With a fleet of close to 100 available in all parts of the world, Benetti is synonymous with quality, comfort, innovation and for charter guests, confidence in the engineering, safety and exceptional looks outside and within. Benetti is one of the oldest builders of luxury motor yachts in the world, known for exquisite, bespoke vessels that boast the pinnacle of technology, lifestyle features and interior design.
Established by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873, the company began life building wooden boats used for local and international trade. In 1985 the Boatyard was acquired by the celebrated Turin-based boat builder Azimut, which transformed Benetti into the modern, technologically advanced industry leader it is today.
After the death of Lorenzo, his two sons Gino and Emilio took over the management of the boatyard. They changed its name to Fratelli Benetti and quickly built up a reputation that extended beyond the Mediterranean. After the Second World War, with the disappearance of commercial sailing vessels built from wood, Benetti changed direction and began producing pleasure craft made from steel. Then in the early 1960s the boatyard produced its first luxury mega yachts.
Under the guidance of CEO, Vincenzo Poerio, whose objective when he joined the company in 1993 was to build on the brand's reputation for finely crafted interiors and focus on engineering, construction and propulsion, Benetti now leads the world in boat building and innovation. As he proudly declares, "Benetti motor yachts have speed, range, and beautiful interiors. Benetti builds some of the most highly engineered yachts in the world."
The 63m (206.69ft) Custom motor yacht 11.11 was launched in 2015 and is truly unique in every way. Available for charter in the Caribbean over the winter season and the Mediterranean for the summer, 11.11 is opulent and luxurious, and equally designed with family-friendly cruising in mind.
From her striking profile and multiple communal spaces to her Art Deco-inspired interiors, abounding in original artwork, 11.11 boasts accommodation for 12 guests and 16 crew across four decks. Her master suite is particularly spectacular offering 180 degree views across a private sun deck with a large jet pool and sunbathing space. 11.11 comes complete with the first Benetti Limousine Tender – a glowing testament to the brand and its capabilities.
Another brilliant luxury charter vessel available in the Caribbean is 59.3m (194.55ft) ANDIAMO. With opulent interiors by Fendi, every detail was custom crafted throughout from lighting to timber panelling, fabrics and furnishings. Along with accommodation for 12 guests in six suites, the Master providing 270 degree views as well as private relaxation area, ANDIAMO comprises a fully-equipped gym, Jacuzzi and large Beach Club with sauna, plus a 24 carat gold-plated lift which connects all the decks.
The 58m (190.29ft) custom-built charter vessel ILLUSION V was designed by Green & Mingarelli Design, responsible for her striking exterior lines and exquisite interiors boasting rare and exotic materials such as walnut, onyx, Lalique crystal, parchment and silks.
ILLUSION V has an array of dining, entertainment and relaxation areas, a full bar and beach area on her lower deck, and the latest technology in stability and noise reduction. There is accommodation for 12 guests in six suites, incredible facilities, such as a large cinema room, wine cellar and humidor, plus inflatable slide and Jetovator for on-water fun! ILLUSION V is sought-after for charter in the Med in summer and Caribbean in the winter.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
With superlative interiors designed by highly-awarded Evan K Marshall in collaboration with Benetti's Domenico Gavagnin, and exterior styling by Benetti, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is a 60m (196.85ft) Benetti created as "the ultimate charter vessel" and available for charter in the Mediterranean.
Her sumptuous décor features glossy timber, Art Deco accents, highly decorative panelling and glasswork, mirrors, diamante trimming and all the excess worthy of the Bond-themed name.
On the sundeck, there's a large Jacuzzi, and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER spoils charter guests with other facilities such as a gym, a beauty salon, massage room and sauna, while the sky deck is a tranquil space for guests to completely relax and savour the views.
One of the largest luxury motor yachts available for charter in Australia, SOVEREIGN is a 44m (177.17ft) Benetti yacht which offers a world-class charter experience.
Based in her homeport of Sydney Harbour (October to March), she will also be cruising the Australian East Coast up to the pristine Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef (July to September).
Styled by famed designer, Francois Zuretti, SOVEREIGN'S spacious, elegant interior combines rich timbers with a neutral colour palette of cream and taupe. An oval-shaped formal dining room and bar with floor-to-ceiling windows offers 180-degree views, and there is ample seating throughout for socialising and entertaining. Her large volume accommodates up to 12 charter guests in five luxuriously appointed cabins, while on deck, guests have the choice of several spaces for leusire and socialising, with bar, Jacuzzi, barbeque and two separate alfresco dining areas.
For further details of these and other beautiful Benetti superyachts please contact one of the experts at the Luxury Charter Group.