Published: Friday, 21 February 2014

Benetti has launched the 28-metre Delfino hull no. 8 Mister Z, built for a first-time Belgian owner with considerable experience from years of extensive chartering.

The owner’s brief to his representative, Steen Christensen from Camper & Nicholsons International, was very clear – the vessel should have all the features of a larger superyacht, yet still be comfortable for the owner to drive. Mister Z has been equipped for extended cruising with family, with the preference of anchorages instead of marinas.

Fitted with MTU engines and zero speed stabilisers, Mister Z has a range of 1,500nm. The fully integrated Multi Touch I-Bridge is a first for a yacht of this size and is complimented with RGB LED lights, FLIR camera and the BEST entertainment system developed by Benetti.

 Benetti Launches 28m Delfino Mister Z

The spacious and contemporary five stateroom interior, which accommodates 12 guests and three crew, was designed in-house by Benetti using soft grey white decapé oak and Testa di Moro tinted oak as a contrast supplemented with the Poltrona Frau furniture and bathrooms in Bronze Amani, blended with Striato Elegante marble matching the neutral colour throughout the yacht.

The light interior benefits from the large windows and the customised 210cm headroom creates spaciousness that is unusual for a 28m yacht. The layout features a master cabin on the main deck with an excellent view from the forward positioned bed. Below decks, there are two VIP double staterooms aft and two forward twin staterooms with Pullman berths, plus extra insulation for added privacy.

With a passion and a personal involvement rarely seen, the owner followed every step with his build team from the onset. The boat of his dreams has a particular focus on safety, navigation equipment and entertainment systems.

The yacht is scheduled for delivery in April and will be on display at the Cannes Yacht Show in September.