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Published: Friday, 01 February 2013
Mike Fulton

Petrus II - the new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 

Petrus II is Benetti's new jewel in the crown and the first hull built in the new Classic range. It had its debt at the last Miami Boat Show in February. This new look and style for Benetti's latest offering was magnificently interpreted by the architect Righini.  

The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 measures 40.24 meters overall, with a maximum beam of 8.28 meters. The project brief was guided by the necessity to present an ever more competitive vessel to the market while maintaining Benetti's attention towards innovation intact. 

The owner's cabin with a terrace, a double Jacuzzi (both on the forward upper deck and on the sun deck) and the open-air exterior stairways are just some examples of this new model's innovations. 

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One of the two Jacuzzis - this one on the sun deck

The Petrus II was designed as a displacement yacht, with ample interior and exterior space and a high level of on board comfort. Full height windows on both the main and upper deck give optimal light to the yacht's interior and a more racy look to its profile. The external rotating pilot wings are retractable and disappear into the sheer line. The interior was designed by Francios Zuretti and the yard's internal design team. The interior furnishings are all of natural oak and wengè with handmade leather inserts.  A mix of marble, leather finish and mosaics are used in the heads. As with all Benetti interiors it is completely customisable.

Like other Benetti yachts, the Petrus II is equipped with innovative technological systems. The BEST platform (Benetti's exclusive Sea Technology) integrates all onboard electronic systems in a single user-friendly interface. The integrated navigation system allows all the yacht's navigation and communication's systems to interact, offering more secure and dependable management of the yacht.

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The full-equipped on-board electronic and navigations systems

Sun-deck

A hundred square meters of sun deck give guests comfort and privacy even above deck. It is divided into four zones and even has a day-head, providing complete independence from the interior areas.  

The sun and all the other exterior decks, along with the rest of the wood used on board, use FSC certified teak, harvested from responsibly managed forests following rigorous environmental, social and economic standards. 

Upper-Deck

The primary innovation on the upper deck is the open-air stairway, in steel with teak steps, leading to a spacious and sunny deck. The sky lounge has two full-height windows providing exceptional vistas and offering illumination to the card table and bar on one side and a long couch on the other. The ergonomic pilot wings are part of the sheer and placed to permit maximum visibility during manoeuvring. 

Main-Deck

The main salon is filled with natural light from ample windows on both sides; the windows beside the lunch table are full height. The lunch table has the top in wengè and the base in wood with inlays in satin finished steel. 

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The main salon filled with natural light from the large windows on either side

In the owner's suite the walk-in closet is behind the bed and has a two entrances – one from the corridor/office and the other from beside the bed. There is also an extendible terrace that allows the owner to have a private veranda with a sliding floor in his cabin. On the opposite wall there is a panoramic window. The behead, as in all the guest cabins, has diamond shaped panels finished with ivory leather.  

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The owner's spacious cabin with the terrace extended in the background

LEDs were chosen for decorative lighting fixtures. Strip-LEDS are found in the recesses above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms, above and below the bath furniture in guest and owner's bathrooms and above the curtains. Coloured glass silver touch switches, lit by LEDs, are in all the important areas. The galley is white lacquered with a black marble countertop and grey vinyl flooring. 

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The owner's ensuite bathroom with marble finish

Lower-Deck

There are four guest's cabins – two VIP and two twins. They are of above average size with ample windows for great sea views.  All guest bathrooms are in limestone marble.

There is accommodation for a crew of seven. The Commander's cabin is located on the upper deck, as is demanded for long-range cruising vessels. The crew area hosts six, in three cabins, and is characterised by an ample open space and an integrated wash room area. 

Instead of a tender, the garage is replete with two water scooters. There is also a special place to stow the loose furniture when at sea.ß