Benetti MEDITERRANEO 116’
– A new model for the Displacement Class range
– Content and coherence, on board areas dedicated to emotion and pleasure
The exterior layout of the new 35.5m Benetti Mediterranean 116′, a turning point for the shipyard, is smooth and slender, immediately showing the recognizable Benetti family feel, while at the same time opening a new road in 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 pure 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 main deck promptly shows us the first example of the Copernican revolution in design and layout brought to us by the Benetti Mediterranean 116′. The six meter wide cockpit is quite spacious and allows a panoramic view of the sea right forward with intelligent use of ergonomic spaces.
The crystal doors that give onto the main salon are over two meters wide. The three meter tall picture windows are continuous. Here we have a large salon with three settees, two laterally facing each other and the third forward next to a portable storage space. Continuing on we have the dining area with a table for 12 guests. Here two French windows give onto the exterior walkway that, thanks to its width, can also be used as a balcony.
Farther forward we have the owner’s apartments. The study has a very regular shape with enormous windows. The owner’s cabin is full beam wide. The width is emphasized by the frameless picture windows that start at 70cm from 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 (the two aftermost are VIP cabins) and two twin cabins with identical berths, each with its own en-suite bathroom.
Here too Benetti has optimized natural illumination and dedicate every possible inch of space to your comfort. Each cabin has 1.6m of windows, 70cm from the deck, giving the guest an exceptional sea-level view.
Crews quarters are located forward on the lower deck with three double cabins, plus the captains cabin, for a total of seven berths.
Stowage space and the audio/visual system are located under the main stairway, completely freeing the guest’s wardrobes.
Another special feature of the Benetti Mediterranean 116′ is how crew movement has been determined, with the crew always available but in an incredibly discrete way. This gives a perfect balance to the 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 foresees a swimming pool, but this huge area is highly versatile and completely customizable.
Forward is the large bridge, 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, such that it even completely hides the lifeboats.
The sun-deck is an exceptional sight with 80 square meters 16 meter long completely open space, all available to walk upon. The roll-bar is an integral part of the furnishings and storage space is accessible to the guests.
Performance is guaranteed by two Man V-12-1400 developing 1,400hp each, giving the 116′ a top speed of 15 knots. At ten knots, project studies give the Mediterranean 116′ a cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles.
The CCO oat Benetti, Fabio Ermetto, is very pleased with their latest creation and affirms that “the 116′ completes the Gamma Class range while at the same time introduces renewal and modernizing influences to the lines of a few of our most successful models models; this is confirmed by the numbers: 18 contracts signed in the last twelve months. In the coming months we expect a significant commercial success, even though the success of the 116′ is already confirmed with a signed contract for hull number 1, and with hull n°2 under construction”.