Designed by Stephano Righini, Benetti’s new B.Yond 37M voyager yacht is one of elegant proportions. Unconventional in size at 121.4 ft, the yacht features four floors that are expertly designed for optimal discretion through the separation of crew and guest decks and staircases. While privacy is ensured, guests are still afforded seamless access to all floors, including a fourth deck which accentuates the grandest of the yacht’s features and yields unparalleled panoramic views.
Paollo Vitelli, founder and president of Azimut Benetti Group, expressed: “I am happy to present one of the most innovative boats ever built. Equipped with a hybrid system for long-range, environment-friendly cruising and featuring a four-deck layout in a length of just 37 meters (121.4 ft), this is a dream come true for modern owners who want to cruise around the world with their family and friends. In my imagination I saw a record-breaking boat, and here it is.”
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The B.Yond 37 voyager opts for an exceptional return to steel, differing from the usual fiberglass that is usually used on yachts of this size. For many markets, steel is symbolic of durability and dependency, hence proving optimal for this secure, long-distance voyager.
The yacht is permeated by innovation and novelty, as it adopts an E-Mode Hybrid system by Siemens Energy which optimizes onboard energy consumption according to specific usage profiles, translating this to record reductions in CO2 and NOx emissions.
Additionally, the boat comprises SCR catalytic filters. Combining the provenly effective innovations utilized in diesel engines with Siemens Energy, these filters allow simple movement between mechanical and electric propulsion automatically. This innovative solution liberates the operating modes of the latest B.Yond and includes a distinct, full electric mode for zero-emission navigation.
A lithium battery pack included in its architecture allows the yacht to remain anchored in Hotel Mode with zero emissions. As generators can be switched off while main-board operations continue through the utilization of the batteries, guests are afforded serenely peaceful views that are utterly noiseless.
A single pack of these new-generation, high-energy-density batteries will provide up to eight hours of autonomy at anchor during the day and 12 hours at night, taking only three hours to recharge. As a result of this novel anchor mode feature, CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 24% and NOx by a maximum of 85%.
Additionally, the voyager offers incredible range, almost doubling that of traditional navettes of the same size or up to 8,200 nautical miles at 9 knots in Eco Transfer mode. This operational mode allows the two diesel generators to be switched off, leaving only one propulsion engine running. Hence, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be depleted by up to 16% and NOx emissions by up to 80% compared with traditional propulsion systems.
The revolutionary conception of this boat by Pallo Vitelli and the manifestation of it by Stefano Righini has created something that not only sets novel standards for sustainable voyaging, but also for luxury accommodation.
The lower leck of B.Yond 37M includes a walk-in wine cellar and a cold room, uniquely incorporated into a yacht this size for the languid enjoyment of guests onboard. The main deck comprises what Benetti calls the Playroom – a lively night area that offers four suites accessed from a panoramic lounge – while the upper deck offers unobstructed, 360-degree seascape views from the comfort of a communal living room. The bridge deck also comprises an exclusive private space for the owner whilst the sun deck provides an integrative dining area with a pantry and a sheltered outdoor table.
A spacious garage, gym, two jet skis and a 13.8-ft rescue boat can also be found onboard. The generally open and spacious interior of the boat allows for an injection of character and for one to cultivate a second home aboard Benetti’s B.Yond 37M.