Benetti Motopanfilo 37M Benetti
In the years 1960, boatsNavetta de Benetti were at the forefront of fashion. Adored by Prince Rainier and David Bowie, the yachts were a symbol of style and elegance - the epitome of Italian bella vita. This year their iconic story came to life in Motopanfilo 37M, launched at Cannes "Yachting Festival . The yacht takes the original concept of the Navetta and brings it back to the present with contemporary styling tweaks and solutions suited to a modern owner.
“ The brief n 'was not easy, "says Giovanna Vitelli, Executive Vice President of Azimut | Benetti "Group ." In the 50s and 60s, Benetti invented the timeless elegance of the Navetta style boat, very popular at the time. These boats are still, in my opinion.s, very contemporary because they have timeless lines and an elegance that does not suffer from time. The brief for the exterior and interior was to go back to those roots.
Fiberglass and composite material yacht features interior design by Lazzarini "Pickering Architetti and exterior design by Francesco "Struglia in partnership with Benetti. Everywhere, elements nod to the Navettas of the past, like the ribbon curving around the deck - once in teak but now in llic bronze.
“There are elements that recall the past, but we didn't want anything nostalgic so we had to look to the future,” adds Vitelli. “It was not easy not to fall back into the stereotypes of the nautical past, especially in the interiors. I think it 's an emailperfect angel of what we asked for - an elegant and timeless yacht with a contemporary twist. "
The first thing you notice as you step aboard Benetti's new Motopanfilo 37M superyacht are its ribs - described as the 'belly of the whale' by its creator Claudio "Lazzarini , founder of Lazzarini " Pickering Architetti .
The beautiful ribs of the Motopanfilo 37M are almost like the belly of a whale Benetti
"There is no doubt that those Navetta from the 60s and 70s were glamorous, but there was also the love of being at sea. There was an immediacy that we try to replicate, "says Lazzarini." We can't go back in time - it's not a nostalgic tour we're doing here. So we havetried to find elements that speak to our memory of what we like to be on boats, such as contact with the outdoors. Also, we are finding that so many nautical interiors now look like apartments or houses, so we wanted to make it a boo at and whatever we love to be at sea. "
“In the case of the main deck, we looked for an element that could be interpreted in a contemporary way while talking about the past. The cocoon effect of the boat is something we wanted to strengthen, which we achieved through the idea of the ribs - the belly of the whale. perspective and a sense of space, which is accentuated with glass and mirrors that reflect the outdoors and increase your connection with the outside world. It gathers in the central staircase, the "spinal cord" of the whale.
Benetti Motopanfilo 37M (8) Benetti Motopanfilo 37M
D Other notable design cues include reinterpretations of traditional marine doors and hubslots, circular furniture that is reflected on both the exterior and interior decks - "we find that a circular configuration is more relaxing and more logical for conversation " - and a platform generously expansive beach shape with a folding bar that is only six steps up.
As you walk around the different bridges you have to remember that you are only on one 37-meter yacht. The interior architecture has been worked on to increase the feeling of space that you might have on a much larger ship. “It looks like a 50 meters,” says Lazzarini. "Where we have these long visual axes, then we have these transverse elements which dilate the space and bring the gaze to the view. We believe luxury is a feeling of space - these aren't golden taps. "
Lazzarini Pick Claudio Lazzarini by ering Architetti (left) with Carl Pickering Lazzarini Pickering Architetti