Italian shipyard Benetti recently delivered M/Y Mr Loui, the second model of the Mediterraneo 116’, to its new Mexican owner.
The 35.5m fibreglass and carbon fibre yacht in Benetti’s Classic range has a sleek, streamlined exterior with large glazed surfaces – one of the points of strength of this project.
Giorgio Maria Cassetta looked after the design of the exteriors, while the interior was developed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, jointly with Mexican architect Ezequiel Farca, who translated the owner’s requests into a project with extensive shared areas to enjoy with family and friends.
The Sun Deck covers an area of over 80sq m and has a continuous walkable surface almost 16m long, with two large dining spaces and large areas furnished with sun loungers, sofas, deckchairs and armchairs.
The Main Deck has a roomy lounge area, consisting of spaces for dining and relaxing, with windows each 3m-long that give a sense of continuity with the world outside. On this deck, the area towards the bow is given over to the Master Suite.
This setting too, which extends across the full beam of the yacht, features big panoramic windows.
The four guest cabins, all doubles, are on the Lower Deck. The two VIP cabins with double beds are forward, facing each other, while the two guest cabins have two sliding twin beds, plus pullman beds to accommodate two more people on board.
At the owner’s request, a lift for four people connects all three decks on the boat.
The crew’s quarter consist of three double cabins, while the captain’s cabin is located in the Upper Deck next to the helm station, providing accommodation for a total of seven people.
The engine room houses two CAT ACER C32 Rating D engines, each delivering 1,600hp. The top speed stands at 15kt, while the cruising speed is 14kt, and the yacht’s range at 10kt is 3,000Nm.