Benetti launchedthe Crystal 140 BY006 M/Y EQUUS for a European owner. Launched in the presence of her owner and friends March 15th, the Crystal 140' represents the benchmark for semi-custom yachts in the Class range, a gamma with an incredible success in recent years.
First introduced in 2011 to satisfy the needs of diversified clientele for spacious above and below decks areas, this innovative 140' shuttle has since sold an incredible six units. The BY006 Crystal 140' EQUUS was purchased by an experienced owner, new to Benetti, who has always admired the yard's yachts and was looking for a model that would bring together family and friends without being excessively large. With the Crystal 140', he found the ideal size.
Contemporary interiors recreating her original design by François Zuretti were created by the Benetti in house design team in collaboration with the owner's designer, Polly Sturgess' POD Interior Style studio, who personally created the decorative detailing. It recalls a colonial atmosphere with an African mood, in reference to the family's passion for the African continent and polo, one of the world's most glamorous sports, also knows as “the sport of the Kings”.
The living area's decorative panels imitate zebra skins, while all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather.
The BY006 Crystal 140' EQUUS was designed for the owner's private use and his desire to have the yacht dedicated to hosting his family and friends. The most important is the spacious sun-deck that includes a large zone towards the stern with settees and lounge chairs, while the Jacuzzi has been moved forward. The same deck hosts a TV screen for guest entertainment.
The interior dining area is on the upper deck and features a special table personalized by the owner himself, an admirer of ebony artwork. The main deck is characterized by a large living area without tables. The owner's apartment is forward and includes a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with a 180° panorama of the sea.
Fabio Ermetto, Benetti CCO: “Her launch once again confirms the success of the semi-custom Crystal 140' model, surely the most spacious yacht in her category. This strong point, coupled with timeless design and a quality and level of comfort unique for her category, are the perfect mix for this design. And thanks to our order backlog we are able to offer exceptionally rapid delivery times using our “on-spec” system. Hull number seven, to be delivered in December 2016, is an example of this rare opportunity.”