May 26, 2012

New Model: Benetti Class 132 Classic Supreme

The technical launch of the first Benetti 132 Classic Supreme was held on Friday, May 4th at the shipyard site in sea side town Viareggio, the new location deputed to the construction of the six composite models of the Class line, from 93 to 145 feet.  Following the customary preliminary steps, the yacht was launched into the water, a ceremony witnessed by technical personnel, workers, and all Benetti staff who oversaw outfitting and construction over the past months.  A mark of design continuity today lasting over a couple of decades, follows the new gem of Benetti's Italian style, and springs from a project with exteriors designed by Stefano Righini and interiors by Francois Zuretti who, for this first boat and following the owner’s indications to draw inspiration from a particularly contemporary style, creates a sober, elegant interplay between the oak natural shade, the warm wenge, and diamond pattern leathers and hide.  The outfitting includes 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.  The new 132 Classic Supreme, among the different design solutions, offers also a gym-area on the upper deck, carving out an exclusive space for the Owner and his guests to further relax.  The 132 Classic Supreme is not just a new model to complete the Benetti Class range; it is also the first model built and outfitted in the Lucca Dockyard, the company’s new 4200 meters squared plus facility. Located adjacent to the historic site in Via Coppino, this facility can simultaneously handle production of three megayachts of up to 140 feet, thus effectively doubling the current production capacity and concentrating production of the entire line in Viareggio.  Power for the new Benetti Class 132 Classic Supreme is twin MTU 1450hp which give a 15 knots, 14 cruise, and a 12 knots long range speed delivering a 3500 nautical miles range. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 40.2 m (132ft)
Beam - 8.28 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 270 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 42800 l
Water Capacity - 7200 l
Accommodation - 10 guests in 5 cabins, 7 crew in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000M72 1450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max, 14 knots cruise, 12 knots economic
Range - 3500 nm at 12 knots
Construction - hand laid fiberglass
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Francois Zuretti interior
Certification - RINA Class, Hull Mach Y, LY2 Compliance option