A yacht that knows how to be “transparent”, with the elimination of all barriers between indoors and outdoors and every detail designed to have the least possible aesthetic and environmental impact. Benetti Class 44M is the new flagship of the historic Italian yacht builder, with interior and exterior design by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, capable of being somewhere to live in rather than a simple object to show off.
The new 44-meter motor yacht impresses with its clean and essential lines, establishing itself as an immediate object of desire for owners looking for unique boats to enjoy their leisure time aboard. After all, the Italian shipyard, founded back in 1873, has by now accustomed us to excellence in the construction of iconic and luxurious yachts, with a skilful use of raw materials and a sartorial design of finishes, which in the case of the Benetti Class 44M convey a feeling of informality and naturalness that can change the perception of space. The shipyard has achieved this result through the extensive use of sustainable materials such as FSC-certified wood – sourced from forests managed according to the strictest environmental standards – and also thanks to the endless transparent surfaces that let light flood into all the four decks on the yacht.
“This model increases the choice we offer our owners, who expect elegant and innovative new yachts from Benetti – says Benetti CCO Sebastiano Fanizza – The new Benetti Class 44M flagship is a gem of a yacht from every perspective, vaunting a spacious layout and satisfying every owner’s desire for absolute comfort and wellbeing, which are increasingly at the core of every new yacht project.” Designer Giorgio Maria Cassetta adds: “We worked on an infinite number of details and, as a result, this boat’s interiors, are something absolutely new compared with what we’re used to seeing on a yacht this size – adds – All these details immediately not only convey an appealing sense of elegance, but also reveal the wonder of human skill and craftsmanship. The Benetti Class 44M is an incredibly complex and sophisticated place, but one that has a truly amazing ability to welcome people in.”
The Benetti Class 44M in detail
Benetti Class 44M is designed for long, safe cruises around the world thanks to the perfection of the layouts as well as to generous stowage capacity and meticulous functional research into every detail. In other words, an absolutely unique and timeless yacht.
As mentioned above, Benetti Class 44M has four decks that can be customised to match owners’ tastes, and the star of the show, as always, is natural light. The forward section of the Main Deck is home to the full-beam master cabin, which includes an office space, a generous wardrobe and a bathroom (also full-beam). Still on the main deck, the galley area and head are amidships, while the spectacular, spacious lounge offers direct views of the water thanks to the low-profile bulwarks.
In addition to the helm station and captain’s cabin, the Upper Deck offers the owner and guests a large interior living space that extends outdoors towards the stern and can accommodate a dining table for ten. The marvels of the Benetti Class 44M continue on the Sun Deck which provides over 102 square metres of space for dining, sunbathing or simply sipping a drink at the bar. The Lower Deck also contains four double guest cabins and, separated from them, the crew quarters. Specially studied crew flow paths run the entire length of all four decks.
The water’s edge beach club is an independent and versatile space with a striking design, while the generously sized garage on the port side ensures problem-free launch and recovery of the tender and water toys. Special focus during the design process was on the highest standards of soundproofing and in this respect Class 44M ranks at the top of the category. In order to minimise vibrations and maximise soundproofing, floating floors and bulkheads are used throughout, along with flexible transmission couplings based on state-of-the-art superyacht technology. The air-conditioning and purification system ensures high-efficiency air circulation with six changes per hour.
In the engine room, the Benetti Class 44M is equipped with two MAN units rated 1,400 HP at 2,300 rpm, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.