Benetti at the Monaco yacht show from 25 to 28 September with the launch of three new watercrafts
Each year, the Italian shipyard never fails to attend this major international boating show, where it will be showcasing M/Y "Metis", a 63-metre-long custom yacht boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, and two composite boats from the Class range: BM005 Mediterraneo 116 M/Y "Big Five", a 35.5-metre-long displacement yacht, and 29-metre-long BD104 Delfino 95 M/Y "Eurus".
Benetti FB276 MY Metis © Jeff Brown
M/Y "Metis", a 63-metre-long custom yacht boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure stretching over 5 decks, with a maximum beam of 10.6 metres, a draught of 3.1 metres and a gross tonnage of 1,245 tons, will hit the Monegasque territorial waters in all its elegance. The exteriors are the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta, the interiors and the structure were designed by English studio Bannenberg&Rowell, who worked in partnership with Birgit Otte on the décor. Benetti's outstanding design and engineering expertise is immediately striking and, in partnership with Giorgio M. Cassetta, it has proven its worth by building a custom gym on the Fly Deck, designed by Kurt Lehman of Yachts Moments, consultant to the owner, and commissioned by the latter when the boat was already in the advanced stages of development. To allow guests to work out both indoors and outdoors, the gym is fitted with sliding bow and stern doors and tinted side windows that provide complete privacy and an unbeatable sea view.
Shaded by the Fly Deck, the Bridge Deck houses the pilothouse and the captain's cabin. The outdoor areas, complete with dining area and recreational area, are designed to enjoy the outdoors at all hours of the day.
The Upper Deck features a charming lounge area with grand piano and bar corner. Its interiors are rotated by 30° compared to traditional layouts and offer new and striking viewpoints. Behind this area, large outdoor areas feature a round dining table and a lounge, while the ship's centre and bow are reserved for the owner. Stretching over an area of over 160 square metres, the owner's cabin is almost entirely surrounded by full-height windows offering a panoramic view and plenty of light. Equipped with two bathrooms (his and hers), one fitted with a sauna and a shower and the other with a bathtub, the apartment is completed by a 55 m² level external terrace and a touch and go helipad.
The Main Deck features an original design that includes a children's play area and their double cabin with bathroom, matching the baby-sitter's cabin, which also features a small lounge with armchairs and a private terrace overlooking the sea. The main lounge, on the same deck, features a large sitting area, a backgammon table and a dining area with a long rectangular table.
In the foredeck of the yacht, there is a garage that can be accessed from the side door at a height of almost two metres and can house a tender and two jet skis. Its unusual location was selected to facilitate landing operations regardless of sea weather conditions.
The main feature of the Lower Deck, which houses 4 large guest cabins and a crew area that can accommodate up to 12 people, is the aft beach club & cabana, with a special arrangement of furniture and two side terraces that can be opened to adjoin the aft deck, converting the area into an original lounge overlooking the sea.
The motorisation is provided by a pair of MTU 12V engines with a power of 1,380 kW, which allow a maximum speed of 16 knots, while the range, at 12 knots, is 5,000 nautical miles.
M/Y "Big Five"
Benetti Mediterraneo 116 BM005 MY Big Five
M/Y "Big Five" is the fifth watercraft of Mediterraneo 116. The exteriors of this 35.5-metre displacement yacht boasting a fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure were designed by designer Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interiors were designed by Benetti's Interior Style Department.
The layout of the yacht, designed to accommodate 12 guests and 7 crew members, was tailored to the needs of the owner who suggested the use of light opaque woods combined with greyscale and dark ash woods that add a sophisticated and elegant feel. While, marbles such as Zebrino Apuano and Olimpico Striato add a touch of modernity.
The main lounge in the Main Deck, featuring high windows that provide an amazing sea view, houses a comfortable oval table that can accommodate up to 10 people after lunch or dinner you can comfortably relax on the large sofas of the living area. On the same deck, the owner's cabin, which is just as bright as the lounge, is preceded by a private studio, separating it from the common areas of the boat and providing an appropriate level of privacy. The bathroom (his and hers) is dominated by a large centrally positioned shower area complete with a comfortable marble-panelled bench.
The other 4 cabins are located on the Lower Deck: 2 VIP double cabins, 1 Guest cabin with 2 single beds and 1 Guest cabin with 2 single beds, including one sliding bed. Both Guest cabins are equipped with 1 Pullman Bed each.
The Upper Deck, which houses the bridge and the captain's cabin, features a sky lounge overlooking the aft with a teak table for 12 people and a sofa. Guests can relax in the sunbathing area and the Jacuzzi in the bow. On the M/Y "Big Five", however, the recreational and convivial areas never seem to be enough and aft of the Sun Deck a second sunbathing area is complemented by a large barbecue and a bar area.
The propulsion is provided by a pair of MAN V12-1400 engines with a power of 1400 hp/1029 kW. The high dependability is matched by the compact dimensions that facilitate the activities in the engine room.
Benetti Delfino BD104
The third yacht that will be on show is the Dolphin 95 M/Y "Eurus", boasting a fibreglass displacement hull and a carbon fibre superstructure.
At first glance, the elegant and luxury interiors are immediately striking and blend well with its streamlined design by Giorgio M. Cassetta. This 29-metre-long boat is laid out on four decks and features 5 cabins that can accommodate 10 people. The colours chosen for the interiors, echoing subtle shades of pink, green and blue, create a relaxing atmosphere in the rooms, which is perfect for a boat designed for families.
Particularly noteworthy are the stylish chrome finishes and the wooden floors, installed alternating light and dark oak. Zebrino and Limestone marble floors in the bathrooms adorn the owner's and the guest cabins.
By Sean Cloud