BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Megayachts: Benetti Ocean Paradise
The interior of the Benetti Ocean Paradise (www.benettiyachts.it; available for charter through Y.CO, www.ycoyacht.com) is a stunning amalgamation of grand and sophisticated styles. Adrian Lee, whose family owns the 180-foot yacht, designed its interior in a style similar to the one he used in his family’s Klapsons hotel in Singapore. The interior’s highlights include the roughly 500-square-foot main saloon with an amorphous velour sofa and the full-beam master suite with textured carpeting, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a portside patio. Ocean Paradise’s exterior features are also compelling. They include a fold-down beach club at the stern, a carbon-fiber wet bar on the roughly 1,000-square-foot sundeck, and a hot tub with raised water spouts. Ocean Paradise sleeps 12 guests in five cabins and also accommodates eight crew.