The latest excellent market figures confirm a huge success of Benetti in the Americas. The year 2015 demonstrated consolidation for the world’s leading over 24 meter superyacht maker, with eight sales out of a worldwide total of eighteen in the American market.
Four contracts were concluded for Fast Displacement yachts in North America, together with the sale of a 66 meter steel and aluminum hi-tech Custom Line. Moreover, a further contract was signed in North America this year for the Mediterranean 116’ motor yacht Hull N°1, with delivery in 2016.
The Fast Displacement range Veloce 140′ has also been a resounding success, capturing the attention of clients from North, Central and South America. With Italian design, aggressive and captivating, she boasts a highly innovative D2P hull and the carbon fiber in the superstructures incorporating advanced technology. Sailing at twelve knots in pure comfort and with increased range (up to 1,250 nautical miles) make her a yacht for owners who love going offshore, like St. Marteen to St. Barth, while her limited draft (only 7’8” at half load) is perfect for the waters of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
The market in South America is increasingly receptive and vibrant. Florida plays a very important role in yachting for South American clients, and the inauguration of Benetti Americas in Fort Lauderdale last year was strategic.
Benetti continues in their strategy of reinforcing their presence in the American market with a sizable participation in the local 2015 boat shows. After the new showcase of the Panama Boat Show in May with the Classic 121′ superyacht Nomadess, Benetti came to the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with the highly anticipated Veloce 140′ motor yacht Cheers 46 and with the Benetti Delfino 93′ yacht Ocean Drive.
With an overall length of only 24 meters, superyacht Ocean Drive defines a new standard of excellence. She is particularly appreciated for her compactness: while offering everything you would expect to find on longer yachts, the Veloce is registered as a pleasure yacht. Exterior layout is amazing, with numerous glass surfaces and exceptional spaciousness for comfortably enjoying life aboard. Below decks the Veloce 140′ offers two VIP and two guest cabins. The owners suite, forward on the main deck, is amazingly generous, and though while not full beam, offers a king size bed, vanity and settees, with his and hers bathrooms. On the sun deck, with the lounge zone including sofas, recliners, a Jacuzzi and a bar, there is a second set of controls to drive the yacht oneself while remaining in company.
The next year’s Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show will mark a double debut for Benetti: the Vivace 125′, the entry level yacht in the Fast Displacement Line, and the Crystal 140′, a Mediterranean style yacht that takes inspiration from a special relationship with the sea and life in the open.
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