“After my first Benetti in 2015, I came back to work with a team that in my opinion realizes one of the best yachts in the world.” These are the comments of the happy owner of the Benetti Bacchanal. Speaking at the delivery ceremony on November 5, he added, “I’m happy that everything is the result of a masterfully orchestrated teamwork, and all my ideas and wishes were welcomed.”
Hull number 703 for the shipyard, the megayacht measures 154 feet (46.95 meters) and is an entirely custom four-deck design. P.L.A.N.A. Design engineered her for long-range cruising, an expected 5,900 nautical miles at 10 knots. Her twin MTU engines should permit a top speed just shy of 16 knots, too. Further noteworthy, the Benetti Bacchanal has a 3D sonar system to detect submerged objects upwards of 1,640 feet (500 meters) ahead of her while cruising.
For friends and family, the owner decided on a general arrangement featuring five staterooms. It’s an unusual arrangement as well. Specifically, four staterooms sit below decks, with the fifth on the wheelhouse deck. The owner, of course, has his suite forward on the main deck, further with an office and occupying the full 29’9” (9.1-meter) beam. The social spaces, from the formal dining area to the upper saloon, feature picture-window glass, as well as select abilities to become indoor-outdoor areas due to sliding glass doors.
There’s strong design continuity throughout the megayacht, too. This is thanks to Benetti’s in-house design department and Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo, who the owner selected. In fact, they mimicked the alfresco teak decking in the interior wenge parquet soles. To drive home the effect, the wenge slats are nearly 2½ inches wide (60 mm wide). Plus, the parquet treatment appears not just in the saloon, but also the sky lounge, the captain’s cabin, and the owner’s bath. More mimicking goes on with the metallic gray furnishing, meant to reflect the superstructure paint. Each of the guest baths, meanwhile, shows off white-toned Thassos marble underfoot and on the walls. Black granite adorns countertops, for color contrast.
The Benetti Bacchanal runs with seven crewmembers. Their five cabins are below decks, while the captain has an upper-deck cabin.
P.L.A.N.A. Design planadesign.eu
Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo gomezdetuddo.org