April 8, 2013

New Model: Beneteau 49 Gran Turismo

Beneteau finally shows some real photos of the new 49 Gran Turismo a model which is a further development of the previous 47 Monte Carlo launched in 2009.  The main difference here between the two models is a new larger bathing platform with hydraulic up down movement creating a space for an extra small PWC, and new view windows for the forward VIP cabin.  For the rest the 49 Gran Turismo follows the appreciated themes of the model it replaces from a two or three double cabins lower deck choice, enclosed hard top with patio door, and a spacious galley located below in between the cabins.  Power is twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.6 m (51.2ft)
Hull Length - 14.0 m
Beam - 4.30 m
Draft - 1.09 m including props
Displacement - 12,500 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 320 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pods
Project - Andreani Design, Beneteau Power Boats
Certification - CE B14, C16