While people around the world were making last-minute preparations for Christmas, Benetti was presenting a gift, of sorts, to a client. It launched Good Day, the fourth megayacht in its Mediterraneo 116 semi-custom series.
Classed to RINA requirements, the Mediterraneo 116 series accommodates an owner’s party of 10. (Since Benetti supplied just a launch image, at top, see the sistership, Mr. Loui, below for a profile hint.) Good Day’s owner embraced the ability to tailor the interior to his liking. In working with the Benetti Interiors Style Department, he selected three primary woods. Furthermore, different wood combinations characterize different decks. For example, the upper deck shows off elm and Tanganyika, with stains to make each play off the other. For the lower deck, meanwhile, both of those as well as tay wood (sometimes called Koto wood) appear.
This concept of giving different areas distinct looks continues throughout Good Day. Each of the en suite baths onboard shows off different marble, for instance, as well as mosaics. The stones are colorful, too. They include Port Laurent (veins of gold against a brown-black background), plus Shara Noir (veins of white and orange-gold against a rich black background). Then there’s also the aptly named Blue Sea marble.
Since Good Day is all about good times with friends and family, though, the overriding emphasis is on togetherness. Dining areas are on all three decks to help make this happen. (On a related side note, the galley features a wok and a steam oven, for tasty meals.) A lounging area with a pool sits forward on the upper deck. And, perhaps most fun of all, the upper deck features a karaoke lounge, with a handy wine cellar.
With a 25’3” (7.72-meter) beam, Good Day should treat her guests to plenty of good, leisurely days. Her cruising speed is reportedly 14 knots, under twin MAN engines.
Interestingly, the launch took place during what Benetti nicknames its Giga Season. The nickname is in honor of launching its largest-ever megayachts, starting with FB277, which measures 351 feet (107 meters). FB277 splashed at the Italian builder’s Livorno shipyard, while Good Day launched in Viareggio.