The year couldn’t have got off to a better start for Benetti and the company’s storied Viareggio shipyard, which in just two days, after the slipway launch of the first Diamond 145 unit, saw the launch of two Class category yachts: the sixth 29-meter Delfino 95 hull and the fourteenth 40.2-meter Classic Supreme 132 superyacht.
On Thursday February 6, in Viareggio, Benetti launched BD106, the sixth hull built of the Delfino 95 model, which stands out for its all-Italian styling. A contemporary, refined and elegant yacht, the extensive glazed surfaces create dramatic plays of light that become the decorative features of a timeless design. BD106 has a Cypriot owner, is 29 meters long with a beam of 7 meters, and is built from composite materials. The exteriors are designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interiors are the work of the Benetti Interior Style Department. The layout of the 4 decks features 5 cabins for the owner and guests, 3 for the crew including the captain’s cabin, a large helm station on the Upper Deck and a second one outdoor on the Sun Deck.
On the Main Deck, wood and marble create a warm, elegant setting for the main salon, which is divided into a dining room with a table seating 10 and a living area with a sofa and armchair. Further forward are the galley and the day head amidships, while the owner’s cabin in the bow is furnished with a double bed, a vanity table for her and a spacious double bathroom with a big marble shower in the center. The Lower Deck has 4 double cabins for guests, 2 with double beds and 2 with sliding twin beds, while the bow area is reserved for crew accommodation and can sleep up to 5 in 3 cabins.
At a cruising speed of 10 knots, the BD106 has a range of 2,320 nautical miles and is powered by two 1,000 hp Man V8 engines that drive the yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots.
The next day, February 7, also in Viareggio, Benetti launched “Happy me”, the fourteenth Classic Supreme 132 unit, a 40.2-meter displacement yacht owned by a German industrialist. “I’m very grateful for and impressed with the passion and devotion shown by Benetti throughout the construction of this yacht,” said the owner in the margins of the launch ceremony, once again thanking Benetti’s technical staff, engineers, designer and the entire management team. The yacht has spacious exteriors, particularly on the about 100 sq m Sun Deck and the Upper Deck, where a lounge area is joined by a Jacuzzi with a spectacular sea view, located forward of the Pilot House.
The exteriors are designed by architect Stefano Righini and the interiors are the work of François Zuretti. On the Main Deck, the owner’s cabin in the bow is entered through a spacious lounge area lit by natural light that filters through big windows in both side walls. Guest accommodation is provided by 2 VIP and 2 guest double cabins on the Lower Deck. On the same deck in the bow, in a section separated from the guest area, is the crew accommodation, with 7 bunks in 4 cabins, a kitchen and a dinette, while the captain’s cabin is on the Upper Deck.
BS014 is powered by two MTU 12V engines that drive the yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots, with a range of 3,200 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.
Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specialized in luxury yachts, icon of an Italian timeless style and of construction excellence. Every yacht is unique, developed around its owner. Benetti designs, builds and sells vessels in composite materials, aluminium and steel from 29 to 45 meters and boats in steel and aluminium from 45 to more than 100 meters. The fleet consists of 5 categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom designed to meet all the needs of the market. In Livorno and in the Viareggio Headquarters, as well as its direct offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London, Benetti recruits highly skilled personnel, located throughout the productive units. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest private-owned luxury yachting group in the world.
Viareggio, February 11, 2020