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Benetti's "Alunya" Yacht Offers a Sea-Immersive Experience With Revolutionary Oasis Deck

With a rich history in the yachting world, Benetti is a name that has come to be associated with Italian excellence. The Benetti heritage is enough to convince any aspiring yacht owner of the quality and prowess of their boats. The yard's outstandingly popular B.Now line of customizable models is a symbol of exclusiveness, elegance, and charm, and the recently launched Alunya is the perfect example.
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Photo: Benetti
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When the world-renowned shipbuilder announced its intention to expand its range of 50-meter (164-foot) steel superyachts a few years ago, it didn't expect customers to flock to their doors. However, the yard now has thirteen B.Now units on order or under construction. The latest completed hull to hit the water is Alunya, which was sold in May and made its debut at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Alunya is the sixth hull in the successful B.Now series and the second model to feature the Oasis Deck, a revolutionary solution developed by Benetti to redefine the traditional stern swim platform and meet the needs of owners looking for a closer connection with the water and a less formal approach to the yachting experience.

Offering the perfect mix of elegance, spaciousness, and performance, the new Alunya yacht is a true floating mansion packed with luxury amenities fit for the millionaire lifestyle. Moreover, since this is a custom build, it exemplifies the luxury of owning a unique watercraft that satisfies your every need and desire and reflects your personality. And this is precisely the philosophy that underpins Benetti's B.Now 50 family.

Built with a steel displacement hull and an aluminum superstructure, Alunya boasts a streamlined profile with clean exterior lines and a vertical bow. Exterior styling is signed off by British design studio RWD, who is also responsible for conceiving Benetti's signature Oasis Deck, while the design and layout of the interior spaces are the result of a close collaboration between the Benetti Style Department and the experienced owner to ensure maximum comfort and efficient use of spaces.

Alunya B\.Now 50 yacht with Oasis Deck
Photo: Benetti
Designed to enable a more convivial and less formal onboard lifestyle, Alunya has four large exterior decks, allowing guests to embrace oceanic views from different perspectives.

The most notable feature of this custom yacht is the Oasis Deck, which reiterates Benetti's role as a pioneer in the yacht design realm. The new deck design replaces the traditional stern of the B.Now series with two hydraulically operated terraces that extend the width of the deck. It thus creates a 110-square-meter (1,184-square-foot) beach club that redefines the yachting experience for those owners who plan on spending long periods on board in close contact with the water.

It comes with a large glass-walled infinity pool right next to the sea and numerous conviviality spaces, offering the best of the on-the-water lifestyle. There are no bulwarks or ceilings to hinder the view over the water. From the vessel's stern, guests can enjoy 270-degree views of the surroundings. It's the ideal space for guests to enjoy sun, shade, comfort, and ease of access to the pool.

As for the yacht's custom interior, the layout includes five luxurious guest staterooms and five crew cabins on the lower deck, with the owner benefitting from a full-beam master suite on the main deck. Truly fit for a lavish lifestyle, it is an oasis of calm and relaxation and comes complete with a Calacatta Borghini marble ensuite, a private terrace, and a study.

Alunya B\.Now 50 yacht with Oasis Deck
Photo: Benetti
The spacious lounge area on the main deck opens out directly onto the Oasis Deck, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and offering guests the opportunity to create a deeper connection to the sea.

The entire interior is flooded with light thanks to the extensive glazing throughout, and the overall design language revolves around the idea of "efficiency," "harmony," and "order." Boasting a contemporary aesthetic, both the common areas and the private staterooms are characterized by a warm, soothing color palette, soft materials, and rich textures.

Among the materials used, curly maple wood and Ziricote stand out in the main saloon, the latter being "one of the most highly valued woods of all time," found only in Brazil and Nicaragua. There is a perfect balance of light-tones on the walls, with dark-hued ceilings and Ziricote accents characterized by black and gold streaks. In terms of furnishings, there are two plush cream sofas, accompanied by several low-level tables and armchairs from renowned designers like Paolo Castelli, Minotti, and Cassina.

Alunya B\.Now 50 yacht with Oasis Deck
Photo: Benetti
The upper deck houses a large wheelhouse with the helm station and the captain's cabin. An inviting lounge area with two fixed side tables, plush seating, and extensive windows can be found toward the stern.

Moving up to the sundeck, you will find an additional convivial area with three larger sunloungers, an alfresco dining space with seating for 12 guests, and an "American bar."

To offer guests a truly sea-immersive experience, Alunya also comes with not one but two dedicated tender garages. One is located forward on the main deck and can house a 5.7-meter (18.7-foot) tender, a Jet Ski, and numerous water toys for guests to enjoy. The second garage has room for a rescue tender and an 11-meter (36-meter) chase boat.

As for performance, the owner of Alunya can expect to reach a top speed of 15 knots enabled by twin MAN engines. While cruising at an economical speed of 12 knots, the Benetti yacht can offer a maximum range of 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km), which makes it perfect for long journeys.
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