Family first: Inside the award-winning design of 35.5m Benetti Botti

In Botti, RADYCA shunned formality to create the ultimate family-friendly interior - a design well worthy of a World Superyacht Award. Here's how it happened...

Botti's owners sought out Miami-based design studio RADYCA to realise their vision for the 35.5 metre Benetti - a task that threw out the age-old rule book of traditional yacht design and focused on eradicating the formality of the superyachting lifestyle. 

As a family of eight, Botti’s owners wanted to use the yacht exclusively for leisure and family time and so it had to be welcoming, homely haven. There would be no formal drinks parties, no stiff boardroom meetings. Formal dining areas and offices were of no interest. Instead, the owners wanted a number of spacious lounge areas where the family could relax together with the option of being apart.

The result was warm neutrals throughout with flashes of colour across the soft furnishings, complementing nuances of warm wood. Spaces are vast, open and inclusive, with private nooks for alone time when needed. 

The interior living space of Botti is open, spanning a large sofa are and cinema room encased by large, floor-to-ceiling windows. Tasteful pieces of art, including an original Warhol, don the walls while surfaces are kept clear. 

On the upper deck, the sole dining area sits in partial cover overlooking one of three outdoor seating areas. Speaking of, each outdoor space is varied in style, some inclusive of day beds and more casual seating, while others have more formal sofas. One thing they each have in common, however, are splashes of colour and print from the scatter cushions.  

The bow area boasts a generously sized Jacuzzi with sun loungers looking out to sea. Veering from tradition, the main deck houses the accommodation quarters too. 

Botti benefits from discreet lighting, creating a warm and inviting ambience to complement the soft-toned woods. The textures used indicate opulence discreetly, thanks to the use of fine fabrics and supple leather. 

To read more on RADYCA'S interior projects, visit their exhibitor page here

Photos and film by Breed Media