Benetti has announced the launch of the first 36.8-metre vintage-style Benetti Motopanfilo yacht from its shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, last night. The yacht delivers a contemporary twist to her timeless predecessors. The Motopanfilo is designed to capture the 1960s Motopanfilo style epitomised by Benetti. The yacht features naval architecture by PierLuigi Ausonio, while Francesco Struglia designed her exterior in collaboration with Benetti, and Lazzarini & Pickering styled her vintage interiors. Her design is described as ‘timeless and evocative’ and features a bronze metallic painted ribbon defining her bulwarks, a nod to the historic wooden cap rail characteristic of past Benetti’s.The Motopanfilo can accommodate up-to 10 guests spread across five staterooms, catered for by a crew of seven. Her open-plan interiors seamlessly achieve an indoor-outdoor feel with the use of large windows for natural lighting. The Motopanfilo’s features a curvaceous transom with an extended swim platform to her stern, offering a versatile terrace on the sea for guests. Her upper deck is home to two large seating areas, formal dining, sunbeds, and a Jacuzzi. Guests can enjoy uninterrupted views from her observation deck.The yacht is offered with two engine options, either twin MAN V12-1400 engines giving her a top speed of 16 knots, or twin MAN V12-1650 engines for a top speed of 18 knots. She has a range of 3,000 nautical miles while cruising at 10 knots.
There are currently two more Motopanfilo’s in-build at Benetti’s shipyard in Italy.