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Oasis 40M is packed with solutions in which close contact with the water plays a foreground role, as is demonstrated by the spectacular beach area with infinity pool just steps from the sea. The high ceilings, the unusual layout of the onboard spaces, and the extensive use of natural light confirm and underscore the desire to enter into a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.This ambitious project, on which Benetti has worked in partnership with UK-based firm RWD and New York design studio Bonetti/Kozerski that has designed the interiors, revolves around an onboard lifestyle in which sporting activities alternate with periods of total relaxation. Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal at RWD, describes the concept like this: “We’ve revisited the classic concept of onboard life. Today owners don’t use their boats in the same way as in the past. This yacht reflects a new more dynamic and less formal lifestyle for active, curious owners who don’t spend much time lying in the sun because they prefer to explore and enjoy the places they’ve just reached on their yacht”.The interiors, designed by US-based firm Bonetti/Kozerski, are casual-chic in style and reveal a highly sophisticated use of materials, colour combinations and forms of decoration, all underpinned by an elegant sense of understatement. The designers’ choice of materials for the decor includes light color leather and rosewood in light, bright colourways. Taken together, all these details define the setting and the overall effect is that of a spacious loft featuring seamless continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces, where the multi-purpose settings can be enjoyed at any time of day.This is how Enrico Bonetti explains the essence of this project: “The spaces convey a sense of calm and are decorated with materials that exude quality. Classic materials that may not reflect the latest trends, but are certain to retain their beauty over time. This model is characterised by the understated elegance and quality on which Benetti has built its reputation”.Sophisticated settings with a classical feel meet a dynamic lifestyle on board Oasis 40M, a 41-meter displacement yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure, and a layout extending across four decks.The Master Suite on the Main Deck offers the owner a spacious apartment with an elegant marble bathroom. The galley is also situated on this deck, along with a huge day area that replaces the traditional saloon. Here, the windows around the entire perimeter can be opened to create a unique setting in close contact with the sea, with no barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces. This deck provides access to the beach terrace, which can be made even more spacious by opening the two side platforms. The yacht also has one generous balcony in the owner’s suite.The pilot house has been designed for the first time as a living space dominated by extensive glazed surfaces, a lounge area with sofas and armchairs, and a carefully arranged workstation, in which the helm console, an area for relaxation and the chart table form a single setting from which to enjoy the cruise from start to finish. The captain’s cabin is located immediately aft of this, while the night area for guests is on the Lower Deck, with two VIP cabins and two cabins with twin beds. Further forward are the crew quarters, with accommodation for nine people.Cruising speed stands at 14.5 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots, and the yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.
September 2020 © Mediterranean Yachting Magazine
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