Benetti previewed its new Mediterraneo 116′ Oli, first model of the Mediterraneo 116′ line during private event held in Fort Lauderdale. Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI is a 35.5 meter GRP yacht with sleek lines that seamlessly marries over a century of know-how gained by the Viareggio Shipyard with the most sophisticated onboard design and technology innovations.
An even more “dazzling” yacht than ever, if possible, because one of the dominant features of the new design is light. Natural light, of course. Meticulously designed surfaces, impressive three-meter-long windows and a big crystal glass door, all flood Mediterraneo 116’ with light, consolidating and amplifying the feeling of wellbeing onboard.
This sense of total wellbeing represents the focus of all exterior design work by Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. The main deck showcases all the skill and flair of Benetti. The innovative distribution of space subverts the cockpit’s traditional DNA, offering a remarkably broad and seamless view of the sea, both from the sidewalks and through the salon.
The main lounge flows onto the cockpit through an opening over two meters wide and the windows, each measuring three meters, are continuous.
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. Luminosity, harmony and continuity are also the distinctive features of the owner’s area.
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, naturally.
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. Here too, like the main deck, every single centimeter is part of the all-embracing plan to provide unmatched service and total privacy. To achieve this, the crew can move freely around the yacht using a passageway reserved exclusively for them, without disturbing the owner or their guests.
The “surgical” approach to rationalising available space is clearly 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 customised to reflect the owner’s tastes and needs. The 360-degree panorama of the sea is unimpeded by even the lifeboats.
Finally, eighty square meters are dedicated to the sundeck, which has a remarkable useful length of 16 meters. The rollbar is integrated in the furniture and the storage compartments are, once again, entirely available for use by guests.
The unique elegance of Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y 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 sophistication of the details is also heightened by the use of colour contrasts and specifically the use of White Statuary and Black Marquina Marble, both with a matt finish, in all the yacht’s bathrooms.
Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI 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.