New Launch

BENETTI M/Y SEASENSE: 67 METERS

It’s been four years in the making from design to delivery leading up to M/Y Seasense making her long awaited World debut at the 2017 Monaco Boat Show.  The 67metre(220’) motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure is the embodiment of a truly custom project.

Hailing from the Benetti Shipyard in Livorno, Italy, she is the culmination of a vision driven by the owner for something unique and aesthetically pleasing while remaining in harmony with the surrounding seascape.

Exterior designer Cor D. Rover interpreted the owner’s ideas and translated them into what is now a vessel with bespoke design features such as high, narrow vertical windows along the side walls and an incredible 10mx4m swimming pool on the main aft deck. Notice the teak wood running the width of the deck rather than in the traditional lengthwise sense. Tired of swimming? Just bring in the carbon fiber and teak planks and convert the outdoor space into a basketball court.

But before you jump in the pool, there’s the covered Sun Deck where the fully appointed gym is set up for real fitness buffs and not just for show.  The Sun Deck is also where you’d find the space to relax on the sofas next to the American style bar complete with a wood-burning pizza oven.

Down below, you’ll find the garage set in the center of the yacht where the specially designed limo-tender by Giorgio Cassetta is stored and launched.

There is a seamlessness that exists between exterior and interior spaces. Floor to ceiling windows open completely giving a 360 degree view of the sea. The main deck has an indoor-outdoor area starting with a dining area set outside for 12 guests which easily moves inside where the TV lounge is found.

California design firm Area was tasked with the Interior design work and selected a rich collection of materials and furnishings to mirror the blue colourways of the sea and sky.

Creating spaces to accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, the most unusual has to be the Master suite.  With a ceiling height of just over 3m(10’), one gets the sense of spaciousness and grandeur normally only experienced on land. Enthusiastic art collectors, the owners had a huge steel chandelier measuring 2.7mx2.2m specially commissioned for their suite.

Built and designed for private use only, the owner’s influence is seen throughout each and every detail. From the grey Antartide Marble spiral staircase to the clean flowing spaces throughout, the final product is a culmination of an experienced shipyard working in concert with a group of innovative designers all coming together to deliver on the Owner’s unique vision.

Carole Seago

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