Founded in 1873, Benetti is one of the world’s oldest and most respected builder of luxury superyachts. Now with the introduction of the 164-foot superyacht Vica, the storied company has made its foray into hybrid construction. To help shed weight and further increase fuel efficiency, Vica’s hull is made from fiberglass and its superstructure from aluminum.
Designed for optimal comfort and relaxation, the yacht has a large living area with a grand piano, a karaoke station, a bar, and an L-shaped sofa, as well as a more subdued, intimate space with lounge chairs, coffee tables, and a large TV. In addition, the dining area features a large oval table with space enough for 12 guests. A whimsical wrought-iron staircase connects four of the ship’s decks, including the main deck, which houses the full-beam owner’s suite. The suite is equipped with a study, a private terrace, and matched bathrooms with showers and bathtubs. The ship also has four guest suites on the lower deck.
The open-air foredeck houses a hot tub, a divan, and two chaise longues, while the sundeck boasts a second hot tub, a sunbathing area, a table, and a bar. Three lateral outdoor balconies further expand the yacht’s exterior living spaces.
Vica has a range of 4,000 nautical miles when traveling at its cruising speed of 12 knots, but it can top out at 15.5 knots when pushed. (benettiyachts.it)