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Benetti unveils the images of M/Y “OCEAN PARADISE” – FB 263. World debut 25th September at Monaco Yacht Show 2013 (25-28 September)

The Benetti m/y Ocean Paradise (FB 263) was recently launched at the Benetti Livorno yard. The yacht will debut with its world avant-premiere at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2013 (25-28 September) Built in aluminum and steel, this 55 meter vessel is based on a consolidated and tested Benetti platform, yet rich with innovative contents, especially with regards to partitioning, interior design, decor and fitting out.

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With Ocean Paradise, Benetti gives further proof of their second to none capability in interpreting and adapting to Owner’s requests. Many elements make this yacht an example of custom avantguard solutions: from the furnishings to the highly elaborate illumination plan, with the use of novel architectural solutions and the combination of both transparent and opaque materials that emphasize the traditional relationship with the sea, or a more contemporary look and feel, as required.

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All this is coordinated and managed by BEST (Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology), the proven domotic system adopted by the yard aboard several vessels and very much appreciated by Owners and crew.

Many of these innovations aboard Ocean Paradise have been specifically developed by the yard’s technicians and designers, based on specific requests by the Owner – a dynamic young businessman from Singapore – who was always closely involved in the phases of design and construction.

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The Benetti Ocean Paradise was also conceived to fulfill the specific need of the charter activities,but despite this is characterized by several notable one of a kind elements, such as the designer’s research for solutions that guarantee communication between adjacent environments and especially with the sea, even while relaxing in the main saloon or lunch area. This was obtained by the intense study and development of the height of the opaque elements, and the adoption of plexiglass and crystal materials, with the absence of bulwarks in the floor to ceiling windows in the salon.

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Minimalist, but never cold, and always connected with the sea: these were some of the guidelines given by the Owner for the development of this project. The Benetti team of interior and exterior designers interpreted the desires of the Owner, bringing it to an ideal fruition from both the technical and esthetic/functional points of view.

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There are four guest cabins, all located on the lower deck, with access from a central hall connected to the main deck foyer. Each cabin has its own spacious bath, and a view of the sea is guaranteed by ample portholes. The Owner’s suite is located on the forward portion of the main deck, and stretches the full width of the yacht. This environment, both in size and position, is also unique for aspects such as expansive bathroom suite and a side terrace (balcony). Here, like in the rest of the vessel, an intense study by the lighting design team has created just the right atmosphere. This results from the use of LED and LED RGB, skillfully hidden in the cladding and managed by sophisticated, yet simple to use systems managed by exclusive Benetti BEST System. Light is of primary importance throughout the entire Ocean Paradise project, both natural light, filtered through ample openings in the yacht’s structure, in addition to transparent solutions such as the crystal skylight, and artificial light, with temperature controlled color to match the natural light.

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Special attention has been paid to the passageways used by the Owner, guests and crew, skillfully separated but always able to ensure rapid service by the personnel to all shared living and private areas.

There are numerous solutions adopted to exploit the spaces and volumes designed to guarantee comfort and contact with the sea aboard the Ocean Paradise: one is the aft beach area with adjacent relax zone and sheltered service areas, complete with a large platform created by lowering the transom door.

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To create an open air area, yet hidden and independent from the tender and toy launching area, the Benetti designers have developed a system of lateral openings, complete with a mooring platform for jet-skis or the custom made 6.2 meter tender which is stowed inside the garage while under way.

The rescue boat is house in it’s own forward garage so hidden from the view of the guests and protected from the seas. The jet-skis are mounted on the foredeck in a separate area, but offering a tantalizing view from the circuit used by the Owner and his guests.

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The Owner, who also has interests in interior design, was a very active participant in the design of the secondary ambient too, with the objective of creating a natural and relaxing atmosphere, where encased Zen gardens appear, with the successful intent of infusing perceptive serenity. In bringing the natural greenery of plants aboard using transparent surfaces that double as display cases and natural light openings for the interior, the Ocean Paradise gains a particularly eclectic atmosphere.

For his yacht the Owner has commissioned details such as the wardrobe door handles (designed by the winner of a design competition), light switches, light fixtures, automatic hatch and panel latches, chromatic contrasting leather stitching, completely clad leather interiors for lockers, and the many “hidden” storage areas perfectly integrated among the various environments.

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The design motive of every area, even the smallest and least visible, has been customized by the Owner to ensure coherency with the entire project’s inspiration. This is also true on above decks, where we find an oversize swimming pool with waterfalls on the sun deck, and furnishings that suggest natural environments and facilitate the view of the sea. There is also a gym on the sun deck which dominates the ocean, and a mini bar with DJ console.

Technically, Benetti Ocean Paradise – FB263 keeps to a classic configuration: steel displacement hull, with a displacement of 651 tons and 710 gross tonnage; two CAT 3512C (1765 kW) motors with 2,367 horsepower, which always guarantee the best yacht’s performance and navigation efficiency at every speed. Cruising range is 4,000 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of 12 knots, with an easily reachable top speed of 17 knots and a fast cruising speed of 15.5 knots using 85% of the available propulsion power.

The bridge is fully equipped with the “Integrated Bridge” Benetti technology, enabling the crew to quickly and easily monitor all onboard systems, guaranteeing safety and easy repair access when necessary. Using touch-screens, the system displays the state of all onboard systems, managing both alarms and function monitoring. From the bridge the crew has complete control of the vessel and is immediately informed of any malfunctions, even from remote areas of the vessel. This advanced system, adapted by Benetti, also allows monitoring of the AC systems to rationalize the system’s energy consumption while underway in varying atmospheric conditions.

The bridge also has modern design elements, as well as some classic in the form of the stitching in the leather work to complement the advanced technology. Completely clad in leather with contrasting stitching and several different illumination settings, the walk-around instrument console and separate chart table, make the Bridge seems a unique design piece itself. The exterior of the wheel house allows undisrupted access from the wing station from where the Captain has excellent visibility for docking operations, and severs as an exterior crew lounge as well.



A private ceremony has been organized in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and his family. Among the guests, Paolo Vitelli – Azimut Benetti Group Chairman and Founder -, Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayacht Division -, Paul Brackley from Central Yachts together with the rest of Benetti’s management and staff including technical personnel and workers involved in the construction.

Based on a particularly successful Benetti’s naval platform, Lady Candy has been built in steel while superstructure is made with aluminium.

Length waterline at full load: 47.6 m about
Overall beam: 10.60 m
Total fresh water capacity: 18,000 Litres about
Total fuel capacity: 130,000 Litres about
Max speed, at half load condition: 15.5 knots.
Cruise speed, at half load condition, at 85% MCR: 15 knots.
Range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles.

Grande 120SL by Benetti new award in China

Grande 120SL by Benetti has recently received the Hurun Best of the Best 2013 award as the Best Motor Yacht Over 30 metres.


The 2013 “Hurun Best of the Best Awards” were held in Shanghai on Jan 15, 2013. The Hurun awards are now in their ninth edition, becoming the longest running and most authoritative awards for the luxury sector in China-mainland. The best of the best awards is voted by 515 oneto-one surveys with Chinese 1000wan millionaires. The survey was carried out over the last four months on a one-to-one basis.


“Grande 120SL by Benetti represents the perfect yacht to experience the sea and the yacht without limits, reducing the distinction between interior and outside until it practically disappears. Thirty-six metres of Azimut Benetti Group quality, unmatchable style, liveability, and unparalleled comfort” – refers Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Sales Director Benetti&Grande. “It is with great satisfaction that we receive this award remembering that now China and Far East are one of the most reactive market for our megayacht division”.


This yacht speeds from 36 to 40 knots depending on the interior choosen by the yacht owner; with two Rolls-Royce water jets and a central booster. The overall concept and style are the work of Stefano Righini, with interiors by Carlo Galeazzi.

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Grande part of Azimut-Benetti Group (Megayacht Division) – the largest builder of luxury motor boats worldwide. The brand offers planing semi-custom yachts over 100 feet with extremely high level of performance and comfort. The range is composed by a 100, 105, 116, 120SL and 140 feet. In-house technical teams of engineers and designers work, side by side with the Owner to personalize every detail. Grande by Benetti blends Benetti’s world class quality and full customization expertise with the technologies and the Italian design heritage of Azimut-Benetti Group.

Discover Sessa Marine Sea Trial at Miami Boat Show, 20, 21, 22 february 2013

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The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ is born

Petrus II, Benetti’s new jewel, is the first hull built in the new Classic range – debut in US at the next Miami Boat Show 2013. Petrus II represents a further evolution of the Benetti look, magnificently interpreted by the architect Righini, in complete harmony with the rest of the Benetti Class range, presently from 93 to 145 feet.


The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 measures 40.24 meters overall, with a maximum beam of 8.28 meters. The project brief was guided by the necessity to present an ever more competitive vessel to the market, maintaining Benetti’s attention towards innovation intact.

The owner’s cabin with a terrace, a double Jacuzzi (both on the forward upper deck and on the sun deck) and the open-air exterior stairways are just a few examples of this new model’s innovations.

2G1K7934The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ was designed to exalt the characteristics of a displacement yacht, with ample interior and exterior volumes, combined with a high level of on board comfort. Full hight windows on both the main and upper deck give greater light to the interior decks and a more racy look to the yacht’s profile. The attention to design is also visible by several new details: the external rotating pilot wings are retractable and disappear in the shearline; the navigation lights’ new design that increases their integration with the yacht’s exterior lines and make it appear more modern and captivating.

The interior design is autographed by Francios Zuretti, in collaboration with the yard’s internal design team. The interior furnishings of Petrus II are of natural oak and wengè, enriched with handmade leather inserts. Other special materials are also used: structural wengè to give a three dimensional effect, diamond shaped panels in ivory colored natural leather in the owner’s and the VIP cabins rise from behind the head of the berths and continue up to the ceiling, while in other spaces, like the main salon, there are recessed ceiling lights. A mix of marble, leather finish and mosiacs are used in the heads. As always, Benetti interiors are completely customizable.


In coherence with the other models in the Class range of Benetti yachts, the Classic Supreme 32′ is equipped with innovative technological systems. The BEST platform (Benetti’s exclusive Sea Technology) integrates all onboard electronic systems (entertainment, home automation, communications and security) with a single user friendly interface. The integrated navigation system allows all the yacht’s navigation and communication’s systems to interact, giving a more secure and dependable management of the yacht. The design of the dashboard allows a more modern and efficient use of space with three monitors, three touch panels and three joysticks, which give control over the whole yacht with just a few instruments and lots of technology.


Main features
One hundred square meters of sun deck give all guests comfort and privacy even above deck.
Divided into four zones, the area is also equipped with a day-head, giving complete independence from the interior areas.
Highly refined loose furniture has been chosen directly by the owner. The sofa’s and poofs are from Dedon, the lunch chairs in Burma teak by Royal Botania, while the anchored coffee and lunch tables are designed by the Benetti style office, which as always has satisfied the owner’s most special desires.
The sun and all the other exterior decks, along with the rest of the wood used on board, use FSC certified teak, harvested from responsibly managed forests following rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.
An umbrella is situtated over the Jacuzzi. All external furniture in fiberglass has been designed by the Benetti style office.
In the bow zone a fiberglass hardtop with integrated lighting and a centered electrically commanded curtain has been installed.

The exclusive layout of the exterior upper deck, with use here too of loose furniture, allows considerable flexibility. The on deck lunch table has twelve places and is designed by the Benetti design team.
The primary innovation on the upper deck is the open-air stairway, with a steel structure and teak steps. This gives us a spacious and sunny deck.
The sky lounge has two full height windows for exceptional panoramas, and to illuminate the card table and bar on one side, and the long couch on the other. In front of the long couch there is a low table with TV to enjoy in any case the view of the deck.
The ergonomic pilot wings are part of the sheer and placed to permit maximum visibility during manouvering.

The main salon is filled by natural light thanks to ample windows on both sides; the windows beside the lunch table are full height. The lunch table has the top in wengè and the base in wood with inlays in satin finished steel.
In the owner’s suite the walk-in closet is behind the bed and has a to entrances – one from the corridor/office and the other from beside the bed. The other feature is an extendible terrace that allows the owner to have a private veranda with a sliding floor and covering in his cabin.
On the opposite wall there is a panoramic window. The TV is on the wall in front of the bed, surrounded by a frame. The head of the bed, as in the guest cabins, has diamond shaped panels finished with ivory leather. The bathroom has both walls and windows in Crème Champagne colored marble and the top of the sink in Bronze Amani.
LED’s have been chosen for decorative lighting fixtures. Strip-LEDS are found in the recesses (above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms), above and below the bath furniture in guest and owner’s bathrooms and in the curtains. Colored glass silver touch switches, lit by LED’s are in all the important areas, with coordinated wall sockets. The galley is white lacquered with a black marble countertop and grey vinal “Silver” flooring.


The guest’s four cabins – two VIP and two twin cabins – are above average in size and all have ample windows with a view of the sea. External borders and lowered beds give the sensation of total immersion in the outside world. All guest bathrooms are in Limestone marble.
A crew of seven is foreseen. The Commander’s cabin is located on the upper deck, as tradition demands of long range cruising vessels. The crew area hosts six crew in three cabins and is characterized by an ample open space with an integrated wash room area. Instead of a tender, the garage is replete with two water scooters. There is also a special place to stow the loose furniture when at sea.

Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Completes First Sea Trials

Encouraging results from radical new 14m hull design Automotive techniques used for hi-tech data-logging Innovative Granturismo of the seas concept on target.
The first Granturismo of the seas “ the unique Silver Arrows Marine 14m luxury motor yacht being styled in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style “ has come a significant step closer to reality after the successful completion of its first sea trials.

The sea trials provided the first taste of how the innovative new hull performs in a variety of trim, load and sea states. Hi-tech data acquisition techniques were employed, with the results providing an invaluable basis for future development work. As befits a project that merges both marine and automotive worlds, many of the techniques used, including automotive-style data acquisition, have their origins in motor racing.

SAM Engineering Director Giorgio Stirano, who has run Formula One motor racing teams, said: Boats are not racing cars but to use F1-style telemetry for data logging makes a great deal of sense. With equipment such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, along with GPS positioning, we have been able to build up a good picture of the boat abilities.

The prototype used in the sea trials is an open hull and lacks the distinctive superstructure, with its many new design features, of the finished yacht. The trials included an offshore racing circuit, complete with virtual corners, so that comparable lap times could be taken to gauge how different set-ups affected the boat performance, handling and comfort.

Helmsman for the first trials, SAM Global Marketing and PR Director Paolo  Bonaveri, said: The hull is very new and different in terms of its profile and in certain sea states it impressed us greatly for its maneuverability and comfort.

We liken our motor yacht to a Granturismo motor car: dynamic but with great comfort and luxury, and the trials showed we are on the right course.

The sea trials provided an opportunity to fine-tune the propulsion system and assess the boatâ capabilities in different conditions, and in particular its ability to stay at its projected cruising speed of 30 knots. The sea trials are expected to continue into the next months.

Jacopo Spadolini concluded: We are not looking for ultimate speed but all-round performance with great comfort and ease of handling. Our testing shows we are on the way to achieving it but we recognize there is a lot of work still to be done.

Designs and video simulations of the first Silver Arrows Marine yacht were first displayed at a special presentation in Monaco at the time of the Monaco Boat Show in September. More details of the yacht innovations and unique design, the result of a SAM partnership with Mercedes-Benz Style, will follow soon.

Ron Gibbs, Silver Arrows Marine Chairman, said: “The success of this important first step in the development process means the SAM motor yacht is on its way. The hull has shown what it can do, now the focus can shift to the superstructure. We have a great deal still to do but I am confident the first SAM prototype is progressing well.”


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