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First look inside 65m Benetti superyacht Zazou

27 September 2021

Italian shipyard Benetti has offered a glimpse inside the 65 metre superyacht Zazou following its Monaco Yacht Show debut. 

The yacht's interior, which has remained tightly under wraps until now, has been designed by Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and makes use of exotic marbles, light woods, and a soft palette of colour with hints of sky blue.

Speaking at the Monaco Yacht Show, Paul Costerus of Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, spoke on the design concept. "I like to think of the interior as a musical composition. When you hear it for the first time you like it, but when you listen to it for a second time you start to hear another instrument or a chord that you didn't hear before. If you walk on board Zazou you will notice that it's an embracing atmosphere. When you sit down you will start to discover all the little details which make the boat rich and luxurious."

The sky lounge on board Zazou
Images courtesy of Benetti

Based on the same platform as Metis, Zazou features exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetta with an aluminium superstructure and steel hull painted in "Carinthia blue" at the request of the owner.

Accommodation is for a total of 12 guests across six cabins, including an owner’s suite on the main deck complete with a large bathroom, lounge and private balcony. Aft of the main deck is a dining and relaxation space that can be transformed into a cinema.

Above, the 90 sqm sky lounge is furnished with a pair of L-shaped sofas, while a multi-use massage room that can be converted into a double VIP cabin sits tucked behind the wheelhouse. Up above, the sun deck houses a five-metre infinity pool and is one of the largest sun decks in the category, according to Benetti. The space also houses a gym, bar, table for 10 guests and can even transform into an open-air cinema in the evening.

A 25 sqm beach club on the lower deck opens on two sides: a swim platform at the stern offers easy access to the ocean while a portside hatch opens and transforms into a second platform on the water. Tender storage, meanwhile, is located forward of the main deck and is large enough to hold a 7.5 metre tender, two Jet Skis and a rescue tender.

"There is alot of flexibility on this platform for owners," said Cassetta. "People who are in the market for a boat in this size category generally know what they want. If you have a well balanced platform and design to start with, and the amount of customisation that we can offer on this design, the owner is able to get a custom boat in 30 months which is an incredible advantage."

Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar 3512C delivering a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles when cruising at a more modest 12 knots.

Zazou was launched at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno in April and was delivered to the owner in July.

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