Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y Mr. Loui Makes its World Debut at the Miami Yacht Show 2018

Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y Mr. Loui Makes its World Debut at the Miami Yacht Show 2018

Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y Mr. Loui Makes its World Debut at the Miami Yacht Show 2018

Mediterraneo 116’ M/Y Mr. Loui Makes its World Debut at the Miami Yacht Show 2018
Jun 28, 2018

Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be exhibiting M/Y Mr Loui, the latest Mediterraneo 116’ unit, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department.  

Benetti is proud to present the second Mediterraneo 116’ unit in its world debut at the Miami Yacht Show. The exteriors of this 35.5 meter fiberglass and carbon fiber yacht in the Class Product Lines feature big glazed surfaces and sleek, sinuous lines, while the interiors stand out for their brightness and superior level of comfort. One of the strong points of the design is its focus on convivial spaces, based on the owner’s desire to create “settings for the whole family, with large conversation areas.” 

Giorgio M. Cassetta designed the exteriors. The standout features are the Sun Deck, which covers an area of over 80 square meters and has a continuous walkable surface almost 16 meters long, two big dining spaces, and large sunbathing areas furnished with sofas, deck chairs and armchairs, and the cockpit in the bow, with an outdoor sofa integrated into the bridge structure to create a private terrace. 

The interiors are the result of collaboration between architect Ezequiel Farca, who began his career in the world of industrial design, before turning to furniture and interiors, and the shipyard’s Interior Style Department. Farca, whose work is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach, had to rethink the model’s basic layout to include the lift requested by the owner, who played an active role in the design process and chose some of the details, including the two chandeliers (one by Swarovski), the big barbecue on the Sun Deck and the large kitchen table for family breakfasts, all of which contribute to the creation of a convivial atmosphere and a sense of sharing. 

Talking about his choice of materials and wood varieties, Farca explains: “We like mixing and finding the right balance between warm materials and others with colder characteristics, like wood, marble and glass. We try to maintain our own style, adding new concepts and unprecedented ideas to every project. Each customer has their own peculiarities.” 

The Main Deck has a roomy lounge, consisting of areas for dining and relaxation, with three-meter-long glazed surfaces that flood the space with light and create a sense of continuity with the world outside. The bow area on this deck is given over to the full-beam owner’s suite with panoramic windows. 

The four guest cabins, all doubles, are on the Lower Deck: the two VIP cabins with double beds face each other in the stern, while the other two guest cabins have sliding twin beds, plus pullman beds to accommodate two more people on board. 

The crew is quartered in three double cabins, while the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the helm station. At the request of the owner, the spacious and functional cockpit is fitted with a large chart table.  

The yacht is powered by two CAT ACER C32 Rating D engines, each delivering 1,600 hp. Top speed stands at 15 knots, with a cruising speed of about 14 knots. The yacht’s range at a speed of 10 knots is about 3,000 nautical miles.  
 

BENETTI MEDITERRANEO 116’ M/Y MR LOUI -  TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

Length overall 

116’ 

Beam max 

25’ 4’’ 

Draft max 

7’ 1”   

Full Load Displacement 

250 tons 

Fuel tank capacity 

8,717.6 US gals 

Fresh water capacity 

1,056.7 US gals 

Owner & Guests cabins 

10 + 2 persons in 5 cabins 

Crew cabins 

7 persons in 4 cabins 

Main engines 

CAT ACER C32 Rating D (1,600hp @ 2,300 rpm) 

Bow thruster 

Electric motor of 52 kW - Hydraulic, 70 hp approx. 

Generators 

2x 80 kW 200 Vac / 3 phases / 60Hz 

Electric and Electronic System 

BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology Integration of bridge navigation systems 

Stabilizers 

Electric stabilizers  

Max speed 

 15 knots 

Cruising speed 

 14 knots 

Range @ 10 kn 

3,000 nm 

Classification 

RINA C✠ HULL  MACHY, LY3 compliance (option)  

Builder 

Benetti  

Naval Architecture 

Azimut|Benetti S.p.A R&D | Pierluigi Ausonio 

Exterior Designer & Concept 

Giorgio M. Cassetta 

Interior designer 

Arc. Ezequiel Farca and Benetti Interior Style dept. 

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