The Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht concept calls for a vessel measuring 164 feet, or roughly the length of 10 Karmas parked nose to tail. In that space, Fisker and Benetti envision fitting a spacious salon, a top-deck lounge, swimming pool, sunbathing decks, and "beach club" swim platform, plus six guest cabins, and quarters for 11 crew members. All that spread across three decks with floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The master suite alone boasts a library, fold-down balcony, fireplace, and a private staircase to the upper deck with a home theater that can be converted into a gym.
The yacht is designed to be built using carbon fiber, reclaimed wood, and other exotic materials. Of course it would be up for the eventual commissioning owner to specify the vessel to his or her needs from the shipyard in Tuscany. That includes the powertrain combination, but true to the Fisker name, a hybrid propulsion system will be on offer. Solar panels are also part of the design.
Given the high cost associated with commissioning a yacht this size, it may be a while before Benetti finds a buyer – much less actually gets it out on the open water. Fortunately the shipyard has other projects under way, as does Fisker: the designer recently revealed Vipers, Mustangs, and Aston Martins, all rebodied in his signature style – and even teamed up with Bob Lutz and company to relaunch the Karma as the VLF Destino, ditching the hybrid powertrain for a supercharged V8.
-A 164 feet superyacht concept designed by Henrik Fisker
-Dynamic sporty three decks
-Offering ultimate luxury living on board
-Convertible upper deck from movie theatre to gym area
-Advanced solar panels provide ambient deck lighting, using solar power stored during the day
April 8, 2016 – SINGAPORE – Entrepreneur and acclaimed international designer Henrik Fisker and influential global superyacht builder Benetti revealed the concept of a 50 meter – (164 feet) superyacht, Benetti "Fisker 50".
Benetti and Fisker have worked on this partnership throughout 2015 to fully engineer the feasibility of this production-optimized superyacht. The yacht has been designed in California and will be built in Livorno using an existing platform by Benetti, at the heart of the Tuscan coastline.
The Benetti Fisker 50 is a new breed of luxury yacht that integrates a new concept developed by Benetti's engineering team with Fisker's dynamic sporty design that embodies flowing sculptural lines, a unique front view giving the yacht its own recognizable identity, use of black carbon fiber to accentuate graphics and an innovative, visually engaging layout connecting the yacht with the serenity of the ocean.
The front view of the superyacht is distinctive with three stainless steel bars, unique to the Benetti Fisker 50. It gives the yacht its own identity by being radical, imposing and powerful. The captain's window is accentuated with a characteristic white dynamic line. This is one of the recognizable style attributes of the Benetti Fisker 50.
The exterior design shows a dynamic sporty side view with a strong feature line flowing from the front to the rear on all three decks. The flowing lines are inspired by a perfect regressing wave, creating the visual of a sensual "rear" hip sweeping up like a wave. The yacht shows sculpture and proportions throughout, with a powerful sporty statement in motion. Extended carbon fiber shark fins give the yacht an aerodynamic and smooth appearance, and allow the functionality of incorporating lights to illuminate the ocean at night.
The superyacht offers ultimate luxury living on each of the decks. Every room is designed to enjoy optimized ocean views in extreme comfort and luxury. Onboard amenities include a beach club, spa, several bars, an ocean-facing Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas on multiple decks and water toys such as jetski's and a 6.5-meter tender. A future owner will welcome 12 guests in six cabins, looked after by 11 crew members with comfortable staff quarters.
The main deck has a reception area with a seating and a bar facing the port. It incorporates a large living room with seating for 12 people, and a bar with chairs facing the ocean with floor to ceiling glass walls that slide open to enjoy the ocean breeze. At the end of the main deck is the master suite, starting with a library/office, bedroom and bathroom, all with generous ocean views. The master bedroom features a retractable "fold down" ocean-view terrace and is equipped with a fireplace, a royal bed, minibar, a huge curved TV and starlight ceiling. It ends with his/hers walk-in closets. A large inviting staircase leads to the upper deck.
The upper deck features a movie theater with a large screen and comfortable, reclining beds. During the day, half of the area can be converted into a gym by sliding back the middle beds and removing the chairs. The cinema accommodates 12 people, allowing all guests to enjoy a relaxing evening.
The sun deck includes a rear-facing relaxing area, a dining table, a bar and a dual-use fire pit or enlarged ice bucket in the center of a circular sitting area, all for twelve guests.
The yacht exterior has a dramatic body using lightweight carbon fiber accents, reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power. Advanced solar panels with a unique graphic for aesthetics, provide ambient deck lighting, using solar power stored during the day. At night, hidden ambient lights mounted on the carbon fiber wings provide light from stored solar power. The interior features advanced and sustainable materials, and state-of-the-art technology for automated controls and optimal power management.
About Henrik Fisker & Henrik Fisker Design
Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur and one of the world's leading automotive designers. Previously Fisker founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he launched the world's first premium plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. Best known among his creations are BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Among his latest creations is also the Lauge Jensen Viking motorcycle, Mustang Rocket and Force 1. Originally from Denmark, Fisker is now based in Los Angeles, and is the Founder of HF Design, a design and technology company with various automotive, technology and consumer product ventures underway in Europe, Asia as well as North America. More information can be found at www.henrikfisker.org.
With the highest growth rate among the world's manufacturers of super and mega yachts, Benetti is an icon of timeless Italian style and elegance united with renowned building excellence.
Established in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian luxury shipyard. Every yacht is unique, built according her owners desires. Benetti designs, builds, and markets two product lines: Class – Displacement and Fast Displacement in composites from 93 to 145 feet; and Custom – in steel and aluminum over 45 meters in length. Benetti has facilities in Viareggio, Fano, Livorno and offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai and Hong Kong. Benetti is part of the Azimut|Benett Groupi, the world's largest private capital luxury yacht group.
08 April 2016
BENETTI SHINES AT 2016 SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW
- Unveil the fascinating Lady Candy in the Lion City to demonstrate Italian excellence
- Showcase the cross-over innovative project with renowned designer Henrik Fisker
- Embark on a Benetti voyage by launching the brand book- Inspirations
- Benetti accelerates Asia development with a strong team, network expansion and brand experience offerings
Benetti is pleased to announce its participation at the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show, the most influential boat show in the Far East.
With last year's success at the Singapore Yacht Show, Benetti is returning to the show with its dazzling superyacht line-up including the public premiere of the prominent Lady Candy, which is the largest yacht displayed at the show. The Benetti also offers the preview of the highly anticipated 50m (164ft) yacht by Henrik Fisker. Benetti will invite the audience to embark on a voyage by launching the brand book - BENETTI INSPIRATIONS. With the fast emergence of luxury boating in Asia, Singapore has become the region's most established base for luxury boating covering Southeast Asia. It is the second time for Benetti to participate in this show to demonstrate the brand's commitment in the Far East and Asia Pacific.
General Manager of Benetti Asia, Mr. Nizar Tagi comments: "Returning to this year's Singapore Yacht Show is further reflection of the crucial position Asia plays in Benetti's success and development globally. We selected Asia as our first region to introduce the all-in-one yacht operation program DEDICATO in 2015, adding another milestone for Benetti in the region. We are very proud that Benetti has the capability to provide the entire range in the superyacht segment from a 95ft Delfino to an over 100m gigayacht to satisfy the customers' needs in Asia. We are striving to enhance the brand's reputation, reinforce network partnership, deliver marketing strategies and provide the best brand experience to our customers with both international standards and local expertise."
Benetti first introduced superyachts to the Asian market in 2010, making Hong Kong as its regional headquarters. The brand has established two offices in the city to enhance interactions and engagement between its valued customers and the team. The sales and marketing office is located in the hustle and bustle business central area, which solidifies the brand's foothold and expansion across Asia. Celebrating one year of successful operation, Benetti has opened an aftersales office in the luxurious Gold Coast Marina. Under the leadership of General Manager, Mr. Nizar Tagi, together with Natalie Ye as Marketing Manager, Alberto Giannerini as Service Manager, Federico Caslini as DEDICATO Coordinator, the distinguished team on the ground is dedicated to driving sales growth and setting new standards for aftersales service in Asia.
Benetti has gone from strength to strength thanks to its 'customer first' philosophy in Asia over the past six years. Benetti's primary focus is to cater for its discerning customers by expanding its network with strong inputs from the broker partners, as well as stationing a dedicated 24/7 aftersales team. As the world's top yacht maker, Benetti has built strong, trusted relationships with leading partners and state-of-the-art refit shipyards across Asia. In this way, Benetti can effectively cover Asia, providing stellar brand experience to its clients in this market. The brand currently has a fleet of 14 yachts based in the Asia Pacific region with 8 in Hong Kong ranging from 93ft to 65m.
LADY CANDY - 56M
Benetti presents its iconic 56m custom motor yacht 'LADY CANDY' at the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show. Lady Candy is embedded with the timeless styles of the brand, featuring beautiful furnishing and sumptuous seating throughout her living areas, creating an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Her interior layout has been revised and maximised to offer guests ultimate luxury, while her owner brought a touch of Asia with light woods and neutral tones appearing throughout. The full-beam owner's suite, is unusually positioned on the upper deck aft, where it can take advantage of the 180-degree panoramic view over the private aft deck. This stunning yacht also benefits from an advanced stabilisation system for the comfort and enjoyment of guests.
BENETTI FISKER 50 CONCEPT – READY TO BE BUILT
Benetti and Henrick Fisker have worked on partnership throughout 2015 to fully engineer the feasibility of this production optimized superyacht. The collaboration is focused on a new 50 meter – (164 feet) superyacht with naval architecture by Benetti. The yacht has been designed in California and able to be built in Livorno using an existing platform by Benetti, at the heart of the Tuscan coastline.
The concept integrated a crossover platform developed by Benetti's engineering team with Fisker's sporty exterior and interior design. This new design concept aims to enhance and optimize the onboard experience by utilizing more space on the vast superyacht for both entertaining and leisure. The design adds a new "human flow" element to reduce unused space and increase its functionality.
The exterior uses light weight carbo fiber and other exotic materials and reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power, with the optimization of ocean views from all major cabins. The yacht includes a beach club, spa, several bars, a pool and sunbathing areas on multiple decks onboard. A lot of care has also gone into the living areas, considering the possible uses for private parties or work-time happenings, specifically the enormous main salon with a secondary salon on the upper deck complete with a long bar counter.
The future owner will welcome 12 guests in six cabins, looked after by 11 crew members with comfortable staff quarters.
HENRIK FISKER & HENRIK FISKER DESIGN
Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur and one of the world's leading automotive designers. Previously Fisker founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he launched the world's first premium plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. Best known among his creations are BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Among his latest creations is also the Lauge Jensen Viking motorcycle, Mustang Rocket and Force 1. Originally from Denmark, Fisker is now based in Los Angeles, and is the Founder of HF Design, a design and technology company with various automotive, technology and consumer product ventures underway in Europe, Asia as well as North America.
REVIEW OF THE LAST SIX YEARS AND NEW SALES OBJECTIVE
In only six years Benetti sold in Asia "390 meters of super-yachts": two Delfino 93' (28m), one Classic 121' (37m), one Classic Supreme 132' (40,2m), three Custom Builts of 55m and one Custom Built 60m yacht. Contracts for a Classic 121' (37m) and Custom Built 60m are currently at advanced stages.
Benetti launched the special yacht operation program DEDICATO in 2015. DEDICATO is a 5-year complete yacht care program designed to offer Benetti owners an all-in-one solution. At a fixed yearly rate, the services provided include technical assistance, maintenance, administration and crew placement.
A specialized team of Benetti's most skilled resources, working in synergy with various experts, delivers a seamless package of operating services coupled with the technical support and knowledge that only the Builder can provide, allowing Owners to optimize the value of their asset and spend 100% of their time to enjoying the pleasure of cruising and the yachting lifestyle.