Inside Zlatan Ibrahimović's 34m Benetti Oasis Unknown

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First look inside Zlatan Ibrahimović's 34m Benetti Unknown

3 May 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Italian shipyard Benetti has provided a first look inside the second hull of its popular Oasis 34M series, named Unknown. Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović took delivery of the 34.3-metre vessel in 2022, and she made her debut appearance at the Cannes Yachting Festival in the same year.

According to BOATPro, the Oasis 34M has sold thirteen units since it was brought to market in January 2022, with four due to be delivered in 2023. 

Unknown features Benetti's trademarked Oasis deck, with a pool bordered by sunpads

The model builds on the success of its little sister, the Oasis 40M, with the same design team, same design principles and the same focus on blending interior and exterior spaces to appeal to clients seeking a more “informal” lifestyle.

British firm RWD is responsible for the exterior design, giving the yacht a vertical bow, modern lines and Benetti’s trademark Oasis Deck that does away with the traditional beach club and opts instead for a tiered, open-air sun lounge. Automotive elements have influenced the look of the yacht’s profile, with a sporty silver trim that carves out her main and upper decks. 

Ivory leather and bleached Canaletto walnut create a warm interior palette

Unknown's interior is the work of New York-based studio Bonetti/Kozerski, working to fulfil a brief for “understated” luxury without compromising on rich detailing. Parquet on the main and upper decks is lined up with the same teak that's used on the exterior, and porcelain-coloured leather detailing paired with the warm tones of the ribbed walnut wall panels.

Across the yacht’s three decks, the design team has focused on creating open-plan spaces that maximise the feeling of being connected to the sea. Curved lines mimic the ocean waves, and bleached Canaletto wood is designed to ensure attention isn’t pulled away from the surroundings.

Connecting the interior and exterior is a key design principle on all the Oasis models

The main saloon benefits from expansive views though the curved glass doors connecting to the cockpit, which open fully to link up the dining space to the outside. Forward of the dining area is a squashy couch opposite a cinema-style TV screen, ensuring the saloon can be used in a variety of different ways. On the upper deck there is an alternative living space amidships, with the wheelhouse forward.

Accommodation is for ten guests in five cabins, with complement for a crew of seven crew in four cabins. The owner’s cabin is on the main deck forward, with two doubles and two twins on the lower deck.

The sundeck has a good mix of shaded and sunning areas

Unknown’s Oasis Deck has been strategically designed to offer a unique waterfront lounge area. Unfolding gunwales on the main deck — designed to be high enough to avoid ocean swell —  can accommodate loose sunloungers, and a glass-edge infinity pool is integrated into the deck to maintain the yacht’s clean design while providing a premium spot to soak up the sun.

Opportunities for al fresco living continue on the sundeck, which benefits from a shaded dining arrangement, bar, and sofa seating. The foredeck has another spot for unwinding, with a large sunpad spread and a Portuguese bridge.

The yacht's vertical bow is designed to improve efficiency and seakeeping

The yacht’s vertical bow is designed to ensure increased efficiency, with a top speed of 16 knots and an average cruising speed of 10 knots, with a range of 2,700 nautical miles. According to Benetti, the transatlantic range provides owners with "a highly reliable product that is designed to meet the real needs of life on board and maintains its beauty with passing time”.

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