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Azimut Benetti Group to attend Cannes Yachting Festival with Four World Premieres and Fleet of 22 Yachts

September 05, 2014

The Italian Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s top builder of yachts and superyachts, will be one of the star attractions of the first must-see Autumn Boat Show, Cannes Yachting Festival, set to be hosted by the fantastic French Riviera yacht holiday destination – Cannes from September 9 to 15, 2014. The Group will be showcasing Azimut Yachts, as well as Benetti brands, including the Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise – at 55 meters the largest superyacht to be displayed at this year’s event. The constant research and development efforts, together with the new know-how sharing methods between Group brands, have led to remarkable results.

Benetti super yacht Ocean Paradise

Benetti super yacht Ocean Paradise


Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht reaches the Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge and S collections. Among the major innovations introduced on board of the new 29-metre yacht are: its Raised Pilot House, an extensive, over 60 sqm flybridge, and the very distinctive layout of the internal spaces, which include four VIP cabins in addition to the master suite.

The uniqueness of this exclusive cruising experience begins with new features introduced by Stefano Righini, responsible for the concept design and exterior lines. The point of departure is the separation of the pilothouse from the main deck through the creation of a half deck. This move increases the space dedicated to the boat owner and guests, maximizing their privacy in relation to the crew. All this is accomplished without weighing down the exterior lines and continuing to honor that elegant quality that the Azimut Grande Collection is known for.

The interiors are designed by Studio Salvagni Architetti. They feature an eclectic and contemporary style with every detail produced by master Tuscan craftsmen in precious and exclusive materials. A very effective feature is the stair that connects the decks with backlit honey-colored onyx steps. It is an impressive sculptural element.

Azimut Grande 95 RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95 RPH Yacht

The real gem, with a sporting spirit, is the luxury yacht Azimut 77S. With an elegant exterior profile and precious interiors and finishings, it sold four yachts during the pre-launch stages, and stands the chance of being a sure hit and the new benchmark for sporty boats. Great performances and low fuel consumption are guaranteed by the three engines Volvo IPS propulsion and by the new innovative hull.

Another recent launch is the Azimut 50 Fly, which is also making its debut here. The 15-metre craft from the Flybridge Collection is an imposing vessel with very effective style solutions. The 17.5 sqm flybridge is the largest in its category.

And after Cannes, the Azimut Yachts novelties continue. Azimut Yachts is preparing to launch two more models during the first months of 2015, thus expanding every one of its brand’s collections: Azimut Atlantis 43 and Azimut 66 Magellano.

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed

Motor yacht Azimut 77S at full speed


The Group brand devoted to megayachts is sure to stand out in Cannes, given its exceptional “size”. Indeed, the 55-metre Benetti superyacht Ocean Paradise, the queen and flagship of the Benetti shipyard, will be the largest vessel on show at the Cannes Boat Show.

But the greatest Benetti novelty that is most likely to capture the attention of yacht owners and enthusiasts alike will be the 33-metre motor yacht “My Paradis”, the first of the three Tradition Supreme 108’ yachts currently being built. This new model represents the three-deck entry level craft of the Benetti Displacement Class, the range of displacement yachts made out composite materials measuring between 93’ and 145’.

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Benetti thus reinforces its leadership in the sector with an extremely innovative yacht. The My Paradis yacht, with its exterior lines designed by Stefano Righini, has three decks plus a sundeck, the first of the craft’s distinctive features: the upper section of the superstructure, the roll bar and the hard top are in carbon fibre, a choice made by our Benetti technicians to make the superstructure lighter and endow the ship with greater stability.

The yacht, hosting up to 12 guests, has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow you to navigate, as well as the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors connected directly to the regulators / inverters of the main dieselelectric propulsion. The electric motors are powered directly by generators allowing to navigate up to a speed of about 6 knots. This configuration will allow to minimize noise and vibration while maximizing comfort.

New appointments for Azimut|Benetti Group

September 01, 2014

Today, September 1, 2014, will see Fabio Ermetto take on the role of Chief Commercial Officer of Benetti, the Azimut|Benetti Group’s flagship superyachts division. This specializes in the production as well as worldwide sale of luxury yachts.

Fabio Ermetto

Fabio Ermetto

The 42-years-old manager has worked in the yachting industry for over 15 years, specializing in the world of mega- and gigayachts. In his new role, Mr Ermetto will be responsible for further enhancing the prestige and commercial development of Benetti, particularly in markets with a high growth rate.

Fabio Ermetto will be handing over the Executive Chairmanship of Fraser Yachts, having redefined its set-up and organisational structure, to Roberto Giorgi.

Mr Giorgi has held a seat on the Group’s Board of Directors, and has served as Honorary President of V. Ships, in which he gained a unique experience in the naval and nautical world, launching and managing the Leisure and Ship Management divisions. In his new role, Mr Giorgi will execute Fraser Yachts’ growth strategies and coordinate its top managers. His objectives also include developing internal talent and identifying the next CEO.

These appointments form part of the company’s current strategic development plan. Mr Ferruccio Luppi, CEO of the Azimut|Benetti Group, has said of the new organisational structure: “We are extremely pleased with these new appointments, which show that over the years the Group has been able to attract top-level professionals into key roles with a view to pursuing our latest strategies. I’m sure that Fabio Ermetto’s appointment will infuse new energy and enthusiasm into the Benetti sales team, which is already acknowledged worldwide for its expertise. I also wish to thank Mr Giorgi for sharing his unique expertise in the nautical industry with the Azimut|Benetti Group, and in particular with the Fraser Yachts brand, in order to pursue our strategic objectives for the next three years.”

Newly launched Benetti motor yacht ILLUSION I (FB257) to make her world premiere at MYS 2014

August 18, 2014

Representing the latest addition to the Benetti family, the newly launched motor yacht Illusion I (FB257) is expected to make her world premiere at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), running in the beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco from September 24 to 27. Built at the Benetti Livorno shipyard, the 58-metre four decked steel and aluminium superyacht Illusion I was designed by Green & Mingarelli for a European Owner.

58m Benetti super yacht Illusion I (FB257)

58m Benetti super yacht Illusion I (FB257)

The upcoming Monaco yacht Show will be the perfect showcase for luxury yacht Illusion I, the new 58 meters M/Y that consolidates Benetti’s leadership in the over 40 meter displacement hull market.

Illusion I superyacht, whose external design is the beautiful result of the Benetti design team with considerable input from the Owner and his design staff, has four decks plus a sun-deck. Designed for commercial charter use, the Owner will also use her privately, thanks to a layout that includes one Vip and four guest cabins, in addition to the owners cabin, giving her a total capacity of 12 + 1 passengers.

The Lower deck is given over to the guests. Aft, we have a beach area with an ample bar zone and a stylish finish: here the Owner wanted to have the same level of decor as found in the guest areas. The beach area is distinctly separate from the garage, which opens laterally for launching and recovering the tender and the two jet skis. There is also generous room in the garage for wetsuits and diving gear. Moving forward, beyond the engine rooms, we enter the Vip cabin. Located amidships, the cabin takes full advantage of almost eleven meters of beam. The spectacular bathroom is placed parallel to the vessels side, offering a priceless view.

Luxury motor yacht Illusion I at launch

Luxury motor yacht Illusion I at launch

Then we have the other guest cabins, each obviously with a private bathroom: three twins (one with a third pullman bunk) and one double. On the same deck, but completely separate, we have the crew quarters, with four single crew cabins and a double for the chief engineer, each with its own bathroom. There is separate access to all decks from the crew quarters, guaranteeing maximum privacy for the guests and increasing the crews efficiency in service.

The Main Deck cockpit, the first area to be found when coming aboard, is very spacious. A large c-shaped sofa with twin coffee table and comfortable lounge chairs has its own complete corner bar. The main salon is dominated by the Owners refreshing choice of locating the dinner table for ten next to the entryway: it is entirely dedicated to entertainment. And thanks to the aft location of the air vents, the area is very spacious and bright – the walls are fully in glass and fill the room with a splendid natural light. And for even more light, on deck the gunwales in front of the windows have been lowered to view the sea from inside and literally inundate the salon with light.

Main salon is furnished with three large sofas, supplied by the Owner, along with a low table and a retractable wide screen TV. From forward, the bar overlooks it all. The owners interior designer, in collaboration with the Benetti design office, personally chose the style of furnishings and décor, with a dominant theme in pink, while the choice and combination of the materials used is quite special. Travertine, wood, and several kinds of marble alternate with other more unusual materials: ray-skin, coco or slivers of mother of pearl.

Illusion I superyacht

Illusion I superyacht

In the guest area all the walls are covered with black walnut panels, with a special design: to augment contrast and movement, the walnut panels are alternated with parchment covered panels. The parchment is very difficult to work with, but the yards artisans managed to completely satisfy the owners needs and the grain evident in the chosen materials creates a very suggestive contrast. The Lalique crystal insets add yet another touch of elegance, and reflect the natural lighting. The ivory leather ceilings complete the effect of space and light.

Passing from the salon to the main foyer, with its majestic stairway connecting the three decks and the crew area, then enter the modern galley. Its granite finishings, along with a custom made refrigerator, two large ovens, burners, deep fryer, and two wok burners, put it on a level with the best five star kitchens. A dumbwaiter connects the main deck pantry with the upper deck pantry.

After the foyer, we enter into the Owners suite. The cabin, proceeded by a relax area, is full beam with large lateral windows and a beautiful sofa to one side. The owners bathroom, just like the Vip bathroom, is entirely finished with an onyx décor, with both sinks in carved marble. Extremely spacious, with two entryways and his and her dressing rooms, it includes an enormous central shower, a bathtub and twin toilets. With the many details that make the Illusion I yacht so special, also note the custom finished Rose Gold faucets in all the bathrooms.

Illusion I Yacht

Illusion I Yacht

Another characteristic of this area is its complete silence. Noise and vibration reduction throughout the yacht was a specific request made by the Owner, and the Benetti technicians, together with a Danish company specialized in noise reduction, succeeded admirably. This is why everything is double sealed and there is carpet in the crew area.

Informal evenings are hosted on the open Upper deck, where we find the 14 place dinner table and mobile bar; while inside there is another small salon with sofas, entertainment area, and a corner bar. Fun and relaxation are the central themes that determine the upper deck layout, where we also find a small movie theater (which if needs be, can be converted into an extra cabin), a wine cellar and a cold-box for cigars.

Moving forward we find the entryway into the crews quarters, with a cabin for the chief stewardess, the captain’s cabin, and the radio room with direct access to the bridge. Here we have yet a further example of high technology, with five large touchscreens that integrate all the command, management and monitoring functions of the ships systems.

From the stern, we now come to the Sun deck and all its features. A marvelous mosaic Jacuzzi is surrounded by sunbathing recliners, mobile bar, barbecue grill and dinette. The whole area can be sheltered from the wind thanks to a double sliding-doored veranda, but the six window skylight always leaves a view of the starry heavens. All the external furnishings are in dark painted teak while the marble is rustic travertine.

Whether inside or outside, all lighting aboard is furnished by a highly customized LED illumination system, with the possibility to individually control each fixture and create infinitely refined lighting scenarios.

And in following the Benetti tradition, the Under lower deck is devoted exclusively to the yachts systems. Including the engine room, the deck also has a large cold room with refrigerators, icebox, an area reserved exclusively for all the infotainment systems aboard, and Performance wise, Illusion I is very kind in a seaway, and has a 15 knot fast cruising speed. At the 12 knot normal cruising speed, the Illusion I yacht has a 5,000 nautical mile range. Propulsion is provided by twin CAT 3512C motors, developing 1,380 kw each. Generators are twin CAT C9 Gensets for 200 kw each, plus a third CAT C4.4 generator for 82 kw.

Illusion I superyacht is a very refined yacht with a very original décor, designed to furnish maximum possible comfort at sea, with record low levels of noise and vibration, and proudly maintains Benetti’s high class reputation worldwide.

Motor yacht Illusion I will be available for a luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas at a weekly rate starting from $350,000.

Technical Specifications of superyacht Illusion I (FB257):

Length overall 58 m 190’ 3’’

Waterline Length 50,7 m 166’ 4’’

Beam max 10,8 m 35’ 5’’

Draft, loaded 3,46 m 11’ 4’’

Full Load Displacement 880 tons

Half Load Displacement 800 tons

Gross tonnage 950 GT

Fuel tank capacity 115.000 lt 30.380 US gals

Fresh water capacity 20.000 lt 5.300 US gals

Black/Grey water capacity 17.000 lt 4.490 US gals

Accommodation for Owner & Guests 5 + 1

Accommodation for Crew 11 + 1

Main engines 2 x Caterpillar 3512C 1380 kW @ 1600 rpm

Gear box 2 x REINTJES WAF743L

Generators 2 x Caterpillar C9 200 ekW/each, 400 V

3ph @ 50 Hz + 1 Caterpillar C4.4 82 ekW,

400 V 3ph @ 50 Hz (emergency generator)


Hourly production (at 25°C): apx 1000 l each

Daily production (at 25°C): 25,000 l each

Bow thruster Naiad dynamics VT200 KW

Stabilizers Naiad Dynamics 2X820

Maximum speed (1/2 load displacement) 15,5 knots

Cruising speed (at full load displacement) 15 knots

Range @ 12kn 5000 nautical miles

Illusion I Yacht Main Information:

Date of launch 07/01/14

Date of delivery 08/01/14

Builder Benetti

Naval Architecture Benetti

Exterior designer Benetti + Green&Mingarelli Design

Interior designer-decorator Benetti + Green&Mingarelli Design

Class register @100 A1 SSC YACHT MONO G6, [@]LMC, UMS

Flag of registry: MALTA

Flag administration in charge of compliance & type of compliance



Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Benetti.

Benetti motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE to be the largest yacht at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

August 12, 2014

Cannes Yachting Festival, set to be hosted by the glamorous Cannes yacht charter destination from September 9 to 14, is delighted to announce that the largest yacht at this year’s event will be the breath-taking new 55m Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise. With market intelligence stating an increase in demand for yachts from 25m plus, Cannes Yachting Festival leads the way for those interested in the world’s best boats – with both sails and engines, mono and multi-hulls, varying in size between 5 – 55m.

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise by Benetti

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise by Benetti

Formerly known as Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the rebranded Cannes Yachting Festival, sees some the world’s finest shipyards present their latest releases in the Vieux Port, including the Mythos 122 yacht SOL from Riva, the fleet’s largest and first to be constructed from aluminium, the solar powered Shipman 59 by Seaway Yachts, the new Beneteau Oceanis 60 for super slick sailing, the premiere of the Hardtop Otam 58 Crazy Too superyacht chase boat and the ultimate boy’s toy Frauchser’s 747 Mirage yacht tender.

Riva Mythos 122 luxury yacht SOL from above - Photo by Alberto Cocchi

Riva Mythos 122 luxury yacht SOL from above - Photo by Alberto Cocchi

At the opposite end of the Croisette, in the recently renovated Port Pierre Canto, guests of the festival can look to buy fifty second-hand yachts exhibited by the world’s most important brokers and see a combination of motor and sail charter yachts, for example luxury charter yacht Let It Be (Heesen Yachts) from Burgess and sailing yacht Inmocean (Fitzroy Yachts) from Denison.

Yacht INMOCEAN - Image Courtesy Fitzroy Yachts

Yacht INMOCEAN - Image Courtesy Fitzroy Yachts

Cannes Yachting Festival takes place each year in the glittering Bay of Cannes. This year sees major renovations to Cannes’ marinas being completed and looks set to welcome over 50,000 visitors to the show. In addition to the charter boats, second-hand boats and world premieres from the famous shipyards, guests will also be able to enjoy new spaces for day-boats, Toys and RIBS, purchase gear in the Equipment Village as well as wander the new Shopping Village selling lifestyle brands.

Launch and delivery of 58m Benetti motor yacht ILLUSION I (FB257)

August 11, 2014

The all-new 58m motor yacht Illusion I (FB257) has been successfully launched and handed over to her new Owner by the leading Italian builder, Benetti. Superbly penned by Green & Mingarelli, luxury superyacht Illusion I is expected to make her world premiere at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show in September. Below is a photo of the recently launched luxury yacht Veloce 140′ by Benetti. The official information and images of Illusion I are still expected to be released by the yard.

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

Superyacht Veloce 140 recently launched by Benetti

Accommodation aboard the FB257 luxury yacht Illusion I is offered to up to 12 guests, with the possibility to add further space for luxury charter yacht use. There are six deluxe cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite, a VIP cabin and four guest cabins. In addition, there are four single crew cabins and a double cabin for the chief engineer, each fitted with its own bathroom.

Luxury yacht Illusion I is powered by twin CAT 3512C diesel engines. She is expected to reach a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Benetti.

55m Benetti motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE – the biggest yacht to be displayed at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

August 04, 2014

Built by the prestigious Italian shipyard Benetti, the 55-metre motor yacht Ocean Paradise (FB263) will be the longest superyacht at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, set to be held in the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes in September. Made of steel and aluminium, luxury superyacht Ocean Paradise is based on a consolidated and tested Benetti platform, yet rich with innovative contents, especially with regards to partitioning, interior design, décor, as well as fitting out.

55m Benetti super yacht Ocean Paradise (FB265)

55m Benetti super yacht Ocean Paradise (FB265)

With luxury yacht Ocean Paradise, Benetti gives further proof of their second to none capability in interpreting and adapting to Owner’s requests. Many elements make this yacht an example of custom avantguard solutions: from the furnishings to the highly elaborate illumination plan, with the use of novel architectural solutions and the combination of both transparent and opaque materials that emphasize the traditional relationship with the sea, or a more contemporary look and feel, as required.

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise from above

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Paradise from above

All this is coordinated and managed by BEST (Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology), the proven domotic system adopted by the yard aboard several vessels and very much appreciated by Owners and crew. Many of these innovations aboard Ocean Paradise have been specifically developed by the yard’s technicians and designers, based on specific requests by the Owner – a dynamic young businessman from Singapore – who was always closely involved in the phases of design and construction.

Ocean Paradise yacht - aft view - Image by Jeff Brown

Ocean Paradise yacht - aft view - Image by Jeff Brown

The Benetti super yacht Ocean Paradise was also conceived to fulfill the specific need of the luxury yacht charter activities, but despite this is characterized by several notable one of a kind elements, such as the designer’s research for solutions that guarantee communication between adjacent environments and especially with the sea, even while relaxing in the main saloon or lunch area. This was obtained by the intense study and development of the height of the opaque elements, and the adoption of plexiglass and crystal materials, with the absence of bulwarks in the floor to ceiling windows in the salon. Minimalist, but never cold, and always connected with the sea: these were some of the guidelines given by the Owner for the development of this project. The Benetti team of interior and exterior designers interpreted the desires of the Owner, bringing it to an ideal fruition from both the technical and esthetic/functional points of view.

Aerial view of Ocean Paradise superyacht at anchor

Aerial view of Ocean Paradise superyacht at anchor

There are four guest cabins, all located on the lower deck, with access from a central hall connected to the main deck foyer. Each cabin has its own spacious bath, and a view of the sea is guaranteed by ample portholes. The Owner’s suite is located on the forward portion of the main deck, and stretches the full width of the yacht. This environment, both in size and position, is also unique for aspects such as expansive bathroom suite and a side terrace (balcony). Here, like in the rest of the vessel, an intense study by the lighting design team has created just the right atmosphere. This results from the use of LED and LED RGB, skillfully hidden in the cladding and managed by sophisticated, yet simple to use systems managed by exclusive Benetti BEST System.

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise - Sundeck

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise - Sundeck

Light is of primary importance throughout the entire Ocean Paradise superyacht project, both natural light, filtered through ample openings in the yacht’s structure, in addition to transparent solutions such as the crystal skylight, and artificial light, with temperature controlled color to match the natural light. Special attention has been paid to the passageways used by the Owner, guests and crew, skillfully separated but always able to ensure rapid service by the personnel to all shared living and private areas.There are numerous solutions adopted to exploit the spaces and volumes designed to guarantee comfort and contact with the sea aboard the Ocean Paradise: one is the aft beach area with adjacent relax zone and sheltered service areas, complete with a large platform created by lowering the transom door.

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Sundeck

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Sundeck

To create an open air area, yet hidden and independent from the tender and toy launching area, the Benetti designers have developed a system of lateral openings, complete with a mooring platform for jet-skis or the custom made 6.2 meter tender which is stowed inside the garage while under way. The rescue boat is house in it’s own forward garage so hidden from the view of the guests and protected from the seas. The jet-skis are mounted on the foredeck in a separate area, but offering a tantalizing view from the circuit used by the Owner and his guests.

Motor yacht Ocean Paradise - Upper Deck

Motor yacht Ocean Paradise - Upper Deck

The Owner, who also has interests in interior design, was a very active participant in the design of the secondary ambient too, with the objective of creating a natural and relaxing atmosphere, where encased Zen gardens appear, with the successful intent of infusing perceptive serenity. In bringing the natural greenery of plants aboard using transparent surfaces that double as display cases and natural light openings for the interior, the Ocean Paradise yacht gains a particularly eclectic atmosphere. For his yacht the Owner has commissioned details such as the wardrobe door handles (designed by the winner of a design competition), light switches, light fixtures, automatic hatch and panel latches, chromatic contrasting leather stitching, completely clad leather interiors for lockers, and the many “hidden” storage areas perfectly integrated among the various environments.

Ocean Paradise Yacht - Beach Area

Ocean Paradise Yacht - Beach Area

The design motive of every area, even the smallest and least visible, has been customized by the Owner to ensure coherency with the entire project’s inspiration. This is also true on above decks, where we find an oversize swimming pool with waterfalls on the sun deck, and furnishings that suggest natural environments and facilitate the view of the sea. There is also a gym on the sun deck which dominates the ocean, and a mini bar with DJ console.

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Wheelhouse

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Wheelhouse

Technically, Benetti Ocean Paradise yacht (FB263) keeps to a classic configuration: steel displacement hull, with a displacement of 651 tons and 710 gross tonnage; two CAT 3512C (1765 kW) motors with 2,367 horsepower, which always guarantee the best yacht’s performance and navigation efficiency at every speed. Cruising range is 4,000 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of 12 knots, with an easily reachable top speed of 17 knots and a fast cruising speed of 15.5 knots using 85% of the available propulsion power.

Superyacht Ocean Paradise - Skylounge

Superyacht Ocean Paradise - Skylounge

Super yacht Ocean Paradise - Main Saloon

Super yacht Ocean Paradise - Main Saloon

Ocean Paradise yacht - Dining

Ocean Paradise yacht - Dining

The bridge is fully equipped with the “Integrated Bridge” Benetti technology, enabling the crew to quickly and easily monitor all onboard systems, guaranteeing safety and easy repair access when necessary. Using touch-screens, the system displays the state of all onboard systems, managing both alarms and function monitoring. From the bridge the crew has complete control of the vessel and is immediately informed of any malfunctions, even from remote areas of the vessel. This advanced system, adapted by Benetti, also allows monitoring of the AC systems to rationalize the system’s energy consumption while underway in varying atmospheric conditions. The bridge also has modern design elements, as well as some classic in the form of the stitching in the leather work to complement the advanced technology.

Ocean Paradise yacht - Owners Cabin

Ocean Paradise yacht - Owners Cabin

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Owners Bathroom

Ocean Paradise superyacht - Owners Bathroom

Completely clad in leather with contrasting stitching and several different illumination settings, the walk-around instrument console and separate chart table, make the Bridge seems a unique design piece itself. The exterior of the wheel house allows undisrupted access from the wing station from where the Captain has excellent visibility for docking operations, and severs as an exterior crew lounge as well.

Below is a video showing the beautiful Ocean Paradise yacht by Benetti:


Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy

Year of Construction 2013

Construction Material Steel/Aluminium

Length Overall (LOA) 55 m 180’ 5”

Maximum Beam 9,6 m 31’ 6”

Maximum Draft 2,77 m 9’ 1” @ Draft Amidship at half load from B.L. (B.O.K) 2,89 m 9’6” @ Draft Amidship at full load from B.L. (B.O.K)

Full load displacement 651 t

Half load displacement 617 t

Light load displacement 543 t GRT 709

Fuel tank capacity 73.800 litres

Fresh water capacity 15.200 litres

ReverserOsmosis water

Maler Plant Idromar 2 x 12.000 litres/day

Main Engines CAT 3512C (1765 kW) 2.367 hp @ 1.800 rpm

Gear Boxes Reintjes WAF 743L

Generators 2 x Northern lights x 155kW 1 x Northern lights x 80kW

Propellers Benetti Design

Stabilizer at anchor Quantum – Zero Speed system

Stabilizer underway Quantum – Zero Speed system

Max Speed 17 Kn

Cruising Speed at 85% of maximum power 15,5 Kn

Range at economic speed 4.000 n.m.

Economic speed for Range 12 Kn

Classification ABS ✠ A1 Commercial yachtingservice, ✠ AMS

Number of cabins Guest + Owner 4 + 1

Number of crew berths 7 (including the first officer’s cabin)

Captain’s cabin double

First officer’s cabin 1 single bed (increased size)

Exterior Styling & Concept Benetti

Interior Design Benetti

Below is a gallery for the exquisite charter yachts built by Benetti.

Dining in Venice on Italy Yacht Holiday with Charter Yacht STARFIRE

July 31, 2014

Venice, Italy’s finest romantic destination and a fantastic place for a romantic Italy yacht holiday in the Mediterranean aboard the 54m (178’) STARFIRE superyacht, has been sweeping lover’s off their feet for centuries with its candied rooftops, sun kissed spires and decadent piazzas awash with art, flowing wine and high class  food. As a beautiful Italy luxury superyacht charter destination nothing compares to the glory of Europe’s golden child – Venice.

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter in Italy

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter in Italy

Sip dark sweet coffee beneath the ethereal beauty of St Marks Basilica, slip away into the tight knit winding streets, peruse the jewelled fruit stalls of the local markets and sigh with delight at the maze of canals that criss-cross the sweetest city in Italy while enjoying your holidays on an unforgettable Venice yacht charter aboard luxury yacht STARFIRE. Of course no luxury superyacht adventure to these shores would be complete without exploring the delectable array of fine food on offer. From traditional trattorias to innovative flavours, take a look at the must experience places to dine in Venice.

Trattoria da Remigio

Hearty, simple surroundings and fresh dressed crab makes Trattoria da Remigio a firm favourite for those who adore seafood served without the fuss. The burst of Italian atmosphere, the clatter of cutlery and the chilled crisp wines make for a fabulous ambience. The gnocchi alla pescatora is a ‘must try’ for melt in the mouth goodness, gentle aromas and bright catch of the day fish that flakes on the fork.

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter -Trattoria da Remigio

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter -Trattoria da Remigio

Vini da Arturo

If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous over tender steaks and golden artichokes then Vini da Arturo is the place to be. The likes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Andreessen have all fallen head over heels with the award winning menu that hasn’t been touched in decades and the pure local feel that lights up the place. The tight narrow dining space delivers an intimate feel and the owner of this hidden gem is always happy to crush a cup of wine with guests.

La Cantina

Avoid the tourist traps that pepper the streets of Venice and head to La Cantina for chic tapas, locally brewed beer and freshly shucked oysters glistening on the counter. The lightly seared tuna falls apart on the tongue, the blue veined cheese softens on oven fresh bread and the ancient charcuterie slices premium cured meats that match the Prosecco with perfection. On sultry days grab a table on the sidewalk and watch the beautiful people of Venice pass by.

Dining in Venice on an Italy Superyacht Charter - La Cantina

Dining in Venice on an Italy Superyacht Charter - La Cantina

El Refolo

This unassuming hole in the wall wine bar is brimming with local fun and is an absolute diamond for starting your night in style. Watch the venetians bustling past with their brown paper bags from the market, the dark-eyed children running by and the sound of wine soaked jazz filtering through the air. On fair weather evenings guests should make the most of the charming courtyard space, celebrating with a house special Bellini and basket of warm bread, olive oil and plenty of cured meats and market cheeses.

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter - El Refolo

Dining in Venice on a Superyacht Charter - El Refolo

Terrazza Danieli

The sunset spot of Terrazza Danieli offers breath-taking views of the Grand Canal from its premier rooftop terrace. Nowhere else in the city can you watch the sky blush pink and the gold sparkle and fade over Venice. Start with a seasonal Octopus Carpaccio, move on to the truffle scented John Dory and finish with a saffron and mascarpone cheese mousse adorned with strawberry coulis.

Dining in Venice on a Italy Yacht Charter - Terrazza Danieli

Dining in Venice on a Italy Yacht Charter - Terrazza Danieli

About 54m (178-foot) Motor Yacht STARFIRE

Refitted in 2012 to a beautiful Art Deco styled superyacht, motor yacht STARFIRE is a available for Mediterranean yacht charter, including Eastern Mediterranean destinations of Croatia, Greece, Turkey as well as Western Mediterranean’s Italy and French Riviera. She is a fantastic Benetti-built superyacht and a perfect choice for a luxurious Venice yacht holiday.

Charter Yacht STARFIRE

Charter Yacht STARFIRE

Aboard superyacht STARFIRE

Aboard superyacht STARFIRE

Accommodation aboard STARFIRE yacht is provided in 6 beautifully appointed cabins. The layout includes the Owner cabin, which features a large king-sized bed with an en suite bathroom with a spa pool tub, shower and a head. Furthermore, there are two double cabins with queen-sized beds and en suite shower and head, as well as two twin cabins with a Pullman bunk, en suite facilities with a shower and a head. The final cabin boast a king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom with a bath tub, shower and a head.

54m Luxury Charter Yacht STARFIRE by Benetti

54m Luxury Charter Yacht STARFIRE by Benetti

Luxury yacht STARFIRE offers the latest and most advanced in communication systems, offering high speed internet access anywhere and at any time and top audio-visual entertainment systems. She is powered by two Deutz 6 cylinder engines to a maximum speed of 14 knots and cruises comfortably at 12 knots.

Dining on board STARFIRE charter yacht

Dining on board STARFIRE charter yacht

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Bio: Captain Carl Sputh spends the majority of his time at the helms of MY Starfire, a 178′ superyacht for charter. When ashore, he enjoys travelling the world, driving his custom Triumph motorcycle and learning to fly helicopters.

All photographs courtesy of M/Y Starfire

Newly launched Veloce 140 motor yacht by Benetti to make her debut at FLIBS 2014

July 28, 2014

Recently launched by the Tuscany-based shipyard Benetti, the striking Veloce 140’ motor yacht represents the new jewel in the crown of the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range, set to make her world premiere at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3. Superyacht Veloce 140 is a yacht with a great personality, deriving both from the technological innovations of the hull and propulsion systems, as well as from the distinctive design and furnishings.

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

The most distinguishing feature is the new D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. The most obvious advantages consist of the energy-saving, 12-knot cruising speed and the ability to travel at high speeds (over 20 knots) in total comfort. M/Y Veloce 140 – a semi-custom yacht with a D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull – is an innovative project that excites both Benetti enthusiasts, eager for greater speed, and those who are approaching the Tuscan shipbuilder for the first time, in the knowledge of being able to rely on high-performing yachts with comfortable displacement speeds.

Veloce 140’ Yacht

Luxury yacht Veloce 140 hull, first built for a yacht owner and a trusty Azimut|Benetti customer, is characterized by highly customized interiors, starting with the layout, which may be designed according to the customers’ requirements. The Exterior Styling & Concept was developed by Stefano Righini, while the interior design is the work of British RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon, in collaboration with the owner’s designer.

Veloce 140 Yacht by Benetti

Veloce 140 Yacht by Benetti

The interior and exterior decor was entrusted to the international architect Joao Armentano. The woods used mainly include light gray TAY and slate gray TABU for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish and the ceilings in alcantara and a white lacquer finish. All stainless steel features come with a satin finish. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi.

As regards the technological heart of super yacht Veloce 140, it is worth noting the use of the largest engine ever mounted at the Viareggio Benetti shipyard: two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines. M/Y Cheers 46 is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizers.

Sun Deck. The large Sun Deck covers more than 77 square meters on the highest “bridge” of the new Benetti yacht. Here, too, class and functionality blend seamlessly. This large terrace overlooking the sea is dominated by a central pool facing the most spectacular living area of the Veloce 140: an extended section on the right, served by a long linear bar on the left. Another feature of this bridge are the seats in the bow, with a frontal sea view.

Upper deck. This bridge is marked by modularity, as it was not designed with the traditional “fixed” furniture. Everything can be removed or moved with ease, to obtain a large circular area that extends outdoors and indoors. Astern, there is a large dining table seating sixteen. Here there is also a relaxation area, leading to an internal sky-lounge through electric concertina doors. This provides is a large open plan area that is partly air-conditioned. At the bow stands the yacht’s second spectacular – and especially deep – pool, with a comfortable and safe ladder to ease yourself into the water and relax in the whirlpool. Opposite, there are two large sunbeds and a living area with a sofa and coffee table, offering total privacy. On this bridge, at the express request of the owner, the area originally designed as the captain’s cabin has been converted into an additional luxury bedroom.

Main deck. This bridge is dominated by a large gym, designed at the owner’s behest. Placed in the bow, it has a wide-body structure, thus optimally exploiting the entire hull width. One of its main features is a side terrace with stunning views of the sea, providing the entire area with natural light and ventilation. The equipment, from the Technogym Personal line, is of the highest level, and there is also a massage area. Further astern, there is a large dining area seating twelve and a huge living area that extends outdoors, once again creating a seamless indoor-outdoor environment. The cockpit comes with a day bed that quickly converts into a relaxation area.

Lower deck. The lower deck leads to the sleeping area. This consists of five cabins, one for the yacht owner, two doubles and two for guests, with twin and pullman beds. The four crew cabins, for the eight crewmembers, are at the far end of the bow. The lower deck also features a wonderful and extensive “beach club” area, accessed by a double flight of steps and equipped with a central bar counter running the length of the bulkhead. The garage is placed transversely to the beam, and can accommodate up to two tenders.

The video from the launch of the first Veloce 140′ super yacht can be found here.

Technical Specifications of Veloce 140’ yacht:

Year of construction 2014

Construction Material GRP

Length Overall (LOA) 42 m 137’ 10”

Maximum beam 8,5 m 27’ 11“

Maximum draft 2,30 m 7’ 6“

Full load displacement 276 t

Fuel capacity 35.000 litres (9.245 US gals)

Fresh water capacity 4.000 litres (1.055 US gals)

Main Engines: 2 x MTU 12V 4000M93L 2.580kW @ 2.100 rpm

Max Speed at 1/3 load displacement 21 knots

Speed at fuel stop power = 70% 16.5knots

Range at half load displacement 500 nm @ 16,5 knots/1.250 nm @ 12 knots

Generators 2 N°2 Kohler® EFOZD 400Vac / 3pases / 50Hz, with 100 kW

Bow thruster Electrical system

Stabilisers Stabilization at anchor – Electrical system.

Propellers 5 blades, Diameter 1500mm, Material: NiBrAl

Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini

Interior Design Redman Whiteley Dixon

Interior & Exterior Décor Joao Armentano

Accommodation for Guests 12 persons in 6 cabins

Accommodation for Crew 8 persons in 4 cabins (7 persons in 4 cabins as standard)

Classification RINA rules for classification of pleasure yachts C  HULL • MACH Y

Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts built by Benetti.

Video from launch of first Veloce 140′ motor yacht by Benetti

July 28, 2014

Italian shipyard, Benetti, has released the video from the launch of the new Veloce 140′ motor yacht. Superyacht Veloce 140 represents the latest addition to the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range. She is a yacht with a great personality, deriving both from the technological innovations of the hull and propulsion systems, as well as from the distinctive design and furnishings.

Launch of new Benetti Classic motor yacht EDESIA

June 25, 2014

The brand new motor yacht ‘Edesia’ has recently hit the water at the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. Superyacht ‘Edesia’ belongs to the Benetti Classic series, and is presumed to be ‘hull BC131′. Below is an image of Benetti Classic 121 luxury yacht Dyna (hull BC129), launched in 2013. The official information and images of ‘Edesia’ are still expected to be released by the yard.

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Measuring 36,90 meters in length, the Benetti Classic luxury yacht ‘Edesia’ has been beautifully designed by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Francois Zuretti. She is RINA classed.