wengé wood parquet featuring special 60mm-wide boards in the main salon, the owner’s bathroom, the captain’s cabin and the Sky Lounge. Also contributing to the boat’s sense of airiness is the Thassos marble in the guest cabin bathrooms: a white, almost crystalline material that covers the floor, walls and shower tray, creating an interesting contrast with the black granite chosen for the tops.

Benetti will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 27 to 31 in the Superyacht Village, 2150 SE 17th St, Tent #14

Masterpiece of Style and Space: Azimut Grande 35 Metri

By Shereen Shabnam

As yacht specialists, Azimut always delivers the best build quality and the Azimut Grande 35 Metri, the new flagship in Azimut Yachts’ most exclusive line, the Grande Collection is no different and is designed to excite the most discerning yacht enthusiasts.

Drawing on Azimut carbon fiber technology and the expertise of Stefano Righini, who defined the concept and designed the exteriors, the yacht offers unprecedented solutions for a boat this size, representing a masterpiece of style and space.

The yacht has a Wide Body with sleek exteriors and exceptionally sized full-height windows in both the bow and salon. Unique in this category is the option to add an additional sundeck (almost 30 m2) on a third level, with access from the upper deck in the stern.

The entire superstructure and hardtop are made from pure carbon fiber, which Azimut uses with great success to increase the volume of the structures, and so to offer more space and comfort, but without adding weight to the boat. Epoxy, the non plus ultra of resins, is used alongside the carbon because it has superior mechanical characteristics to the resins normally used.

With a maximum beam of 7.5 meters, the wide-body Grande 35 Metri has all the features of even bigger superyachts, like the side garage for a 5 meter tender plus a 3.25 meter jet-ski. This leaves the stern completely free for a magnificent 12 m2 beach area provided by the big pivoting swim platform.

The yacht has a second lounge or beach club area in the bow (30 m2, excluding the side walkways) and is fitted with sofas, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub. The spacious deck area in front the tub is in fact a platform that can be raised using an electrohydraulic mechanism to gain access to the winches and fender racks beneath. The trapezoidal bow provides plenty of space and even more comfort throughout the area during both mooring operations and navigation.

The interiors of the Azimut Grande 35 Metri are designed by world renowned architect Achille Salvagni who uses flowing lines and streamlined shapes to reinterpret various classical features from a distinctive and unmistakably contemporary point of view. The various adaptations of the design share the same guiding thread, with one matt, textured type of wood juxtaposed against a darker, polished variety.

A series of inserts in exclusive materials like treated brass, bronze and polished stainless steel characterise and contaminate the space, giving it authority and a sense of memory. The interiors are serene, calm and sophisticated in their simplicity, expressing the new approach to well-being under the banner of calm and sophistication.

They provide a neutral backdrop with unique, specially-designed furnishings that enhance and embellish, with meticulous attention to detail. The big circular sofa in the salon on the main deck defines the dynamism and originality of this living area.

The main deck has the owner’s suite with a king size central bed as the main feature around which the entire space revolves and has a private balcony and offers panoramic views. Below deck, the layout includes four guest cabins (two VIP cabins with double beds and two with twin beds), with access from a big central lobby. In the bow, in a space that is completely separate from the guest area, the quarters for the six members of crew consists of a crew mess, four cabins and four bathrooms.

No effort has been spared to make the Grande 35 Metri a paradigm of comfort. Special care has been taken over noise reduction, with the use of elastic mountings for the propulsion system transmission and the introduction of modal analysis into the design process.

The Grande 35 Metri, with two MTU 16V2000 M93 engines rated 2,400 hp each, has an estimated cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 25.5 knots. It is the top of the range in the Grande Collection, representing a step forward in the search for new solutions that benefit owners in terms of their technology, design, comfort and navigation efficiency.

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Gulf Craft’s Majesty 175 is named ‘Revelation of the Year’

Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht and the world’s largest composite-built superyacht, the Majesty 175 has won the ‘Revelation of the Year’ honour at the prestigious World Yacht Trophies, held as part of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.  

Now in its 20th year, the World Yacht Trophies is one of the most prestigious recognitions for motorboats and yachts from all over the globe, ranging from 13 to 140 meters. With the world’s best of the best competing for the trophies, each vessel is meticulously assessed, and winners are selected by an esteemed jury comprised yacht experts, journalists and boat historians.

The Majesty 175 won the key recognition as the ‘Revelation of the Year’ for its outstanding design, build quality, performance and innovation. The superyacht awed the invitation-only audience of yachting connoisseurs with its exceptional features.

“The Majesty 175 has been making waves since its global debut in May 2021 and now to have the ‘Revelation of the Year Trophy,’ a great testament to the nearly four years of work that went into crafting this marvel, entirely at our manufacturing facility,” said Mr Mohammed AlShaali, Gulf Craft’s Chairman. “I would like to thank our talented team for designing and building this masterpiece. Building the world’s largest composite production superyacht is no small feat and this global recognition cements our commitment and dedication to innovating the science and art of yacht manufacturing.”

Designed and built to bespoke specifications at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility, the Majesty 175 is the world’s largest composite production superyacht, redefining the superyacht segment through using cutting-edge lightweight materials that enables her to effortlessly cruise in low-draft waters.

A masterpiece ‘Made in the UAE’

The Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the award-winning Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy while the naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. She can effortlessly cruise low-draft areas, drawing just 2.05 metres of water, as she is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinyl ester. This enables close beach access, a key consideration for many marine lifestyle enthusiasts.

Built to the specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 gross tonnage (GT), the Majesty 175 has a gross tonnage of 780. The Majesty’s stand-out features include a 5-metre infinity pool at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The pool has a swim-jet system that creates a constant current of water.

The smart layout accommodates seven lavish staterooms and can host a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation. Electricity supply comes from 175 kW Kohler generators and two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. Safety features include a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator. With the full speed of 16.5 knots and cruising speed of 10 knots, Majesty 175 has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, making her a transoceanic vessel.

UAE’s Largest Boat Club Drops Anchor at Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah

The Captain’s Club, the UAE’s biggest, full-service premier boat club, today announced the opening of its seventh location in the country. Located at Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah, members are guaranteed access to an expansive fleet of more than 100 boats and yachts across three cities. Everyone from newcomers to seasoned sailors can take to the seas without the hassles of ownership costs, maintenance, and mooring.

Commenting on the expansion of The Captain’s Club into Ras Al Khaimah, Zaid Shouly, CEO & Managing Partner of The Captain’s Club said, “We have witnessed a high level of interest and demand within the UAE market, since we provide an economical alternative to boat ownership, and a solution to all the hassles that comes with it. Our expansion into Ras Al Khaimah reflects our commitment to deliver exceptional, hassle-free, boating experiences to new and diverse audiences across the UAE. We invite the boating community at large to join us as we foster a community that celebrates life on the water.”

He added “We are proud to see The Captain’s Club set sail on another great adventure. We started in 2014 with just four boats, and within a span of only seven years, have grown to a fleet of more than 100 boats and yachts. The UAE presents fantastic opportunities for SMEs to thrive, and we are thankful for the cooperation that we have received from the government to make this happen.”

The Captain’s Club is an easy, economically viable way to set sail without the hassles of boat ownership. Every aspect of the Club has been conceptualized for convenience – be it guaranteed access to more than 100 boats and yachts, or robust training to ensure members are confident and capable boaters.

Whether you prefer jetting in a high-performance sports boat or are eager for relaxation in the open seas, take your pick from mini-yachts, wakeboarding boats, fishing boats, pontoons, and Speed Boats. The Club also offers complimentary training for new members setting sail for the first time, as well as refresher courses for those progressing to a larger, more powerful boat.

The new location adds to The Club’s growing footprint across the UAE, including Emirates Palace Marina, Yas Marina, Dubai Harbour, Jumeirah Harbour, Palm Jumeirah and Bvlgari Marina.

Membership at The Captain’s Club offers approximately 90% saving based on estimated costs of owning a boat, with monthly packages starting as low as AED1,450.

For more information about The Captain’s Club, visit


The refined elegance, uncompromising quality and eye-catching style of Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors come together on board the Motopanfilo 37M, permeating every aspect of this modern new yacht’s interior and part of the exterior design.

Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors have formed an important collaboration in which the Maison has fitted out both the interiors and part of the exteriors of the new Benetti yacht. The decor of Motopanfilo 37M features timelessly elegant materials and fabrics by Loro Piana Interiors, highlighting the sophisticated and inviting lines designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti, which worked with the shipyard on the interiors of this modern yacht. Clearly inspired by 1960s yachting tradition and offering technical and stylistic solutions in line with the needs of contemporary owners, Motopanfilo 37M is a project informed by an all-embracing approach to life, a gracious sense of elegance, and a design in tune with that period. Unhindered by passing fashion trends, Motopanfilo 37M is a yacht characterised by light and space, by constant eye contact with the sea, and by large water-level terraces.

Expressing her pride in this project, Azimut|Benetti Group vice-president Giovanna Vitelli commented: “Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors share many values, first and foremost a focus on fine craftsmanship and a predilection for timeless elegance. This is in fact the stylistic essence of the new Benetti Motopanfilo 37M, which embraces our yachting heritage and projects it into the future, making it the perfect fit for the style embodied by Loro Piana Interiors.”

The fabrics chosen are classics for summer on the water, with the leading role played by linen, the epitome of cool and comfortable fibres with its gorgeously distinctive and naturally slubby texture. For the furnishings on the Motopanfilo, Lazzarini Pickering Architetti has chosen linens by Loro Piana Interiors in warm white “Biancore” tones with blue and malachite accents, a combination that eloquently conjures up the 1960s ethos.

Connemara, a full-bodied and hard-wearing linen, is used for the upholstery and bed covers, while Papeete linen, in refined Malachite, is the choice for sommiers and pillows.

Millwood, Devondale and Darjeeling striped linens enliven their warm white base colour with shades of blue in various stripe-widths and combinations. The same linens are also used for the large decorative cushions found throughout the yacht’s living areas. The decor is completed by fire-resistant technical fabrics for outdoor use, these too featuring blue and white stripes.

“The Benetti Motopanfilo 37M is the second major Azimut|Benetti project we have worked on after the Magellano,” explains Francesco Pergamo, head of the Loro Piana Interiors Division. “Once again, our brief was to work on a yacht whose stylistic hallmarks are elegance, clean lines, and interiors devoted to pleasure and conviviality. These values are also part of our own brand DNA and the result on the Motopanfilo 37M is a very natural and genuine partnership. The fabrics chosen by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti are some of our most versatile and best performing materials, perfect for the life at sea on board a yacht. Seeing them employed with such understated elegance gives us great satisfaction.”

The yachting sector is one of the most important for Loro Piana Interiors, to which it brings a wide and well-structured offering, with an accent on natural fibres and a richly variegated palate of colours, featuring unusual shades of classic hues and meeting the needs of shipyards and owners alike.

Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering commented: “We are honoured to be able to present to the press and nautical industry the Motopanfilo 37M. As you will discover, the yacht has an unprecedented sense of internal and external space for a boat of this size.

Loro Piana Interiors expresses the artisan sense of industry that is an essential and unique part of Italian Design and Production that combines research, design, quality; revelling in new challenges and inventing technological developments with an extraordinary eye and elegance, attention to quality and is also a perfect expression of Italian savoir faire. Luxury is a now widely abused adjective but we believe the Motopanfilo 37M and its design express a new meaning for the word in yachting. She’s the unique expression of two italian companies that express what true luxury and the Italian ‘way of life’ really mean.”

For its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7 to 12), the furnishing accessories on the Motopanfilo 37M, chosen in collaboration with Lazzarini Pickering Architetti, will also be by Loro Piana Interiors: cashmere plaids, outdoor carpets and fabrics for interiors.

A Yacht Of Timeless Elegance

Benetti Reveals Sale Of The Second Motopanfilo 37m

Benetti proudly announces the sale of the second unit of the Motopanfilo 37M, signed with the intermediation of Ocean Independence. The brand new model, in fiberglass and composite material, stems from Benetti’s artistic and historical path, drawing inspiration both from the 60s “navette” and from the stylistic notes of that successful era, to create a product suspended in time.

The timeless charm of Benetti Motopanfilo 37M enchanted a new owner: the second unit of this glamorous yacht has been recently sold to a German businessman. Already an experienced yacht owner, he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a Benetti yacht, going for one of the most peculiar design in the shipyard’s fleet. The new contract has been signed with the intermediation of Swiss broker Ocean Independence.

With a 297 gross tonnage, Motopanfilo 37M is characterized by compact and clean volumes; the external lines were designed by Francesco Struglia in collaboration with Benetti, complementing the interiors by Lazzarini Pickering Architects.

The designers have conceived this model as a shell in which guests feel enveloped and protected: a compelling message to welcome guests, inviting them to relax amidst the timeless charm of this boat. The displacement hull, designed by P.L.A.N.A. – PierLuigi Ausonio Naval Architecture, ensures a smooth navigation and the greatest comfort on board.

Throughout the interiors, a sophisticated palette based on shades of light wood, white and blue, immediately brings the mind back to the tradition of seafaring, reinterpreted in a timeless key. An innovative, seamless, bronze metallic painted ribbon defines the bulwark running from the main deck to the upper deck overhang, a nod to the historic wooden cap rail.

The definitive elements of the yacht include the Observation Deck which, positioned above the hard top, provides a small sheltered living area, absolutely intimate with a unique view at any time of day, and the transom, a nod to the iconic models of the Sixties with a modern twist in the form of a beach club, designed to respond to the expectations of today’s boat owners.

The central face of the transom, sharply inclined downwards, opens up to reveal a bathing platform surprisingly ample for a 37-meter. This unit will also feature a signature light, highlighting her profile at night, and a custom swimming pool.

The layout places the owner’s suite forward on the Main Deck and four guest cabins on the Lower Deck for a total of 10 guests. Toward the bow on the same deck, three cabins are dedicated to the six crew members, while the captain’s cabin is adjacent to the wheelhouse on the Upper Deck.

Inspired to the Benetti “navette” from the ‘60s, Motopanfilo 37M reinterprets those iconic, glamorous features incorporating them into a modern design, so to meet the needs of the contemporary yacht owners and offer them a boat whose elegant lines evokes memories of the best nautical traditions.

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