Latest design developments of the talented Italian designer, Marco Casali, include three new exciting concepts for the “Benetti Design Innovation Project“, one of which is the beautiful motor yacht Amarcord 56. The other two projects are the spectacular superyacht Principessa 72, as well as the impressive megayacht Cloud 90. For the creation of all three of these unique projects, Marco Casali was inspired by the 140th anniversary of the Benetti shipyard, presenting a range of designs that are rooted in the history of the brand itself.
Based on this idea Marco Casali took the historical lines of the Benetti ships (yesterday) reinterpreting them in a modern key, both from an aesthetic and a functional point of view, generating the luxury yacht Amarcord 56 project.
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The idea behind the Amarcord 56 yacht project was the reinterpretation in a contemporary style of the timeless appeal of the Benetti ships of the ‘70s.
Marco Casali extracted the landmarks such as the shear line and the rounded stern with reverse angle, the slender line and the reduced volume in the transverse direction and reintegrated them into a new context.
The reference to the Benetti boats as Galù, a true icon of the times, was the starting point, but Marco Casali wanted to review the entire functional layout. For doing this, the studio put the owner’s cabin in a forward position with full beam section softened by two terraces. Two further guest cabins are located on the upper deck to appreciate the visibility and the achievable windows, both cabins can be equipped with folding terraces.
The stern was lengthened escaping the alignment with the upper deck for obtaining a raised beach area that works as a link between the sea (accessible from two side stairs opening the stern platform) and the upper deck connected with a triumphant central stairway. It defines therefore a longitudinal continuous space that combines the aft platform with the large sundeck.
The alternation between the symmetrical side stairs and the large central one creates a type of “renaissance effect” in the aft view enhancing the communication between the bridges too often reduced to a mere functional system.
The elevation of the beach area on the main deck also provides more privacy to the cockpit.
Docking maneuvers have been moved to the lower deck, leaving available the entire part of the main deck’s aft to the guests.
The kitchen is located on the lower deck, directly related to the crew area while two tenders can be comfortably accommodated in the garages placed at the stern and at the bow of the Amarcord 56 yacht.
The geometries are deliberately clean, simple, linear and masses are rounded and graceful. The length of almost 56 meters is underlined by the great slender line of the hull at the bow of the superyacht Amarcord 56 marking the marine vocation of the project.
The interiors of the Amarcord 56 yacht project are designed by the “marine style”, almost forgotten nowadays, yet so rich in character and charm.
Below is a video of the new Benetti yacht projects designed by Marco Casali.