Inside Benetti's 107m Giga Yacht Luminosity

By Jenna Mehdi

Launched under the codename of ‘Project Zoza’, Luminosity departed the Livorno shed in the midst of Benetti’s ‘Giga Season’ at the beginning of 2019. Representing the second in a series of launches which would prove to propel the Italian yard into new heights of Top 100 build, images and details of Luminosity have thus far been extremely thin on the ground. Now, a collection of unseen images of the ‘glass palace’ have been released, offering a tantalising taste of life onboard Luminosity.

For a Top 100 superyacht of her size, it will come as no surprise that Luminosity’s ability to accommodate a large number of guests in ultimate luxury is almost unsurpassed. In compliance with the Passenger Yacht Code classification, Luminosity comfortably houses up to 27 guests in 12 spacious suites, as well as 37 crew members. The superyacht also features a certified helipad, health club and 30-meter-square swimming pool, suitably up to standard with vessels of her size and stature. 

Yet even the most seasoned of superyacht guests will be taken aback with the ethereal character instilled throughout Luminosity's interior design. The yacht’s interior designer, Zaniz Jakubowski Design, has taken every measure to ensure an otherworldly atmosphere reverberates throughout her six decks of decadence. 

Tributes to art and literature can be found everywhere; from Damien Hirst’s famous coloured circles on the French limestone floor of the Main Deck Lobby, to the beginnings of Melville’s Moby Dick engraved on the crafted pillars. In the main lounge area, 264 white magnolia flowers sculpted in Corian resin on the aft wall greet guests by opening and closing as they pass by. The main lobby stairwell is a virtual forest, vibrant and moody, realised by a visual panel stretching 370 square meters along the height of the stairwell. 

Life onboard Luminosity is no ordinary experience, and the yacht’s designer has made no pretence of this. The result is an immersion into a floating fairytale, an onboard character and charm quite unlike any other, bolstered by the galvanising power, technology and innovation typical of any Benetti new build. 

By Jenna Mehdi
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