February 26, 2011

New Model: Benetti Class 121 Classic

The first model of the new Benetti Class 121 Classic, was launched last 15 December in Viareggio. The latest restyling of the Classic, this being the third after the first 35 presented in 1999, to the second 120 series, has thoroughly renewed the internal layout by making major changes on the main and lower decks, along the exterior lines which now feature different window profiles all around. But don't be mistaken design duties are as the same as previous two series with Stefano Righini taking care of the outside, and Francois Zuretti the interiors. Much of the first 121 Classic remains top secret, from the name to the interior design. Marked with hull number BC125, it is distinguished by light shades of cream both indoors as well as outdoors, where the elegant and refined owner’s style emerges from the delicate shade of cream chosen for the hull. Delivery is expected at the beginning of April 2011. The standard arrangement for the 121 Classic offers four double guest cabins, and an owners stateroom on the main deck. Crew accommodation has three double cabins, plus a captains room on the upper deck by the pilot house. Performance is up to 15 knots top speed, from twin MTU 1501hp engines. Range which in this size and semi displacement style hull is always very important is 3500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.90 m (121.6ft)
Beam - 8.18 m
Draft - 2.26 m
Displacement - 259 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 42500 l
Water Capacity - 7700 l
Accommodation - 10 guests in 5 cabins, 7 crew in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000M91 1501hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Benetti design propellers
Speed - 15 knots max, 14 knots cruise, 12 knots economic
Range - 3500 nautical miles at 12 knots
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Francois Zuretti interior
Construction - Gross Reinforced fiberglass plastic
Certification - ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS, MCA Compliance
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