Seasense makes debut at Monaco Yacht Show
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Benetti’s original full custom M/Y Seasense is having its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show. It was delivered to the owner at the end of July.
(Photos: Benetti - M/Y Seasense)
The 67m superyacht’s features Benetti Beach Concept and the indoor-outdoor veranda, both on the Main Deck. The interiors are characterised by the use of colour as a décor element and were crafted with more than 100 different materials.
It has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The exterior design is by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, working with Benetti for the first time, who has successfully interpreted the owner’s ideas.
The designer’s personal touch can be seen in many of the boat’s features, not least the high and narrow vertical windows along the side walls. Also included is an area in the stern section of the main deck with a swimming pool (10x4m) that can be covered with carbon fibre and teak planks and converted into a basketball court. He termed that as the Benetti Beach Concept.
The continuity between exterior and interior settings is a recurring feature on M/Y Seasense. The Main Deck contains an indoor-outdoor area, with a table seating 12, which connects the outdoor space with the TV lounge indoors through a system of sliding doors.
The floor-to-ceiling windows that open completely and the cutaway gunwales next to them offer a 360-degree view out over the sea, while the backlit wood cladding gives this space a sensation of warmth and intimacy.
Los Angeles – based design firm Area and Benetti’s team of architects have designed interiors that can accommodate up to 12 people.
The “sense of the sea” is ever present by the use of multiple blue colourways. The materials have been researched to create unique furnishings, including the four varieties of wood proposed in the cabins, or the marble and carpets used in the bathrooms and in in the internal areas’ floors.
On the Main Deck, the TV lounge has access to the lobby and the grey Antartide Marble spiral staircase in it, featuring under step lighting and a blue wooden structure with steel inserts that follow the dynamic progression of the stairway.
On the right is the VIP cabin and the owners’ apartment, complete with chaise lounge, twin walk-in wardrobes and a bathroom with shower and tub. The ceiling is over 3m high. The huge 2.7 x 2.2m steel chandelier/sculpture is specifically requested by the owner to be installed in the cabin.
The four guest cabins and respective bathrooms are situated on the Lower Deck to offer more privacy.
On the Upper Deck is a second saloon. This more formal area than the one on the Main Deck is split into a living area, an office space and a bookcase, plus another day area further aft, furnished with sofas and sun loungers.
The dining space is in a circular veranda with a table seating 12. The Sun Deck has a covered, fully-appointed gym with access to the conversation area furnished with sofas, an American bar and a wood-burning pizza oven.
The garage in the centre of the yacht is home to a limo-tender specially designed by Giorgio Cassetta.
The two Caterpillar engines (1,380kW each) deliver a top speed of 15.5 knots, while the yacht’s range stands at around 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.