on 8 Oct 2019
The custom 63m "Metis", and Mediterraneo 116 "Big Five" and Delfino 95 "Eurus" from the Class range make their global debuts
At the recent Monaco Yacht Show (September 25-28), Benetti showcased the 63m FB276 custom yacht M/Y Metis, and two composite boats from the Class range: 35.5-metre displacement yacht BM005 Mediterraneo 116 M/Y Big Five, and 29-metre BD104 Delfino 95 M/Y Eurus.
(Image: Jeff Brown)
Metis (FB276) is a 63-metre custom yacht boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure stretching over five decks, with a maximum beam of 10.6 metres, a draught of 3.1 metres and a gross tonnage of 1,245 tons, will hit the Monegasque territorial waters.
The exteriors are the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta, the interiors and the structure were designed by English studio Bannenberg&Rowell, who worked in partnership with Birgit Otte on the décor. A custom gym on the fly deck was designed by Kurt Lehman of Yachts Moments, consultant to the owner, and commissioned by the owner when the boat was already in the advanced stages of development. To allow guests to work out both indoors and outdoors, the gym is fitted with sliding bow and stern doors and tinted side windows that provide complete privacy while offering unbeatable sea views.
Shaded by the fly deck, the bridge deck houses the pilothouse and the captain’s cabin. The outdoor areas, complete with dining area and recreational area, are designed for outdoors enjoyment at all hours of the day.
The upper deck features a charming lounge area with grand piano and bar corner. Its interiors are rotated by 30° compared to traditional layouts and offer new and striking viewpoints. Behind this area, large outdoor areas feature a round dining table and a lounge, while the ship’s centre and bow are reserved for the owner. Stretching over an area of over 160sqm, the owner’s cabin is almost entirely surrounded by full-height windows offering a panoramic view and plenty of light. Equipped with two his-and-hers bathrooms, one fitted with a sauna and a shower and the other with a bathtub, the apartment is completed by a 55sqm level external terrace and a touch-and-go helipad.
The main deck features an original design that includes a children’s play area and their double cabin with bathroom, matching the baby-sitter’s cabin, which also features a small lounge with armchairs and a private terrace overlooking the sea. The main lounge, on the same deck, features a large sitting area, a backgammon table and a dining area with a long rectangular table.
In the foredeck of the yacht, there is a garage that can be accessed from the side door at a height of almost two metres and can house a tender and two jet skis. Its unusual location was selected to facilitate landing operations regardless of sea weather conditions.
The main feature of the lower deck, which houses four large guest cabins and a crew area that can accommodate up to 12 people, is the aft beach club and cabana, with a special arrangement of furniture and two side terraces that can be opened to adjoin the aft deck, converting the area into an original lounge overlooking the sea.
The motorisation is provided by a pair of MTU 12V engines with a power of 1,380 kW, which allow a maximum speed of 16 knots, while the range, at 12 knots, is 5,000 nautical miles.
M/Y Big Five
Big Five (BM005) is the fifth watercraft of Mediterraneo 116. The exteriors of this 35.5-metre displacement yacht boasting a fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure were designed by designer Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interiors were designed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department.
The layout of the yacht, designed to accommodate 12 guests and seven crew members, was tailored to the needs of the owner who suggested the use of light opaque woods combined with greyscale and dark ash woods that add a sophisticated and elegant feel. Zebrino Apuano and Olimpico Striato marbles add a touch of modernity.
The main lounge in the main deck, featuring high windows for amazing sea views, houses a comfortable oval table that can accommodate up to 10 people, the large sofas of the living area offer after-meal relaxation. On the same deck, the owner’s cabin, which is just as bright as the lounge, is preceded by a private studio, separating it from the common areas of the boat and providing an extra level of privacy. The his-and-hers bathroom is dominated by a large centrally positioned shower area complete with a comfortable marble-panelled bench.
The other four cabins are located on the lower deck: two VIP double cabins, two guest cabins with two single beds each, and one sliding bed. Both guest cabins are equipped with one Pullman bed each.
The upper deck, which houses the bridge and the captain’s cabin, features a sky lounge overlooking the aft with a teak table for 12 people and a sofa. Guests can relax in the sunbathing area and the Jacuzzi in the bow. Aft of the sun deck a second sunbathing area is complemented by a large barbecue and a bar area.
The propulsion is provided by a pair of MAN V12-1400 engines with a power of 1400 hp/1029 kW. The high dependability is matched by the compact dimensions that facilitate the activities in the engine room.
The third yacht that was launched was the Delfino 95 (BD104) Eurus, boasting a fibreglass displacement hull and a carbon fibre superstructure.
At first glance, the elegant and luxury interiors are immediately striking and blend well with its streamlined Giorgio M. Cassetta designs. This 29-metre boat is laid out on four decks and features five cabins that can accommodate 10 people. The colours chosen for the interiors are subtle shades of pink, green and blue, create a relaxing atmosphere suitable for families.
Particularly noteworthy are the stylish chrome finishes and the wooden floors, installed alternating lights and dark oak. Zebrino and Limestone marble floors in the bathrooms adorn the owner’s and guest cabins.