Benetti And Romero Present Se77antasette Superyacht Concept

Benetti, unveiled their latest concept at this years Monaco Yacht Show when it introduced its Se77antasette, which is, in turn, Italian for 77.

Benetti has teamed up with Fernando Romero, for this project who is also responsible for Mexico’s new international airport.

Romero has offices in Mexico City and New York and employs about 200 architects. A lifelong boater, Romero used one of his friend’s Benetti yachts in the Sea of Cortez for many years.

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This type of design also draws on the use of highly advanced technology that can be found firstly in the innovative layout of the navigation systems and of the propulsion system. The radar equipment, which is usually in full view on top of the yacht, is totally integrated and invisible here. Benetti’s engineers have worked with leading aerospace and marine suppliers to devise a totally new way to hide the navigation equipment inside a glass dome, without compromising the control of the yacht and the safety of the owner, their guests and the crew. With regards to propulsion, the final configuration is made with 5 variable speed Caterpillar generators that allow the use of the full power available from the diesel engine as the speed is not limited to any rpm, and hence the required space is reduced. With this configuration, it was possible to keep the entire engine room on only one level, the under lower deck, allowing the lower deck to be completely dedicated to accommodation.

The master suite on the Se77antasette, situated in the forward area of the main deck, is a 100-square-meter apartment, plus 140 square meters of private outdoor space to enjoy in complete seclusion. Inside there are plans for a hi-tech studio/office to stay connected from anywhere in the world. The made-to-measure wooden bed is situated in the center of the room, with sofas on either side and a walk-in wardrobe. The large marble bathroom has a view of the sea and private shower and toilet rooms. The terrace in the bow is furnished with comfortable sofas and even has a private 1.5 meter deep swimming pool. The space is also equipped with a floor lifting system that transforms it into a heliport to land and take off.

The two VIP cabins and four guest cabins are on the lower deck.

 

It will be fitted with 5 variable speed Caterpillar generators, 4xC32 (1048 ekW @ 2300 rpm) and one C18 (563 ekW @ 2100 rpm) coupled with two twin counter-rotating screws pods (1700kw each), driven by permanent magnet motors. The variable speed generators allow the use of the full power available from the diesel engine and in addition requires less space in the engine room. Another advantage of the variable speed generators is the efficiency in sharing loads through the various operational modes (cruise, anchor…). This power flexibility allows to get lower exhaust emissions. The propulsion system delivers a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 5,000 miles at 12 knots, and welcome up to 12 guests on board, with accommodation for 19 crew members on the lower deck.

 

Selected excerpts from the Benetti web site, read the full article at Benettiyachts-se77antasette

 


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