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New Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ motor yacht INCONTATTO launched

February 25, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The brand 33m new motor yacht Incontatto was successfully launched by the prominent Italian shipyard Benetti in Viareggio on February 16, 2015. Luxury superyacht Incontatto is a beautiful Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ vessel, superbly penned by Stefano Righini. Below is an image of her sister ship – luxury yacht My Paradis (hull BK001), launched last year. The official information and images of the latest Benetti launch are still to be released.

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS - a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht - at launch

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS – a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht – at launch

Spanning over three generous decks, luxury yacht Incontatto can sleep up to 10 guests in maximum comfort, providing them with five beautifully appointed cabins. There is a generous full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as four VIP cabins on the lower deck. In addition, the vessel boasts a huge sundeck with Jacuzzi, dining table for 10 and lounge areas.

Video showing Mangusta 165 E motor yacht MOONRAKER

February 19, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Mangusta 165 E motor yacht Moonraker is a striking 50-metre vessel, launched as the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet by the Overmarine Group in February 2014. Designed by renowned Stefano Righini, superyacht Moonraker can reach an impressive top speed of 42 knots and a cruising speed of 33 knots. Below is a video showing Moonraker, while leaving the Miami International Boat Show, which was hosted by the beautiful Miami yacht charter location from February 12 to 16, 2015. The video has been released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Benetti superyacht Veloce 140’ to be displayed at The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show 2015

February 13, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The well known Italian builder, Benetti Yachts, will be attending the upcoming London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show 2015, displaying the first vessel from their fast displacement seriessuperyacht Veloce 140’. Luxury motor yacht Veloce 140’ boasts a distinctive design and several technological innovations in regards to both the hull as well as propulsion systems.

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140

The Displacement to Planing (D2P) hull itself is particularly notable for its energy saving and comfort enhancing properties, and was designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio in conjunction with the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. Luxury yacht Veloce 140’ features exterior design by Stefano Righini whilst RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for her luxurious interiors in cooperation with the owner’s personal designer.

Inside, her living areas are highly customised, with the shipyard offering new owners the opportunity to alter the layout of the standard design according to their own personal requirements. Throughout, a range of high quality materials are used, including light gray Tay wood, and slate gray Tabu for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish, with the ceilings in alcantara and a white lacquer finish. In addition, all stainless steel features come with a satin finish, contributing to the collective ambiance of sophistication, elegance and luxury. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Amongst her many features and amenities is a luxurious cockpit in which comes with a daybed that quickly and efficiently converts into an area for relaxation. Furthermore is a large gym containing all of the latest equipment from the Technogym Personal line, which dominates the bridge area on the main deck. Designed at the owner’s request and placed in the bow of the vessel, the area includes a massage area and exploits the full width of the hull, creating a spacious environment to work out.

A particularly exciting feature of the gym is a side terrace, providing excellent views as well as a perfect place to rewind and cool down. In addition, the terrace also provides the gym with an abundance of natural light and ventilation.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Elsewhere on the main deck the salon and dining area can be found. The impressively commodious space also extends into the yacht’s outdoor areas, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor environment for guests to fully take advantage of. The whole space is elegantly decorated, and surrounded by large windows, once again heightening the amount of natural light in the room and creating a welcoming, warm environment.

The dining table seats up to 12 guests, whilst the two plush sofas in addition to the two white, leather armchairs in the salon provide ample seating even for company.

In terms of her accommodation, guests are welcomed into one of five ample, opulent cabins, each located on the lower deck. The dedicated owner’s suite includes a spacious, en suite bathroom as well as plenty of storage space. The remaining guests cabins include two doubles and two twin room, as well as additional Pullman Berths. All are consistently decorated in the same neutral and sophisticated colour scheme, creating an ideal environment to relax and unwind. A crew of up to eight are also accommodated on the lower deck over four crew cabins at the far end of the bow.

Benetti motor yacht Veloce 140 Cabin

Benetti motor yacht Veloce 140 Cabin

The lower deck also features an extensive beach club area, which is 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 comfortably accommodate up to two tenders.

Moving on to her outside areas, one of the most impressive spaces is the extensive sun deck, covering more than 77 square metres in total. Dominating the space is a centrally placed swimming pool, the first of two large swimming pools found on the yacht. The sun deck pool faces an extended living section on the right of the yacht which is served by a long linear bar on the left.

Her upper deck has not been designed with the traditional fixed furniture found elsewhere on the yacht, and in fact, everything has the ability to be moved or removed with relative ease. This ensures the owner is able to obtain a large circular area that extends outdoors and indoors, offering the perfect environment for entertainment and socialising. Astern, there is another large, luxurious dining table seating sixteen guests in total. 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 swimming pool, featuring an exceptional depth as well as a whirlpool. Opposite, there are two large sunbeds and a living area with a sofa and coffee table, offering total privacy and an area to enjoy life on board to the fullest. On this bridge where the captain’s cabin would usually be located in the original design, the owner has requested a conversion into an additional luxury bedroom.

Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines, super yacht Veloce 140’ has a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 1,250 nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots and is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilisers. The size of the engines are somewhat of a landmark for the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, marking the largest engines that have ever been mounted at the facility.

BENETTI YACHTS are exhibiting at The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show on Space D12.

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

New image of Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

February 04, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The latest addition to the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range, superyacht Veloce 140’ by Benetti is a beautiful and elegant 42-metre vessel, with exterior styling & concept by Stefano Righini and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Providing comfort and fun, ranging from the huge sun deck overlooking the sea to the central swimming pool and the upper deck, luxury motor yacht Veloce 140’ offers deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 beautifully appointed cabins. Below is a new running image of this beauty, released by Benetti.

Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

Benetti superyacht VELOCE 140

Video introducing new Mangusta 165 E superyacht MOONRAKER

January 28, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Overmarine Group has released an amazing video introducing the brand new Mangusta 165 E superyacht Moonraker. Designed by Stefano Righini, the 50-metre motor yacht Moonraker was launched as the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet in February 2014. The striking Moonraker will be displayed at the next month’s Miami International Boat Show, running in the beautiful Miami yacht charter location from February 12 to 16, 2015. She will be docked on Collins Avenue, Ramp 24, in front of the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Overmarine to attend Miami Boat Show 2015 with motor yacht MOONRAKER on display

January 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Overmarine Group will be present at the 2015 Miami Boat Show, running in the lovely Miami yacht charter location from February 12 to 16. During the event, the company will showcase the 50-metre motor yacht Moonraker. Luxury superyacht Moonraker will be docked on Collins Avenue, Ramp 24.

Mangusta 165E super yacht Moonraker

Mangusta 165E super yacht Moonraker

Launched in February 2014, luxury yacht Moonraker represents the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet. Called 165 E, where ‘E’ stands for “Evolution”, she made her world debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Moonraker superyacht - Exterior

Moonraker superyacht - Exterior

Superbly penned by Stefano Righini, the 50-metre Mangusta 165 E super yacht Moonraker boasts a distinctive, elegant and timeless design, conveying balance and dynamism, and at the same time, offering extremely high levels of onboard comfort, safety, as well as practicality.

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

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

Additional images of new Benetti VELOCE 140’ Yacht

November 04, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht Veloce 140’ by Benetti represents the latest addition to the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range. Featuring the exterior styling & concept by Stefano Righini and the interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon, the striking Veloce 140’ yacht made her premiere at the recently concluded Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). Below are the additional images of this jewel, released by Benetti.

Benetti super yacht Veloce 140

Benetti super yacht Veloce 140

Benetti luxury yacht Veloce 140’ provides comfort and fun, ranging from the huge sun deck overlooking the sea to the central swimming pool and the upper deck, where transformability reigns supreme. On the main deck, the owner’s large gym is located at the bow, making full use of the yacht’s wide beam. Apart from the owner’s suite, the beautiful Veloce 140’ can accommodate up to ten guests in four cabins. There is also accommodation for eight crew members.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 flybridge

Super yacht Veloce 140′ by Benetti boasts significant technological innovations in the hull and propulsion system. The key to this model is the new D2P hull, designed by the Azimut|Benetti Group Research & Development department. This hull gives the choice of a cruising speed of 12 knots, with low fuel consumption, or the faster speed of over 20 knots, while travelling in complete comfort.

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Dining al fresco

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Dining al fresco

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Dining

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Dining

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140-Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140-Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Saloon

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Beach area

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Beach area

Benetti Super Yacht Veloce 140

Benetti Super Yacht Veloce 140

Benetti Motoryacht Veloce 140

Benetti Motoryacht Veloce 140

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Twin room

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Twin room

Benetti Superyacht Veloce 140

Benetti Superyacht Veloce 140

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Gym

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Gym

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Galley

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - Galley

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - helm

Benetti Motor Yacht Veloce 140 - helm

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140

Benetti Luxury Yacht Veloce 140


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

Azimut|Benetti Group to present 18 luxury yachts at FLIBS 2014

October 23, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Azimut|Benetti Group will once again attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in the lovely Florida yacht holiday location – Fort Lauderdale from 30 October to 3 November, 2014. During the event, the company will present eighteen models, including the world premiere launch of the 47-metre Benetti superyacht Veloce 140’ and two new vessels for the American market.

Benetti Veloce 140' Yacht

Benetti Veloce 140' Yacht

As in 2013, this year too Azimut|Benetti has chosen Flibs as the ideal setting for launching an exclusive new yacht, which underlines the importance of this market for the Italian Group. Further proof lies in the opening of a new Benetti office/showroom in Florida and a new partnership between Azimut Yachts and the Mexican dealer, Euro Yacht.

However, the innovations presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014 are not limited to new models; the new Benetti sales and after sales offices will also be opened at the same time. Based in Fort Lauderdale, an excellent location for the Central and South American markets, the new headquarters were designed in the form of an office/showroom that is open to brokers, industry operators and boat owners.

With this opening, Azimut|Benetti has yet again confirmed its commitment to being involved in and supporting the local markets and sales network with a 30% increase in the budget allocated to stocking spare parts locally. This represents the biggest investment in the market to date by any overseas manufacturer. On the same subject, Azimut Yachts has officially announced an exclusive dealership agreement with the Mexican company, Euro Yacht. This is the fifteenth partnership signed by Azimut Yachts in the past 12 months.

This is part of a series of determined actions underlining the clear intention of the Group to continue with a policy of significant investments on the territory that match the increasing success the Group has been enjoying in terms of sales and brand awareness.

The luxurious Benetti Veloce 140’ yacht is the first model in the Fast Displacement series. It is a 47-metre semi-custom model featuring significant technological innovations in the hull and propulsion system, not to mention its distinctive style. The key to this model is the new D2P hull, designed by the Azimut|Benetti Group Research & Development department. This hull gives the choice of a cruising speed of 12 knots with low fuel consumption or the faster speed of over 20 knots while travelling in complete comfort.

The Exterior Styling & Concept was provided by Stefano Righini, while the interior design was developed at the UK design studio of RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon in collaboration with the owner’s personal designer, for a truly exceptional and unique result. The imperatives are comfort and fun, ranging from the huge sun deck overlooking the sea to the central swimming pool and the upper deck, where transformability reigns supreme. The traditional “fixed” items of furniture have been abandoned, along with anything that can easily be moved, to provide a huge disco zone that extends from the open-air area to the interior. On the main deck, the owner’s large gym is located at the bow, making full use of the yacht’s wide beam. Apart from the owner’s suite, the Veloce 140’ superyacht can accommodate up to ten guests in four cabins, and there is accommodation for eight crew members.

There’s also great news for American Azimut Yacht owners. The Italian boatyard will also introduce two very successful models for the first time on the American market: the AZIMUT Atlantis 50, which made its debut at European boat shows in the coupé version and combines sports performance with the maximum use of exterior spaces, and the AZIMUT Magellano 53. These yachts offer excellent safety and stability at sea under all conditions, great range figures, ease of use, excellent fuel consumption and maximum comfort for extended stays aboard.

Azimut Yachts at FLIBS 2014

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 34

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 38

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50  – USA PREMIERE

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 58

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 HT

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 HT

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53 – USA PREMIERE

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 45

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 54

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 60

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 64

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 70

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 80

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 84

AZIMUT 40 S

Benetti Yachts at FLIBS 2014

BENETTI VELOCE 140’ – WORLDWIDE PREMIERE

BENETTI TRADITION SUPREME 108’ – USA PREMIERE

BENETTI DELFINO

Selection of superyachts over 80ft to be displayed at 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 10, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The popular Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale, also known as the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ will host the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) from October 30 to November 3, 2014. The event will feature a wide range of boats and sea vessels, including luxury superyachts measuring over 80 feet in length.

FLIBS 2013 - Image credit to 2013 Forest Johnson

FLIBS 2013 - Image credit to 2013 Forest Johnson

Selection of the superyachts over 80ft on display at the upcoming 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show:

Benetti Veloce 140

Superbly penned by Stefano Righini, the all-new motor yacht Veloce 140 is an elegant 42-metre vessel, launched by Benetti this year. The striking interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon provide comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 cabins.

Benetti Veloce 140 Yacht

Benetti Veloce 140 Yacht

Pacific Mariner 85

A sister ship to luxury charter yacht Reflections (ex Surya), the all-new superyacht ‘W’ is a beautiful Pacific Mariner 85 vessel, launched in 2014. Accommodation aboard this lovely craft is offered to up to 8 guests in 4 magnificent en-suite cabins.

Pacific Mariner 85 superyacht W

Pacific Mariner 85 superyacht W

Westport 112

Westport 112 super yacht Lyons Pride is an outstanding 34-metre vessel, built by Westport in 2014 to uncompromising standards of structural integrity and quality. Providing extraordinary performance as well as unsurpassed luxury, privacy and comfort, the yacht features beautiful accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms.

Westport 112 motor yacht Lyons Pride

Westport 112 motor yacht Lyons Pride

Sunseeker 28M Yacht

Using ultra-modern materials to reach new heights in design and engineering excellence, the 28 Metre Yacht (example is charter yacht In All Fairness) boasts a revolutionary use of space. It incorporates full height and wrap-around glazing to create a stunning effect both inside and out. Accommodation is provided to up to eight guests and four crew.

Sunseeker 28M Yacht

Sunseeker 28M Yacht

Ocean Alexander 85

Luxury yacht Ocean Alexander 85 is a a delightful 25-metre semi-custom vessel, built by Alexander Marine. Her lovely interiors by Destry Darr Designs can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests in 3 well appointed cabins.

Ocean Alexander 85 Yacht

Ocean Alexander 85 Yacht

Ferretti 840 Altura

Motor yacht Ferretti 840 Altura is a beautiful 84-foot vessel, with the attention dedicated to maximizing space for social interaction. Luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests is divided into 4 four cabins, each with their own bathroom.

Ferretti 840 Altura Yacht

Ferretti 840 Altura Yacht

Azimut Flybridge 84

Azimut Flybridge 84 superyacht has been developed from the positive experience of the Azimut 82 yacht, introducing some major innovations in terms of layout as well as style. The vessels boasts a ground-breaking elegance, large exterior space with Jacuzzi, bar, as well as relaxation area.

Azimut Flybridge 84 Yacht

Azimut Flybridge 84 Yacht

Pershing 82

Luxury motor yacht Pershing 82 is a striking 25-metre high performance open motorboat, built by Pershing, a brand of Ferretti Group. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, in partnership with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) as well as Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, the vessel offers its guests with maximum comfort in 4 elegant cabins.

Superyacht Pershing 82

Superyacht Pershing 82

Video: Azimut 80 motor yacht PURA VIDA in Miami, Florida

October 09, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht PURA VIDA is a striking 25-metre leisure craft, built by the well known Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts. Azimut 80 superyacht PURA VIDA boasts sophisticated exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her beautiful interiors are by Achille Salvagni Architetti. Below is a video showing this beauty in the fantastic Florida yacht charter location – Miami, released by ‘ZipZapPower’.