Benetti has launched hull number one of the new Mediterraneo 116 line for a US owner in August 2016. Now the Viareggio shipyard has shared more details about its 35.5 meter GRP yacht. 


The exterior design has been created by Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. “The usability of the space onboard and the solutions proposed are comparable to those typically found on much bigger yachts. We have given Mediterraneo 116’ classical lines and proportions, but with a contemporary twist, because we wanted to create a yacht conceived to tackle future challenges, but without betraying the spirit of Benetti’s most glorious past projects
Architect Giorgio M. Cassetta

The main lounge flows onto the cockpit through an opening over two meters wide and the windows, each measuring three meters, are continuous. Even the storage has been redesigned with a view to self-sufficiency. The dining area has a table seating up to twelve and is surrounded by a walkway so wide it can be used as a balcony to relax on.

Moving to the lower deck, the common denominator continues to be the light. The portholes, positioned at a height of 70 centimeters, are in reality 1.6 meter windows. In line with the shipyard’s exacting standards, there are four double cabins on this deck, with two VIP suites aft and two cabins with bunk beds. And they all have their own bathroom. Three double cabins are provided for the crew, plus the captain’s cabin on the upper deck next to the helm station, providing accommodation for a total of seven.



The “surgical” approach to rationalizing available space is visible on the upper deck too, which stands out because of the spacious open area in the bow. But there’s more, with an area set aside for a swimming pool, if desired, that can be customized to reflect the owner’s tastes and needs. Finally, eighty square meters are dedicated to the sundeck, which has a useful length of 16 meters. The rollbar is integrated in the furniture and the storage compartments are entirely available for use by guests.

The elegance of Oli is also expressed by sophisticated, modern interiors that reflect the owner’s personality and tastes. The customer has chosen interiors featuring one type of wood only, decorated with polished steel inserts and detailing. The chrome portals used round the main windows manage to enrich the space and the volumes, accentuating the big windows that create continuity with the outside world and amplify the volume of the interiors by flooding them with natural light. The loose furniture chosen is intentionally minimal and sophisticated to enjoy family moments on board. 



The superyacht is propelled by two Man V12-1400 engines delivering 1,400 hp each, pushing the yacht to a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. At 10 knots, the efficient hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio gives the yacht a range of 3 thousand nautical miles. Stabilization at anchor and during navigation are provided by the innovative but consolidated electric stabilizer fins built by CMC Marine.

The news comes days after the Italian shipyard announced the sale of 47m superyacht FB703 and launch of 37m Lady Lillian

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