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Benetti launches BF104 MY ‘”Lejos 3″ from Fast 125’ line in Viareggio

Hitting the waters on Tuesday, May 23 at a shipyard in Viareggio was luxury yacht maker Benetti’s BF104 M/Y “Lejos 3”. The 38-metre superyacht from the Fast line of yachts is the fourth Fast 125’ unit built by the shipyard. Fitted with the innovative Azipull Carbon propulsion system, she will be delivered to the owner in the coming months.

The 38.1 metre long and 8.23-metre wide superyacht has four sprawling decks. Living spaces include an owner’s suite, four VIP cabins, a saloon and dining area and a smaller living area while the Main Deck and Upper Deck both provide copious amounts of space for guests to lounge and mingle. One of the highlights includes the Sun Deck that was designed entirely for the comfort and entertainment of its guests. The Sun Deck has a standard sized swimming pool on top of the larger custom pool available at the bow of the Upper Deck.

Benetti continues to bring stunning designs to the vessels. The exteriors are dressed in the signature sporty, sleek accents of designer Stefano Righini. Redman Whiteley Dixon is the brains behind the interiors, basing the structure on Benetti’s Air configuration — the most contemporary of the three interior decoration options offered to owners of the Fast 125’ fleet.

Of course, the Azipull Carbon propulsion system plays a big role in the technical aspect of this yacht. Developed jointly with Rolls Royce, Benetti’s new Azipull technology has enabled the Fast 125’ yachts to increase weight reduction and handling, allowing for smoother and more stable sailing. The technical innovations installed onboard include the D2P_Displacement to Planning® hull with wave piercer, which allows more streamlined movement. The yacht is able to be used both in displacement mode for reduced consumption at low speeds, as well as in planning mode at higher speeds — both being extremely convenient and comfortable for guests.

The launch of the M/Y “Lejos 3” comes just a few days after the market debut of M/Y “Skyler”, the third unit in the series, that joins the M/Y “Ironman” and the M/Y “Constance Joy”, respectively first and second hull of the Fast 125’ line.

For more information, visit Benetti.

Environmentally friendly yacht: Benetti Meamina for charter in Maldives and Seychelles

Chartering in the Maldives and Seychelles this year, the 59 metre Benetti Meamina is an elegant, contemporary yacht. A fully equipped, action-packed vessel, she is a popular choice for families too, and is using Yacht Carbon Offsets to counter the greenhouse gas impact of fuel used.

Former Captain Steve Barker explains that this involves matching the greenhouse gas emissions from her engines and generators, ton for ton, with equivalent reductions from verified green energy projects. “Meamina is now operating in a more environmentally responsible way”, he says of the owners’ 2014 decision.

“Without compromising our very high standards, we have also re-evaluated many areas of daily operations, behind the scenes, and worked out ways to provide greener choices to guests on board. “Though we always seek to be fuel efficient, the fuel demands of a powerful, luxurious yacht like Meamina are vast. So it is great that we can respond effectively and economically to her greenhouse gas impact with Yacht Carbon Offset Limited”.

This company, based in London’s Mayfair, provides a fully- documented service for superyacht owners, and has Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification. Says their Mark Robinson: “We were delighted to welcome Meamina, and to help counteract her carbon footprint. This is increasingly important to many owners and charterers, especially those that are high profile, or who are concerned about the impact that their lifestyle may have on the climate.

“Meamina used a Gold Standard renewable energy project in Turkey for her initial carbon offset program. This venture was dependent on carbon funding, so Meamina’s action made a real difference. It is lovely to work with this beautiful yacht, and we thank all on board for their decision to proceed. More information can be found at yachtcarbonoffset.com.

Launched in 2009, Meamina is a full displacement motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminum topsides. Naval architecture is by Benetti, exterior lines by their Stefano Natucci, and Studio Massari took care of the interior design. The layout sleeps 12 guests in an immaculate master suite, an upper deck VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two twins. Up to 15 crew can be carried, including two world-class chefs and a qualified masseuse.

Powered by twin MTU V12 4000 turbo-charged engines, she has a top speed of 16 kts and range of 5,000 nm at 12 kts, a capability that has seen her in the Med, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia’s exotic seas and straits during a very fully-occupied eight years. Naiad stabilised when under way and at anchor, Meamina is classified by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Principal tenders are two 7.4m and 6m Pascoe jet drives. She carries two Yamaha wave runners, a stand-up wave runner, jet surf, wake boards, two stand-up paddle boards, two Eddyline kayaks, three bicycles, adult and child waterskis, snorkelling gear, inflatable towable toys, water slide, scuba gear, and there are both indoor and outdoor gymnasiums.

A Benetti spokesman says that apart from the classical purity of her white hull and superstructure, and exemplary Studio Massari interiors and decor, special attention was given to the owners’ private quarters. “Meamina is a true family yacht, designed for relaxing and comfortable cruising. The owner asked us to create different areas in the salons, and formal and informal social gathering places for the guests. The aim was to build a prestigious and impressive yacht with sophisticated decor and elegant furnishings. Interiors are pleasantly cosy”.

Of particular interest is the master suite, which has his and hers studies. Entrance is via her study, then there is a lounge and relaxation area beside starboard windows, with a sofa flanked by a pair of coffee tables and a bookcase on the wall.

A large double bed is centred. Here a flat screen TV drops down from an overhead recess, and beyond is a short hallway off which are dressing rooms. On the port side is a spacious bathroom with twin basins, tall cabinets, a tub and separate shower. Steps lead to a forward upper level within the master suite, where his study is located, complete with sweeping bow views, and a door giving access to the foredeck. Possibly the most prominent study we’ve ever seen on a superyacht.

Guests staying in the VIP suite are also wonderfully located on the upper deck, sharing space with the sky lounge. The decks are variously arranged for wining and dining or sunbathing and swimming or relaxing in the jacuzzi, while within, off the principal salon, there is a formal dining table for 12 in a wood- panelled setting bathed in gentle ambient lighting. Even a small impromptu cinema can be set up. Definitely a lovely layout, and thoughtful use of all available spaces.

This vessel is available for charter via Burgess Yachts.

This article was first published in Yacht Style 38.

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous Begins In December

From December 10 to 12, Phuket will see superyacht owners, villa owners, industry partners and luxury lifestyle media in town for the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2016. Organized with sponsor Infinite Luxury, the event will welcome sailing and motor yachts that measure more than 24 meters in length. The yachts in question are those based on or visiting Phuket.

The exclusive event is by invitation only and features an ever-growing list of partners such as Feadship, Burgess, Edmiston, Benetti, Simpson Marine, Northrop & Johnson and many more. The event is more than just a chance for luxury yacht partners to descend upon Southeast Asia’s luxury superyacht haven. The luxurious venue, Kata Rocks, will begin the three-day programme with the Superyacht Rendezvous Opening Reception on board a superyacht and will end with the Kata Rocks Charter Season Opening Party on the final day.

In fact, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous happens to be one of the many coordinated yachting events from December 3 to 18. The season kicks off with the Phuket King’s Cup Regetta, followed by Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous and ends with the Thailand Yacht Show. “This event is a great opportunity for yacht owners and charter brokers to showcase their yachts in leading yachting and globally renowned luxury media publications” said Michael Nurbatlian, Marketing Director of Infinite Luxury.

Benetti Delfino 95 Rendering

Benetti Sells Third Delfino 95’ Superyacht

While the Cannes Yachting Festival may be over, some yacht manufacturers are basking in the glow of another successful event. One such brand in a celebratory mood is Benetti, thanks to the sale of its third Delfino 95’ superyacht.

While the delivery of the 29-meter superyacht will only take place in 2018, Benetti promises to deliver a creation that is not only luxurious but also stylish. Featuring cool external lines on the exterior, a design feature by Giorgio Cassetta, the superyacht comes from the brand’s Class D range. For the interior, Benetti enlisted the help of designer Achille Salvagni to create a cozy and elegant space in which the new owner will be able to relax.

Over the years, the Benetti shipyard has produced award-winning designs. The most recent honor was the World Yacht Trophies Award 2016 for the 64-meter Benetti FB264. With this in mind, it is certain that Benetti will deliver a superyacht of exceptional quality that will be enjoyed by the lucky new owner.

Haute Couture Yachting: Benetti Meets Kiton

In a move that will bring some of the finest Italian craftspeople together, Benetti has announced a new partnership with Italian tailor Kiton. This collaboration will see the yacht manufacturer work closely with the bespoke tailor to deck out the luxury yachts in the best that Italian sartorial elegance has to offer.

Customers who turn to one of the world’s oldest yacht builders will have the chance to tap the skills of the tailors at Kiton to style their lounges for that added touch of luxury. In turn, the top clients of the Neapolitan fashion house can look forward to exclusive access to Italian superyachts during the boat shows. This applies for such shows as Cannes, Montecarlo, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong, through 2017.

“The aim of the partnership is to devote increasing attention to our customers who have chosen a unique and exclusive lifestyle”, says Antonio De Matteis, CEO of Kiton. He adds “Excellence and quality: these are the basic principles of our partnership of which I’m extremely proud. Benetti is a beacon of Italian excellence which perfectly matches our own values: a family-oriented atmosphere, innovation, style and quality.”

Clients interested in learning more about the new joint venture can do so at the upcoming boat shows. Alternatively, Benetti can arrange for its top clients to visit Kiton’s premises in Naples and Milan. In turn, Kiton’s clientele will be able to visit the “Yachtique” styling lounges that can be found in the Benetti boutique in Viareggio.

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous

The countdown begins to the first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR). To launch the charter season in Phuket, from December 10 to 12, sailing and motor superyachts over 24 meters will come together for a three-day social program. Many of the big names in global yachting will be present, including Benetti Yachts, Princess Yachts Southeast Asia, Burgess, Lee Marine, Bristol Charter, PMYA Asia Yachting, Seal Superyachts, Yacht Solutions, 77 Design, and Hemisphere Crew Solutions.Kata-Rocks-Superyacht-rendezvous-2

“Lee Marine is thrilled to be supporting the first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous. Kata Rocks and Infinite Luxury are, as usual, presenting innovative ideas for this event. Thailand’s current and upcoming superyacht market has so much growth potential and, this rendezvous pushes that point home,” said Josh Lee, Founder & Managing Director of Lee Marine.Kata-Rocks-Superyacht-rendezvous-3

Kata Rocks is one of the foremost luxury resorts in Phuket. Located on the Andaman Sea, large villas overlook the azure waters in between Kata and Kata Noi beaches and the island of Koh Pu. The KRSR will be sponsored by Phuket based property developer and resort management brand, Infinite Luxury. Guests at the event will not only have the opportunity to experience some of the most luxurious yachts in the region, but also try out various marine toys and party it up with live music and DJs at the Kata Rocks Charter Season Opening Party.

Superyacht Sai Ram By Benetti Sold

A mere five months after being put on sale, the Sai Ram by Benetti has been sold. At 51.8 meters, the custom-built superyacht is an example of fine Italian craftsmanship. The sale of the refurbished superyacht, comes more than a decade after the superyacht was made delivered to its original owner.

Designed by Stefani Natucci, the Sai Ram comes with upgraded audio-visual equipment and ample space for relaxing and entertaining. Unsurprisingly, the superyacht is fitted with six cabins over three decks that accommodate 12 guests. Important guests can rest easy in the VIP double cabin that occupies the bridge deck. The full-beam master suite is complete with a double dressing room and owner’s studio. It sits on the main deck of course. Two double and two twin cabins are housed in the lower deck.

The brand new interior is the work of Lazzarini Pickering, Barbara Fragale and Michael Stahlam. With their goal of creating a peaceful environment, the yacht showcases a warm and inviting main saloon, which opens up to a social dining saloon for 10. Whoever the lucky owners may be, it is certain that this is a calm and comfortable oasis that they will enjoy for years to come.

To find out more about the superyacht Sai Ram, visit Burgess Yachts.

Benetti Unveils New Models: Monaco Yacht Show 2016

The Monaco Yacht Show is a wonderful opportunity for distributors and manufacturers to showcase their splendid creations. Benetti is one of the many yacht builders set to make use of this event to bring out its finest and shiniest new superyachts to the playground of the rich and famous. Straight from the Italian yacht builder’s Custom Line comes the Benetti MY Domani (above) and the Benetti FB 264, both of which will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show.

We first take a look at the MY Domani that measures in at 45 meters. Spanning three decks, the yacht has four guest cabins that provide comfort and space for those on board. The upper deck plays host to the VIP cabin while the main deck houses the full beam owner’s suite, complete with a private terrace that gives you a view of the sea. Those looking for some fun under the sun can enjoy the sundeck that is split into three different areas. Choose between frolicking under the rays on a dedicated sunbathing space or cool down in the pool then enjoy a meal in the external dining area.

The Benetti FB 264

The Benetti FB 264

Slightly larger than the MY Domani, the Benetti FB 264 comes in at an impressive 63.5 meters. Boasting a steel and aluminum hull, it is clear the Benetti took inspiration from naval architecture. With four decks, designed by FM Architettura d’Interni, the superyacht is fitted with four guest cabins on the lower deck, much like the MY Domani. However with the extra space, Benetti was able to include one extra VIP cabin on the main deck with an 80 square meter owner suite on the upper deck. An external salon also takes its place on the upper deck, providing ample room for entertaining and dining. Those who love fitness will enjoy the sun deck. With a 4-meter swimming pool, gym and beauty area, we can’t think of a better place to get in touch with yourself.

For more information on the MY Domani and the MY FB264 at the Monaco Yacht Show, visit Benetti Yachts.

This story is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Read it here: Benetti Memamerkan Model Baru: Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Review: Benetti M/Y 11∙11

Unveiled at the latest edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, this immensely stylish 63m superyacht features a distinctive vertical axe bow – only the second plumb-bow yacht designed by Benetti’s naval architects. Designed to cut through the water and deliver an exceptionally stable ride, the vessel’s distinctive shape and wide beam permit increased living and storage space aboard.

Significantly redeveloped from her original concept in just 10 months, this full displacement superyacht has four decks contained in her steel hull and aluminum superstructure, and can accommodate up to 12 guests and 16 crew.Benetti-MY-11-11-Forward-Deck-Seating-and-Sunbathing

The yacht’s external architecture is elegant and streamlined. The absence of bulwarks and the integration of full height portrait windows on the main deck, as well as the enormous 180 degree windows that enclose the upper and sun decks, means that the forward area of the main deck is completely unencumbered. The ship’s handling and docking areas are concealed so as not to obstruct the view from the bridge or the master suite. Together with the significant natural daylight illumination achieved through the continuous glass windows, and the striking nocturnal illumination effects generated by 46 underwater lights along the waterline, the designers have created a magical effect.Benetti-MY-11-11-Forward-Deck-Bow-Sunloungers

11∙11 is the epitome of a luxury superyacht. This is particularly evident in the superior quality and high specification of her interiors, all which provide the comfort, functionality and innovation of a most luxurious residential home. From the principal living and entertaining spaces, to the spacious crew quarters and superbly-appointed galley, fine craftsmanship, exquisite finishes, and intricate attention to detail are at the heart of the interior. All the furniture, joinery and soft furnishings are bespoke.Benetti-MY-11-11-Living-Area

The generous and spacious living areas both inside and out offer softness, comfort and functionality. The main saloon is an impressive entertaining space with its custom-made U-shaped sofa, 12-seater formal dining table and calming grey color palette, while the sky lounge on the upper deck offers a more informal lounge environment complete with cocktail bar and generous seating.Benetti-MY-11-11-Dining-Area

An impressive lobby and staircase on the main deck features a bright Italian marble floor and handmade balustrade crafted from marine grade stainless steel with a shimmering shagreen handrail. There are numerous opportunities for dining across the main and upper decks, but perhaps the most distinguishing feature can be found on the upper deck aft where 14 guests can be accommodated at a unique ‘backlit’ quartzite dining table. The outside bar, crafted from over a tonne of natural Italian fluted stone, and two symmetrical seating areas with custom fitted sofas, complete this exceptional entertainment space.Benetti-MY-11-11-Main-Foyer

When it comes to social areas, it doesn’t get better than the main saloon on the 11-11, which welcomes passengers with a large, plush, U-shaped sofa, surrounded by a unique cushioned coffee table, which makes for a ‘Wow’ factor both by day and by night.

Two luxurious cabins on the main deck enhance the living quarters. The spacious VIP suite is a full-beam cabin with six full-height portrait windows and an adjoining study / vanity area and fitted walk-in dressing room. The master suite enjoys an expansive 180 degree panorama over the bow, overlooking the entirely private owner’s sun deck with large jet pool and a sunbathing area stretching all the way to the bow. As the yacht is designed for the owner’s family, child safety features strongly in the yacht’s design, including rounded edges and fabric-wrapped walls and furniture, with a children friendly cabin adjacent to the master suite.Benetti-MY-11-11-master-bedroom

On the lower deck, guests are accommodated in four spacious suites comprising two double cabins and two twins. All the ensuite bathrooms feature Italian marble hand-selected from the quarry, and bespoke Lalique crystal taps to complement the generous basin areas. There is also a powder room on every deck.Benetti-MY-11-11-VIP-Suite-Bathroomd

The Sun Deck is the pre-eminent leisure area aboard, and was entirely restructured to create 15m of deck space for outdoor relaxation, sunbathing and entertainment. The most indulgent spot on the yacht comes in the form of a dedicated Spa area. The Steam Room is made entirely from pearlescent mosaic tiles, with smoky quartz stones and soothing chromatherapy decor. The white marble Treatment Room features an adjustable massage bed and heated towel cabinet.Benetti-MY-11-11-Treatment-Room

The crew cabins are identical in size and without the disadvantage of narrowing as they near the bow, creating generous quarters for the 16-strong crew. The remaining volume is used as valuable storage space for this substantial vessel.

Technology features have been carefully integrated into the design and include individual iPads in every room. These provide controls for customising audio/visual content, lighting, curtains, blinds and air conditioning. Built-in curved Samsung UHD TVs also feature throughout, housed in bespoke cabinets and frames to complement the overall design.Benetti-MY-11-11-Helm-Station

Apart from the dreamy accommodations and the yacht’s luxurious amenities, the technical details are also important: twin CAT 3512C engines power the superyacht up to an impressive recorded top speed of 17.5 knots – exceeding the contractual speed by 1.5 knots – and delivering a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles, which should be more than enough for most owners. The two nickel-aluminum-bronze DETRA propellers are designed for high efficiency and low-pressure transmission to the hull. A Custom Benetti 8m limousine tender and a Novurania 6m RIB complete the inventory of this exceptional vessel.Benetti-MY-11-11-Custom-8m-Tender

  • SPECS
    LOA: 63m
    Beam: 10.80m
    Draught (loaded): 3.5m
    Construction: Steel (hull) and aluminum
    (superstructure)
    Displacement: 1,000 tonnes
    Gross Tonnage: 1181 GT
    Naval Architect: Benetti
    Exterior and Interior Design: Benetti
    Main engines: 2X Caterpillar 3512C, total 2700 KW combined
    Speed: Max 17.5 knots / Cruise 16 knots
    Fuel Capacity: 110,000 liters
    Range at Cruising speed: 5,000 nautical miles
    Stabilisers: OPEM Sistemi with Zero speed

Story Credits

Text by Suzy Rayment, Editor-at-Large, Yacht Style

Images by Jeff Brown

This story first appeared in Yacht Style.

Ocean Paradise

Ocean Paradise named “greenest” yacht

Ocean Paradise

The annual gathering of yacht connoisseurs came to a close in Monaco over the weekend, with the prestigious Rina Green Plus prize going to a new mega-yacht from Italian manufacturer Benetti.

The 55-meter boat, presented in a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, was recognized as the year’s leading example of yacht constructors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of their vessels.

Ocean Paradise yacht dining

The prize is awarded based on the criteria set out by Rina, a marine services company, in its Green Plus certification label, which encourages all manufacturers to produce more eco-friendly boats.

Ocean Paradise yacht living room

Among the innovative and green technologies aboard the Ocean Paradise is a system that reabsorbs greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit their dispersion in the marine environment. Benetti used a brand new coating on the hull of the yacht, reducing resistance in the water and thus enhancing fuel efficiency. The boat is lit with next-generation LED lights, also an optimal choice for energy efficiency.

Benetti Ocean Paradise yacht

Sneak peek at Benetti’s Ocean Paradise

Ocean Paradise yacht

Benetti has just unveiled the first images of the Ocean Paradise, the brand’s latest yacht, which will be presented in a world exclusive at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which runs September 25-28.

Ocean Paradise yacht living room

This 55 meter-long mega yacht was assembled in the Livorno boatyard in Tuscany, where it has just been put to sea. Designed according to the specifications of the boat’s owner — a wealthy Singaporean businessman — the yacht combines high-end technology and ultra luxury design.

Ocean Paradise yacht bedroom

Automated systems handle all the settings. The interior design is based on minimalist lines, with a mix of transparent materials and openings onto the outside to let in natural light, such as the large bay windows in the living room.

Ocean Paradise yacht dining

The Ocean Paradise includes four guest cabins with marble bathrooms and a main suite with its own terrace at the bow on the main deck. Every detail has been carefully, luxuriously treated, such as the leather-surfaced interior of the wardrobes.

Ocean Paradise yacht waterfall pool

The upper deck is dedicated to a private home beach club, equipped with a solarium, a waterfall pool, a gym and a mini bar with DJ mixing tables.

Ocean Paradise yacht deckBenetti Ocean Paradise yacht

benetti Diamonds Are Forever yacht

Benetti launches superyacht Diamonds Are Forever

benetti Diamonds Are Forever yacht

Benetti will bring the recently delivered 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever to this year’s Cannes Boat Show, making it the largest yacht ever to be on display at the show.

Built in 2011 and with a guest allowance of 12, Diamonds has four decks (complete with an elevator) and plenty of room for relaxing and entertainment.
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Benetti Latitude

Rihanna Cruises on 172-Ft. Benetti Latitude

Benetti Latitude

Rihanna let her hair down recently in the French Riviera aboard on Benetti’s stylish 172-ft. superyacht Latitude, which charters out at about $300,000 a week.

The London Daily Mail reports that the 23-year-old star rented the vessel for some R&R following her performances at the UK’s V Festival.

She thrilled paparazzi with glimpses of a toned bikini bod as she paraded around the yacht’s five decks.
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Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

Success for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

After four thrilling days of exclusive parties, glamourous entertainment and intense networking, the Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 ended last Monday leaving no doubt about its status as the region’s leading yacht show.

The superyacht show, which also incorporates a business jet exhibit and displays of luxury properties and high-end brands, once again drew crowds of China’s most affluent individuals to Sanya city in the ‘Chinese Riviera’ of Hainan Island.

This year’s edition had twice as many exhibitors as last year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous, and generated several billion RMB worth of transactions.
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Superyacht Reverie

Superyacht Reverie is up for sale

Superyacht Reverie

Michael White of the Ocean Independence has listed the 70 metre Reverie for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000.

Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded.

The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and 24 guests in 8 cabins with a further two staff or guest cabins.
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Fendi yacht Lady Lara by Benetti

Yacht maker Benetti and Fendi Casa, the home-furnishing brand of fashion house Fendi, have collaborated to produce Lady Lara, the 194-foot custom megayacht.

Fendi Casa – under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari – has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer.

The glamorous touch has been achieved by the use of warm colours, as well as incorporation of gold, silver and mother of pearls.


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Synchrony Fractional Yacht Ownership

“First there were summer house shares, then fractional jet ownership. Apparently, the next step in spreading the wealth is Synchrony, which offers syndicated yacht ownership.”

Indeed, owning a yacht is far from a practical proposition, with a high buy-in cost, increasing annual costs and a depreciating asset that remains unused for much of the year.

Synchrony, which is based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, is said to differ from other fractional yacht companies as it offers full access to yachts for up to six weeks per year — with fewer responsibilities.

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