Benetti boasts a double success at the "Design and Innovation Awards", a prestigious competition organized by the magazine Boat International: 107.6-meter Luminosity and 107-meter Lana each win an award, recognizing the leading role these Giga yachts play on the international stage. Luminosity earns the top spot on the podium in the “Outstanding Lifestyle Feature” category with its sleek, elegant Beach Club; Lana wins in the category "Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design - 60m and above" for its bold and sporty exterior lines designed by Benetti. 

The Design and Innovation Awards, the coveted ceremony organized every year by the authoritative Boat International magazine to celebrate design and innovation in the world of yachting – considered the nautical equivalent to the Oscars, announced the winners of the 2021 edition on Wednesday, July 7th. The winners, chosen by a jury made up of designers and stylists also from sectors transversal to boating, are Luminosity, the largest hybrid yacht in the world at 107.6 meters in length, and Lana, a 107-meter diesel-electric Giga yacht.

Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of the Azimut|Benetti Group, said: “The esteem that Benetti has earned in the construction of yachts over 100 meters is now undisputed. Also in this segment, Owners, surveyors, captains and media from all over the world have recognized the high build quality of our brand and these awards confirmed, once again, our international leadership.”


The Beach Club, one of the noblest and most sought after areas onboard all modern yachts, has earned Luminosity the “Outstanding Lifestyle Feature” award. The comfortable and welcoming area is equipped with a spa, gym, wellness center with sauna and turkish bath and a swimming pool that can be transformed into a dance floor. Thanks to two flap doors, even the enclosed portion offers a spectacular view of the sea.

Luminosity can be defined in all respects as a yacht for the twenty-first century: technology, privacy and comfort, in addition to the exceptional Beach Club, are the key points of the yacht with over 800 square meters of 3-meter high windows that give the feeling of being suspended at sea, in absolute silence. The hybrid propulsion system with which Luminosity is equipped makes it the largest hybrid yacht in the world. An integrated 3 MWh battery pack allows all main systems to operate without the aid of generators for up to 12 hours, in total absence of noise and vibrations, even allowing travel within protected marine areas that are inaccessible to other motoryachts.  

The second award, the "Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design - 60m and above", was awarded to the Giga yacht Lana design, penned by the Benetti Exterior Design Team. Bold, unique, elegant and sporty, Lana highlights the shipyard's ability to create cutting-edge gems of design. Her external lines conceal impressive volumes and the smooth and elongated surfaces in glass and metal project the ship towards the horizon, making the figure even more slender. Among the standout features of the yacht, the full-beam master cabin on the command deck is characterized by contemporary luxury design, embellished by two terraces with a breathtaking view of the sea. The plumb bow speaks of a decidedly modern style and the large swimming pool on the Sun Deck, an interesting proposal compared to what is normally seen on yachts of this size, balances well with the helipad on the lower deck, dividing the spaces in harmony.