Benetti has announced the sale of six units in its 37 metre B.Yond series, three of which will be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system.
The Italian shipyard took the opportunity of the Monaco Yacht Show to speak on the success of the series, which it first unveiled at the 2019 edition of the show.
Built from steel and aluminium, the 37 metre model is the first design in a new range of expedition yachts "built to travel the world".
The B.Yond 37M features exterior design by Stefano Righini Design with naval architecture courtesy of PierLuigi Ausonio Naval Architecture and an interior designed to maximise comfort for extended passages at sea.
Key features include large glazed surfaces and a garage large enough to accommodate two tenders and two jet skis. The garage will also include a toy room with direct access to the beach club.
A primary concern of the yacht's design is the clean separation of leisure and service areas, thanks to two staircases. This will see the main deck completely dedicated to the owner and guests while the lower deck will be reserved exclusively for the technical and service areas. This separation of decks is intended to give as much space as possible to the owners, guests and crew while providing far-reaching views and a close connection to the sea.
The full beam owner's deck will sit forward of the main deck, while the guest accommodation will include an additional four cabins. There is also the possibility to add private terraces to both the owner's suite and two aft guest cabins. The upper deck is equipped with an outdoor dining area, sofas and chairs while inside it features a main saloon and second dining area.
The lower deck crew accommodation comprises four cabins for six crew and a large captain suite. All have private bathrooms and sit alongside a galley, laundry and cold storage room.
The yacht is offered with an advanced hybrid engine package, developed with Siemens, for low fuel consumption, reduced environmental impact and a range of 5,000 to 10,000 nautical miles. The E-MODE system combined with SCR filters on the main engines can reduce NOx emissions by up to 70% and CO2 emissions by up to 20%.
The first unit of the B.Yond 37m series is set to hit the water later this year. Benetti also revealed that the second model in the range will measure 44 metres.