After the recent completion of the first stage in the Benetti Giga Season with three giga yachts launched within 100 days, the Italian yard has performed another triple delivery at Viareggio, with the fifth Mediterraneo 116 unit christened ‘Big Five’, the seventh Delfino 95 unit BD107 named ‘Aslan’ and the eleventh Classic Supreme 132 unit, BS011, all of the Class category.M/Y Big FiveBig Five, the fifth Mediterraneo 116 unit, is a 35.5-metre displacement yacht with a fibreglass hull and a carbon fibre superstructure. She features exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta. The interiors, meanwhile, boast light-coloured matt-finish wood accompanied by grey-shaded varieties and dark ashwood, also with the use of Olimpico Striato and Zebrino Apuano marbles, among other types.The yacht’s layout, designed to accommodate 12 passengers and seven crew, comprises a full-beam cabin forward on the Main Deck with panoramic windows and 2 VIP doubles, 1 cabin with 2 single beds and 1 cabin with a single and a sliding bed on the lower deck.The main deck of Big Five features the main living area, the dining area with an oval table seating 10, and the galley with a wine storage. In addition to the bridge and the captain’s cabin, the Upper Deck contains a skylounge opening out onto the stern area, with a teak table seating 12 and a sofa. In the bow area, there are a hydromassage pool and a sun lounging area for some uninterrupted rest and relaxation.A second sunbathing space in the stern area on the Sun Deck offers the owner and their guests privacy, as well as doubling up as an area for socialising with the help of a big barbecue and a bar space.Delfino 95 'Aslan’In its turn, BD107 ‘Aslan’ is a project overseen by Edmiston & Company. The seventh Delfino 95, she is the first one in the series to feature a blue hull right from the outset. The alternating white, blue and red colours and the use of materials like teak create a link between the yacht’s highly customised style and the world of sailing yachts, which is where the owner’s background comes from.The interiors are the work of the Benetti in-hose Interior Department, under the guidance of the owner. All the spaces bear references to maritime tradition throughout the form of teak used in alternation with light-coloured carpeting and Taj Mahal marble.The main deck hosts an elegant living area with open bookcases at the owner’s insistence. The dominant colours here are blue and white and the floor is split between carpet and teak with Wengè inserts. Aslan is also refined with sophisticated detailing, such as the decorative lamps in the living area and a rectangular table seating eight. Built in its entirety by a Tuscan artisan, the interior is clad in a fine mosaic that follows the contours of the boat.On the main deck, there also lays owner’s fully carpeted cabin. The lower deck hosts the guest cabins and crew area. In the 2 VIPs, one fitted with an open bookcase, and in the 2 Twin cabins, the light-coloured carpet is combined with teak and leather inserts that alternate between blue and cream colourways.One particularly striking feature of the bow area on the upper deck is a full-custom Jacuzzi. In the stern area, the light teak dining table seats 10.Classic Supreme 132As to BS011, this Classic Supreme yacht features spacious exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interiors by Mexican architect Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Style Department. With its streamlined profile, the boat has full-height windows that flood the interiors with natural light on both main and upper decks.The interior layout provides 5 cabins for 10 guests. The owner’s cabin on the Main Deck, entered through a big hallway and a relaxation area, features big communicating his and hers bathrooms.On the Lower Deck are the 4 guests’ cabins, 2 with double beds and 2 with singles, each of which has its own private bathroom. On this deck, in the bow section and separated from the guest area, is accommodation for a seven-member crew with four cabins, a kitchen and a dinette.In the engine room, a pair of MTU 12V engines provide the yacht with a top speed of 14.5 knots and a range of 3,200 nautical miles at cruising speed of 11 knots.All of the three yachts are available for use right away.
July 15, 2019