Nowadays luxury yacht building relies not only on attractive design but also on green tech — the most interesting ones are presented in our review of the latest novelties.

No Stress Two

This is the first hybrid yacht in Rossinavi’s fleet and the first vessel to be operated by artificial intelligence. The aerodynamics of the exterior are in the supercar style, the underwater hull geometry is economical when traveling at high speeds. Diesel propels the 50-meter No Stress Two to 21 knots, and the eco mode uses electric motors powered by solar panels, with the latest BluE technology generating electricity even in low light. The AI monitors energy consumption and advises the crew on which of the five operating modes is optimal for the given sailing conditions. Moreover, in the parking lot, the yacht can serve as a power bank: the battery capacity is enough for all onboard systems and lighting, for example, the coastal villa.


GREY is the fifth hull in the S501 series that boutique shipyard Tankoa launched a decade ago. But this 50-meter superyacht with a masculine exterior by Francesco Paszkowski Design has received such a significant upgrade in appearance and deck layout that the series is now labeled S501 EVO, signifying an evolution in design. Here the size of glazing was increased, the sandeck became 10 sq. m larger, a Jacuzzi was installed on the flybridge, an unusual movie theater was equipped next to the large swimming pool on the bow: a 144-inch HD monitor and audio speakers go up from hidden niches in the deck. And interior seating areas for a dozen guests are upholstered in “acoustic” leather wallpaper that complements the Focal & Naim sound system installed throughout the yacht.

Benetti Oasis 34M

At 34.36 m long and 7.7 m wide, it is the most compact model in the Oasis range. However, she has everything a luxury yacht should have on board. Designers from the English bureau Redman Whiteley Dixon have thought about the layout in such a way that ten guests can feel a sense of privacy if they wish. It features a solarium on the bow, a Jacuzzi with a sandeckside bar, outdoor lounges on all three decks, an aft pool and a beach club that increases in size significantly when the patented folding board-terraces are opened. The interior, designed by New York bureau Bonetti & Kozerski, is reminiscent of a country villa. Traveling at a cruising speed of 14 knots, the Benetti Oasis 34M will travel 2,700 nautical miles without refueling.

Arcadia Yachts

The exterior architecture of the A96 was designed by Arcadia Yachts in collaboration with Studio Sole, while the interior was the first time Arcadia Yachts collaborated with designer Igor Lobanov — and since her world premiere, the yacht has won international awards for innovation and best interior. Small dimensions (29 m long, 7.92 m wide) are compensated by a clever technical solution: side terraces are hinged at the stern, balconies are opposite the saloon windows, and the window blocks can be moved, i.e. the main deck area is noticeably increased, and the saloon is open to three sides. For the interior, the Lobanov Design studio chose Art Deco aesthetics, but in a modern reading, with elements of minimalism. The very textures of natural materials serve as the exquisite decoration here.

Azimut Magellano 60
Azimut Yachts

Azimut Yachts’ latest innovation, dubbed the Sea Crossover, has already won the European Powerboat Award 2024 in the motor yacht category up to 20 m (18.47 m in length). The stylish exterior with a slight hint of retro, which the famous designer Ken Freifoch endowed Magellano 60, is quite functional: full bow contours soften the course in waves, high sides give more useful internal volume — if desired, you can equip three or four cabins. But the main advantage of this model is in its green-tech powertrain. The yacht runs on HVOlution biofuel, which is produced from renewable raw materials (vegetable residues and oils).

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