New-build Benetti Oasis 40 motor yacht sold

8 August 2019By Malcolm Maclean

The new-build 41.14 metre Benetti Oasis 40 model has been sold with the buyer introduced by John Jacobi at Merle Wood & Associates.

Currently under construction in GRP by the Italian yard to a design by RWD, delivery is scheduled for 2021. The interiors of the Oasis 40, which were developed by New York-based studio Bonetti/Kozerski, balance an overall feeling of informality with elegant and sophisticated elements such as leather and rosewood inserts. This theme is carried through to the wheelhouse, which has been designed as a place for guests to admire the view and study nautical charts without interrupting the crew's duties.

Benetti Oasis 40

Accommodation for up to ten guests is split between five staterooms, including a main deck master suite, two VIP doubles and two twin cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. Meanwhile, the crew quarters are suitable for a staff of up to nine people.

The yacht’s showpiece is a spacious beach  club, complete with fold-out bulwarks and a central infinity pool. Other key features include an al fresco dining area on the bridge deck aft, a 6.25 metre tender garage, and a superyacht sundeck shaded by a large hardtop.

“I’ve been going fast my whole life,” says the new owner, Tim Ciasulli, former World Champion offshore powerboat racer with four World Speed Records. “So when it came time to build a yacht, I wanted to collaborate with a shipyard that shared the same core values that my wife and I believe in: integrity, passion and accountability.”

Power will come from a pair of MTU 12V4000 diesel engines for a top speed of 16 knots and comfortable cruising at 14.5 metres. When trimmed back to its optimum cruising speed of ten knots, the Oasis 135 will be capable of a transatlantic cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 45,000 litres.

The asking price of the Benetti Oasis 40 has been withheld.