Italian shipyard Benetti has signed the contract for a 72-metre B.NOW model with the yard's trademarked Oasis deck. With delivery slated for 2027, the project will become the largest semi-custom model in the Benetti fleet and the flagship of the yard's B.NOW series.
The steel and aluminium yacht has been designed by British studio RWD with a focus on owner's spaces and multi-use areas. Features will include a "flowing" layout and extended windows that elongate the appearance of the yacht's exterior, along with a private owner's deck that promises uncompromising views over the bow, two en suites and a lounge with a private bar.
The remaining seven cabins are found on the main deck, including a VIP cabin that stretches across the 12.5-metre beam in the forward part of the yacht. The Oasis deck features the signature infinity pool, and the surrounding area aims to incorporate a variety of design elements that allow it to be enjoyed by day or night. As well as the Oasis deck, the owner and guests can also enjoy a large sundeck with a spa pool and sunpads.
RWD team principal Andrew Collett said: “Building on the worldwide success of the B.NOW Series and strengthening RWD’s ongoing collaboration with Benetti, has led to the creation of the 72M B.NOW with Oasis Deck."
He added: "This flagship of the range offers the largest and unparalleled version of Oasis deck to date, with ultimate guest privacy connection to the environment and around the pool lifestyle, at the forefront of the design. The team at RWD looks forward to seeing the 72m afloat alongside the B.NOW fleet”.
The B.NOW 72 has a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. She joins over 30 yachts currently in build across the yard's Livorno and Viareggio sites, including a 67-metre due for delivery next year.
Once delivered, she will be the sixth-largest yacht in the Benetti fleet.