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50m Benetti motor yacht Sotavento finds a new owner

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Jason Spinks

The 49.95-metre Sotavento, a 1999 Benetti motor yacht refitted in 2018, has been sold. Frank Grzeszczak, Jr. and Frank Grzeszczak, Sr. from IYC and Shannon McCoy from Worth Avenue represented the seller and Nicholas Hidiroglou from Parsifal Yachting introduced the buyer in this transaction.Lumiere yacht cruisingPhoto: IYC YachtsOriginally known as Lionheart and later as Cuor di Lione and Lumiere, the 49.95-metre motor yacht Sotavento was the fourth hull to be delivered from the Benetti Golden Bay series, and features naval architecture by the Italian shipyard’s in-house team and interior and exterior designs by Stefano Natucci. Offering ample volume and light in her guest areas, her interiors showcase materials including oak, honey-coloured onyx and marble. The main saloon features a lounge area with an entertainment system and is found adjacent to a separate dining area with a large glass table. Lumiere yacht saloonPhoto: IYC YachtsLumiere yacht dining roomPhoto: IYC YachtsThe Benetti yacht Sotavento accommodates up to 12 guests in six staterooms made up of a main-deck master suite complete with Jacuzzi and offering panoramic views, a VIP, two doubles and two twin staterooms.Lumiere yacht stateroomPhoto: IYC YachtsLumiere yacht bathroomPhoto: IYC YachtsOutside, guests on board Sotavento can enjoy alfresco dining in the aft deck skylounge on the which also features a games table. On the sundeck, a Jacuzzi, bar, covered living area and open-air media lounge provide the ideal source of entertainment.Lumiere yacht deckPhoto: IYC YachtsLumiere yacht deck diningPhoto: IYC YachtsHer recently serviced engines allow motor yacht Sotavento to reach up to 18.5 knots and to cruise comfortably at 16.5 knots, with a range of 3,800 nautical miles. Sotavento’s last known asking price as a yacht for sale was $9,900,000.

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