44m Benetti motor yacht Idyllwild exterior

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44m Benetti motor yacht Idyllwild sold

28 July 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 44.2-metre Idyllwild has been sold in an in-house deal with Jean-Marie Recamier and Jessica Ruez of Camper & Nicholsons representing both the buyer and seller.

Delivered by Italian yard Benetti in 2005, Idyllwild is a Benetti Vision model constructed of GRP, and she benefits from a rich interior by François Zuretti. Exterior design is by Stefano Righini. The brokers had pointed out that she was offered for sale by her original owner and had only been used privately.

Idyllwild was asking €8,750,000

Accommodating 10 guests in five cabins, the master suite is located on the main deck with an office, his-and-her bathrooms and direct access to a private deck space forward. Two guest twins and two doubles on the lower deck sport Italian marble en suites, complemented by wood that exudes warmth. There are quarters for a crew of up to nine.

Idyllwild's main deck saloon is entered via the aft deck and has a formal lounge space and TV-watching area, while the dining room is situated on the upper deck, where its round table is surrounded by circular sliding glass doors. These enable the space to switch from a semi-outdoor to a private and intimate interior dining experience, according to mood and conditions, by closing curtains and doors. There is a second lounge at this level immediately forward.

Up on the sundeck, an al fresco dining table beckons with a fabric canopy for shade, along with a Jacuzzi, bar and sunpads. A bathing platform at the transom is where water toys are embarked, and guests can plunge into the sea at anchor – and climb back aboard easily.

The 456GT yacht completed her 15-year Lloyd's class survey in 2020. Twin Caterpillar 1,300hp diesels give her a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Range is transatlantic at 3,500 nautical miles.

Idyllwild was asking €8,750,000.

More about this yacht

Benetti   44.2 m •  2005

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