At the 2018 Miami Yacht Show Benetti unveiled the second unit of Mediterraneo 116’ – which is part of Benetti’s Class Product Lines -, M/Y Mr Loui, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department.

For the exteriors of the 35.5 meter fiberglass and carbon fiber yacht, Cassetta chose big glazed surfaces and sleek, sinuous lines, to characterize the impressive Sun Deck – that covers an area of over 80 square meters and has two big dining spaces, and large sunbathing areas furnished with sofas, deck chairs and armchairs -, and the cockpit in the bow – with an outdoor sofa integrated into the bridge structure to create a private terrace.

The interiors boast brightness, superior level of comfort, and a focus on convivial spaces, as per the requests of the owner, who played an active role in the design process and chose some of the details – including the two chandeliers (one by Swarovski), the big barbecue on the Sun Deck and the large kitchen table for family breakfasts. About the materials, Farca said: “We like mixing and finding the right balance between warm materials and others with colder characteristics, like wood, marble, and glass. We try to maintain our own style, adding new concepts and unprecedented ideas to every project. Each customer has his/her own peculiarities.” Indeed, Farca, had to rethink the model’s basic layout to include the lift requested by the owner.

The yacht is powered by two CAT ACER C32 Rating D engines, each delivering 1,600 hp. Top speed stands at 15 knots, with a cruising speed of about 14 knots. The yacht’s range at a speed of 10 knots is about 3,000 nautical miles.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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