Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016

Italian yacht manufacturer Benetti launched the Crystal 140’ M/Y EQUUS for her European owner on March 15.

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The Crystal 140' represents the benchmark for semi-custom yachts in the range.

First introduced in 2011 to satisfy the needs of diversified clientele for spacious above and below decks areas, the 140' has since sold six units.

EQUUS was purchased by an experienced owner, new to Benetti, who was looking for a model that would bring together family and friends without being excessively large. With the Crystal 140', he found the ideal size.

Contemporary interiors were designed by François Zuretti and the Benetti in-house design team in collaboration with the owner's designer, Polly Sturgess' POD Interior Style studio, who personally created the decorative detailing.

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The living area's decorative panels imitate zebra skins, while all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather.

EQUUS was designed for the owner's private use and his desire to have the yacht dedicated to hosting his family and friends. The most important feature is the spacious sun deck that includes a large zone towards the stern with settees and lounge chairs, while the Jacuzzi has been moved forward. The same deck hosts a TV screen for guest entertainment.

The interior dining area is on the upper deck and features a special table personalised by the owner, an admirer of ebony artwork.

The main deck is characterised by a large living area without tables. The owner's apartment is forward and includes a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with a 180-degree panorama of the sea.

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“Her launch once again confirms the success of the semi-custom Crystal 140' model, surely the most spacious yacht in her category,” says Benetti COO Fabio Ermetto. “This strong point, coupled with timeless design and a quality and level of comfort unique for her category, are the perfect mix for this design. And thanks to our order backlog we are able to offer exceptionally rapid delivery times using our “on-spec” system. Hull number seven, to be delivered in December 2016, is an example of this rare opportunity.”