Benetti, the Italian boat builder and sister company to Azimut Yachts, premiered the Zaphira Delfino 93 at the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Boat Show—the longest and arguably, the most luxurious vessel of the event. The Zaphira Delfino—the fifth model in the Delfino 93 series—is a custom-built motor yacht packed with all the luxury and décor attributed to megayachts.
The Zaphira Delfino invites guests with a spacious salon fitted with Italian leather sofas and custom teak countertops, while a custom ebony and glass table complements the dining area. Large windows provide ample natural light during the day and modern fixtures by Oluce and Estro illuminate at night. Restrooms impress with marble baths and statuaries for the owner and guests. The flybridge and sundeck areas include a six-person Jacuzzi and electric awnings.
The Zaphira is constructed with a bulb keel for better hydrodynamic performance and increased safety against underwater collisions. Electric fin stabilizers ensure a smooth cruise with reduced noise and vibration below deck. The Zaphira Delfino 93 is powered by two MTU engines for a max speed of 14 knots.
LOA: 93′ 6″
Beam: 23′ 1″
Draft: 5′ 7″ (keel); 6′ 27″ (fins)
Displacement: 127 tons (full load)
Fuel/Water: 4,227 / 607 U.S. gals.
Power: 2x MTU 8v2000 M77
Cruise/Top Speed: 13 / 14 knots
Range: 1,500 nm @ 10 knots
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By Daniel Wagner, Southern Exposure