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Benetti launches the full custom M/Y “Hawa”

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48m luxury yachtThe Benetti shipyard in Livorno hosted another important event linked to a full custom project: on April 29th, a 48 meter yacht tailor-made for her owner, touched water for the first time.

The yacht is the result of an ambitious collaboration between Benetti and the English studio RWD, author of the interior and exterior designs. The owner, a loyal Benetti customer, passionate about boating and with a great deal of experience behind him, declared himself very satisfied with the result obtained and recognized the shipyard for its excellent know-how and the manufacturing capacity in completing the project with his input in careful consideration.

Hawa yacht: elegance and high tech

Characterized by elegant external lines, MY “Hawa” stands out for the elegant “desert sand” hull color, chosen by the owner, and the original layout which prioritizes continuous contact with the environment. The use of refined furnishing elements and materials is striking, in particular the matte painted eucalyptus with dark walnut details and inlays of various leathers and marbles.

The Main Deck enjoys incredible brightness, thanks to a lounge with five openings to the outside that allow continuous views of the sea. On the same deck, toward the bow, instead of the traditional galley, the owner asked to have a pantry and a large VIP cabin with shower with sauna that precedes the large master cabin, full beam and with drop down side windows. Here the space was designed with a private study for the owner, bed, two wardrobes on the port side and a lounge area with bathroom to the starboard.

Lower and Upper decks

The Lower Deck houses three double cabins for guests, as well as the galley, equipped with a dumbwaiter that allows the crew to serve all decks, including the Sun Deck. The beach area has two side openings that deploy into platforms, overlooking the sea and adding to the considerable beach area.

The interiors of the beach club are designed to maximize the enjoyment of relaxing moments, featuring a comfortable L-shaped sofa, a bathroom with shower and sauna, and an area dedicated to equipment for fishing and diving, two great passions of the owner.

The aft part of the Upper Deck is designed for convivial moments in the open air, with areas for relaxation, conversation and sunbathing. Inside the bright sky lounge with two large opening side windows, there is a pantry, a complete gym, also with opening side windows, and the wheelhouse with full-height windows covering 180°.

Console, Sun Deck and Hull

For the classic wheelhouse, the owner preferred a futuristic “light bridge console” developed by Benetti. The advanced level of software integration, derived from military technology, and the choice to have ceiling screens and an ergonomic Besenzoni commander’s chair, made it possible to have all the controls in two small “peninsulas”, oriented like extended armrests of the “Captain Chair”. Racks and navigational devices are housed within two compartments located by the entrance to the area.

The Sun Deck is designed to make the most of every time of day. The stern (that features a dining table for 12 people) and bow spaces are separated by a windproof structure with sliding doors that increases the feeling of privacy for the owner and guests. The large sofa that frames a cinema area is accessible from the external staircase, while the bow area is equipped with bar counter, table for 4 and forward-facing sundeck sofa. This space can be accessed by the crew from a separate staircase.

The hull, designed by the P.L.A.N.A. studio in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti Research and Development department, ensures high performance and excellent seaworthiness for safe and comfortable navigation. The engine room houses a pair of MTUs of 1,268 kW each, which guarantee the yacht a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the 10 knot cruising speed.