Benetti Delivers Christella II

Christella II, Hull No. 1 of Benetti Yachts' Delfino 95, has been delivered to her owner.

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The Delfino 95 Christella II features "flowing lines and extensive glazed surfaces," Benetti says.Benetti Yachts

Christella II, the first hull of the Benetti Delfino 95, has been delivered. Evolved from the successful Benetti Delfino 93, the builder says it sought to design "spaces that flow into each other and an interior layout reminiscent of larger-sized yachts" in new model. At least two more Delfino 95s are expected to be delivered later this year. Christella II's owner, who hails from the Czech Republic, received his vessel at a ceremony held in Viareggio, Italy.

Giorgio M. Casetta penned the Delfino 95 flowing lines. As for interior design, Christella II's reported modern style was designed in-house and incorporates canaletto walnut that mingles with printed leather panels, while her soles are parquet-styled wood or carpet in the staterooms. Other materials on board include Eramosa marble, cut in two directions, with and across the vein, to create a specific pattern. Furthermore, the yacht has custom-designed lighting resulting from collaboration with the U.K.-based design firm Aqualuce, who Benetti has worked with previously. And the builder says that, uniquely, every functional item on board was designed into a decorative element.

Beyond its sliding glass doors that open to the cockpit, Christella II's salon is connected to the outdoors via windows along both its port and starboard side. Forward of a Delfino 95's amidships galley, is her owner's stateroom that stretches the yacht's full 23-foot beam. The stateroom's length is 10.5 feet, meaning her owner will enjoy 241.5 square feet of space. Guest accommodations are for 10, with four more guest staterooms belowdecks: two double-berth VIP staterooms (connected via sliding glass door) and two staterooms with twins. Additionally, the yacht accommodates 5 crew in 3 cabins.

Guests can enjoy fresh air and wind in their hair on Christella II's upper deck and sun deck. Her foredeck's lounging options include a settee, a sun pad directly forward of that, and a sun pad for two farther forward. Plus, guests can enjoy an alfresco meal at the dining table abaft the pilothouse and beneath a retractable roof. Almost like a trick up its sleeve, this yacht's sun deck is an unprecedented attribute on a yacht of this size, Benetti says. It offers seating across two settees, plus impressive vistas.

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Benetti says an expert owner could pilot a Delfino 95 himself.Benetti Yachts

Finally, Christella II's garage houses a 14-foot-5-inch tender, and her engine room is home to 1,000 hp Man V8 diesels that push her to a reported 14.5-knot top speed. Benetti also reports that she has a 2,400-nautical-mile range at 10 knots.

The Delfino 95’s big sisters are the Benetti Mediterraneo 116, Classic 121, Classic Supreme 132, and Crystal 140, all of which make up the builder’s Class Displacement range. The layout on the Mediterraneo 116 is similar to the more compact 95, but the next-size-up model has a much longer sun deck and a hot tub on her foredeck. She’s been a great family yacht for one owner. The Classic 121 has been quite a successful model, having sold more than 30 hulls. And as for the Classic Supreme 132, make that two possible hot tubs and a portside, extendable balcony in the master stateroom. Some of the range’s flagship Crystal 140 include the 2015 Equus, Mr. D and Lady M.

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Christella II's owner should enjoy the views from those forward owner's stateroom windows.Benetti Yachts

Learn more about the Benetti Delfino 95 and her sisterships.

Quick Specs:

LOA: 95’

Beam: 23’

Draft: 5’1”

Displacement: 135 tons

Fuel Capacity: 4,399 gal

Water Capacity: 660 gal

Guest Accommodations: 10

Crew Accommodations: 5