Italian yard Benetti has launched the fifth hull in its Mediterraneo 116 series, which has been christened Big Five.
Measuring 35.5 metres (116 feet) and boasting a fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure, the superyacht officially hit the water on 6th April during a ceremony at Benetti’s yard in Viareggio.
Her exterior lines come from long-term collaborator Giorgio M. Cassetta, who has also handled the exteriors of the first four Mediterraneo 116 yachts. Her interiors, meanwhile, have been overseen in-house, where a “sophisticated and contemporary” aesthetic has been created through the use of materials including Olimpico Striato and Zebrino Apuano marble, as well as lightly coloured matte-finish woods.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests across a five-cabin layout, which includes a full-beam owner’s cabin positioned forward, equipped with a private studio. Lavish, the suite allows plenty of natural light through the incorporation of panoramic windows, while there is a full-beam bathroom area split into his and hers sections with a shower cubicle fitted with a marble bench seat.
Power comes from twin Diesel 1401 HP engines, allowing Big Five a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots, as well as a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.