When the original owner of Benetti hull FB265 abandoned the project 10 months before completion, a new owner stepped up and remodeled it to his liking. The 63-metre superyacht “11.11”, named in honor of the owner’s daughter’s birthday as well as referenced as the “master number”, transitioned from an unfinished yacht in the making into a true gem of the sea. When the current owner purchased 11.11 it was already two-thirds finished, all what was left was the interior design process; where the owner and his design team completely revised the interior layout to perfectly harmonize with both the yacht’s infrastructure and outer presence.
As a result of the transom garage harboring a custom Benetti limo tender, which is the first ever built by Benetti, as well as an RIB in place of a beach club, the yacht’s top deck has become a place of unmitigated relaxation and leisure. The living spaces throughout 11.11 were designed with a mindset towards comfort; the idea the owner wanted to express was to make 11.11 his home on the water, allowing for his family to enjoy themselves without any worry and relax in luxury.
The art collection aboard has made an excellent addition to the overall atmosphere of 11.11, one such piece is a Tracey Emin neon with the words “Move Me” occupying a spot behind the bar in the upper saloon. In addition, many other unique pieces are seen throughout the yacht, ranging from works by lighting effects artist Hans Kotter, “prolific” fashion photographer Helmut Newton, and wildlife photographer David Yarrow (who was famous for a method where he coated his camera casing in many scents to draw-in dangerous animals towards his camera lens).
11.11‘s pool was originally intended to be located forward where a seating area currently resides, though, when the current owner purchased 11.11 he requested it to be closer towards the stern, encircled by sunpads. The project manager says, “The deck was completely redesigned, destroyed and rebuilt.” Besides the pool, seating areas were added along with an Italian stone-clad bar and a gym was swapped out for another seating area with kitchenette. The second spa/pool on 11.11 functions as a private area out of view from the bridge above, making it one of the most peaceful spots on board. Although, the second spa/pool is located farther forward on the yacht, leaving the area feeling somewhat exposed, it still remains rather sheltered situated forward of the owner’s suite on the upper deck.
The VIP suite is expansive to say the least, featuring a walk-in dressing room, a private study, and six great portrait windows. As for the rest of the guest accommodations, which includes two twins and two doubles, that can be found on the lower deck extending off a central lobby. Each accommodation features a matching art deco style, along with Italian marble and Lalique taps in the bathrooms.
The 63-metre superyacht runs like a dream with the captain, Vaughan Hill, reporting engine loading at only 65 percent when reaching a cruising speed of 15 knots. The owner didn’t spend a large amount of time at the yard overseeing the yacht’s development, instead he relied on his design team, only making one inspection close to the completion of 11.11 to check up on the progress, yet it was perfect.
For more information on the specifications of 11.11: BoatInternational.com