Italy has seen yet another successful launch, that of the Benetti Crystal 140 superyacht Equuis. The yacht is under construction and hit the water during the ceremony on the 15th March, which was attended by her proud European owner and his friends. Equuis was bought by an experienced owner, who always admired Benetti’s vessels and was looking for a boat that would be suitable for his family and friends, without being excessively large – and he found the perfect size in the Crystal 140′.
This remarkable superyacht provides space which is reflects the very ideals of contemporary luxury. Her interiors were a recreation of the original model design by François Zuretti, customised by the Benetti in house design team in collaboration with the owner’s designer Polly Sturgess (POD Interior Style) who personally created the decorative detailing. The interior is characterised by an African mood, which reflects the family’s passion for Africa and polo, one of the world’s most glamorous sports. The living area’s decorative panels imitate zebra skins, while all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather.
One of the most significant features is her vast sun deck that includes a large area towards the stern boasting settees and lounge chairs. There is also a Jacuzzi located forward. In addition, this deck also features a TV screen.
The interior dining area is on the upper deck and features a special table personalized by the owner himself, an admirer of ebony artwork.
The main deck is characterized by a large living area without tables. The owner’s apartment is forward and includes a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with a 180° panorama of the sea.
Benetti is also working on the hull number 7 of the same series, which is due to be delivered in December 2016.