67-meter Benetti Custom yacht is designed around the originality of the outdoor areas to offer an all-embracing relationship with the sea
SEASENSE: the desire to enter into a special relationship with the sea is embodied in the name of this unprecedented yacht by Benetti, a new 67-meter full custom superyacht, with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, built in the Livorno yard for an expert owner who has chosen the Benetti brand for the first time. A choice guided by the knowledge that on the yacht, not only the aesthetics but also the building techniques are of the very finest quality.
Seasense’s elegant, original exteriors have been created by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover (this is his first yacht for Benetti), who brings to this project his own personal touch in the form of the high, narrow side windows, but most importantly by realising what the designer calls his “Benetti beach club” concept, which is a defining feature of the entire project. Aft on the main deck is a surprising 10x4m swimming pool with a large sunbathing area, which can be covered to form a free deck space for use as a basketball court. A standout detail is the teak planking, which on this and all the other decks is laid athwart ships, or in other words sideways rather that lengthways as is usually the case.
Seasense has a decidedly out of the ordinary layout, featuring an indoor-outdoor dining area, with a table seating 12, between the large swimming pool and the indoor TV lounge. Its characteristics make it an extremely livable space, even in winter, enriched with backlit wood cladding that imparts a sensation of warmth and intimacy.
The contemporary design of the interiors springs from collaboration between Los Angeles based design firm AREA, for whom this is their international debut in the world of superyachts, and the team of Benetti architects. The “Seasense” concept features a variety of over one hundred different materials, a remarkable selection for a yacht.
The interior layout on the main deck is a truly original solution. The salon, which is accessed directly from the indoor-outdoor area, is a fully-fledged living/screening room with armchairs and a large L-shaped sofa. It also has access to the lobby and the grey Antartide Marble spiral staircase in it, featuring evocative under step lighting and a blue wooden structure with steel inserts that flow with the dynamic progression of the stairway.
Continuing towards the stern, on the right is the VIP cabin fitted with a walk-in wardrobe, a vanity desk and an en-suite bathroom. Further forward on this deck is the master cabin, the main feature of which is the height of the ceiling, which exceeds 300 cm in the central section. The owners are enthusiastic art collectors and specifically asked for a huge steel chandelier/sculpture, measuring 2.7 x 2.2 m and commissioned specifically for Seasense, to be installed in the cabin. The cabin is completed by a chaise longue, twin walk-in wardrobes, and a bathroom with shower and tub.
On the lower deck are the four guest cabins, two with double beds and two with twin beds that can easily be pushed together. The galley is also located on this deck, inside the crew area, featuring steel fittings and countertops made from Silverstone and quartz aggregates.
The garage, which is located in the center of the yacht between the engine room and the aft cabins, contains a jewel within a jewel, in the form of a special Limo tender designed specifically for Seasense by Giorgio Cassetta.
On the upper deck, in addition to the helm station and the captain’s cabin, is a second salon. This is more formal than the one on the main deck and is divided into a living room, an office and a bookcase area, plus a dining space in a circular veranda with a table seating 12 that can be separated from the conversation area if desired by an elegant curtain. There is another outdoor lounge area in the stern.
The talking point on the sun deck is without doubt the large, fully-equipped, covered gym, which has direct access to the relaxation area with Jacuzzi and sunbeds, as well as to a secluded conversation area furnished with sofas, an American bar and a wood-burning pizza oven.
Moving around on board is made simple by large passageways and the crew can perform their duties without encroaching in any way on guests’ privacy.
Seasense adopts a classic approach, with a displacement hull powered by two Caterpillar engines delivering 1,380 kW each, ensuring performance in line with this type of boat and maximum comfort. In this configuration, Seasense has a top speed of 15.5 knots, with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots.
Seasense is fitted with a system of stabiliser fins that significantly reduce rolling in rough sea, both at anchor and during navigation.
Length overall: 67 m
Beam max: 10,80 m
Draft max: 3,20 m
Full Load Displacement: 1.130 t
Fuel tank capacity: 130.000 l
Fresh water capacity: 60.000 l
Owner & Guest cabins: 12 persons in 6 cabins
Crew cabins: 14 persons in 9 cabins
Main engines: N°2 CAT 3512C HD 1380kW
Generators: N°1 x Cat C9 200ekW
N°1 x Cat C18 282ekW
Bow thruster: NAIAD electric motor driven 200 ekW
Stabilizers: N°2 NAIAD
Max speed: 15,5 knots
Range @ 12 kn: 5,000 Nm