Benetti Presents Iryna, the First B.Now 50m at FLIBS
The first of a family of four models, Iryna B.Now 50M has qualities that set it apart from any other yacht. Uniting modernity, innovation, and functionality, it launches a series made up of 50, 60, 67 and 72-metre models that is already a Benetti bestseller with 20 units sold.
The UK-based firm RWD, a top name in international marine design, has successfully pointed up the openness of the spaces by ensuring continuity along the decks, which offer unbroken visual contact with the water from bow to stern. Thanks to Benetti’s advanced construction technology and the hull engineering solutions developed, delivery times have been reduced by 30% compared with market standards: a plus that makes the difference.
The sinuous, dynamic lines of the steel and aluminium hull follow the streamlined contours of the large windows and bring the four decks together to form a harmonious whole. The hull designed by P.L.A.N.A., working with the Azimut|Benetti Research & Development Department, has lines as powerful as they are sleek and sporty. Iryna combines Benetti’s craftsmanship, design know-how and construction quality to define new paradigms that go beyond classic yacht design. The spaces on board aim to create a convivial mood, with seamless continuity between interiors and exteriors thanks to the generous stern terraces that accentuate the feeling of contact with the water.
The Lower Deck is redefined by the beach area, a 30-square-metre space accessed both through a gullwing hatch on the starboard side and from the Main Deck stairway. This terrace at the water’s edge has a pool with clear glazing and light effects, a sauna, a service area complete with shower, and a space for relaxing in the open air. The space can be extended still further by opening a side platform on which to create another open-air area for socialising.
The Main Deck has a spacious living area aft and a full lounge inside that points up continuity between indoors and outdoors. The owner’s suite is forward, with a private balcony, a large dressing room and a luggage area in which every detail is personalised. The four guest cabins are amidships and separated from the crew quarters in the bow area, which provide twin cabins for crew members, a single for the captain, a laundry space and the crew mess.
The welcoming Upper Deck contains relaxation areas, sunbeds aft and an outdoor dining area that can be converted into a media room. A sliding door gives access to the interior lounge and from there to the Gym Room. The ship office and wheelhouse in the bow have a separate entrance and are reserved for the captain. The large Sun Deck has a dining area with a media space, a relaxation zone and a bar counter on the foredeck from which to enjoy an impressive view of the sea in total privacy. The garage is located forward on the Main Deck and can house a 6.25 metre tender, a jet ski, a rescue boat and four seabobs.
Indoors, the claddings and ceiling panels are made with the finest varieties of wood, such as silk-coloured frisé maple and smoked oak with its contrasting dark shades. In harmony with the sophistication of the wood, the ceilings are clad in ivory leather tanned using natural processes, while the recesses are treated with satin- finish sheet palladium, the most precious metal in the platinum family. This consistency is reflected in the use of ecology stones in the furnishings. The colourways in each setting play on ivory, brick and moka nuances, from the walls to the dark honey coloured silk and bamboo carpet. Adding personality to the yacht are various nautically themed works of art provided by the owner, including a series of valuable maps.
Two interior stairways ensure privacy on board, one reserved for the owner and guests and the other for the crew, with completely separated flows that also ensure smooth operating functionality. Guests can also use a lift serving the Lower, Main and Upper Decks. The boat has a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles, at a speed of 12 knots, without stopping to refuel.