Sold last month to former World Champion powerboat racer, Tim Ciasulli, the first Oasis 40M is now in the outfitting stage and is on track to be completed during the summer of 2020. The 40.80-metre fibreglass hull number BO101 arrived at Benetti’s Livorno shipyard for outfitting on 26 July. Photo: Benetti SpAThe new American owner, who was represented by Merle Wood & Associates during the sale commented: “I’ve been going fast my whole life, so when it was time to build a yacht, I wanted to collaborate with a shipyard that shared the same core values that my wife and I believe in: integrity, passion and accountability!”Photo: Benetti Yachts“Plus, we didn’t want - another - job, so it had to be quick, easy and fun. We expeditiously negotiated a great deal and in just two meetings, nailed down the equipment, interior decor and colours …just the way we wanted! They are real professionals, at every level, and made the yacht buying experience a really positive life adventure!” he added.Photo: Benetti Spa The new superyacht will feature the exterior design of both Benetti and RWD, who worked with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture to create the luxury interiors. “On this yacht, you experience the sea in an entirely new way,” said RWD’s team principal Adrian Chisnell. “The wide spaces, the hydrotherapy pool and easy access to the water present guests on Oasis 40M with an onboard lifestyle that is both dynamic and relaxing."Photo: Benetti Spa Enrico Bonetti, architect and partner of Dominic Kozerski at the Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture added: “On this yacht, we wanted the settings to have an unprecedented fluidity, which is why identical materials and colours are used for both the interiors and exteriors, giving a sense of apparent informality to what is an extremely elegant and sophisticated yacht."
Photo: Benetti YachtsPerformance-wise, the all-GRP 385 GT superyacht can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruises at 12 knots, with a range of 4,000 nautical miles. John Jacobi, Broker at Merle Wood & Associates commented: “Benetti is the reliable Italian builder to deliver the yachting dream. This project will be the envy of most. Undoubtedly, many others will be inspired to build their very own Oasis.” Photo: Benetti Yachts“Size does matter, and nobody has got the yacht building process more streamlined than Benetti”, added the owner’s representative, Captain Mike Wyer.