Benetti returns to steel with a new expedition yacht: meet Benetti B.Yond

Here comes Benetti B.Yond: a kind of yacht that wants to stand out thanks to a different approach to space across her four decks.

It all starts with the name: a way to express the will of moving over common categories. Benetti B.Yond promises a radical rationalization of onboard volumes and settings, with utility and privacy for guests being the priority, with reduced environmental impact thanks to the new E-Mode propulsion system developed by Siemens for the shipyard.

Rationality is the key

So, the first model is B.Yond 37m, which has steel hull and aluminium superstructure, a beam of 8.6 meters and, according to Benetti, enclosed volumes similar to a 50-meter megayacht of almost 500 tonnes. One key point in designing Benetti B.Yond was to achieve a strict separation of the functions of each deck.

Let’s see then the main deck, which provides the night area for owner and guests. The full beam master suite is in the bow, with another four guest cabins amidships and to stern. All are designed according to the top luxury standards: vertical walls, large spaces, silence and sea view. In addition, the two stern suites and the owner’s one can be fitted with a private terrace.

We move to the lower deck, which is reserved exclusively for the onboard staff, with technical and service rooms, and the four cabins for six members of the crew, all with private bathroom. Amidships there’s the captain suite, galley, laundry and a cold room. The deck can be reached from both the garage and service stairs (with dumbwaiter) connecting all the decks. The crew can easily move and work without ever meeting the owner and his guests because they have separated routes.

From the central foyer on the main level, the layout leads to the living area of the upper deck, while a second stair leads down below to a space that can be fitted out as a gym or as a sixth guest cabin.

On the main deck of Benetti B.Yond a large stern garage is made to host water toys: two jet skis and two tenders (6.5 and 4.2 meters, for the owner and crew respectively) with the possibility of hauling and launching on both sides thanks to folding gunwales. In the stern of the deck, a central stair allows direct access to the beach area with sauna and a toy room to provide more equipment storage.

But there’s more, this time on the technical side. Benetti B.Yond 37m provides clean mobility, with the E-Mode powered by Siemens and specially designed for the Azimut|Benetti Group.

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What’s behind is the idea to offer a hybrid propulsion simple to use, addressed to a wider target and leading of an effective reduction of the consumption during the whole life cycle of the yacht. The diesel-electric propulsion system from Siemens is called SISHIP EcoProp and is developed in Italy by the Siemens Marine Global Competence Center.
It allows to operate in four different configurations: Enhanced Comfort, ideal for night and coastal cruising with no emissions; Eco Cruise/hotel mode, for zero-emissions while cruising or at anchor; Extended Range, an option useful on very long trips to reduce consumption; Eco Transfer, for navigation with only one engine driving both shafts to reduce engine hours and improve performance.

Like a true expedition yacht Benetti B.Yond 37m is designed for long distance cruises. More storage space than usual is provided, and the tanks are larger, reducing refill stopovers: fuel and water capacity is respectively 70,000 and 6,000 liters. Range at cruising speed is in excess of 5,000 nm.

The numbers of Benetti B.Yond

  • Length overall …………… 36.5 m 119’9’’ ft
  • Beam max …………… 8.6 m 28’3’’ ft
  • Draft max …………… 2.5 m 8’2’’ ft
  • Hull and Superstructure ………….. Steel / Aluminium
  • Gross Tonnage …………… 395 GT – 460 GT ca
  • Full Load Displacement …………… 360 tons
  • Fuel tank capacity …………… 70,000 l 18,494 US gals
  • Fresh water capacity …………… 6,000 l 1,585 US gal
  • Owner & Guest cabins …………… 5/6 cabins for 10/12 persons
  • Crew cabins …………… 4 + 1 cabins for 6 + 1 persons
  • Main engines …………… MAN V12 1400 hp
  • Max speed …………… 14 knots
  • Range at 10 kn …………… 5,000 Nm
  • Builder …………… Benetti Shipyard

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