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BENETTI MOTOPANFILO: THE STORY OF A BOAT SUSPENDED IN TIME

Benetti Motopanfilo 37M is not the restyling of a successful yacht, but an all-round “today” project that finds inspiration in the past to project itself into the future, bringing with it an approach to life and design typical of a certain period, as well as some remembrance marks drawn from Benetti’s cultural heritage and its most iconic boats of the time.

In a time when everything runs fast, sometimes in a chaotic and repetitive way, Benetti re-proposes the dream of a past that regales us with nautical stories and myths, with a 37-meter displacement yacht in composite, an example of classicism projected into the future. The conceptual work that the Shipyard has carried out, in concert with the designer Francesco Struglia for the external lines, and with the Lazzarini Pickering Architetti studio for the interiors, far from a mere retro reinterpretation, draws its raison d’etre from the past but, enriched with new stylistic, technical and technological knowledge, it guarantees a fresh and modern imprint to the project.


Loro Piana Interiors: settings with timeless elegance

For this extraordinary project, Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors have created an important partnership which results in the complete setting up, by the Maison, of the interiors and part of the exteriors of the yacht. The 37M Motopanfilo is therefore dressed in materials and fabrics of timeless elegance, also linked to an approach to life and design typical of that time.

“There are many values that unite Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors, first of all the craftsmanship for the product and the taste of timeless elegance. This is precisely the stylistic code of the new Benetti Motopanfilo 37M, which collects the nautical heritage of our past and projects it into the future. A perfect combination therefore with the Loro Piana Interiors style”.

Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of the Azimut|Benetti Group

Lazzarini Pickering: environments in constant contact with the sea

The interior and exterior spaces were developed by the well-known architectural firm Lazzarini Pickering, creators, in 2004, of the Benetti Sai Ram, one of the first Superyacht to offer contemporary interiors in a style dominated by the classic.

The desire to rediscover and reinterpret the traditional elements of the motorboats of yesteryear, in the name of a new classicism, led the studio to design the interior of the new motorboat like the skeleton of a large whale whose bones give rhythm to space. Hence, the primary idea of the designers to mark the space with architectures that recall the beams of the past and dematerialize the walls, letting the large side windows contain the space, with a voluntary total opening that is not interrupted even by the furnishing elements. This work includes a skilful use of mirrored surfaces which, framing the windows, reflect the sea and sky, bringing the image inside and expanding the spaces.


The external lines: a homage to the incredibly modern past

An element that unequivocally distinguishes the new Motopanfilo is the external volume: Francesco Struglia takes up the forms of the powerful style of the past and naturally joins the hull and the superstructure, uniting them into a harmonious element. The external profile, characterized by neat and clean cuts that enhance the lines of the boat, has elongated, elegant and austere shapes. The boat is a shell that envelops and protects those onboard, a true architectural envelope that develops, through a minimal load-bearing structure, a design that highlights light.

The Observation Deck is noteworthy, once built around the central mast, takes a new shape onboard the new Motopanfilo. Positioned above the hard top, it becomes a small fourth deck to be enjoyed in absolute intimacy – with a view; comfortably lying on an enveloping chaise longue for long sunbathing sessions during the day and relaxing moments in the evening, directly under the stars.


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