VICA is the latest superyacht from the Benetti custom line which brings along new technologies from the Azimut-Benetti shipyard in Italy. Highlighting its launch was the use of two techniques namely fiberglass on the hull and aluminum on the superstructure – first Benetti yacht to utilize this technology. Open air stylings are largely present on Vica and so it happens that the designers incorporated three balconies which are open to sea.
The balconies are found on separate decks with the main one being the sun deck where a second jacuzzi is located. On this area you find a large sunbathing pad, a luncheon table and a fully serviced bar with executive comfort. This area can also be transformed into a helipad via touch and go means. A small helicopter can pick up guests for small trips around the vicinity of the ship. However, the owners of Vica did not opt for this feature. There is another balcony in the open deck astern, and third one in the upper deck.
The exterior and interior design work was done by Benetti; architect Mariarosa Remedi supervised the interior design work alongside the personal interior designer from Vica’s owners. There are three hatches in the yacht – the first one is located in the stern where the tender is launched and recovered. The second hatch opens to the bathing platform while the third hatch opens to the lower deck lobby.
There are four decks on Vica which are connected to a central staircase providing access to other living areas. There is a fifth lower under deck which houses the engines, laundry and additional support service equipment. There are four guest cabins in the lower deck, owner’s suite in the main deck and an extra cabin in the upper deck. Two of the guest cabins have queen size beds while the other two are fitted with twin beds.
The owner’s’ suite comes with state-of-the-art study and full beam cabin with a private terrace and gangway leading to the sea. It features his and her bathroom fitted with shower and bathtub not to mention the walk-in-closet separating them. The main salon is a haven of entertainment complete with a grand piano, karaoke, an American style corner bar and sofa just to mention a few. The interior is dominated by cherrywood and accents of rosewood. There is LED lighting as well as dynamic light temperature which can be controlled from an iPad.
Powering VICA is a set of two CAT C32 ACERT engines rated at 970 kW each and capable of propelling it to a cruising speed of 12 knots. At that speed the yacht has a range of 1400 nautical miles. The 64 feet yacht can accommodate a total of 24 people comprising of 12 guests and 12 crew members.