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Benetti Mediterraneo 116’




Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be exhibiting M/Y Mr Loui, the latest Mediterraneo 116’ unit, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department.


Benetti is proud to present the second Mediterraneo 116’ unit in its world debut at the Miami Yacht Show. The exteriors of this 35.5 meter fiberglass and carbon fiber yacht in the Class Product Lines feature big glazed surfaces and sleek, sinuous lines, while the interiors stand out for their brightness and superior level of comfort. One of the strong points of the design is its focus on convivial spaces, based on the owner’s desire to create “settings for the whole family, with large conversation areas.”


Giorgio M. Cassetta designed the exteriors. The standout features are the Sun Deck, which covers an area of over 80 square meters and has a continuous walkable surface almost 16 meters long, two big dining spaces, and large sunbathing areas furnished with sofas, deck chairs and armchairs, and the cockpit in the bow, with an outdoor sofa integrated into the bridge structure to create a private terrace.


The interiors are the result of collaboration between architect Ezequiel Farca, who began his career in the world of industrial design, before turning to furniture and interiors, and the shipyard’s Interior Style Department. Farca, whose work is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach, had to rethink the model’s basic layout to include the lift requested by the owner, who played an active role in the design process and chose some of the details, including the two chandeliers (one by Swarovski), the big barbecue on the Sun Deck and the large kitchen table for family breakfasts, all of which contribute to the creation of a convivial atmosphere and a sense of sharing.


Talking about his choice of materials and wood varieties, 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 to every project. Each customer has their own peculiarities.”


The Main Deck has a roomy lounge, consisting of areas for dining and relaxation, with three-meter-long glazed surfaces that flood the space with light and create a sense of continuity with the world outside. The bow area on this deck is given over to the full-beam owner’s suite with panoramic windows.


The four guest cabins, all doubles, are on the Lower Deck: the two VIP cabins with double beds face each other in the stern, while the other two guest cabins have sliding twin beds, plus pullman beds to accommodate two more people on board.


The crew is quartered in three double cabins, while the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the helm station. At the request of the owner, the spacious and functional cockpit is fitted with a large chart table.


The yacht is powered by two CAT ACER C32 Rating D engines, each delivering 1,600 hp. Top speed stands at 15 knots, with a cruising speed of about 14 knots. The yacht’s range at a speed of 10 knots is about 3,000 nautical miles.







Length overall 116’

Beam max 25’ 4’’

Draft max

7’ 1”

Full Load Displacement 250 tons

Fuel tank capacity 8,717.6 US gals

Fresh water capacity 1,056.7 US gals

Owner & Guests cabins 10 + 2 persons in 5 cabins

Crew cabins 7 persons in 4 cabins

Main engines CAT ACER C32 Rating D (1,600hp @ 2,300 rpm)

Bow thruster Electric motor of 52 kW - Hydraulic, 70 hp approx.

Generators 2x 80 kW 200 Vac / 3 phases / 60Hz

Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology Integration of bridge navigation systems

Stabilizers Electric stabilizers

Max speed 15 knots

Cruising speed 14 knots

Range @ 10 kn 3,000 nm

Classification RINA C? HULL · MACHY, LY3 compliance (option)

Builder Benetti

Naval Architecture Azimut|Benetti S.p.A R&D | Pierluigi Ausonio

Exterior Designer & Concept Giorgio M. Cassetta

Interior designer Arc. Ezequiel Farca and Benetti Interior Style dept.



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