Oasis Deck by Benetti, infinite spaces

Benetti has decided to systematise the Oasis Deck, a characterising element that has generated great interest among yacht owners the world over during recent months

by Claudia Giulia Ferrauto

THIS INNOVATION, DEVELOPED BY THE BRITISH FIRM RWD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BENETTI YARD, will be offered to owners not only on the Oasis 40M but also on the new Oasis 34M, B.Now 50M and 66M models.

The B.Now 66M stands out from the rest of the fleet in terms of its dimensions and target clientele, and also thanks to the Oasis Deck that occupies almost 50% of the main deck.

During the press conference dedicated to this innovation, it was also reported that to date, in addition to the fourteen Oasis 40M units sold, we can also add three Oasis 34M – actually sold before the design’s official presentation – and six B.Now 50M, with an integrated Oasis Deck. The owners come from different parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Europe, and more. It can therefore be claimed that the Oasis lifestyle has an appeal that goes beyond local cultures, establishing itself as a feature able to exert global attraction. The sprint with which Benetti presented the 40-meter yacht last September, dedicating the project to a new generation of owners, is continuing with gusto and shows signs of further focus on the development of targeted solutions for vessels designed down to the smallest details to satisfy those wanting a high-tech lifestyle on board, accompanied by a less formal and more casual interior.

«Our models with the Oasis Deck have become a reference point able to meet the needs of an ever-growing segment. To date we have already sold fourteen Oasis 40M, three Oasis 34M – actually sold prior to the official presentation of the design – and six B.Now 50M with the Oasis Deck». Marco Valle, CEO of the Azimut Benetti Group

To strengthen the Oasis line, Benetti chose to create an even more casual model, not just in terms of its design, but also its dimensions: the Oasis 34M. Also fitted with the Oasis Deck solution and a convenient tender garage on one side like its big brother, it offers its own specifically designed engineering.

Andrew Collett, team principal RWD
Enrico Bonetti and Dominic Kozerski, ph. by Kaisa Rautaheimo.

And, given that you never change a winning team, while the collaboration of the same studio that designed the exterior of the Oasis 40 has been confirmed, the team for the interiors will include the New York firm Bonetti/Kozerski, which designed the interiors for the 40M.

The overall onboard vision for the Oasis 34 stands out further still by creating a sportier and fresher atmosphere, thanks in part to the large open spaces that mark the choice of a less traditional layout, with a living area on the top deck, while the main deck, having acquired new space, becomes light, soft and youthful in its interior with a TV area and a bar in the bow, characterised by an arrangement of continuous winding seating. While designing a smaller model in the range compared to the Oasis 40, but with the same solutions, proved a real engineering challenge, bringing the Oasis Deck and certain other solutions to the B.Now 50M Oasis was no less of an engaging design experiment.

B.Now 50M
B.Now 50M
The Oasis 50 benefits from brilliant solutions in terms of both engineering and design. The line becomes even sleeker and, thanks to the length and stunning architecture of the different levels, the main deck, emphasized by the presence of the Oasis Deck solution, becomes a social oasis where the seamless design and breadth do not stop at the traditional beach club but are extended further thanks to the presence of an additional extractable pilot bridge in the stern.
OASIS 50
PROJECT: Cantieri Benetti (architecture and naval engineering) Studio RWD (exterior design) Benetti Interior Style Department (interior design)
HULL: LOA 49.9m Maximum beam 9.2m Draft 2.6m Full mass displacement 460 t Displacement type Owner and guest cabins 6 for 12 people Crew cabins 6 for 10 people
PERFORMANCES: Range at 10 knots 4,500 NM
Benetti Oasis 40M
Oasis 40M
The common thread linking all the open spaces in the Oasis 40 is its wonderful capacity to offer the right blend of sundecks and socialising areas, alternating with living spaces and sofas, without forgetting small and large corners for coming together to drink a cocktail or coffee and chatting in total intimacy while looking out over the sea and watching the horizon.

Thanks to its generous dimensions, not only does the Oasis Deck fit perfectly, but new onboard functions were developed, such as the shaded “American bar” area and a wellness area – where you can devote yourself to fitness before being pampered at the SPA – on the lower deck, which can also be adapted for other uses thanks to the optional trampolines, kayaks and other equipment for fun on board. On the flagship of the range – the brand new B.Now 66M Oasis – the Oasis Deck is presented in an updated guise, creating a real spectacle with almost 50% of the main deck dedicated to the Oasis Lifestyle, where, between spacious sunbathing areas, we find the main living area complete with a cocktail bar and much more.

Benetti Oasis 40M
Oasis 40M
OASIS 40
PROJECT: Cantieri Benetti (architecture and naval engineering) Studio RWD (exterior design) Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture (interior design)
HULL: LOA 40.8m Maximum beam 8.5m Draft 2.14m Full mass displacement 310 t Displacement type Owner and guest cabins 5 for 10 people Crew cabins 5 for 9 people
PERFORMANCES: Range at 10 knots 4,000 NM

But what does the Oasis Deck consist of? First and foremost it’s a complete reconfiguration of the design of the outdoor and aft area of the main deck, that is to say, the heart and soul of summer life on board, and it is characterised by five clearly defined elements. The first, which is perhaps the most evident, is created by the presence of two long and wide drop-down gunwales – a trendy detail that we can almost deem a must-have on top-of-the-range yachts – generating two spectacular positions sheer above the blue water of the sea, as well as a new space for socialising.

Benetti Oasis 34M
Oasis 34M

The second element that characterises the Oasis Deck is created by the presence of a wonderful swimming pool flush with the surface of the deck – positioned along the center of the boat – which becomes a small corner of heaven from which you can look out directly over the sea and that, thanks to the transparent front in the stern, enables you to feel part of it.

Both of these two initial characteristics offer that constant psychological and visual contact with the water, so dear to owners during their holidays on board, which constitutes the third characteristic of the Oasis Deck: a seamless all-around view expanding over 270°.

Benetti Oasis 34M
Oasis 34M
Benetti Oasis 34M
The great technological capacity that has brought solutions worthy of much higher-end models to the Oasis 34 incorporates an informal and casual design. Spacious, well-designed, and enjoyable outdoor spaces, echoed by deceptively simple youthful and light interiors.

Proceeding in order, the fourth detail of the new solution is comprised of the right blend of shady areas, where you can rest your eyes and chat in the cool for a moment, alternating with sunbathing areas in the sunny parts of the deck.

Benetti Oasis 34M
Oasis 34M

The fifth and final characteristic of the Oasis Deck is the design studied to make social life onboard more fluid and more enjoyable along the entire length of the deck, which therefore becomes a real oasis of socialising, flowing seamlessly from the living area to the beach flush with the water. A design solution that makes every superyacht in the Oasis line perfect for immediately feeling part of the surrounding nature when getting together with the family at anchor. Thanks to these characteristics you can enjoy physical and perceptive contact with the sea by day to the full, before feeling as if you are on an exclusive enchanted atoll beneath the starry sky on August nights.

«The philosophy of Oasis Lifestyle goes well beyond the product line and has been adopted across the sector. The secret is anticipating trends and interpreting owners’ most intimate desires, finding the perfect partner for production and design, thanks to very close and successful partnerships. It is easy to imagine a future where, for a growing number of superyacht owners, the essential onboard spaces will include the Sun Deck, the Upper Deck, the Bridge Deck and the Oasis Deck». Marco Valle

Benetti always seeks to make medium and long-distance cruises as comfortable as possible for Oasis owners, offering them innovation and meticulous spaces, but in a new casual style, distinguishing itself even further as a family brand.

Benetti Oasis 34M
Oasis 34M
Benetti Oasis 34M
The Oasis 34 presents itself to the market as an attractive design. With three units already sold even before the official presentation, it is being talked about with good reason.
OASIS 34
PROJECT: Cantieri Benetti (architecture and naval engineering) Studio RWD (exterior design) Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture (interior design)
HULL: LOA 34.36m Maximum beam 7.7m Draft 2.03m Full mass displacement 200 t Displacement type Owner and guest cabins 5 for 10 people Crew cabins 4 for 7 people
PERFORMANCES: Range at 10 knots 2,700 NM

Picture above, the B.Now 66M.

(Oasis Deck by Benetti, infinite spaces – Barchemagazine.com – August 2021)