Benetti's In-Build Oasis 40m Begins Outfitting
by Miranda Blazeby
The in-build yacht replaced the 108 metre superyacht IJE, previously known as FB275, which was delivered to owners on July 26.
The Oasis 40m will now begin outfitting at the Italian yard, a stage that will continue until the scheduled summer 2020 delivery.
It comes after Benetti announced the 40.8 metre yacht had been sold to former World Champion offshore powerboat racer Tim Ciasulli.
Designed by British studio RWD in collaboration with Benetti, the Oasis 40 superyacht will have a beam of 8.5 metres, draft of 2.14 metres and a 385GT interior designed by New York firm Bonetti/ Kozerski Architecture.
Co-founder Dominic Kozerski said the interior would encompass an “unprecedented fluidity”.
“Identical materials and colours are used for both the interiors and exteriors, giving a sense of apparent informality to what is in fact an extremely elegant and sophisticated yacht,” he added.
Key features include wide spaces, high ceilings and extensive glazed surfaces. At the stern, two platforms fold out to extend the beach club, which centres around an infinity pool.
RWD’s Adrian Chisnell said: “On this yacht you experience the sea in an entirely new way. The wide spaces, the hydrotherapy pool and easy access to the water present guests on Oasis 40m with an onboard lifestyle that is both dynamic and relaxing.”