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Review: Benetti's 213' - "Ambrosia"
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Review: Benetti's 213' - "Ambrosia"
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Lower Deck Staircase: Ambrosia's gold railing twists and turns in sculpted splendor as it escorts guests down the final churn of the spiral staircase – expressing Turelli’s dramatic illustration. Ending at the Guest Lobby, the entrance to various staterooms and cabins on the guest quadrant, the foyer also features a more modern variant of stairs... a hydraulic elevator.
VIP Stateroom: For VIP guests, Ambrosia presents accommodations as spacious as a top notch resort hotel, featuring queen size berths. Well decorated, with luxurious fabrics, there are easy chairs, plus a breakfast table and chairs. The VIP quarters sport closets and a movable hassock. Clever Art Deco touches include tulip stem reading lights over the headboards. The ceilings follow décor, with banded and recessed valances, plus overhead lighting.
VIP Bath: Luxury for VIP guests doesn’t pause at the staterooms, but continues into the spacious and elegant baths. Following the Art Deco motif, deep cherrywood vanities are edged with polished bass railings, topped with pale onyx countertops. Each bath shows twin washbowls with brass fixtures and room-width mirrors over the vanities. Double-size showers echo the décor, with touches such as brass pop-open wastebaskets.
2nd VIP Suite: Classically reminiscent and with the same posh appointments, the second VIP suite is no less inviting. Both VIP's are slightly less elaborate then the master, yet they are still on the level of fine quality resort boudoirs. The queen-size berths are flanked by antique night lights, a pair of swiveling reading lamps, and of course... Benetti's wonderful woodwork forming the pedestal and trimming carefully selected crevices throughout of the room.
2nd VIP Bath: The granite countertop in the 2nd VIP bath is lined with a towel rack that also serves as a leaning bar. Dark woods stand in contrast to stainless fixtures and cream wall appointments. The sumptuous use of granite on the wide sinks and counters, as well as the bathtub tops, make this a spectacular bathing/dressing area.
Sun Deck Reading Room: When the weather turns tepid, sunbathers and the like can escape to a waiting area and gymnasium located on the sundeck. This upper lobby of sorts includes a day head, an icemaker, refrigerator, plus a library to pass the time. Between the gym and lobby is a staircase that leads to the bridge deck.
Crew Mess: Set up to feed the entire crew (up to 21) the atmosphere is one of a very well regulated small restaurant. Furnishings are cherrywood tables with ultra-leather seat coverings. Four double bunk beds (total of 8), each with ensuite heads, are located immediately forward of the crew mess. Additionally, an officers cabin is located just aft.
Engine Room - Repair Shop: Though every ship merchant fully expects his work to be flawless and has every intention of it lasting forever, there may be times – even in the most well prepared product, such as Ambrosia – that some small item needs to be repaired. Benetti equipped Ambrosia’s engine room repair shop with the equivilent of a Snap-On Tool Truck, including the equipment necessary to fashion custom-made parts, such as a mill, a lathe, a hi-speed grinder and workstation vise.
Engine Room - Engineer Stations: Ambrosia’s state of the art electronics control room would be a match for the most modern computer preceptor station. All ship’s functions are regulated and trafficked through here, including electromagnetic logs, black box radars, satcom, navtex, autopilot, scanning sonars and radio telephones, and much more.
Engine Room - Port: Ambrosia’s massive engines – twin Caterpillar 3512B main generator drives and two Caterpillar 3408C silent generators, plus her twin 1070 kW Compact Azipods – drive the vessel to a top speed of 15.2 knots, yet with a comfortable cruise of 12 knots she will span a range of 5,500 nautical miles. The diesel-electric thrust features silent operation by the azipods.
Engine Room - Starboard: That latest innovation in private yacht propulsion provides the dominant force here; as Compact Azipods supplied by ABB. They are managed by an integrated control system whose functions include remote impulse control, power management, alarm and monitoring as well as data trending. Since the pod thrusters are underwater, the system provides precise and smooth speed control, lessens equipment stress, plus a major advantage of low noise and vibration levels.
A magnificent luxury performer wherever her voyages may find her,
Benetti’s Ambrosia takes with her the taste of wonder;
Food of the Gods.
Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy and Carl Camper
Classif/Certification: LMC 100 A1 SSC Mono G6 Yacht (P)
Disp: 1448 tons
Fuel: 183 cu m
Water: 58 cu m
Max Speed: 15 knots
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Range, Cruise: 5,500 nm
Power: 2x ABB azipod size 2, 1070kw
Generators: 2x CAT 3512B / 2x CAT 3408C at 690v For further information, contact:
Via Coppino 104,
55049, Viareggio Italy www.benettiyachts.it
Upper Three Decks...
Left: Observation/Fly Deck
Center: Heli/Pool/Sun Deck
Right: Bridge/Skylounge Deck
Lower Three Decks...
1. Left: Main Deck
2. Center: Lower Accommodations/Upper Engine Room
3. Right: Crew Accommodations/Lower Engine Room
All times are EST. The time now is 11:40 AM.