October 25, 2014

New Model: Benetti 140 Veloce

Veloce 140, the new jewel in the crown of the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range, is a yacht with a great personality, deriving both from the technological innovations of the hull and propulsion systems, and from the distinctive design and furnishings. The most distinguishing feature is the new D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut-Benetti Research and Development Center. The most obvious advantages consist of the energy-saving, 12 knots cruising speed and the ability to travel at high speeds of over 20 knots in total comfort. Benetti 140 Veloce is a semi-custom yacht with a D2P Displacement to Planing hull an innovative project that excites both Benetti enthusiasts, eager for greater speed, and those who are approaching the Tuscan shipbuilder for the first time, in the knowledge of being able to rely on high-performing yachts with comfortable displacement speeds. The hull, first built for a yacht owner and a trusty Azimut-Benetti customer, is characterized by highly customized interiors, starting with the layout, which may be designed according to the customers' requirements. The Exterior Styling & Concept was developed by Stefano Righini, while the interior design is the work of the British RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon, in collaboration with the owner's designer. The interior and exterior decor was entrusted to the international architect Joao Armentano. The woods used mainly include light gray Tay and slate gray Tabu for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish and the ceilings in alcantara and a white lacquer finish. All stainless steel features come with a satin finish. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi. As regards the technological heart of 140 Veloce, it is worth noting the use of the largest engine ever mounted at the Viareggio Benetti shipyard: two MTU 3500hp engines. Benetti 140 Veloce is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizers.
Technical Data:
LOA - 42 m (137.9ft)
Beam - 8.5 m
Draft - 2.3 m
Displacement - 276 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 35000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - 12 guests in 6 cabins, 8 crew in 4 cabins 
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M93L 3500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 21 knots max, , 16 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Range - 500 nm at 16 knots, 1250 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - D2P Displacement to Planning form
Project - Stefano Righini lines, Pierluigi Ausonio hull shape Redman Whiteley Dixon interior, Joao Armentano decor
Certification - RINA C Hull Mach Y