BY APB Staff on 29 Sep 2020

Oasis 40M superyacht to make its world debut after last-minute announcement

Benetti has made a surprise, last-minute confirmation that it will return to the Genoa Boat Show, which runs October 1-6.

The Azimut Benetti Group, which welcomed new CEO Marco Valle this month, has recently confirmed it is bringing its Azimut and Benetti divisions closer together, with Valle at the helm of both. 

Benetti confirmed on Tuesday the 40-metre Oasis 40M will make its world premiere at the Genoa show.

The Oasis 40M superyacht, which has exterior design by UK firm RWD and interiors by New York studio Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture in New York, is the newest yacht from the Italian brand and will be a flagship of the show.

The Oasis 40M is the first in a new series of Benetti superyachts, with another 50-metre model due to be completed in 2022. 

Recently delivered to American owner Tim Ciasulli, the Oasis 40M weighs 385 GT and is made entirely of fibreglass.

RWD’s UK designers, who worked on the project with Benetti, created a unique beach area, with an attention-grabbing swimming pool modelled on an infinity pool. The pool, which sits just a few steps from the sea, is set in a deck clad entirely in teak. Side wings open out to extend the floor space, turning the beach area into an expansive lounge and terrace overlooking the water.

Another bonus in design, construction and engineering of Oasis 40M is the wheelhouse that represents one of the most important innovations. Designed as a multifunctional space, it’s not just a helm station but a new area where Captain, Owner and guest can enjoy the cruise and decide the course from a new point of view.

Thanks to a futuristically designed steering position with a panoramic view, the space can accommodate six people all seated. This space also features full-height windows and huge spaces, making a comfortable area for guests.

The main and upper deck have large windows that enable natural light to be used as a design element. This characteristic and the unconventional layout of the spacious interiors are intended to underscore a desire for symbiosis with nature. The three external decks are designed to guarantee a strong sense of continuity between exterior and interior spaces thanks to the prevalent use of pale materials and colours. 

The yacht has four decks with five cabins for 10 guests and four cabins for seven crew members. Equipped with two MAN V12, Oasis 40M can reach a leisurely top speed of 18 knots. At 11 knots it consumes just over 100 l/h, with a range greater than the necessary to cross the Atlantic.