Get the most of out the yachting experience, both inside and out.
Yachtsmen and their guests often find the appeal of the great outdoors irresistible. Yet the moods of guests can change as often as the weather, and that's why, as conditions shift and it gets too hot or clouds up, some will want to repair to the salon to lounge or even watch television in climate-controlled comfort. Latinou is a 172-foot Benetti that takes the indoor-outdoor conundrum and turns it on its head. Rather than forcing guests to decide whether the salon or afterdeck are more comfortable, the design of the yacht allows for unencumbered movement from one pleasing environment to the other, even mixing the elements to retain the illusion, such as using end tables and lamps outdoors.
The cockpit sole of the the Hunt 52 matches up flush with the salon sole, making for easy movement in or out. The result is a simple way to make in and out work together, creating one seamless space ideal for entertaining larger groups. Sliding-glass doors virtually disappear and defuse the ever-popular party dynamic: ladies in the salon, gentlemen out back. Intimate groups can form and re-form without the click of a door punctuating the conversation, and the design does away with the feeling of entering the salon as the conversation lulls, and wondering what was being said about you.