Moving to Benetti from another brand, the owner wanted a 100-plus-footer that was casual but graceful, a "play palace" with a style that would accommodate his large family. He chose the Italian yard because it is known for customization, even on semicustom designs like Oli. "I wanted a yacht with a classic and elegant look," he says, "and without giving up too much to modern fads, it had to integrate modern features and details." I stepped aboard Oli at the Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and saw how a design moves from concept to reality. I appreciated how choosing the right materials helped them stay fresh after a year of extensive family use — including monthlong cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.