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Benetti launches fifth hull in Mediterraneo 116 series

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.

Big Five is the fifth hull in the Mediterraneo 116 series, following the launches of Good Day, Botti, Mr Loui and Oli.

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