Marine

Concept yacht's luxurious lines go with the ocean flow

The Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show 
The Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show 
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The flowing lines of the Benetti concept make it look more fluid than contemporary superyachts 
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The flowing lines of the Benetti concept make it look more fluid than contemporary superyachts 
A top-down view of the concept Se77antasette 
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A top-down view of the concept Se77antasette 
With two freshwater pools on board, you should never be short of water to swim in 
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With two freshwater pools on board, you should never be short of water to swim in 
The 77-meter yacht doesn't lack for presence 
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The 77-meter yacht doesn't lack for presence 
The Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show 
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The Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show 
BYO helicopter with Se77antasette 
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BYO helicopter with Se77antasette 
Some of the stunning details on the Se77antasette 
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Some of the stunning details on the Se77antasette 
At the moment we have renders of the boat
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At the moment we have renders of the boat
The Se77antasette 
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The Se77antasette 
A rendered Se77antasette takes to the water 
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A rendered Se77antasette takes to the water 
Inside the Se77antasette 
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Inside the Se77antasette 
Inside the Se77antasette 
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Inside the Se77antasette 
Inside the Se77antasette 
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Inside the Se77antasette 
Inside the Se77antasette 
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Inside the Se77antasette 

The average superyacht isn't anything to be sniffed at, but there's always room for improvement. That's what Benetti has tried to do with the stunning Se77antasette you see here. With a unique design and ultra-luxurious cabin, it stands tall as one of the most appealing yachts we've ever seen. The catch? It's only a concept.

Born of a partnership between Benetti and Fernando Romero – the founder of industrial design firm FR-EE – the Se77antasette is designed to break with superyacht tradition through the choice of flowing lines over rigid, horizontal lines. The result being that each deck of the 77-m (253-ft) boat looks like they're linked via flowing contours.

The entry deck is designed to act like a giant terrace, allowing passengers to stand and survey the ocean beyond. There's a spa area hidden within, complete with freshwater pool, along with closed-off meeting spaces for private business on the high seas. The cabin is even home to a boardroom-style area, with a 270-degree view of the boat's surroundings.

Inside the Se77antasette 
Inside the Se77antasette 

Moving to the central part of the cabin reveals a dining space with high ceilings. It can be used for hosting banquets, or converted into a party space with a dance floor. There's also the option for turning it into a movie theater, for those nights where you just don't feel like dancing.

Impressive though they are, both these spaces pale in comparison to the luxury on offer in the master suite. It's a 100-sq m (1,076-sq ft) apartment, with another 140 sq m (1,507 sq ft) of private outdoor space that can't be accessed from the rest of the boat. Along with a fully internet-connected office, the room features a made-to-measure bed, large sofas and a walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is finished in marble, naturally, and offers ocean views.

There's also luxurious accomodation in the two VIP and four regular cabins. Housed below deck, the VIP cabins have individual bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, along with sliding glass doors that reveal private terraces. The guest accomodation has ocean views as well, but the best views will come from the upper-deck observatory, with its full-length glass windows.

BYO helicopter with Se77antasette 
BYO helicopter with Se77antasette 

Power comes from five variable Caterpillar generators hooked up to permanent magnet motors. This hybrid setup is designed to save space in the engine room, and allows the boat to operate more efficiently in its various modes. Top speed is pegged at 16 knots (18 mph, 29 km/h) and you'll get 5,000 mi (8,047 km) of cruising at 12 knots (14 mph, 22 km/h).

"Settantasette is the result of analyzing the DNA of Benetti and thinking further on the possibilities that new technologies have enabled, allowing us to create an entirely new yachting experience," says Fernando Romero. "The sinuous lines and contiguous spaces have engendered a seamless and sophisticated ecosystem of programs and connectivity."

The concept premiered at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, but there's no word if any of those in attendance were willing to put their money up to make the design a reality.

Source: Benetti

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