First presented at the latest Miami Boat Show, the second Mediterraneo 116’ “Mr. Loui” has been designed to underscore more convivial space where the owner intends to spend most of his time with family.
In the course of the two latest yachting seasons, Benetti has reconfirmed its international success with the launching of several units, some of which are from the Class Line made up of semicustom yachts. One of the most recent examples which hit the water is “Mr. Loui” from the Mediterraneo 116’ collection with exterior design work carried out by Giorgio M. Cassetta. This is a GRP and carbon fibre 35 metre motoryacht featuring lovely elegant classic lines.
“Mr. Loui” sports abundant space ideally dedicated to convivial moments. The owner has in fact requested the creation of “settings for the whole family with large conversation areas”.
Externally the owner’s requests have been satisfied by an over 80 square metre sundeck which comprises two large dining areas and sun bathing spots with settees, chaises longues and armchairs. Across from the bow lounge along the main deck there’s a kind of private terrace overlooking the sea.
The interiors drawn up by Benetti’s in house Interior Style Department with input from architect Ezequiel Farca with experience in industrial design work as well as in interior project designing, are visibly very different from the first Mediterraneo 116’ “Oli”. In fact the architect had to re draw the layout to slot into it the lift requested by the owner who was very involved in the project and chose two chandeliers of which one is a Swarovski, a large barbecue for the sundeck and the galley and table which doubles as family breakfast room.
The interiors along the main deck are very bright with natural light thanks to three metre high glass panelling which affect a welcoming lounge, a separate dining area and the owner’s full beam suite in the bow area which sports panoramic window like ports.
The guest cabins are situated along the lower deck where we find four doubles of which two are VIP and the other two are twins with an extra foldaway berth.
The crew lodgings are made up of three twins plus the captain’s by the helm controls station. In addition to a new layout, the decor too has been modified accordingly, even if there’s a faint trace of the designer’s personality. Farca explains: “We like mixing and finding the right balance between warm materials and others with colder characteristics like wood marble and glass. We try to maintain our own style, adding new concepts and unprecedented ideas in every project, Each customer has his own peculiarities”.
Equipped with a pair of two CAT Acer C32 engines developing 1,600 HP each, “Mr. Loui” reaches a top speed of 15 knots which become 14 when cruising. The best compromise between speed and consumption is at 10 knots at which speed the yacht can cruise nonstop for 3,000 nautical miles.
Text by Fabiano Maresca -- Photos by di Quin Bisset
For further information: Benetti
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 60 -- Winter 2019