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First look: On board the 67m Benetti Calex

2 June 2023 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Having been launched in February 2022, the 67-metre Benetti yacht, Calex has remained a closely guarded secret. Now offered for charter for the first time BOAT looks at her contemporary interiors ahead of her inaugural charter season.

Delivered to an experienced American owner in spring 2022, the 67-metre Calex was something of a first for Benetti, being the first custom project of this size to fully comply with TIER III regulations. The accreditation is thanks to a scrubbing system for the exhaust gases from both the propulsion and generating systems.

The main deck saloon
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With an exterior designed by Giorgio M Casseta Calex is an entirely custom project built in steel and aluminium with a seven-cabin layout that can accommodate 14 guests. The owners specifically requested that the crew quarters include materials and furnishings of a similar quality to those used in the guest accommodation, making working conditions on board more comfortable for her 17 crewmembers.

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The interiors of the superyacht are by Benetti's in-house team working closely with the owner and feature a blend of light and dark shades, white sculptures and marble accents.

Calex has six decks, with special attention paid to the owner’s deck, which occupies 160 square metres and includes a lounge with bar and a 180-degree view that still offers complete privacy. The sliding glass doors of the master cabin leads to a private open-air lounge forward with two white curved sofas and loose furniture.

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The master cabin also features a private office, a spa-like double bathroom with marble, frosted glass and wooden features.

Calex’s six further guest cabins include two VIP cabins on the main deck, two kings, and two convertible twin cabins with Pullmans on the lower deck. All cabins have marble ensuite bathrooms and something of a flexible layout, in line with charter clients, with various locations available to provide the perfect spots for socialising or choosing to relax in solitude.

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The main saloon is bright and filled with cream furniture and wooden accents. Calex has a large U-shaped sofa, armchairs, a fully stocked bar and dining table. Thanks to a glass elevator connecting the interior decks the yacht is also accessible.

Out on deck, there are plenty of alfresco options for days spent basking in the Bahamian sun. Guests can enjoy meals and entertainment on the main deck aft and upper deck aft, surrounded by uninterrupted vistas.

Beach Club
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The sundeck also offers a dedicated space for workouts and yoga. There’s a Jacuzzi and ample space for relaxation. The bridge deck features an outdoor lounge area and a bar. Leading down to the water – and considered one of Calex’s most exceptional features – is the beach club, which has a hammam, another bar, and television and toy and tender storage. 

Calex will spend her inaugural season in the Bahamas and Caribbean before cruising over to the Mediterranean. Managed for charter with Northrop and Johnson, she has a weekly charter rate from $680,000. 

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