New From Benetti: The Magnificent EQUUS

Author: Charterworld
Date: April 27, 2016

Italy has seen yet another successful launch, that of the Benetti Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS (BY006). The yacht is under construction and hit the water during the ceremony on the 15th March, which was attended by her proud European owner and his friends.

The Crystal 140? yacht represents the benchmark for semi-custom vessels in the Benetti Class series, which has seen a real success in the current years. The gamma was presented in 2011 to accommodate the needs of customers looking for a spacious vessel, both below and above deck. Since her launch Benetti has sold incredible six units to date.

EQUUS was bought by an experienced owner, who always admired Benetti?s vessels and was looking for a boat that would be suitable for his family and friends, without being excessively large ? and he found the perfect size in the Crystal 140?.

The yacht?s modern interiors originally created by Francois Zuretti were recreated by Benetti?s in-house design team in cooperation with the Owner?s designer, Polly Sturgess? POD Interior Style studio who are responsible for the interior decor. The interior is characterised by an African mood, which reflects the family?s passion for Africa and polo, one of the world?s most glamorous sports.

Decorative panels in the living area imitate zebra skins and all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather. EQUUS was built to be used by the owner privately, to accommodate his family and friends.

One of the most significant features is her vast sun deck that includes a large area towards the stern boasting settees and lounge chairs. There is also a Jacuzzi located forward. In addition, this deck also features a TV screen.

On the interior, the vast dining area is located on the upper deck and boasts a special made-to-measure table, personalised by the Owner himself, who is an admirer of ebony artwork.

The main deck has a spacious saloon without tables. The owner?s suite is located forward and incorporates a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with 180 degrees of panoramic views.

Benetti is also working on the hull number 7 of the same series, which is due to be delivered in December 2016.

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