Benetti’s M/Y Skyler is truly ground breaking in more than one dimension. The 38 meter vessel is the third unit in Benetti’s innovative ‘Fast Range’ and is equipped with an ultra modern Rolls Royce Azipull Carbon 65 Propulsion system powered by two 2,636hp diesel engines that allows Skyler capable of a top speed of 22 knots, and a cruising speed of 17.5 knots.
“Efficient and lightweight propulsion is key to reducing the environmental impact of a modern yacht,” said Vincenzo Poerio, Benetti CEO. “We have been working closely with Rolls-Royce on a journey towards an optimised propulsion system for our new line of megayachts. The successful result of this collaboration has been confirmed: Skyler is the third unit of this series to be built and other three are under construction”.
Skyler’s vibrant exterior lines are the work of Stefano Righini who designed the Fast Range with extensive use of horizontal windows to allow for a sharper and more modern edge. Constructed of ultra lightweight materials (composite and carbon) at Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard, Skyler features a four deck layount offering 5 luxurious cabins, with interior design by the famed Redman Whitley Dixon design studio. The owner, selected the Air interior design configuration for M/Y Skyler (one of three options for the “Fast Range”). In addition, the owner requested several custom elements to exantuate Skyler’s brilliant interior design which includes furniture from Sutherland, Glyn Peter Machin, Minotti and Meridiani.
Benetti’s in-house design team in partnership with Redman Whitley Dixon have created a truly marvelous understated interior featuring extensive use of simple materials, which breath natural elegance in examples like the yacht’s selection of wood work that is crafted of glossy ebony, Thai wood and Tanganyika frisé wood. Luxurious appointments continue through the walls and ceilings with a wide variety of leather hides. The owner also made the feel of the materials used to construct the interior an ultra high priority in so insuring that every touch of the interior provides a pleasant tactile sensation.
When entering the main deck you immediately encounter a showcase of luxurious living space with massive windows allowing for significant levels of light to broadcast across the main saloon and dinning room. In addition, the huge floor to ceiling windows give a seamless blend of indoor and exterior space. Located forward across the main deck is the full beam owner’s stateroom made up of two balconies, two closets with a large dressing area, two bathrooms one with a shower and one with a bathtub.
Traveling down to the lower deck you encounter a total of four uniquely decorated guest cabins featuring diverse leather hide ceilings, which are made up of two VIP rooms, a double, and a twin cabin with a pull out pullman bed. The lower deck also benefits from the innovative propulsion systems far aft making for additional space that improves the yacht’s cavernous garage, allowing for a 6 meter tender and two jet skis. Added benefits of the propulsion system grant reduced noise making for an ultra serene experience. The yacht accommodates a crew of seven in three double cabins located on the lower deck as well.
To travel between all decks is an opulently appointed leather lined staircase which is lined with ultra plush materials to make it even softer to the touch.
Located on the upper deck is a Sky Lounge offering a luxurious informal seating area with a marble and onyx bar as well as a 75 inch television. The upper deck also features a gym and the Captains cabin with convenient accessibility to the bridge.
Skyler offers an unrivaled amount of exterior areas in her class; providing guests with four separate exterior spaces to enjoy the ever changing views. Located on the upper deck is a custom designed dinning area, Lounge, sun bathing areas, and a pool. Moving up to the sun deck, which is devoted to relaxation, offers both a bar and lounging/dinning area. In addition there exists a beach club located aft on the lower deck, which features a water level swim platform entirely dedicated to the ocean. Last, but certainly not least is the plush tender and jet ski garage, which is truly generous for a yacht the size of Skyler.
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