Thursday, June 24, 2010

Imagination & Illusion

Imagination, Benetti FB501, LivornoThe 47m (154ft) “Imagination” is a the first model of a new line of semi-displacement yacht, entirely made of aluminium by Benetti Yachts. The boat can easily reach 24.6 knots as maximum speed and will be ready for her owner next July.Illusion, Benetti, LivornoThe “Illusion” is a 46.5m (152ft) boat just out of the Benetti yard, ready for delivery to Camper & Nicholsons for their charter fleet.

See also: I Dynasty - Superyachts - I Dynasty, in Norway - Giorgio Armani's Yacht - Prince Abdulaziz - Bistango & Reborn - Octopus - Bistango

20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love these boats! LOL.

Jacob said...

Good grief. The rich really are different, as I think I've said before. I really like the lines on the first yacht. But I'd take any one of them. So long as you paid to fill it with fuel and financed the crew needed to run one of these things.

They are supremely beautiful, though!

Hilda said...

I am wow-ed by Imagination's extremely sleek design. It looks like it can almost fly.

Per Stromsjo said...

Not sure they are supremely beautiful really. The first one is certainly imaginative.

Sometimes it's hard to draw the line between a boat and a floating hotel.

Well snapped, as always.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my goodness those boats are incredible. The Imagination looks like a real Illusion. Is it real? Of course. Beautiful yachts.
I would just like to see the inside too. MB

cieldequimper said...

As these boats go, I quite like the new 'imagination'. They are beautiful beasts but I really prefer sailing boats.

lodolite said...

le foto sono impeccabili, ma io vorrei solo barchette a vela!
ciao simona

joo said...

As once said - would spend a while on the board:)

tapirgal said...

It would be fun to close my eyes and be a rich person on board that thing for awhile (any one, but I like the first Imagination and the second Illision best). I'll bet the views from the long open decks are such fun.

Dina said...

I suppose there is a lot to be said about aluminum. But I'd still rather look at the old wooden boats we saw on the Kinneret yesterday.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lets my imagination take wings and fly!wow they are elegant!
I would like so much to visit inside!
Léia :)

brattcat said...

I'm suffering from an extreme case of boat envy. These are works of art.

B SQUARED said...

Looks just like Fort Lauderdale. They'll get there eventually.

Kcalpesh said...

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Kate said...

Wow! I would love to spend some time on any of those beautiful yachts. Dream on!

Kaori said...

I love the names of these yachts!

Lois said...

The new one does look sleek to me too! I wouldn't mind taking a tour of the inside.

Gunn said...

Bella Italian style!! Thanks for beautiful shots and interesting link.

JM said...

The Imagination has an incredible design! Just awesome!

Steffe said...

It's a big one. And probably equipped with everything you could possibly need, and more, but I'd rather be on a sailing boat.