Benetti in May launched the second hull of its B.Now 50M series, which features the builder’s trademarked Oasis Deck design. The 49.9-meter (164-foot) yacht, Alunya, is the second hull from the series with the Oasis Deck, which draws inspiration from the yard’s iconic cannons. The first was launched less than two months earlier.
Benetti redefined the traditional stern of its B.Now series incorporating hydraulic winged terraces port and starboard that extend the width of the deck to offer a 90-square-meter (969-square-foot) beach club and outdoor living area. Owner and guests have unobstructed 270-degree views from the stern, and the beach club comes with a glass-walled infinity pool as well as numerous conversation areas.
Alunya belongs to an experienced owner, who personalized the vessel to his taste. Brokerage company TWW Yachts introduced the buyer and acted as owner’s representative throughout the build process, working closely with Benetti to incorporate all the owner’s requests into the final project.
“The B.Now 50 model is certainly one of the most popular models in our history, and the addition of Oasis Deck made it possible to offer new options to all owners who enjoy close contact with the sea,” says Benetti COO Sebastiano Fanizza. “This new launch and the close collaboration with TWW confirm the commitment that the shipyard has to its customers and partners with greater awareness, thus confirming the brand’s role as a forerunner and leader in yacht design.”
Conviviality is at the heart of the new B.Now 50M design thanks to a seamless indoor-outdoor configuration, with the main salon looking directly out onto the Oasis Deck. British studio RWD was responsible for the concept design and exterior styling, with naval architecture by Italian studio PierLuigi Ausonio Naval Architecture. Benetti in-house HUB Design worked closely with the owners on the design and configuration of the interior spaces.
The Benetti B.Now 50M series is offered with accommodation for either 10 or 12 guests, and the owners opted for the former with a five-guest stateroom configuration. The owner’s suite is located on the main deck forward and complete with a study area, a large ensuite and a private terrace. Her remaining guest staterooms are situated on the lower deck. The sub-500 GT superyacht has a further six cabins for 10 crew, including the captain.
Alunya also features plenty of space for tenders and toys, which are concealed within the bow, including a tender up to 5.65-meters (18-foot) in length, as well as Jet Skis and numerous water toys. The tender is deployed and retrieved through a hydraulically operated hatch to tarboard.
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminum alloy superstructure, the 50-meter spans four decks and has a beam of 9.2-metres (30 feet). The yacht is equipped with twin MAN V12 1,400 horsepower engines and two Kohler 118 kW generators that deliver a 4,500-nautical-mile range at 12 knots and a max speed of 15 knots. The model is also fitted with a pair of electrical stabilizers.
“We cannot emphasize enough how much of a pleasure it has been working with Benetti on both a commercial and technical level,” says David Westwood, principal partner at TWW Yachts. “The project was a great success and incredibly fun, thanks to the amazing support from the entire Benetti team.Despite the multiple interior changes that were made, the yacht has been launched on time and ready for the summer season.”
Delivery was scheduled for the end of July 2023. The owners planned to embark on their maiden voyage immediately.
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