Benetti recently announced the launch of their entry level tri-deck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line, the semi-custom MY PARADIS. The first of three 108’ Tradition Supremes in production, she’ll make her debut this month in Cannes. The 108’ will hopefully enjoy the same popularity of the Tradition 105 series. Benetti’s Class Range Displacement line includes composite luxury motoryachts from 93’ to 145’.
Benetti 108 Starboard Running
MY PARADIS boasts exquisite exterior styling and innovations by Stefano Righini who has created cut outs in the superstructure to maximize natural light throughout the vessel which beautifully illuminates the light oak and dark wood interior accent mix designed by Francois Zuretti. Walls display varying levels of thickness of wood for a 3D effect and enhancement of the feeling of lightness. Benetti gives full freedom of choice to owners to choose their own furnishings and layout to create truly one-of-a-kind masterpieces at sea.
MY PARADIS’ customized main deck integrates the main saloon with what would normally be the traditional dining area and instead includes a spacious yet comfortable lounge with plenty of seating and convenient bar with a full galley aft of the master. With Righini’s lowering of the exterior washboard to match the glass window height, the separation between inside and outside has been greatly reduced. In this model, the owner has chosen to place the crew mess on this level rather than belowdecks where he has placed extra refrigeration. Benetti’s MY PARADIS accommodates up to 12 guests in a full beam, main deck owner’s stateroom and four VIP cabins on the lower deck. Six crew may also be accommodated.
Benetti 108 Aft Deck
Benetti 108 Main Salon
Benetti 108 Master
The sun deck will prove a popular spot to gather, accessed from inside or outside, with dining area for 10 guests in the center, a hot tub and seating area with moveable seating for flexible use. It also features a roomy sofa with forward facing storage adjacent to the starboard helm station and a sunpad you won’t want to leave towards the stern. The area is protected by a hard top. The below skylounge surrounded with windows on three sides and a slider that leads to the outdoor salon offers dramatic views of the passing landscape. The skylounge is also equipped with a Turkish bath and skylight.
Benetti 108 Sky Lounge
Benetti 108 Sun Deck
Benetti 108 Sauna
MY PARADIS boasts hybrid diesel-electric propulsion. She’s powered by either traditional twin 735kW MAN V8 1000s or twin 35kW electric motors powered by gensets that connect to regulators/inverters in the main engines. The electric propulsion allows navigation up to six knots. With the traditional MANs alone, MY PARADIS will cruise at 12.5 knots and top out at 15 knots. At 10 knots, she’ll have about a 2,300-nautical-mile range. As with all yachts in the Benetti Class Range, MY PARADIS is equipped with a CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizer for both efficiency and guest comfort. Her beam is just over 23.5’ and she draws about 6.5’.
Benetti 108 Engine Room
With a launch this spectacular—especially the impeccable Italian styling and design, it’s no wonder why 26 North Yachts has named Benetti on its prestigious Top 10 Motoryacht Builders List. They’re one of the oldest (established in 1873) and most respected motoryacht shipyards, balancing technological innovation with European styling and panache. Azimut | Benetti made a great showing in the ShowBoats International Global Order Book 2014 with as many as 79 megayachts under construction. For the 14th time, Azimut | Benetti topped the book which ranks the top 20 international builders of superyachts based on actual orders. Benetti ranked first in the custom-designed megayachts category for the 15th time.