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.
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.
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
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