Benetti launches 58 metre superyacht Illusion I

Benetti has announced the launch of the 58 metre superyacht, Illusion I. The four decked steel and aluminium vessel was designed by Green & Mingarelli.

She boasts four decks as well as a spacious sundeck, including a mosaic Jacuzzi, barbecue grill and dinette. The open upper deck hosts up to 14 guests for fine dining, complete with a mobile bar. On the upper deck is also a movie theatre which can be converted into an extra cabin.

On the lower deck aft, there is a beach area with an ample barzone and a stylish finish. The beach area is distinctly separate from the garage, which opens laterally for launching and recovering the tender and the two jet skis. There is also generous room in the garage for wetsuits and diving gear. The owner and his design staff were reportedly very involved throughout the project.

She will accommodate up to 13 passengers in total over one VIP cabin and four guest cabins, as well as a luxurious owners cabin. All accommodation comes with en-suite facilities. A crew of 12 are also accommodated on board, with separate access to all decks from the crew quarters.

The main salon is dedicated to entertainment, with a dining area for ten that, thanks to the air vents, is spacious and bright. The walls are fully in glass and fill the room with an abundance of natural light. On deck the gunwales in front of the windows have been lowered to view the sea from inside and provide even more natural light and provide fantastic sea views.

The owners interior designer, in collaboration with the Benetti design office, personally chose the style of furnishings and dรฉcor, with a dominant theme in pink. Travertine, wood, and several kinds of marble alternate with other more unusual materials: ray-skin, coco or slivers of mother of pearl, have all been utilised in the vesselโ€™s interior.

Illusion I has a high cruising speed of 15 knots. At the 12 knot normal cruising speed, the superyacht has a range of 5,000nm. Propulsion is provided by twin CAT 3512C motors, developing 1,380 kw each. Generators are twin CAT C9 Gensets for 200 kw each, plus a third CAT C4.4 generator for 82 kw.

By Gemma Fottles

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