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Benetti launches 65m superyacht Zazou

22 April 2021By Ria Wolstenholme

Italian shipyard Benetti has launched its 65 metre fully custom superyacht Zazou.

Zazou features exterior design penned by Giorgio M. Cassetta with an aluminium superstructure and steel hull painted in "'Carinthia blue' at the request of the owner. The vessel was launched at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno and is due for delivery in time for the summer season.

The interior, as well as some external areas, has been designed by Dutch studio, Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and feature a mix of exotic woods, marbles, and custom furniture with a soft palette of colour throughout.

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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 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.  Meanwhile the 20-square-metre sun deck features a five-metre-long 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-square-metre 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.

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.