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Papa Joe: seventh unit in Benetti's Diamond 44M series launched

18 March 2024 • Written by Holly Margerrison

Benetti has launched the seventh unit in its Diamond 44M series, named Papa Joe, from its Viareggio shipyard. The ceremony saw the presence of the shipyard’s management, as well as the mayor and the port authorities, to celebrate the descent of the vessel into the water.

The 44.1-metre yacht's imposing and solemn external lines are the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the contemporary and welcoming interior design is in-house. Papa Joe was built as a family boat whose owner wanted to make it his "second home", and his contribution is evident in the design – including the inclusion of the Rosewood Santos accents, characterised by veins that create particular designs in contrast with the main essence of oak.

A tranquil colour scheme is created through a blend of light, neutral-toned soft furniture and turquoise accents throughout. The yacht sleeps 12 guests across five cabins, and there are five cabins for a crew of seven people in addition to the captain. 

The main deck features an owner's suite with an adjacent office area as well as a large, functional formal dining room. The combination of crew and guest footpaths and a rack room, which doubles as an audio-video space and a service passage for the crew, enhances privacy on board.

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Meanwhile, up top, there is an area entirely dedicated to the captain with a wheelhouse and private cabin, as well as a spacious skylounge. A cinema room is characterised by a sofa in the centre, where guests can both enjoy a film with family or admire the sea view towards the stern. Outside at the bow of the upper deck, a generous sunpad, U-shaped sofa and custom hydromassage pool enhance guest comfort.

Particular attention has been paid to the layout of the yacht to maximise indoor and outdoor spaces, including the transom that reveals an elegant beach club area. The space is fully equipped and features a lounge sofa and bar with a sliding smoked glass door overlooking the sea. At the stern, a spacious garage can house a six-metre tender and two jet skis.

The 471 GT yacht is powered by twin MAN engines and reaches a maximum speed of 15 knots.

Read More/Benetti launches sixth unit in Diamond 44M series in Viareggio

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