June 12, 2011

New Model: Benetti Class 145 Vision

Benetti launches the new Class 145 Vision what is the new line up from this very famous status symbol Super Yacht builder.  As usual to Benetti there was great enthusiasm during the Catholic blessing launch ceremony, which was simple but quite moving. The launch was done in the ancient manner, with the boat entering the water stern-first from the ways of Benetti’s original launching site. The event was attended by the owner and his family and by all the people involved in building this beautiful vessel, that stands out for its modern and innovative design penned by Stefano Righini.  The Benetti Class 145 Vision takes over from the 140 Vision and is recognizable from the older model with darker window profile in the upper structure, although the owners still choose smaller vertical style windows in the cabins of the lower deck which open up again the big glass surfaces as outlined in the renderings of the project. Unlike standard Benetti Class 145 Vision for the interiors of hull sixteenth the owner choice went with Molori Design in collaboration with the staff of the shipyard. In standard the interiors are designed by Francois Zuretti. The contemporary style of the interiors is reflected in every item of furniture, down to the smallest detail, and are based on the personal tastes of the owner.  Molori created an atmosphere of refined decor, with a balance mix of classic and modern elements underscored by the gentleness of the natural materials used for the panelling.  Standard power for the Benetti Class 145 Vision is twin Cats 1300hp which give a top speed of 15 knots, and a cruise of 14.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 43.6 m (143.1ft)
Beam - 9.26 m
Draft - 2.27 m
Displacement - 390 t
Fuel Capacity - 61000 l
Water Capacity - 10000 l
Accommodation - 10 guest berths in five cabins, 9 crew berths
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert C 1300hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Benetti designed propellers
Speed - 15 knots max, 14 knots cruse, 12 knots economic long range
Range - 3900 nm at 12 knots
Construction - fiberglass, gross reinforced plastic
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Francois Zuretti interior (standard)
Certification - ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS, MCA Compliance