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Monaco Yacht Show: Benetti Showcases Longest Superyacht in the World

The Italian shipyard is unveiling its longest-ever yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show along with the 65m Zazou and 44M Diamond.

Sep 21, 2021 | By Sarah Ridzwan
benetti 108m IJE
IJE. Image: Benetti

The longest superyacht in the world, the 108m IJE, will be going on display at the Monaco Yacht Show. The superyacht is presented by Benetti and Burgess.

The IJE was built for Australian billionaire James Packer and was named after his children Indigo, Jackson, and Emanuelle (IJE).

UK-based design firm RWD developed the exterior design and decor of the yacht, which offers over 1,000 square metres of exterior space on five decks. It also can have up to 22 guests in 11 suites including a private owner’s deck with access to walkaround side decks.

It also has a main saloon with full-height sliding glass walls that open the space on three sides and a vast lower deck gym with a sea terrace. The main deck has a heated swimming pool, open-air dining with lounge and bar, outdoor fireplace on the bridge deck, cinema, nightclub, and an elevator. 

Benetti is also staging the debuts of the 65m Zazou, which launched this year, and the first Diamond 44M, a 145ft fibreglass yacht that launched in 2020. 

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Zazou. Image: Benetti

The Zazou features an exterior by Giorgio M. Cassetta and is easily distinguishable by her Blu Carinthia steel hull and a 20m-long sun deck with an infinity pool, a gym, bar, covered dining, and sunbathing area that converts into an open-air cinema. 

Dutch firm Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design created the interior of the ship — highlights include a massage room and high-tech screening room. 

For this yacht, it features exterior styling by Cassetta along with interiors by the Benetti Interior Design Department. 

diamond 44M yacht
Diamond 44M. Image: Benetti

The Monaco Yacht Show returns to Port Hercules from September 22 to September 25 after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 300 exhibitors and about 60 superyachts on display this year continue to make it the most exclusive event of private yachting sale’s calendar.

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