Benetti Mediterraneo 116 is a new unit 35,5 meter long announced at Cannes Yachting Festival. It’s an addition to the Class Displacement range.
From the first renderings it’s immediately possible to recognize the Benetti family feeling. The design is sleek, at the same time opening a new road in the Yard’s styling. The design of the superstructure provides a sensation of luminosity and the flow of the sections is fluid with no interruptions in the lines of the design. Decks are lengthened towards the stern, moving the visual center of gravity amidships giving the her lines a balanced, dynamic and compact aspect.
The layout of Benetti Mediterraneo 116
The main deck shows the first example of the revolution in design and layout brought by the Benetti Mediterranean 116′: the six-meter wide cockpit allows a panoramic view of the sea right forward, with smart use of the space.
The crystal doors to the main salon are over two meters wide, while the three meter tall windows are uninterrupted. Here we have a large salon with three settees, two laterally facing each other and the third forward next to a portable storage space. Moving abow there’s the dining area with a table for 12. Two French windows lead to the exterior walkway that can also be used as a balcony.
Farther forward there’s the owner’s apartment: an office with a regular shape and enormous windows, then the owner’s cabin which takes the full beam. The width is emphasized by the frameless windows that start at 70cm above the deck, with full height glass on both sides. There are two bathrooms, his and hers.
In keeping with Benetti standards the lower deck of the Benetti Mediterranean 116′ has a classic layout: four twin cabins (two with double beds, two with twin beds), each with en-suite. Each cabin has 1.6m tall windows, 70cm above the deck, giving the guest an exceptional view at sea level. Crew quarters are located forward on the lower deck and feature three double cabins, plus the captain’s cabin, for a total of seven berths. Stowage space and the audio/visual system are located under the main stairway.
Another feature of the Benetti Mediterranean 116′ is the spaces for crew movement: they can always be available but in a discrete way. This gives a perfect balance between owner’s privacy and maximum efficiency to the crew’s service aboard, all without compromising accessibility and living comfort for the crew.
A fundamental element of the Mediterranean 116’s upper deck is the spacious open area on the foredeck. Standard layout includes a swimming pool, but this area is highly versatile and customizable. Abow is the helm station, while astern we have the sky lounge, a rectangular salon with a 5m transparent opening facing the cockpit. This area has its own pantry with dumbwaiter.
An improved layout of the onboard areas for the Mediterranean 116′ offers a complete access to the sea and even hides the lifeboats. The panoramic sundeck boasts 80 square meters of free space, with a 16-meter long walkable surface. The roll-bar is integrated with the furniture structures, while storage space is accessible to the guests.
Performance is guaranteed by two Man V-12-1400 delivering 1400HP each, for a top speed of 15 knots. At ten knots, project studies bestow the Mediterranean 116′ a cruising range of 3000 nautical miles.
Benetti Mediterraneo 116’ in numbers
Length overall 35,50 mt (116ft 5in)
Beam 7,72 mt (25ft 4in)
Draught 2,15 mt (7ft 1in)
Displacement 200 tons
Fuel reserve 33,000 lt (8717 US gal)
Fresh water reserve 4000 lt (1056 US gal)
Engines MAN V12 2×1.400HP
Top speed 15 knots (17 mph)
Cruise speed 14 knots (16 mph)
Range at 10 knots 3.000 nm
Crew 7 crew