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Benetti has another Asian owner following the successful delivery of Bangadang, the eighth unit of the Fast 125 series, which was shown at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. The yacht was delivered in Viareggio and features naval architecture by Stefano Righini and interiors by UK-based RWD (Redman Whiteley Dixon).
The model marks a first for a Fast 125, as the owner requested a second helm station to be located on the sun deck, along with two sofas in an L-shaped arrangement, to enjoy the outdoor cruising experience.
The 38m yacht has a D2P displacement planing hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio and the Azimut-Benetti Research and Development Centre, and is fitted with low-drag, high-efficiency Azipull carbon thrusters.
RWD developed three different style solutions – Air, Land and Sea – for Fast 125 models, with Bangadang’s owner opting for the former’s clean, modern lines. The furnishings by top Italian brands like Cassina, Minotti, B&B, Meridiani and Paola Lenti are arranged on oak parquet flooring.
The spacious, light-filled living area on the main deck is dedicated to more formal occasions, with sofas, chaises longue, two armchairs and a table seating 10. The owner’s cabin in the bow area, entered through an office space, features panoramic windows on both sides as well as a private bathroom with a marble floor.
On the lower deck, starting from the stern, are the engine room and the garage, which has a big side door and can house two jetskis and a tender. This layout helps reduce sound in the four guest cabins with en-suites, as well as in the crew quarters on the same deck and three crew cabins further forward.
The Captain’s cabin is next to the wheelhouse on the upper deck, which offers spacious outdoor areas. Inside, a second lounge is served by a bar area and communicating pantry.
Over the summer, the Australian owner of the 108m IJE – Benetti’s third 100m-plus gigayacht – set sail from the builder’s Livorno shipyard, while the first Oasis 40M’s fibreglass hull arrived for the start of outfitting operations, in a synchronised handover. IJE represents the initials of the owner’s children.
The Oasis 40M has been sold to American Tim Ciasulli, the former world champion offshore powerboat racer. The 40.8m, 385GT yacht has a fibreglass hull and superstructure, and completion is scheduled for summer 2020.
“I’ve been going fast my whole life, so when it came time to build a yacht, I wanted to collaborate with a shipyard that shared the same core values that my wife and I believe in: integrity, passion and accountability,” Ciasulli said.
“Plus, it had to be quick, easy and fun. We expeditiously negotiated a great deal, and in just two meetings, nailed down the equipment, interior decor and colours – just the way we wanted. They are real professionals, at every level, and made the yacht buying experience a really positive life adventure.”
The sale marks another success for Benetti in the Americas following this year’s sale of the 67m Project Fenestra and deliveries of the 69m Spectre and 49m Eladrea+ in 2018.
The original article appears in Yacht Style Issue 49. Email [email protected] for print subscription enquiries or subscribe to the Magzter version at: www.magzter.com/SG/Lux-Inc-Media/Yacht-Style/Fashion/