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A very successful Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013 for Azimut-Benetti Group

April 03, 2013

Taken place from 30 March to 2 April, the recently concluded Hainan Rendez-Vous featured the two prestigious brands in the Azimut|Benetti Group that specialise in flybridge and open yachts. The brands presented some exclusive new developments for the Chinese market: the special Azimut Dragon yacht models as well as Atlantis 38 yacht model, which is making its premiere on the Asian market for the Atlantis open-cruiser brand, that has been particularly appreciated.

Atlantis 38 yacht model

Atlantis 38 yacht model

With its own offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Group is continuing its consolidation strategy in the country through its commitment to meeting and interpreting local culture and demands, while staying faithful at the same time to its company philosophy and the values that have made its brands icons of luxury that are highly appreciated around the world.

Numerous awards and acknowledgments received, crown Azimut as top brand of the  Chinese boating world.

Paolo Casani, Azimut Yachts and Atlantis CEO, pointed out: “We are the largest private Group in the world in the maritime sector. We owe our 44 years of success to an extremely well thought-out development policy. This carefully planned, gradual growth strategy can count on the reliability of unique ownership and is perfectly exemplified by the steps we take when tackling the various markets, including China: getting to know the customs and culture, building up a sound, expert presence that can guarantee excellent before and after-sales services, investing in specially designed models and offering exclusive services to boat owners. Our mission is to build the most beautiful, reliable and innovative yachts and guarantee the best assistance anywhere in the world.”

THE NEW AZIMUT DRAGON MODELS
Azimut’s mission is perfectly illustrated by one of this year’s great new developments that will certainly be of interest to anyone who appreciates luxury and Italian quality.

To provide its Asian, and in particular Chinese, clientele with the best boating experience, Azimut Yachts has devised made-to-measure concepts and styles for this market: the result is the Azimut Dragon China project. The first Azimut models to appear in ‘Dragon China’ version will be: the Azimut 64 Dragon China, the Azimut 70 Dragon China and the Azimut 80 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Azimut Style Department), and the Azimut 88 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Achille Salvagni Architetti). This single, coherent project follows the logic of the various models’ characteristics and has been designed to satisfy specific local requirements.

The main focus of the designers was to create a convivial, sociable atmosphere, interpreting the various aspects involved so that the philosophy of “being together” could be turned into tangible, functional solutions. The spaces were therefore organized to revolve around the large areas for games, karaoke and the large dining room. Attention was then paid to the level of privacy and service on board, with crew areas kept apart and independent from the rest of the yacht.

These splendid yachts have an Oriental air, creating an enchanting mood with meticulous finishings and details that are unique and unmistakable: real Italian Style by Azimut Yachts.

A first look at the main deck reveals the main distinctive features: the large dining room with a round table on a raised level and adjoining living room area with comfortable sofas encourage guests to be sociable and spend time together.

The lower deck is totally given over to entertainment and is the second focal point in a layout that gives free rein to people who love spending their time having fun with friends and loved ones.

The central section comprises an area with an elegant Mahjong table and professional karaoke system, while the relaxation areas with cosy sofas guarantee some private time when needed. The bar area is comfortable and the generously sized kitchen is located on the same level, but isolated as much as possible from the rest of the spaces.

Azimut 64 yacht - Lower Deck

Azimut 64 yacht featuring elegant Mahjong table and professional karaoke system

The elegant atmosphere and the functional division of space makes it ideal for hosting private gatherings or business meetings from time to time.

In all areas, light matt wood in ivory, cream and dove-grey colours alternates with varnished elements with exquisite details in glossy dark wood, creating an ingenious contrast of shades and games of light. The overall effect is very bright and is the perfect complement to the sophisticated mood thanks to the carefully selected materials used.

Of course Azimut Yachts’ future projects do not end here. Two new models, the already mentioned motor yacht Azimut 80 and Azimut 95RPH superyacht (exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interior style and concept designed by Achille Salvagni Architetti) will be launched worldwide in second half of 2013: visitors at the Hainan Rendez-Vous will have the honour of being able to see the first exclusive images at the stand.

ATLANTIS BY AZIMUT DEBUTS ON THE CHINESE MARKET WITH THE ATLANTIS 38
Making its first appearance in China at Hainan is the Atlantis by Azimut brand, a collection of Azimut|Benetti Group sport-cruisers. A combination of pure Italian sportiness and creativity, they are the result of the skill and inspiration of the best Italian designers and are dedicated to those who like real thrills.

They are not merely stylish and a perfect balance in terms of quality and value, but they also offer safety and high performance thanks to the highest, technological standards, guaranteed By Azimut. The collection ranges six models from 34 to 60 feet including the wonderful Verve, a comfortable and secure walkaround for mid-range cruising.

Luxury motor yacht Atlantis 38 has been chosen to represent the entire collection, as she interprets her concept perfectly: sporty style and superb liveability both inside and out thanks to the adaptable spaces.

In Atlantis 38 yacht’s twelve metres one will find all the brand’s distinctive features: a sleek, aggressive line, a sporty hull, and windows and hard top integrated into the yacht’s lines, which is what makes the brand so recognisable. This 38 footer is also the perfect example of the Atlantis by Azimut brand’s skill in building yachts that are manoeuvrable and safe, whatever the conditions.

Azimut|Benetti Group to be present at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

March 28, 2013

The four brands in the Azimut|Benetti Group, a top Italian builder of luxury yachts and ambassador for the very best Italian quality all over the world, will be participating in this year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous, running from 30 March to 2 April, with some important new developments for China.

Azimut Grande 116 Yacht to make her China Premiere at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

Azimut Grande 116 Yacht to make her China Premiere at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

AZIMUT YACHTS

THE NEW AZIMUT DRAGON CHINA MODELS

To provide its Asian, and in particular Chinese, clientele with the best boating experience, Azimut Yachts has devised made-to-measure concepts and styles for this market: the result is the Azimut Dragon China project.

The first Azimut models to appear in ‘Dragon China’ version will be: the Azimut 64 Dragon China, the Azimut 70 Dragon China and the Azimut 80 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Azimut Style Department), and the Azimut 88 Dragon China (interior design and concept by Achille Salvagni Architetti).

This single, coherent project follows the logic of the various models’ characteristics and has been designed to satisfy specific local requirements.

Of course Azimut Yachts’ future projects do not end here. Two new models, the Azimut 80 yacht and superyacht Azimut 95RPH (exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interior style and concept designed by Achille Salvagni Architetti) will be launched worldwide in second half of 2013: visitors at the Hainan Rendez-Vous will have the honour of being able to see the first exclusive images at the stand.

ATLANTIS BY AZIMUT

THE BRAND DEBUTS IN CHINA WITH THE ATLANTIS 38 SPORT-CRUISER
Making its first appearance in China at Hainan is the Atlantis by Azimut brand, a collection of sport-cruisers comprising six 34 to 60 foot models. Atlantis 38 yacht has been chosen to represent the entire collection, as it interprets its concept perfectly: sporty style and superb liveability both inside and out thanks to the adaptable spaces.

AZIMUT GRANDE

Azimut Grande - after the success of the luxury yacht 120SL, awarded as “Best Motor Yacht over 30 metres” at 2013 “Hurun Best of the Best” (Shanghai on Jan 15th, 2013) – will present Azimut Grande 116’ (example is charter yacht Itaca Club) at the upcoming edition of the Hainan Rendez Vous.

BENETTI

CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 140th ANNIVERSARY START IN HAINAN: EVOLUTION AHEAD WITH BENETTI DESIGN INNOVATION PROJECT
Benetti, the oldest Italian superyacht builder founded in 1873, will begin in Hainan the celebrations of its 140th Anniversary. Moreover, the shipyard will reveal his own future vision in terms of design and construction skills, introducing Benetti Design Innovation Project.

16 of the most reputed international yacht designers have been asked to develop new design concepts for Benetti custom yachts, ranging from 50mt up to 90mt plus, using a defined list of existing platforms and naval architecture. The quality of the projects proved to be very inspiring for the yard in terms of future evolution of its megayachts’ design and style and they also provide an unmatchable number of new ideas to be offered to future clients.

Yachts to be exhibited at the show:

Benetti (Stand J3A)
Benetti Delfino 93’

Azimut Grande (Stand J3A)
Azimut Grande 116’ – China Premiere

Azimut Yachts
Azimut 54 – China Premiere
Azimut 60
Azimut 64
Azimut 72S

Atlantis by Azimut
Atlantis 38 – China Premiere

Crystal 140’ BY002 Yacht LUNA launched by Benetti last week

March 18, 2013

The leading Italian builder, Benetti, launched its second Crystal 140′ BY002 yacht Luna at Viareggio last week, on March 14th. The launch of the luxury motor yacht Luna took place on the grounds of the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben shipyard, situated adjacent to the Benetti headquarter.

Benetti Crystal 140' BY002 Yacht LUNA

Benetti Crystal 140' BY002 Yacht LUNA

Following the usual preliminary steps, including the traditional breaking of the bottle on the hull, the Luna yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony attended by Owner, technical personnel, workers, and all Benetti Management and Staff involved in building this magnificent vessel that stands out for its modern and innovative design.

42m superyacht Luna at launch

42m superyacht Luna at launch

After the launch Ceremony, the Benetti Crystal 140′ superyacht Luna proceeded along the canal to the Darsena Italia – Via Coppino in Viareggio – where Benetti organized an private ceremony starting from 7pm in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and all his guests.

Luxury motor yacht Luna at launch - aft view

Luxury motor yacht Luna at launch - aft view

Benetti Crystal 140’ BY002 yacht Luna measures 42 metres in length and 9 metres in width at full beam. Its displacement is 375 tonnes. The engines are twin Cat C32 Acer delivering 1081 kW. And with a fuel reserve of 58,000 litres, the Crystal has a conventional oceanic range of 4,000 miles.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna - side view

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna - side view

Luxury yacht Luna offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 suites. A repartitioning of the lower deck made it possible, thanks also to an extremely functional engine room that offers more space for four guests cabins – two with double beds and two with twin beds, and for the crew area, featuring unheard-of volumes for the comfort of the staff on board.

Launch of the second Crystal 140 superyacht Luna by Benetti

Launch of the second Crystal 140 superyacht Luna by Benetti

As for every Benetti mega yacht, the Crystal 140′ superyacht Luna is one of a kind. Its inspiring concepts are a special relation with the sea and the love for outdoor life. Comfort, style and functionality characterize the numerous dining areas and lounges of the sun deck and upper deck.

Luxury yacht Luna hitting the water

Luxury yacht Luna hitting the water

The interiors of Luna yacht look the sea through large windows. Among several innovations, the stern area offers a peculiar reorganization: the garage for tender, jet skis, and other equipment has been moved forward a side, allowing the entire stern area to be dedicated to a beach area that is free of all mechanical equipment and outfitted with a changing room, a shower and a bathroom, a compact galley and several armchairs.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) on the water

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) on the water

Technical Specifications of the Benetti Crystal 140′ BY002 Yacht LUNA:

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of construction 2013
Construction Material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 41,935 m 137’ 7 ”
Maximum beam 9,05 m 29’ 8”
Maximum draft (even keel) 2,28 m 7’ 6 “
Full load displacement 380 t
Fuel capacity 60.000 litres
Fresh water capacity 10.000 litres
Main Engines 2 x CAT C32 DITA rating 1.081kW @ 2300 rpm
Max Speed at half load 15 knots
Speed at 85% MCR 14 knots
Range at 11 knots at half load 4.000 n.m.
Generators 2 x Kohler 125 Kw + 1 x Kohler 28Kw
Bow thruster VT Naiad Marine VT75 75 kW
Stabilisers Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine
Propellers Benetti design
Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology/Integration of bridge navigation systems

Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design (Owner and Guest) Benetti Technical Department

Accommodation for Guests 10 persons
Accommodation for Crew 7 persons

Classification ABS – Malta Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS, LY2 compliance

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

Second Crystal 140′ motor yacht LUNA launched by Benetti

March 15, 2013

Yesterday, March 14, saw the leading Italian shipyard, Benetti, launch the luxury motor yacht Luna. The 42-metre superyacht Luna is the second hull in the yard’s Crystal 140 semi-custom series, featuring exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by Francois Zuretti.

First Benetti Crystal 140 motor yacht Johanna launched in 2010 - Image credit Benetti

First Benetti Crystal 140 motor yacht Johanna launched in 2010 - Image credit Benetti

Benetti Crystal 140′ yacht Luna comfortably accommodates up to 10 guests and a crew of 7 professionals. The guests can enjoy 5 lovely staterooms, including the owner’s suite, two double staterooms, as well as two twin staterooms.

Built in composite, the 42-metre luxury yacht Luna is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert diesels, delivering her a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. She is ABS classed as well as MCA compliant.

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

Benetti launch Classic 121 motor yacht DYNA (hull BC129)

February 11, 2013

The leading Italian builder, Benetti, successfully launched its Classic 121 motor yacht Dyna, previously known as hull number BC129, on February 7. The launch of the magnificent Dyna superyacht took place on the grounds of the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben company at Viareggio, situated adjacent to the Benetti shipyard’s headquarters. She is set to be delivered for the coming season.

Launch of the Benetti Classic 121 Yacht DYNA

Launch of the Benetti Classic 121 Yacht DYNA (hull BC129)

Following the customary preliminary steps, including the traditional breaking of the bottle on the hull, the Classic 121 luxury yacht Dyna was lowered into the water, a ceremony witnessed by Owner, technical personnel, workers, and all Benetti staff who oversaw outfitting and construction over the past several months.

Luxury motor yacht Dyna at launch

Luxury motor yacht Dyna at launch

Classic 121 superyacht Dyna - side view

Classic 121 superyacht Dyna - side view

Superyacht Dyna (hull BC129) is a beautiful composite vessel, designed by renowned Stefano Righini. Measuring almost 40 meters in LOA, she can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in a full-beam master cabin, two double cabins as well as two twin cabins.

Benetti Classic 121 motor yacht Dyna

Benetti Classic 121 motor yacht Dyna

Launch of the 40-metre Dyna Yacht

Launch of the 40-metre Dyna Yacht

Classic 121 yacht Dyna is run by twin 1,080kw MTU diesels, giving her a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Benetti launching Classic 121 superyacht Dyna

Benetti launching Classic 121 superyacht Dyna

Benetti Classic 121 Yacht Dyna (hull BC129) hitting the water

Benetti Classic 121 Yacht Dyna (hull BC129) hitting the water

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

The Azimut|Benetti Group to attend Miami Boat Show 2013 with 20 luxury yachts on display

February 05, 2013

Following a great success at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the Azimut|Benetti Group will be attending its second show of the season in the United States, one of the Italian company’s most important markets. A total number of 20 Azimut|Benetti boats will be exhibited at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) that will run from 14 February. These will include four models brand new to the American market constructed by Azimut Yachts and Benetti: Azimut 54, Azimut 55S, Magellano 43 Fly as well as the breathtaking Benetti Classic Supreme 132 yacht Petrus II.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II to make her debut at Miami Boat Show - Photo by Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II to make her debut at Miami Boat Show - Photo by Thierry Ameller

Not only will there be an admirable range of boats on show, but also a wonderful surprise for American visitors, in particular for anyone who enjoys brilliant performance in a relaxed and sociable setting.

Making its international debut in Miami will be the Verve Outboard by Atlantis, the outboard version of the elegant and lively walkaround that is ideal for comfortable, safe seagoing and that delivers plenty of thrills too. The three 300 HP Mercury Verado engines offer even better performance and all the advantages of manoeuvrability and easy maintenance that are typical of outboard engines.12 metres of pure adrenaline and glamour, with exactly the same ‘Verve’ comfort and style as before, most importantly below deck.

Verve Outboard yacht by Atlantis to make her international premiere at Miami Boat Show

Verve Outboard yacht by Atlantis to make her international premiere at Miami Boat Show

The other under-75 feet stars on the “catwalk” for this season will be – for Azimut Yachts: Azimut 40S, Azimut 62S, Azimut 72S, Azimut 40, Azimut 45, Azimut 48, Azimut 60, Azimut 64, Azimut 70, Magellano 43 and Magellano 50; and for Atlantis: Atlantis 38, Atlantis 44, Atlantis 48 and Atlantis 58.

The most spectacular megayacht reflecting Benetti’s style will be the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht Petrus II – Benetti’s new gem, the first Classic model boat, which will be premiering in the USA at the 2013 Miami Boat Show.

Petrus II yacht is a new development in the exterior profile of Benetti yachts that has been masterfully interpreted by the boat’s designer, Righini, in full keeping with the rest of the Benetti 93 to 145 foot yacht range. The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 is 40.24 metres in length with a maximum width of 8.28 metres.

Luxury yacht Petrus II - Salon Photo by Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht Petrus II - Salon Photo by Thierry Ameller

The design of the 40-metre luxury yacht Petrus II was inspired by the need to offer the market a boat that was even more competitive and at the same time that demonstrated Benetti’s constant innovation. The owner’s terrace, double spa pool (on the upper bow deck as well as on the sun deck) and the large outside stairways are just a few examples of the innovations.

Classic Supreme 132 yacht Petrus II will be joined in the USA by the Custom line model, mega yacht Diamonds Are Forever.

61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever to be displayed at Miami Boat Show 2013

61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever to be displayed at Miami Boat Show 2013

The Group’s strength in the American market is due to its longstanding, extensive network of dealers and assistance centres, and it showed that it intends to develop this further by strengthening its agreement with its long-term partner MarineMax at the last International Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale, which also took place in Florida in October 2012.

First Classic Supreme 132′ Yacht PETRUS II by Benetti

January 25, 2013

Luxury motor yacht Petrus II by Benetti is the first hull constructed in the new Classic range that will make its debut in US at the upcoming Miami Boat Show 2013. The breathtaking Petrus II yacht represents an additional evolution of the Benetti look, beautifully interpreted by renowned Italian architect Righini, in complete harmony with the rest of the Benetti Class range, currently ranging from 93 to 145 feet.

First Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

First Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht Petrus II measures 40.24 meters overall, with a maximum beam of 8.28 meters. The project brief was guided by the necessity to present an ever more competitive vessel to the market, maintaining Benetti’s attention towards innovation intact.

The owner’s cabin with a terrace, a double Spa Pool (both on the forward upper deck and on the sun deck) and the open-air exterior stairways are just a few examples of this new model’s innovations.

The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ luxury yacht Petrus II was designed to exalt the characteristics of a displacement yacht, with ample interior and exterior volumes, combined with a high level of on board comfort. Full hight windows on both the main and upper deck give greater light to the interior decks and a more racy look to the yacht’s profile.

Luxury motor yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Luxury motor yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

The attention to design is also visible by several new details: the external rotating pilot wings are retractable and disappear in the shearline; the navigation lights’ new design that increases their integration with the Petrus II yacht’s exterior lines and make it appear more modern and captivating.

The interior design is autographed by Francois Zuretti, in collaboration with the yard’s internal design team. The interior furnishings of Petrus II are of natural oak and wengè, enriched with handmade leather inserts. Other special materials are also used: structural wengè to give a three dimensional effect, diamond shaped panels in ivory colored natural leather in the owner’s and the VIP cabins rise from behind the head of the berths and continue up to the ceiling, while in other spaces, like the main salon, there are recessed ceiling lights. A mix of marble, leather finish and mosiacs are used in the heads. As always, Benetti interiors are completely customizable.

In coherence with the other models in the Class range of Benetti yachts, the Classic Supreme 132′ yacht Petrus II is equipped with innovative technological systems. The BEST platform (Benetti’s exclusive Sea Technology) integrates all onboard electronic systems (entertainment, home automation, communications and security) with a single user friendly interface. The integrated navigation system allows all the yacht’s navigation and communication’s systems to interact, giving a more secure and dependable management of the yacht. The design of the dashboard allows a more modern and efficient use of space with three monitors, three touch panels and three joysticks, which give control over the whole yacht with just a few instruments and lots of technology.

Superyacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Superyacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Main features of the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132 yacht Petrus II:

Sun-deck
One hundred square meters of sun deck give all guests comfort and privacy even above deck. Divided into four zones, the area is also equipped with a day-head, giving complete independence from the interior areas.

Highly refined loose furniture has been chosen directly by the owner. The sofa’s and poofs are from Dedon, the lunch chairs in Burma teak by Royal Botania, while the anchored coffee and lunch tables are designed by the Benetti style office, which as always has satisfied the owner’s
most special desires.

The sun and all the other exterior decks, along with the rest of the wood used on board, use FSC certified teak, harvested from responsibly managed forests following rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.

An umbrella is situtated over the Spa Pool. All external furniture in fiberglass has been designed by the Benetti style office.

In the bow zone a fiberglass hardtop with integrated lighting and a centered electrically commanded curtain has been installed.

Classic Supreme 132 superyacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Classic Supreme 132 superyacht Petrus II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Upper-Deck
The exclusive layout of the exterior upper deck, with use here too of loose furniture, allows considerable flexibility. The on deck lunch table has twelve places and is designed by the Benetti design team.

The primary innovation on the upper deck is the open-air stairway, with a steel structure and teak steps. This gives us a spacious and sunny deck.

The sky lounge has two full height windows for exceptional panoramas, and to illuminate the card table and bar on one side, and the long couch on the other. In front of the long couch there is a low table with TV to enjoy in any case the view of the deck.

The ergonomic pilot wings are part of the sheer and placed to permit maximum visibility during manouvering.

Petrus II Yacht - Saloon Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Petrus II Yacht - Saloon Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Main-Deck
The main salon is filled by natural light thanks to ample windows on both sides; the windows beside the lunch table are full height. The lunch table has the top in wengè and the base in wood with inlays in satin finished steel.

In the owner’s suite the walk-in closet is behind the bed and has a to entrances – one from the corridor/office and the other from beside the bed. The other feature is an extendible terrace that allows the owner to have a private veranda with a sliding floor and covering in his cabin.

On the opposite wall there is a panoramic window. The TV is on the wall in front of the bed, surrounded by a frame. The head of the bed, as in the guest cabins, has diamond shaped panels finished with ivory leather. The bathroom has both walls and windows in Crème
Champagne colored marble and the top of the sink in Bronze Amani.

LED’s have been chosen for decorative lighting fixtures. Strip-LEDS are found in the recesses (above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms), above and below the bath furniture in guest and owner’s bathrooms and in the curtains. Colored glass silver touch switches, lit by LED’s are in all the important areas, with coordinated wall sockets. The galley is white lacquered with a black marble countertop and grey vinal “Silver” flooring.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 luxury yacht Petrus II - Interior Photo credit Thierry Ameller-001

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 luxury yacht Petrus II - Interior Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Lower-Deck
The guest’s four cabins – two VIP and two twin cabins – are above average in size and all have ample windows with a view of the sea. External borders and lowered beds give the sensation of total immersion in the outside world. All guest bathrooms are in Limestone marble.

A crew of seven is foreseen. The Commander’s cabin is located on the upper deck, as tradition demands of long range cruising vessels. The crew area hosts six crew in three cabins and is characterized by an ample open space with an integrated wash room area.

Instead of a tender, the garage is replete with two water scooters. There is also a special place to stow the loose furniture when at sea.

Petrus II superyacht - Stateroom Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Petrus II superyacht - Stateroom Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

First Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II - Bathroom Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

First Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Petrus II - Bathroom Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Technical Specifications of the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ Yacht Petrus II:

BUILDER Azimut-Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL GRP
LENGTH OVERALL (LOA) 40,2m – 132’
MAXIMUM BEAM 8,28m – 27’ 2”
MAXIMUM DRAFT 2,30m – 7’ 6”
FULL LOAD DISPLACEMENT 270t
FUEL CAPACITY 42.800 litres (11.306 US gals)
FRESH WATER CAPACITY 7.200 litres (1.902 US gals)
MAIN ENGINES 2x MTU 12V 2000 M72 1.080kW @2.250 rpm
MAXIMUM SPEED 15,5 knots
CRUISING SPEED 14,5 knots
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS 3.500nm
GENERATORS 2 x Kohler 80kW
BOW THRUSTER VT Naiad Marine VT60 60kW
STABILIZERS Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine
PROPELLERS Benetti Design
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Tecnology Integration of bridge navigation systems

EXTERIOR STYLING & CONCEPT Stefano Righini
INTERIOR DESIGN François Zuretti

ACCOMMODATION FOR GUESTS 10 persons
ACCOMMODATION FOR CREW 7 persons
CLASSIFICATION RINA C, LY2 compliance (optional)

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 motor yacht PETRUS II to make her US debut at Miami Boat Show

January 24, 2013

Launched by the respected Italian shipyard Benetti last year, the breathtaking motor yacht Petrus II will make her US debut at the upcoming Miami Boat Show. Designed by Stefano Righini, Petrus II yacht is a Classic Supreme 132 series semi-displacement vessel, boasting beautiful interior design by Francois Zuretti.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht PETRUS II - Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

A total number of 10 guests are provided with utmost in luxury aboard Benetti Classic Supreme 132 superyacht Petrus II. There is also accommodation for a friendly and dedicated crew of 7 professionals.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 luxury yacht Petrus II - Salon Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 luxury yacht Petrus II - Salon Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

Petrus II superyacht - Stateroom Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Petrus II superyacht - Stateroom Photo credit: Thierry Ameller

The spectacular 40-metre Benetti motor yacht Petrus II is driven by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 1.080kW @2250 rpm diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 15,5 knots and a cruising speed of 14,5 knots.

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

Sale of 4th Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ Yacht

January 16, 2013

The end of 2012 was marked by the sale of the 4th Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ yacht. Designed by renowned Stefano Righini, the 4th motor yacht Classic Supreme 132′ is currently in build at the prominent Italian shipyard, Benetti. She is scheduled for completion in 2014.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht Classic Supreme 132 by Benetti - view from above Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht Classic Supreme 132 by Benetti - view from above Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Designed by well known Francois Zuretti, the beautiful, contemporary and elegant interiors of the Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests in maximum comfort and style. There is also accommodation for the vessel’s attentive crew of 7 professionals. Among special features of the Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ belongs a gym-area on the upper deck, providing an exclusive space for the Owner and his guests to further relax.

Motor yacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Motor yacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Motor yacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior - Spa Pool Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Motor yacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior - Spa Pool Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 1.080kW @2250 rpm diesel engines can propel the 40-metre Classic Supreme 132′ yacht to the maximum speed of 15,5 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 14,5 knots. RINA classed as well as LY2 compliant, the breathtaking Benetti Classic Supreme 132 is also fitted with the most modern navigation systems developed by the Shipyard: from the innovative integrated wheelhouse to the exclusive BEST technology platform (Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology) integrating all onboard electronics and systems.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132' Yacht - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132' Yacht - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Luxury motoryacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Luxury motoryacht Classic Supreme 132 - Exterior Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Saloon - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Saloon - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Salon - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Salon - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Technical Specifications of the Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ Yacht:

BUILDER Azimut-Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL GRP
LENGTH OVERALL (LOA) 40,2m – 132’
MAXIMUM BEAM 8,28m – 27’ 2”
MAXIMUM DRAFT 2,30m – 7’ 6”
FULL LOAD DISPLACEMENT 270t
FUEL CAPACITY 42.800 litres (11.306 US gals)
FRESH WATER CAPACITY 7.200 litres (1.902 US gals)
MAIN ENGINES 2x MTU 12V 2000 M72 1.080kW @2.250 rpm
MAXIMUM SPEED 15,5 knots
CRUISING SPEED 14,5 knots
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS 3.500nm
GENERATORS 2 x Kohler 80kW
BOW THRUSTER VT Naiad Marine VT60 60kW
STABILIZERS Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine
PROPELLERS Benetti Design
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Tecnology Integration of bridge navigation systems

EXTERIOR STYLING & CONCEPT Stefano Righini
INTERIOR DESIGN François Zuretti

ACCOMMODATION FOR GUESTS 10 persons
ACCOMMODATION FOR CREW 7 persons
CLASSIFICATION RINA C, LY2 compliance (optional)

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Stateroom - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Stateroom - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Bathroom - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Yacht - Interior - Bathroom - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Super Yacht - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Super Yacht - Photo credit Thierry Ameller

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

7th Mangusta 165 superyacht shortlisted in the IY&A Awards 2013

December 19, 2012

The 7th Mangusta 165 superyacht is the latest luxury vessel nominated for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013. Completed at the Viareggio yard, the 7th motor yacht Mangusta 165 features a beautiful interior by Overmarine Group’s design department that was also responsible for the exterior styling, in partnership with Stefano Righini.

7th Mangusta 165 superyacht by Overmarine Group

7th Mangusta 165 superyacht by Overmarine Group

At 49.9 metres, luxury yacht Mangusta 165 takes the penultimate place in the popular MY over 40 metres category. She is the fastest composite Maxi Open yacht ever built and features a perfect balance of shape; pure lines and a sporty profile enclosed in an elegant, white hull.

The 4 cabin layout in hull no. 7 is luxurious and contemporary, without being too minimal or stark. This is achieved as a result of the decorative wealth of the beautiful bleached teak cladding and furnishings.

The exteriors of the 7th Mangusta 165 yacht are designed to cater for the ultimate in relaxation. The stern cockpit is furnished with a Spa Pool, a large table (which sits up to 14 guests), and a corner bar with up&down TV.

7th Mangusta 165 yacht - Saloon

7th Mangusta 165 yacht - Saloon

At bow, there is another lunch area. The flybridge houses a second wheelhouse, a barbecue unit and a large sunbathing area. As well as allowing for relaxation, the Mangusta 165 yacht also offers her owner and his guests the chance to have some fun.

Indeed, besides the tender, the stern garage also houses jet skis, equipment for diving and other water toys. Moreover, the right hand bulkhead features a removable diving board and an inflatable slide on the flybridge, reaching directly to the water.

The International Yacht and Aviation Awards will be celebrated at the Dorchester hotel, London, on Friday 19 April 2013.