Benetti Oasis 34m first look: World’s biggest superyacht yard plots Cannes debut

Bennetti’s Oasis 40m has proved to be a smash hit for the Azimut group’s superyacht brand and it’s hoping to repeat that success at this year’s Cannes show with the launch of a new smaller sister, the Benetti Oasis 34m…

With exterior styling by British studio, RWD, and interior design by New York-based architects, Bonetti/Kozerski, the Benetti Oasis 34m follows closely in the footsteps of the Oasis 40m.

Like its big sister, it adopts a clear commitment to informal conviviality, big views and a close connection with the sea – and at the heart of that concept sits Benetti’s ‘Oasis Deck’.

It all revolves around a dramatic infinity pool, set low in the centre of the transom with a glass aft bulkhead. Sunbeds orbit the pool’s forward edge leading to a large open cockpit with drop down bulwarks – and the way that space interacts with the saloon is equally satisfying.

Vast patio doors curve in a semi-circle around the aft end of the saloon, opening up an enormous aperture to integrate inside and outside spaces and provide 270-degree views toward the Oasis Deck from the sheltered seating.

Further forward, divided from the lounge by the galley, there’s a main deck owner’s cabin. Benetti likes to describe this as an “intimate cocoon” but its sheer scale warrants much greater fanfare than that.

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The upper deck extends all the way above the owner’s cabin to the forepeak, where a bow lounge with sunshade provides a more private relaxation zone.

Head aft from here, beyond the bridge, the captain’s quarters and the second day heads, and you find yourself in a sheltered sky lounge with a dining table for ten plus doors leading out to a big open aft deck. And above all of this, the sundeck provides yet more alfresco party space.

In terms of the fit-out, there are of course options but, like the external form, the luxury here is deliberately understated. It comprises parquet and teak alongside bleached Canaletto walnut, ivory-coloured leather and custom Italian furnishings that take their inspiration from the sea.

And in terms of performance, the priority is again about quality and substance rather than crowd-pleasing flamboyance. Equipped with twin 1,380hp MTUs, you can expect a top speed of 16 knots and a range at 10 knots that will comfortably take you (and up to eight guests) across the Atlantic.

Update: The Benetti Oasis 34m is due to make its US debut at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Benetti Oasis 34m specifications

LOA: 112ft 9in (34.36m)
Beam: 25ft 2in (7.70m)
Engines: Twin 1,380hp MTU 10V 2000M86
Top speed: 16 knots
Starting price: Available upon application