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Benetti launches 48m custom superyacht Hawa

4 May 2021 • Written by Olivia Michel

Benetti has launched a fully custom 48 metre superyacht named Hawa. The motor yacht hit the water for the first time in Livorno, Italy, and is scheduled for delivery to its owners in summer 2021.

Hawa was designed inside and out by British studio RWD. She is constructed in steel and aluminium and is characterised by a distinctive “desert sand” hull paint.

A primary focus of the designers when working on the concept of Hawa was to create an open layout which provides continuous contact with the surrounding environment. As such, there are a number of indoor/outdoor social spaces on board, including the main saloon with five openings to the outside world.

The upper deck aft and the sun deck also feature al fresco entertaining spaces including a dining table for 12, a drinks bar and an outdoor cinema.

Below deck, Hawa’s interiors are finished in eucalyptus and dark walnut with leather and marble details. There are accommodations for up to five guests and nine crew, with the owner’s full-beam cabin located at the bow of the yacht and offering a private study and lounge.

To optimise time spent on the water, Hawa is also equipped with a substantial beach club boasting two swimming platforms and providing a lounge space to dry off as well as shower, sauna and areas dedicated to diving and fishing. Other highlights on board include a full gym with outdoor openings.

Hawa is powered by a pair of 1,268 kW MTUs engines and can reach a top speed of 15.5 knots. At a cruising speed of 10 knots she offers a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Her hull has been specially designed by P.L.A.N.A. studio to enhance her performance at sea, in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti research and development department.

According to a statement issued by the Italian yard, the owner is a “loyal Benetti customer, passionate about boating and with a great deal of experience behind him." 

More about this yacht

Benetti   48 m •  2021

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