on 18 Sep 2023
Benetti exhibited its M/Y Alluria, along with the M/Y Opus and M/Y Oreos from the Oasis range.
Italian luxury boatbuilder Benetti exhibited three superyachts at the six-day 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, which concluded on September 17, marking the start of the 2023/4 season.
At the show, Benetti — which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year — exhibited its M/Y Alluria, a Motopanfilo of sleek and modern elegance, along with the M/Y Opus and M/Y Oreos, both members of the Oasis family of yachts designed for a cruising experience in even closer contact with the sea.
To mark the 150-year milestone in its history, Benetti returned to the Croisette to represent the best of the “Made-in-Italy” brand at Cannes, with the Motopanfilo 37M, Oasis 34M and Oasis 40M.
M/Y Alluria (Motopanfilo 37M)
M/Y Alluria is unit five of the Motopanfilo 37M model, a yacht inspired by the classic shapes of of 1960s motor yachts. Designed by Francesco Struglia in collaboration with Benetti, the exteriors recall the shapes and style of a bygone era. The hull and superstructure have a harmonious cohesion through sleek lines and formal balance.
The interiors are by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti, with décor by Loro Piana Interiors, creating a timeless elegance produced by classic fabrics for summer on the water — particularly linen in shades of white, blue and malachite.
The M/Y Alluria is also fitted with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that reduces NOx emissions from the twin diesel engines, in a nod to Benetti’s eco aspirations.
M/Y Opus (Oasis 34M)
On display alongside the Motopanfilo 37M was M/Y Opus, the sixth unit in the Oasis 34M line. Oasis is the family of yachts best defined by the Oasis Deck solution, which seamlessly connects the interiors and the beach area to provide closer contact with the sea.
With exteriors designed by UK-based studio RWD and interiors by New York architects Bonetti & Kozerski, Benetti says M/Y Opus fleshes out a ‘deeply innovative concept’ geared to ‘fully satisfying the needs of owners determined to live in closer contact with nature and the sea.’
M/Y Oreos (Oasis 40M)
M/Y Opus was accompanied at the Cannes show by another Oasis line model, M/Y Oreos, a 40-metre yacht designed for customers with a particularly dynamic and informal lifestyle. This 40-metre yacht is billed as a chic oasis of wellness, offering an ‘authentic and always-on connection with the surrounding environment, combined with total independence.’
The model’s key feature, in addition to its Oasis Deck solution, is the Sun Deck, a conviviality zone consisting of a relaxation zone, an outdoor dining area and a lounge characterised by a full-height glass door between the dining and lounge bar areas. This glazed element provides shelter from the wind to make cruising even more comfortable.
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