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A Closer Look at Benetti Superyacht I Dynasty


Stunningly beautiful is the only way to describe I Dynasty, the Benetti superyacht which recently went up for sale. Though the yacht was originally built in 2008, its stylish interior is timeless. No expense was spared when the yacht was originally designed, and when it was completely refurbished in 2014, the same was true. She is currently in immaculate condition, as would be expected from a yacht that has only been used privately by a family since she was first delivered. She has approximately 3,500 main engine hours, and a lease on a 75-meter berth located in the Malta Grand Harbour Marina which is offered under separate negotiations.

I Dynasty features exterior design and naval architecture by Italian Stefano Natucci, who has penned many sleek and successful designs for Benetti. Natucci’s wonderful design includes a forward, split level pool area which has an oversized, oval Jacuzzi and is semi-enclosed for privacy; an air-conditioned gym and sauna which are both enclosed with glass, and a 200 square meter sun deck for the enjoyment of guests.

The superyacht’s interior is the creative work of Studio Massari, and it is the philosophy of this design studio which explains the luxurious attitude and appeal. Studio Massari seeks to realize the dreams of each client, and this is what the studio believes makes each project completed unique. It is their work to provide advice which allows emotions to be passionately demonstrated in design which is not only sensible, functional and exacting but also extremely satisfying. Luigi Massari is noted as the Founding Father of the studio, and a team of eight designers create the lavish, bespoke superyacht interiors. Studio Massari was one of almost twenty international studios which were asked to explore ideas and designs for future superyacht projects for Benetti Yachts. Their designs secured a spot with the long established Benetti firm.

Studio Massari’s interiors for I Dynasty include beautiful finishes from the bridge to the aft. The bridge console is constructed of gleaming polished wood, with the lovely woodgrain visible. The captain’s chair easily oversees operations as the area is surrounded entirely by an array of panoramic windows over the arched controls panels.


The main lobby is the location of a round elevator which is encircled by a glass atrium shaft, which whisks guests from lower to upper decks. This is where guests have their first glimpse of the finely crafted woodwork evident throughout the yacht. Mahogany paneling, zebrawood, walnut, teach, rosewood and mahogany are implemented in classic art deco style, and there are numerous stained glass windows, panels and features which bring color and light to the living areas.

The master suite and guest cabins are appointed with exotic fabrics, glossy paneling, and signature wood joinery which is definitively Benetti. Warm gold metallic trims and fixtures such as the hammered golden sink basin in the master suite bathroom speak to the opulence of the interiors.

The formal dining room features one of a kind parquet wood flooring and luxurious upholstered chairs. The bedrooms are filled with beautiful linens, fine furnishings and artwork. The overall effect is elegant and sophisticated.

To the extent that the interior is elegant, the exterior living and activity areas are equally sleek and modern, with teak decking, comfortable contemporary chaise lounges, and spacious areas to gather for informal meals, conversation and sunbathing. Nothing has been spared in terms of equipment for active water sports, either.

A few highlights of the yacht’s Equipment List:


Toys & Tenders
• 1 inflatable swimming pool
• 1 Bauer Jr. II diving compressor
• 2 Laser II competition rigged sailing dinghies
• 1 seven-meter Novurania launch
• 1 7.6 meter Mastercraft X
• 2 three seat SeaDoos
• 2 two seat SeaDoos


• Main Saloon includes an LCD 40-inch screen TV, VOD, CD player, DVD and SKY receiver
• Upper Lounge includes an LCD 40-inch screen TV, VOD, CD player, DVD, 100 inch screen which rolls down, a DLP projector and a SKY receiver
• Master Cabin includes two LCD 40-inch screen TVs, two SKY receivers and VOD, DVD and CD player
• VIP Cabin includes two LCD 26-inch screen TVs, one SKY receiver and VOD, DVD and CD player
• Each Guest Cabin includes one LCD 26-inch screen TV, VOD, DVD and CD player and one SKY receiver
• Crew Area and Captain’s Cabin each include one LCD screen, VOD, DVD and CD-player

The entertainment system onboard is fully integrated and state of the art. All locations offer music and movies as demanded. Each cabin is equipped with connections for computers, video cameras, and gaming with iPOD docking stations. Satellite antennas provide strong signals and wide coverage areas, and are capable of independent tracking.

Boarding Options

One helipad
• One stern passerelle with multi-rotation
• One boarding ladder on side
• One transom door which doubles as a swimming platform


• Three commercial washing machines
• Four commercial dryers
• Four vacuum cleaners
The yacht is equipped with a fully stocked chef’s galley filled with all the items necessary for creating delicious menus.

An overview of the yacht’s specifications:


• I Dynasty is a motor yacht.
• It is a custom model.
• It sails under the flag of the Cayman Islands.
• Its class is ABS.
• Its overall length is 59.30 meters, with a beam of 10.40 meters.
• Its gross tonnage is 996 tons.
• It will accommodate 14 guests in 6 total cabins with a crew of 15.
• It has a steel displacement hull configuration, with decks of teak wood.
• It has two diesel engines manufactured by MTU, and its propulsion is twin screw.
• It has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots, with a range of 5000 miles at a speed of 12 knots.
• Its fuel capacity is 130,000 L.


Currently, I Dynasty is owned by Alijan Ibragimov of Almaty, Kazakhstan, whose net worth is estimated by Forbes at $1.9 billion USD as of October 7, 2016. He is currently 62 years old, is married and has six children. He is listed by Forbes as #1198 in Billionaires, and his working with partners to revive the Kazakhstan metals and mining industry; specifically, the Eurasian Natural Resources Co. In addition to the I Dynasty. The 59.30 meter I Dynasty is offered at approximately $33,647,376 USD. She is located in San Remo, Italy.

Benetti has been building sea going vessels since 1873. The company was founded when Lorenzo Benetti purchased the Darsena Luca shipyard to found his own firm. At first, the company built fishing boats and commercial vessels such as trading ships plying the Mediterranean. When he died, his sons took over the yard, and began to build a few private yachts and wooden construction ships for sailing the ocean. The grandsons carried on the work of their fathers and grandfather.

The shipyard built a small number of military vessels throughout World War II, but by 1954, the company divided its work between the family to split production between the original commercial vessels and yachts. In 1984, the company was purchased by the owner of Azimut Yachts, Paolo Vitelli, who named it the Benetti Shipyard. Since that time, several other shipyards were purchased in order to diversify and increase production.

Benetti has won the “Shipyard Number 1” award presented by Showboats International magazine for six consecutive times. No other ship yard has this distinction. The firm has maintained a shipyard in Viareggio since its founding. In 2013, Benetti celebrated 140 years in business, with 300 boats built and in progress.

As one of the oldest luxury motoryacht builders in the world, the company is renowned for its exceptional quality and artistry. The I Dynasty is a superb example of the merging of Italian fashion, design, art and craftsmanship which has distinguished Benetti as a world leader in the building of custom private yachts.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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