Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI is a 35.5 meter GRP yacht with sleek lines that seamlessly marries over a century of know-how gained by the Viareggio Shipyard with the most sophisticated onboard design and technology innovations.
An even more “dazzling” yacht than ever, if possible, because one of the dominant features of the new design is light. Natural light, of course. Meticulously designed surfaces, impressive three-meter-long windows and a big crystal glass door, all flood Mediterraneo 116’ with light, consolidating and amplifying the feeling of wellbeing onboard.
This sense of total wellbeing represents the focus of all exterior design work by Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. “The usability of the space onboard and the solutions proposed”, explains architect Giorgio M. Cassetta, “are comparable to those typically found on much bigger yachts. We have given Mediterraneo 116’ classical lines and proportions, but with a contemporary twist, because we wanted to create a yacht conceived to tackle future challenges, but without betraying the spirit of Benetti’s most glorious past projects”.
The main deck showcases all the skill and flair of Benetti. The innovative distribution of space subverts the cockpit’s traditional DNA, offering a remarkably broad and seamless view of the sea, both from the sidewalks and through the salon. This new ergonomics make the spaces more livable from every perspective.
The main lounge flows onto the cockpit through an opening over two meters wide and the windows, each measuring three meters, are continuous. There is no impediment at all to interrupt the purity and harmony of the design. Even the storage has been redesigned with a view to self-sufficiency. Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI is a yacht that offers the comfort of a cruise ship.
The dining area has a table seating up to twelve and is surrounded by a walkway so wide it can be used as a balcony to relax on.
Luminosity, harmony and continuity are also the distinctive features of the owner’s area. The window in the studio is enormous, as is the one in the cabin, and most importantly neither has any uprights. The cabin occupies the entire beam of the yacht and has a useful length of 3.4 meters.
Moving to the lower deck, the common denominator continues to be the light. The portholes, positioned at a height of 70 centimeters, for example, are in reality 1.6 meter windows, no less. In line with the Shipyard’s exacting standards, there are four double cabins on this deck, with two VIP suites aft and two cabins with bunk beds. And they all have their own bathroom, naturally.
Three double cabins are provided for the crew, plus the captain’s cabin on the upper deck next to the helm station, providing accommodation for a total of seven.
The “surgical” approach to rationalising available space is clearly visible on the upper deck too, which stands out because of the spacious open area in the bow. But there’s more, with an area set aside for a swimming pool, if desired, that can be customised to reflect the owner’s tastes and needs. The 360-degree panorama of the sea is unimpeded by even the lifeboats.
Finally, eighty square meters are dedicated to the sundeck, which has a remarkable useful length of 16 meters. The rollbar is integrated in the furniture and the storage compartments are, once again, entirely available for use by guests.
Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y OLI is propelled by two Man V12-1400 engines delivering 1,400 hp each, pushing the yacht to a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. At 10 knots, the efficient hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio gives the yacht a range of 3 thousand nautical miles. Stabilisation at anchor and during navigation are provided by the innovative but consolidated electric stabiliser fins built by CMC Marine.
Length Overall: 35.5 m
Maximum beam: 7.72 m
Maximum draft : 2.15 m
Full load displacement: 200 t
Fuel tank: 33.000 l
Water tank: 4.000 l
Main Engines:2 x MAN V12-1400, 1,029 kW (1,400 hp) @ 2,100 rpm
Max Speed: 15 knots
Cruising Speed: 14 knots