When the name “Henrik Fisker” comes into conversation, vehicles like the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8, and his own vehicle, the Fisker Karma spring to mind. Being a world-renowned designer, it was only time before Fisker would design something without four wheels. Enter the yacht company Benetti. The collaboration between the man behind the Fisker Karma and Benetti yachts has created this: the Benetti Fisker 50 megayacht.
The partnership with the two started about a year ago. As for the name, the 50 stands for 50 meters or 164 feet and shows off Fisker’s contemporary design. There are some intelligent solutions to enliven onboard guests, such as a fire pit that converts to an ice bucket, should the need arise to chill a bottle of champagne (or three). Style-wise, the Benetti Fisker 50 sports raked vertical sections in black carbon fiber. Many other areas of the yacht have received the racecar-inspired carbon fiber trim as well.
Unlike the electric Fisker Karma, the Benetti Fisker 50 will use a traditional diesel engine with a hybrid as an option. This being a megayacht, you won’t find any 0-60 specs. But you can expect a top speed between 15-16 knots with a range of 4,000 to 5,000 nautical miles.
On the inside of the Benetti Fisker 50, expect to see a beautiful starlight ceiling and a fireplace in the master suite to keep the ambiance intimate and cozy. That master suite will also have an office/library and a fold-down balcony. About 12 people can sit at the bar in the saloon facing floor-to-ceiling glass. In the mood for a movie? Head on to upper deck to the cinema, which is outfitted with deep lounge chairs. When the movie is over, the cinema can double as a gym.
Even if you’re an experienced mariner, you won’t be able to go it alone on the Benetti Fisker 50 – you’ll need a crew of 11. Part of the crew’s duties include checking the patterned solar panels on the hardtop, which power the deck lighting.
Whether it’s cruising the open road or the open ocean, you can expect any vehicle with the “Fisker” name to be an aesthetic masterpiece. Although it’s his first foray into ship design, the Benetti Fisker 50 showcases how well this man can transition from designing cars to designing megayachts. If you are interested in this ultimate of all yachts, it can be yours for a mere $37 million.
2016 BENETTI Fisker 50
OFFICIAL REVEAL OF BENETTI “FISKER 50” CONCEPT – READY TO BE BUILT
-A 164 FEET SUPERYACHT CONCEPT DESIGNED BY HENRIK FISKER -DYNAMIC SPORTY THREE DECKS
-OFFERING ULTIMATE LUXURY LIVING ON BOARD
-CONVERTIBLE UPPER DECK FROM MOVIE THEATRE TO GYM AREA
-ADVANCED SOLAR PANELS PROVIDE AMBIENT DECK LIGHTING, USING SOLAR POWER STORED DURING THE DAY
April 1, 2016 – SINGAPORE – Entrepreneur and acclaimed international designer Henrik Fisker and influential global superyacht builder Benetti revealed the concept of a 50 meter – (164 feet) superyacht, Benetti “Fisker 50”.
Benetti and Fisker have worked on this partnership throughout 2015 to fully engineer the feasibility of this production-optimized superyacht. The yacht has been designed in California and will be built in Livorno using an existing platform by Benetti, at the heart of the Tuscan coastline.
The Benetti Fisker 50 is a new breed of luxury yacht that integrates a new concept developed by Benetti’s engineering team with Fisker’s dynamic sporty design that embodies flowing sculptural lines, a unique front view giving the yacht its own recognizable identity, use of black carbon fiber to accentuate graphics and an innovative, visually engaging layout connecting the yacht with the serenity of the ocean.
The front view of the superyacht is distinctive with three stainless steel bars, unique to the Benetti Fisker 50. It gives the yacht its own identity by being radical, imposing and powerful. The captain’s window is accentuated with a characteristic white dynamic line. This is one of the recognizable style attributes of the Benetti Fisker 50.
The exterior design shows a dynamic sporty side view with a strong feature line flowing from the front to the rear on all three decks. The flowing lines are inspired by a perfect regressing wave, creating the visual of a sensual “rear” hip sweeping up like a wave. The yacht shows sculpture and proportions throughout, with a powerful sporty statement in motion. Extended carbon fiber shark fins give the yacht an aerodynamic and smooth appearance, and allow the functionality of incorporating lights to illuminate the ocean at night.
The superyacht offers ultimate luxury living on each of the decks. Every room is designed to enjoy optimized ocean views in extreme comfort and luxury. Onboard amenities include a beach club, spa, several bars, an ocean-facing Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas on multiple decks and water toys such as jetski’s and a 6.5-meter tender. A future owner will welcome 12 guests in six cabins, looked after by 11 crew members with comfortable staff quarters.
The main deck has a reception area with a seating and a bar facing the port. It incorporates a large living room with seating for 12 people, and a bar with chairs facing the ocean with floor to ceiling glass walls that slide open to enjoy the ocean breeze. At the end of the main deck is the master suite, starting with a library/office, bedroom and bathroom, all with generous ocean views. The master bedroom features a retractable “fold down” ocean-view terrace and is equipped with a fireplace, a royal bed, minibar, a huge curved TV and starlight ceiling. It ends with his/hers walk-in closets. A large inviting staircase leads to the upper deck.
The upper deck features a movie theater with a large screen and comfortable, reclining beds. During the day, half of the area can be converted into a gym by sliding back the middle beds and removing the chairs. The cinema accommodates 12 people, allowing all guests to enjoy a relaxing evening.
The sun deck includes a rear-facing relaxing area, a dining table, a bar and a dual-use fire pit or enlarged ice bucket in the center of a circular sitting area, all for twelve guests.
The yacht exterior has a dramatic body using lightweight carbon fiber accents, reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power. Advanced solar panels with a unique graphic for aesthetics, provide ambient deck lighting, using solar power stored during the day. At night, hidden ambient lights mounted on the carbon fiber wings provide light from stored solar power. The interior features advanced and sustainable materials, and state-of-the-art technology for automated controls and optimal power management.
# # #
About Henrik Fisker & Henrik Fisker Design
Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading automotive designers. Previously Fisker founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he launched the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. Best known among his creations are BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Among his latest creations is the Rocket and VLF Force 1. Originally from Denmark, Fisker is now based in Los Angeles, and is the Founding partner of VLF Automotive and Founder of HF Design, a design and technology company with various automotive, technology and consumer product ventures underway in Europe, Asia as well as North America. More information can be found at www.henrikfisker.org.
With the highest growth rate among the world’s builders of super and mega yachts, Benetti, founded in 1873, the oldest Italian builder of motor-yachts, is the icon of timeless Italian styling combined with excellence in construction. Each yacht is unique, built around her owner’s needs and desires.
Benetti designs, builds and markets three product lines: Class, Displacement and Fast Displacement, with composite construction from 93′ to 145′, and Custom with steel and aluminum construction over 45 meters in length. Benetti has yards in Viareggio, Fano and Livorno, and offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai and Hong Kong. Benetti is part of the Azimut/Benetti Group, the world’s largest private capital luxury nautical group.
2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro Trusts Locomotives and Submarines for New… As any fan of locomotives or submarines will tell you, the combination of diesel engines and hybrid battery tech is a match made in heaven. Endless research has determined that diesel-electric is the most efficient and powerful combination for heavy machinery. Typically, in the car business, diesel-electric power has been shunned because the combination is too expensive. Diesels are around a $4000 price premium above a gas engine, while hybrid components can add at least $5000 to a car's wholesale price to make. But in a class like the large SUV segment, innovation is affordable if it can achieve…
Electric or Hybrid, Which Is Indeed The Superior Green Option? Remember back when gasoline (and to a lesser extent) diesel engines, were once the sole choices for U.S. drivers looking to buy an automobile for their driveway? We sure do, and we also remember back when the idea of electric let alone hybrid offerings were mere science experiments that existed in the world of concept cars. Fast forward a few decades, and this established order has been toppled by a strong pool of hybrid vehicles, as well as the emergence of a new wave of all electric offerings. But which choice is better for consumers? And which choice will…
2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 BlueTec Hybrid – Gibraltar to Goodwood… In One Tank of Diesel? Is EU Immigration reform debate stymied by classy and comfortable luxury cars!? It seems the E-Class Mercedes-Benz is as good as any passport for slipping from Africa up to the UK on just one tank of fuel... Of course, the Diesel-electric energy solution has long been the preferred method for locomotives - but thought too expensive for cars until Mercedes-Benz and a few French OEMs built them both into one car. It seems to be the best of all worlds - except for Mr. Frnakel's bladder! 2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 BlueTec Hybrid Official Details below from Mercedes-Benz UK. 1,223-MILES: E-CLASS…
2016 Toyota TACOMA Goes Back to the Future + Previews Diesel Powertrain for USA A few cool things going on with this 80s-chic 2016 Tacoma that Toyota created in partnership with Universal Pictures and the Back to the Future crew. The 2016 update references Marty McFly's date-night ride from Back to the Future II -- with shockingly accurate results. The new Tacoma in custom 1985 flat black plus a variety of off-road goodies? A strong look, even what feels like 100 years on from the original Hilux. Celebrating BTTF day is fun and all, but there is a future-previewing Easter egg in the new Tacoma concept. And it lives in quite an auspicious…
2016 Nissan TITAN Hopes to Quadruple Sales With HD Style and 5.0L Cummins Diesel You know that the Nissan Titan is the sixth-ranked truck in US sales, and has been for years. But we'd wager you did not know exactly how far the Titan lags behind the top-five trucks: the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, RAM 1500, GMC Sierra and Toyota Tundra. Per The Wall Street Journal's report today, the 2014 calendar sales of the Nissan Titan were less than 15,000 units. In total. For the whole year. Versus the Ford F-150's 750,000 2014 sales, the Titan made up just 2-percent with its paltry 15,000-unit tally. The Titan peaked around 2006 with around 80,000…
2016 JAGUAR XE USA Launch Details: XE35t Making 340HP or XE20d Ingenium Diesel The XE is looking very sharp in the latest photos from Spain. But when is it coming to America, and which will we get? Jaguar USA has the details for us down toward the bottom of this massive configurator demo post.... But here is the skinny: US launch cars will arrive in Spring 2016 as the XE 20d or the XE 35t with the 340HP V6 from the F-Type. The other engine is set to be a diesel! Fantastic news. We we're sure if JLR would bring it over in a Jag as well as the new Land…