BENETTI HAS LAUNCHED the custom 220ft Seasense, which will have its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show. The Italian superyacht builder’s recent launches also include the first Mediterraneo 116’, the fourth unit from the Fast 125’ line and the 35th hull from the Classic 121’ series.
Seasense is for a first-time Benetti owner and the launch ceremony was held at the Livorno shipyard in the presence of the owner’s representatives, crew, Benetti management and shipyard workers. The 67m, 1,130gt vessel has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, and was scheduled to be delivered in late July.
Dutch designer Cor D. Rover created the exterior, Benetti’s technical office oversaw naval architecture, while the interiors are a collaboration between Benetti’s architectural team and Los Angeles-based Area design studio, making its superyacht debut. The six- cabin layout can accommodate up to 12 guests, while 14 crew can sleep in nine cabins.
The aft outdoor area of the main deck features a big pool and a sun lounging area that connects with the saloon through the opening of big sliding doors. Fitted with 1,380kW Caterpillar engines, Seasense has a range of 5,000nm at 12 knots, a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard later launched Oli, the first unit from the Mediterraneo 116’ line. The 35.5m, 200-tonne yacht features an exterior by Giorgio M. Cassetta Design, an interior by Benetti, and a GRP and carbon-fibre displacement hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio.
The full-beam owner’s suite is on the main deck, while the lower deck houses four guest cabins with en-suites. Three doubles for the crew are also on the lower deck, while the Captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the helm station. Two 1,400hp Man engines produce a top speed of 15 knots, a cruising speed of 14 and a range of 3,000nm at 10 knots.
The Viareggio shipyard also launched the 38m Lejos 3, the fourth Fast 125’ unit to be built there, following Ironman, Constance Joy and Skyler. Powered by twin 2,636hp MTU diesel engines, the yacht has a top speed of 22 knots.
Features include the Azipull carbon propulsion system developed by Benetti and Rolls Royce and the D2P (displacement to planing) hull designed by Ausonio and Azimut Benetti, to be used in displacement mode at low speeds for lower consumption and in planing mode at higher speeds.
Lady Lillian, the 35th hull from the Classic 121’ series, was also launched at Viareggio during a hectic period. Stefano Righini worked on the concept and exterior, and Francois Zuretti designed the interior of the 37m yacht, which has a fibreglass hull and superstructure, a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,400nm at 11 knots.