Benetti delivers fifth Mediterraneo 116 Big Five | Boat International
Benetti delivers fifth Mediterraneo 116 Big Five
2019-07-12

Italian yard Benetti has delivered the fifth hull in its Mediterraneo 116 series, which has been christened Big Five.

The 35.5 metre superyacht was launched at the yard’s Viareggio shipyard on April 6 and features a fibreglass hull and carbon-fibre superstructure.

Her “sinuous and slim” exterior lines come from Giorgia M. Cassetta, who also handled the exterior design of the first four Mediterraneo 116 yachts.

Big Five’s interior design meanwhile comes from a collaboration between Benetti's in-house team and Salvagni Architetti, and can accomodate up to 12 guests. The “sophisticated and contemporary look” has been created by the use of materials including Olimpico Striato and Zebrino Apuano marble, as well as light-coloured matte-finish woods.

Big Five was launched on April 6 at the Viareggio based shipyard

The five-cabin layout sees the full-beam owner’s cabin located forward, complete with a private studio. The suite also features panoramic windows, providing plenty of natural light, as well as a full-beam bathroom area split into his and her areas with a shower cubical fitted with a marble bench seat. The lower deck hosts two VIP cabins, a twin, and a single cabin with a sliding bed. All guest cabins are fitted with a Pullman.

The main saloon offers views of the seascape thanks to large windows on either side, and is complete with a dining area and an oval table that can seat 10, and a lounge area with comfy sofas and a television. Further options for dining and lounging can be found on the upper deck with a skylounge that opens out onto the stern area, offering a teak table seating 12 and a sofa.

Other on board amenities include a hydromassage pool and sunbathing area in the bow, and a sundeck barbecue and bar for social occasions al fresco. Power comes from twin 1400hp MAN V12-1400 engines.

The delivery of Big Five follows a number of recent launches at Benetti, including the presentation of its three 100m+ superyachts.

Big Five follows the launch of the first four Mediterraneo 116 yachts; Good Day, Botti, Mr Loui and Oli.

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