Benetti launches the new Motopanfilo, an elegant, modern yacht for today’s boatowner, inspired not only by the legendary “navettes” of the Sixties but the glamour, freedom of expression and creativity synonymous with those times.
Benetti Motopanfilo 37m is not simply a restyling of one of Benetti’s successes of yesteryear, but instead, represents a design for today in every sense. This is a boat that most assuredly speaks the language of the twenty first century whilst echoing the carefree spirit and the design typical of the Sixties, with several nods to Benetti’s heritage and iconic boats of that evocative decade.
In an increasingly frenetic world in which everything and everyone appears to hurtle at breakneck speed, with the Benetti Motopanfilo 37m, Benetti offers the promise of a return to a more languid era, to a time brimming with tantalising tales of the glamour and exploits of the international jet set.
The Benetti Motopanfilo, a 37-metre displacement yacht made in composite, encapsulates how to transport classic tradition stylishly and unerringly into the future. Far from merely taking a stroll down memory lane and simply creating a retro revisitation, Benetti, together with Francesco Struglia for the exterior lines and Lazzarini Pickering Architetti for the interiors, have shaken up an old favourite and given it a delightfully fresh and contemporary makeover that includes all that modern technology and techniques can offer.
Today’s iteration of the Benetti Motopanfilo 37m delivers generous, light-filled spaces, almost uninterrupted visual contact with the sea and a series of vast terraces that descend right down to where they touch the surface of the water. The overall illusion is of an enormous protective shell that is ready to protect and cherish whoever steps inside. But beyond its physical attributes is the charm and sophistication of a bygone era and a gentle, unassuming elegance that transcends fashions and trends.
Benetti Motopanfilo 37m technical specifications
•Builder: Benetti Shipyard
•Construction Material: GRP
•Length Overall (LOA): 36.8 m (120’9″)
•Maximum beam: 7.8 m (25’3″)
•Maximum draft: 1.96 m (6’5″)
•Full load displacement: 230 t approx
•Fuel capacity: 35,000 litres (9,246 US gal.)
•Fresh water capacity: 4,000 litres (1,056 US gal.)
2 x MAN V12, 1029 kW (1400 hp) @ 2100 rpm
2 x MAN V12, 1213 kW (1650 hp) @ 2100 rpm
•Max Speed: 16 / 18 knots
•Cabins: 5 + 4 crew
•Berths: 10 + 7 crew
•Range at 10 knots: 3800 nm approx.
•Naval Architecture: P.L. AUSONIO Naval Architecture
•Exterior Styling and Concept: Francesco Struglia / Benetti
•Interior Design: Lazzarini Pickering Architetti
•Classification: RINA Pleasure
Benetti Motopanfilo 37m – A yacht suspended in time