13 August 2020
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the yacht has a gross tonnage of 5,844 and is the second of three 100-metre-plus yachts to be built during Benetti’s Giga Season.
With over 800 square metres of exterior glass wrapping around the main decks, Luminosity‘s three-metre-high windows are entirely uninterrupted, giving a floating appearance.
A straight bow offers brilliant seakeeping credentials, while a huge forward deck area provides guests with a spectacular vantage point from which to cruise and relax.
From here, the main deck is a step lower, offering further dining and social spaces. Above this is the wheelhouse and above again is a private deck, which leads toward the certified helipad.
She is powered by six 1,334hp Caterpillar diesel generators. Operating at maximum efficiency, the drive twin 2,200kW ABB azipods give her a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 8,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.
The spare electricity is used to charge 32 tonnes of batteries that are sufficient to run the vessel for 12 hours without generator power – a huge convenience when at anchor with no shore power.
The advantage of this system is vibration-free navigation in total silence. With such stable and soundless cruising, guests might hardly realise they are under way.
In addition to Luminosity‘s huge three-metre-high windows, a magnificent skylight at sun-deck level fills the yacht with a longitudinal axis of light, cascading down the 18-metre staircase that passes through five of the yacht’s six decks.
The interiors feature a variety of glazed surfaces, creating a constant impression of shifting light that enters the yacht from all angles.
On the bridge deck, a VIP Stateroom and lounge stretches out onto a spacious aft deck. Clad in Malachite green paired with Lapis Lazuli blue and Belgian black marbles, this cabin has its own chic identity illuminated by a three-metre-wide white onyx moon.
The owner’s deck is located one below the bridge deck and features the three-meter high windows.
Down a corridor decorated by ten different types of marble, the stateroom itself is punctuated by granite details, with the owner’s bed able to lift electrically by 80 centimetres, enabling an opportune position for the views.
Behind the headboard is a cleverly-designed virtual window, channeling the wonderful sights that are visible from the bow of the yacht through a hidden camera.
This deck hosts three further guest staterooms and a private study for the owner with ensuite bathroom and a separate office for a PA.
A spacious and inviting lounge area on the main deck leads to three staterooms, each one differing in its design and materials. Further forward there is a large galley fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
Also on this deck, toward the bow, is the enormous tender bay designed to accommodate custom-built tenders and toys, including a limousine tender, a landing craft, and an additional luxury tender – all custom built for the yacht.
On the lower deck, a glorious lobby leads to the stairwell and elevator, beyond which are four sumptuous guest staterooms. On this deck, guests will find the yacht’s in-house spa and health club, complete with sauna and Turkish bath.
There is also a 30-metre-square swimming pool, which can transform into a dance floor by raising the level of the pool bottom.
Meanwhile, crew quarters can accommodate 37 and includes a separate galley and large mess.
The yacht has two 3.5-metre dishes to receive signals anywhere in the world and fibre optic cables to distribute it throughout the vessel. Where fibre optic cables are not appropriate to use, another cable called Cat 8 is employed.
Two racks onboard the yacht house serves for films and music, and a total of 74 top-of-the-range televisions (70 TVs and four cinema projectors) are distributed throughout Luminosity as well ten intelligent mirrors that include touch screens with multimedia and internet connection. To ensure that systems are future-proofed, 5G cables have been installed throughout the yacht.
Built to comply with the PYC Code, safety has been of huge importance in the creation of Luminosity. The highest quality fire-proof and fire-retardant materials are used throughout the superyacht. In addition, a sophisticated medical centre can cater for unexpected illness and injury, offering guests peace of mind.