Benetti B.Yond: A New Generation of Expedition
Benetti rediscovers its roots and thinks out of the box with B.Yond, expedition yacht designed for long distance cruises
In the 1990s, Benetti was the first shipyard to use fiberglass to build Navettes over 30 meters long; today it is the first major player in the industry to return to steel, which it has imprinted in its DNA, breathing life into the new generation of Expedition designed in the Benetti tradition and based on what Owners want.
Benetti B.Yond, whose name comes from the charm and innovation that shy away from common categories, is the outcome of a radical rationalisation of onboard volumes and settings, with utility and privacy for guests front of mind on all four of the yacht’s decks. Intelligent solutions give as much space as possible to the owner, guests, crew and onboard services, ensuring comfortable, leisurely cruises with reduced environmental impact thanks to the new E-Mode propulsion system developed by Siemens for the shipyard.
SISHIP EcoProp system 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.
The first model is B.Yond 37M, which has steel hull and aluminium superstructure, a beam of 8.6 meters and enclosed volumes similar to a 50-meter megayacht of almost 500 tonnes. The Main Deck is dedicated to cabins for the owner and guests, while the living area starts on the Upper Deck. The Lower Deck, on the other hand, is reserved exclusively for the crew and captain. To ensure greater privacy and comfort on board, decks are connected by two separated stairs, one for the Owner and his guests and one for the crew. Other models with the same philosophy will follow.
Like a true expedition yacht, B.Yond 37M is designed for long distance cruises and has a hull that dominates the waves. More storage space than usual is provided, and the water tanks are larger, for longer cruises without the need to land. In addition, fuel and water tank capable of storing respectively 70,000 and 6,000 litres. Range at cruising speed is in excess of 5,000 nm.
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