A day aboard one of Benetti’s new Oasis 34M superyachts

When Benetti developed the concept for its Oasis range of superyachts, it started with the simple question: “what do owners really want from their superyacht?”. The Italian yacht builder concluded that owners are looking for a more dynamic and less formal lifestyle – a lifestyle that involves less time in the sun and more time exploring and reaching new places. And it is these fundamental principles that formed the basis of the innovative series.

The range was established with the launch of the Oasis 40M yacht, which has sold over 12 units since first construction. One of these units included Rebeccawhich was sold to former US powerboat champion Tim Ciasulli and won a prestigious World Superyacht Award in 2021. Building on the success of the Oasis 40M in 2022, a smaller version of the Oasis 34M has been unveiled and more than 8 remarkable yachts have already been sold.

The designer, RWD, focused on modifying the classic in-car concept to better suit today’s owner. The result, unveiled on the first Oasis 34M, seaestaincludes the addition of several open social spaces in locations where guests are kept as close to the water as possible.

From the outside, the Oasis 34M is distinguished by a sporty look that coincides with a youthful interior theme. The design caught the interest of another famous sportsman, Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović. The striker took delivery of the second hull, named Unknownin 2022.

As the Oasis 34M quickly becomes a major player in the semi-custom market, BOAT takes a closer look at what life is like on board one of these exceptional yachts.

Relax on the Oasis Deck

As owner of Unknown was seen enjoying, the yacht’s Oasis Deck® is one of the yacht’s standout features. The patented aft deck design features opening pulpits that, when extended above the water, are ideal for snorkeling, learning about water toys, and boarding or alighting a tender. There’s also the Sea Lift, an integrated electronic platform that can be lowered and raised in and out of the water. If needed, the lift can carry a jet ski for storage on the aft deck.

The Oasis Deck® also has an infinity pool, where a transparent wall has been integrated into the sunbathing area and the living room to create a seamless design. For a guest walking from the main saloon, travel aft is undisturbed and can be done in the shade of the optional biminis if desired. Here, guests enjoy the best of life on the water, a sense of freedom and endless views.

Enjoy the scenery from the main saloon

New York-based architectural firm Bonetti & Kozerski was appointed interior designer for the series and has a portfolio of many high-profile projects, including the Pace Gallery in Manhattan and the private residences of Donna Karan. For the Oasis 34M, the studio has fashioned a contemporary and avant-garde style that appeals to an international audience. The neutral tones of the yacht match perfectly with the exterior teak deck and the light parquet inside.

In the main salon, guests will find the high ceilings and abundant natural light to be key elements of the design. With window seats and curved sofas to face the outdoors, everyone here will feel close to the surroundings outside and can enjoy the ever-changing landscape. Continuing the interior living room, an open-air seating area surrounding a fire pit is located near the sliding glass doors, which can be propped open to create a flowing area.

Watch the sunset from the terrace

As a highlight on board, the sundeck is set up for any social occasion, day or night. Beneath the hardtop cover is a large dining table flanked by sleek, modern sideboards for storage. And next to the yacht’s barbecue is a more casual seating arrangement in the form of bar stools that tower over the stern. With the grill lit and the food on the go, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail from the terrace bar while watching the sun slip over the horizon. With plenty of room for loungers, the sundeck Jacuzzi dominates the foredeck area and is surrounded by comfortable sunbeds, with others found on a sundeck below on the foredeck.

Sleep anchored in a secluded bay

With the full-beam owner’s suite positioned on the main deck forward, the remaining four cabins cover the lower deck of the yacht. Guests have ample storage space in each of the bedrooms with curved furniture designed to replicate the flowing shape of the waves. In each marble-clad en-suite bathroom there are rain showers and large sinks.

With natural light pouring into almost every space, a key feature of these bedrooms are the large windows that can be opened to let in the sea breeze. And thanks to the yacht’s shallow 2.03 meter draft, the first sight out of those windows after waking up in the morning might be of a shallow bay, populated only by Oasis 34M.

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