October 8, 2023

Project: Benetti Class 44m

Benetti present the project for the new Class 44m, a new fibreglass flagship in its semi-production Class range of super yachts which today starts at 37 meters, but in the past has seen smaller sizes of 28 meters. The Class 44m is also a replacement to the Diamond 145 produced from 2020 to 2023 in eight units. Benetti says the new Class 44m is a transparent yacht with the elimination of all barriers between indoors and outdoors and every detail designed to have the least possible impact. The interior design and exterior styling are by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, who presented a yacht with clean, pared-down lines. The new Benetti Class 44M is targeted at expert owners who want to make the most of the precious asset that is free time. The on-board living experience on the new Class 44M is about the innovative use of materials and finishing's conveying a sensation of informality and naturalness that changes the way spaces are perceived. The shipyard has achieved this result through the extensive use of sustainable materials such as FSC-certified wood, sourced from forests managed according to the strictest environmental standards and also thanks to the endless transparent surfaces that let light flood into all the decks. The Benetti Class 44M is designed for long, safe cruises around the world, lasting weeks or months, thanks to the perfection of the layouts and flow paths, as well as to generous stowage capacity and meticulous functional research into every detail. An absolutely unique yacht, with uncluttered lines that more than timeless are beyond time. Class 44M has four decks that can be customised to match owners’ tastes, and the star of the show, as always, is natural light. The forward section of the Main Deck is home to the full-beam master stateroom, which includes an office space, a generous wardrobe and a bathroom. Still on the main deck, the galley area and head are amidships, while the spectacular, spacious lounge offers direct views of the water thanks to the low-profile bulwarks. In addition to the helm station and captain’s cabin, the Upper Deck offers the owner and guests a large interior living space that extends outdoors towards the stern and can accommodate a dining table for ten. The Sun Deck provides over 102 square metres of space for dining, sunbathing or simply sipping a drink at the bar and can, of course, be configured according to the owner’s preferences. The Lower Deck contains four double guest cabins and, separated from them, the crew quarters. Specially studied crew flow paths run the entire length of all four decks. The water’s edge beach club is an independent and versatile space with a striking design, while the generously sized garage on the port side ensures problem-free launch and recovery of the tender and water toys. There was a sharp focus during the design process on the highest standards of soundproofing and in this respect Class 44M ranks at the top of the category. In order to minimise vibrations and maximise soundproofing, floating floors and bulkheads are used throughout, along with flexible transmission couplings based on state-of-the-art technology. The air-conditioning and purification system ensures high-efficiency air circulation with six changes per hour. In the engine room, the Benetti Class 44M is equipped with two MAN units rated 1400hp delivering a top speed of fifteen knots and a range of 4,100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of eleven.

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