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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’.

Video: Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS

September 23, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The new Tradition Supreme 108′ motor yacht My Paradis (hull BK001) is part of the Benetti Class Displacement line of composite yachts. With exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by Francois Zuretti, the striking 33-metre superyacht My Paradis made her premiere at the recently concluded Cannes Yachting Festival, which was hosted by the fantastic Cannes yacht charter location, nestled in the South of France, from September 9 to 14, 2014. Below is a video showing this beauty, released by Benetti Yachts.

Video: Azimut 116 motor yacht ABIE at Haulover inlet, Miami, Florida

September 16, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht ABIE is a beautiful Azimut 116 vessel, launched by the well known Italian builder Azimut Yachts in 2005. Superyacht ABIE has been superbly penned by Stefano Righini, with striking interior design by Carlo Galeazzi. Below is a video showing ABIE at Haulover inlet, a lovely Miami yacht charter destination, positioned in Florida. The video has been released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

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

September 05, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

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, AZIMUT 77S AND AZIMUT 50 FLY PAY HOMAGE TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL EXCELLENCE OF AZIMUT YACHTS

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

BENETTI ‘ON STAGE’ WITH THE BRAND NEW TRADITION SUPREME 108’ AND ITS FLAGSHIP, THE OCEAN PARADISE, THE LARGEST MEGAYACHT AT THE BOAT SHOW

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.

Video: Azimut 70 Sea Jet Flybrige motor yacht MAMILU cruises into Miami

August 14, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht Azimut 70 is a striking 22-metre craft, built by the well known Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts. Designed by renowned Stefano Righini, luxury yacht Azimut 70 provides comfortable accommodation in 4 lovely cabins. Below is a video showing the 2001 Azimut 70 Sea Jet Flybridge motor yacht Mamilu while cruising into the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Miami, nestled in the USA. The video was released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

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

July 28, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

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 Azimut 77S Yacht

July 18, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Azimut Yachts from Italy has released a video showing the launch of the all-new Azimut 77S yacht. With exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by Carlo Galezzi, the S Collection motor yacht 77S boasts a pivoting stern platform for maximum flexibility, large one-piece deckhouse window, roof with glass insert, as well as excellent performance and fuel efficiency, thanks to three Volvo Penta engines with IPS transmission. She will make her world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, running in the glamorous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14, 2014.