Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

At Cannes Yachting Festival this year, Italian brand Benetti will officially premiere the new Mediterraneo 116. The new 35.5-metre Class Displacement series model, characterised by smooth and slender lines, represents a stylistic revolution for the shipyard.

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(Photos: Benetti - Mediterraneo 116)

One of the main focuses of the project is the bright theme – the careful superstructure’s design provides a sensation of luminosity, amplified by several elements onboard. For instance, the two-metre-wide crystal doors on the main deck gives onto the main saloon, or the continuous three-metre tall picture windows. In the same saloon, in the dining area, two windows give onto the exterior walkway that, thanks to its width, can also be used as a balcony. The six-metre wide cockpit also allows a panoramic view of the sea right forward with intelligent use of ergonomic spaces.

Benetti To Premiere Mediterraneo 116 In Cannes

Each of the Owner and guest cabins is enriched by a large window that gives an exceptional sea-level view. Crew cabins were also designed to grant privacy and efficiency. Lots of space is dedicated to entertainment in the external area, with a large area on the customisable upper deck.

Performance is guaranteed by two Man V-12-1400 developing 1,400hp each, giving the 116 a top speed of 15 knots. At 10 knots, the efficient hull design gives the Mediterraneo 116 a cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles.

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