The Helios Super Yacht Concept Design was presented at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show exclusively for the Benetti Design Innovation Project.
Helios is an 88 meter (288 feet) Superyacht with clean, modern and sleek exterior lines. The aim of the project was to design a yacht that despite of her considerable size still looks as a family yacht. We have avoided massive superstructures giving her six decks and ample exterior spaces with relaxing areas.
One of the innovative features is the unusual location of the stairs going from the swimming platform to the main deck. They have been shifted forward leaving an unobstructed balcony area right on the aft main deck. The low and wide hull shape in the stern changes into an aggressive profile towards the bow giving her a muscle look.
Helios is an efficient full displacement motoryacht designed to accommodate 12+2 guests on board and 29 crew. Powered by twin 3516B Caterpillar engines of 2525 kW and controllable pitch propellers she can achieve 18+ knots with a trans-pacific range of 6000 nautical miles.
Benetti – part of Azimut Benetti Group – introduces Design Innovation project.
To develop new design concepts for Benetti’s Custom yachts from 50mt up to 90mt+ in order to evolve Benetti’s design and to offer to Benetti’s Clients a wide range of new projects.
- – New exterior design concepts including renderings and general arrangements
- – 16 International Design Firms involved in
- – 27 Projects developed for Benetti
Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayachts Business Unit – commented “Evolving the design, the style and the family-feeling imprinted on Benetti yachts by 140 years of history is as an ambitious task. But as tireless devotees of novelty, evolution and challenge, we had no alternative. Then again, looking ahead and anticipating the market has always been encoded in Benetti’s DNA. This is why we have decided to assign this challenge to the world’s most reputed yacht designers. Almost twenty firms of architects worked on dozens of designs concepts for new yachts in the 50 to 90+ meter range, offering possible new directions and interpretations for the future design of our mega-yachts. Excellence breeds excellence”.
Designers based their work on existing Benetti’s design platforms:
- 50 x tbd < 500 GT
- 55 x 9,6 (9,2 moulded beam) about 700 GT
- 60 x 11,0 (10,6 moulded beam) about 1100 GT
- 65 x 11,6 (11,2 moulded beam) about 1350 GT
- 70 x 12,5 (12,1 moulded beam) about 1750 GT
- 80 x 14,0 (13,2 moulded beam) about 2200 GT
- 90 x 15,0 ( 14,2 moulded beam) < 3000 GT
16 yacht designers’ Firms are on board. However the project is open to qualified newcomers:
- 1. Axis – Horacio Bozzo Design
- 2. Bannemberg & Rowell
- 3. Marco Casali
- 4. Cor D Rover
- 5. Luiz De Basto
- 6. Luca Dini
- 7. Eidsgaard Design
- 8. Cristiano Gatto
- 9. Evan K Marshall
- 10. Studio Massari
- 11. Nauta Design
- 12. Neo Design
- 13. Prima Design
- 14. PS+A Palomba Serafini
- 15. Quarto Stile
- 16.Design Studio Spadolini