Live from Cannes: Benetti's new 116 Mediterraneo

Written by Gemma Fottles

Benetti has today unveiled a new model for their Displacement Class range at the Cannes Yachting Festival, which is currently in the third day of the event. The 35.4 metre Benetti 116’ Mediterraneo displays a new road in styling for the Italian shipyard, and boasts generous living spaces both inside and out.

She accommodates up to 10 guests on board over five generous staterooms, including a full beam owner’s suite, a space which is emphasised by the frameless picture windows that start at 70cm from the deck with full height glass on both sides. In keeping with Benetti standards, the lower deck has a classic layout: four en suite twin cabins - two of which are VIP - and two twin cabins with identical berths.

Outside, a fundamental element of the Mediterraneo upper deck is the capacious open area on the foredeck. The standard layout foresees a swimming pool, but is completely customisable dependent on the owner’s wishes. Forward is the large bridge, while astern is the sky lounge, a rectangular salon with a 5 metre transparent opening facing the cockpit. The sun deck measures a total of 80 square metres for guests to enjoy.

In regards to her performance, the 116’ is powered by twin MAN V12-1400 engines, providing her with a top speed of 15 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots, and a range of 3,000 nm.

Fabio Ermetto, CCO at Benetti states that “the 116' completes the Gamma Class range while at the same time introduces renewal and modernising influences to the lines of a few of our most successful models.”Ermetto also went on to confirm that a contract has already been signed for hull number one of the 116 Mediterraneo, with hull number two currently under construction.

By Gemma Fottles

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