Benetti has launched M/Y Hawa, a 48-meter full-custom yacht designed in collaboration with English studio RWD, who penned the exterior and interior design. The yacht, built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, stands out for her original layout and bright interior spaces furnished with matte-painted details.

The yacht is the result of an ambitious collaboration between Benetti and the English studio RWD. The Owner, a loyal Benetti customer, passionate about boating and with a great deal of experience behind him, declared himself very satisfied with the result obtained and recognised the shipyard for its excellent know-how and the manufacturing capacity in completing the project with his input in careful consideration.


Characterised by elegant external lines, Hawa stands out for the elegant ‘desert sand’ hull colour, chosen by the Owner, and the original layout which prioritises continuous contact with the environment. The use of refined furnishing elements and materials is striking, in particular the matte-painted eucalyptus with dark walnut details and inlays of various leathers and marbles.

The main deck enjoys incredible brightness, thanks to a lounge with five openings to the outside that allow continuous views of the sea. Toward the bow, instead of the traditional galley, the Owner asked to have a pantry and a large VIP cabin with shower with sauna that precedes the large full beam master cabin. Here the space was designed with a private study for the Owner, a bed, two wardrobes on the port side and a lounge area with bathroom to the starboard.


The lower deck houses three double cabins for guests, as well as the galley, equipped with a dumbwaiter that allows the crew to serve all decks, including the sun deck. The beach area has two side openings that deploy into platforms, overlooking the sea that add to the considerable beach area. The interiors of the beach club are designed to maximise the enjoyment of relaxing moments and feature a comfortable L-shaped sofa, a bathroom with shower, sauna and an area dedicated to fishing and diving equipment – two great passions of the Owner.


The aft part of the upper deck is designed for convivial moments in the open air, with areas for relaxation, conversation and sunbathing. Inside the bright sky lounge with two large opening side windows, there is a pantry, a complete gym (also with opening side windows), and the wheelhouse with full-height windows covering 180°. For the classic wheelhouse, the Owner preferred a futuristic ‘light bridge console’ developed by Benetti. The advanced level of software integration, derived from military technology, and the choice to have ceiling screens and an ergonomic Besenzoni commander’s chair, made it possible to have all the controls in two small ‘peninsulas’, oriented like extended armrests of the captain’s chair. Racks and navigational devices are housed within two compartments located by the entrance to the area.


The sun deck is designed to make the most of every time of day. The stern and bow spaces are separated by a windproof structure with sliding doors that increases the feeling of privacy for the Owner and guests. The stern area features a dining table for 12 people. The large sofa that frames a cinema area is accessible from the external staircase, while the bow area is equipped with a bar counter, table for four and a forward-facing sundeck sofa. The space can be accessed by the crew from a separate staircase.


The hull, designed by the P.L.A.N.A. studio in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti Research and Development department, ensures high performance and excellent seaworthiness for safe and comfortable navigation. The engine room houses a pair of MTUs of 1,268 kW each, which guarantee the yacht a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the 10 knot cruising speed.



Hawa is planned for delivery this summer.