Benetti has announced the sale of the 35.5-metre Mediterraneo 116, the first unit in a new range. The yacht is in build and will be delivered next year.
With an interior by Benetti, the GRP yacht sleeps ten guests and seven crew. Much emphasis has been placed on the outside spaces, with a six-metre-wide cockpit, and open area on the foredeck that includes a hot-tub, and a sundeck with bar and alfresco dining. There is room for 12 here, and there’s another formal dining space in the main-deck salon. The full-beam owner’s cabin, forward on the main deck, benefits from almost full-height windows. On the lower deck, there are two VIPs and two twin cabins, each with its own ensuite.
Twin 1,029kW V12 MANs deliver a top speed of 15 knots, with a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of ten knots. The deal for the 116 means that Benetti has signed 18 new-build contracts in the past 12 months. Hull No.2 is under construction.
“The Benetti Mediterraneo 116 introduces renewal and modernising influences to the lines of a few of our most successful models,” says Benetti’s chief commercial operator Fabio Ermetto.