Published: Monday, 11 December 2017

Built for a Central European owner, Christella II – the first Delfino 95’ in the new Class displacement line created for owners looking for comfort and liveability – was launched in Viareggio.

Benettis Christella Ii Launched The First Delfino 95 1 

(Photo: Benetti - the first Delfino 95’)

The Christella II is a displacement yacht with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by the shipyard’s style office. The main features of the yacht are her seamless lines, enhanced by large windows and layout. 

After the success of the Delfino 93’ (14 units sold to date), the shipbuilder decided to embark on a new project featuring spaces that flow into each other and an interior layout reminiscent of larger-sized yachts.

Despite a length overall of 28.95m and a tonnage of less than 200 tonnes, she has spacious cabins and can accommodate five crew members.

The interior is designed in collaboration with the UK-based design firm Aqualuce. The main wood variety used is Canaletto walnut selected without flaming, interspersed with printed leather panels.

The flooring in communal areas is parquet, while carpet has been used in the cabins. The Eramosa marble chosen for the yacht is cut in two different directions, with and across the veining, which changes its pattern. 

The lower deck is dedicated to guests, with four double cabins, including two intercommunicating VIP suites (through a big sliding door) with double beds and two twin-bed cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom. 

The main deck is all on one level and features regular settings and shapes, allowing the space to be personalised as desired.

The wide-body owner’s cabin is with a width of almost 7m and a length of 3.20m, and also has a separate wardrobe area, designed as a special request by the owner, while the bathroom is fitted with a big shower compartment. 

The main lounge features two large glazed surfaces on either side that run the entire length of this setting, while the sliding door in the stern provides continuity between indoor and outdoor areas.

The positioning of the command station on the top level allows the service area to be concentrated on a single deck, making it easier and more practical for crew members to perform their work and delivering more privacy for the owner and their guests.

The galley is spacious in terms both of floor surface and worktop space, while the laundry area has been positioned in the centre of the boat.

The upper deck features a rest and relaxation zone, a sun lounging area, the helm station and, behind it, a dining area with opening roof and mood lighting for the evening, while the stern area contains an open-air living area.

The large teak deck can be furnished according to the owner’s tastes and needs. The life rafts have been incorporated into the superstructure.

There is also a sun deck with two sofas, one of them reserved for the outdoor helm station, in order to offer guests the chance to enjoy the view during navigation, as well as providing an extra helm station. 

The garage can accommodate a tender up to 4.40m in length and the yacht is fitted with two 1,000hp MAN V8 engines, driving it to a top speed of 13.5 knots.