October 16, 2015

New Model: Benetti 125 Vivace

Benetti 125 Vivace second model of the Fast Displacement series made its debut at the Cannes boat show in early September.  Vivace 125 joins the flagship of the Class Fast Displacement line, the 140 Veloce, and takes inspiration from its forerunners construction technology, stylistic features, and spatial layout. Benetti Class Vivace 125 is a composite and carbon construction yacht built at the Viareggio boatyard; measuring just over 38 meters and featuring a semi-wide body with three decks plus sun deck. Much like its bigger sister, Stefano Righini has designed the F-125 with a sporty exterior employing generous amounts of horizontal windows to accentuate the sleek lines; its hallmark is a large central design element at the sides enclosing the upper deck stair.  The interior layout is articulated in 4 suites for 8 guests and the owner's apartments forward on the main deck, at full beam. The captain plus a crew of 7 is available to see to all the guest's needs.  Thanks to an exclusive agreement, 125 Vivace is equipped with an innovative series of azipod transmissions expressly designed by Rolls-Royce for Benetti: carbon Azipull 65C pods. The D2P Displacement Planing  hull equipped with wave piercer was perfected by Benetti technicians for the Rolls-Royce propulsion pod by optimising all the stern tunnel thrusters and those elements impacting hydrodynamic coefficients. The result is an even greater improvement of the already enhanced propulsion efficiency of the pod drives.  The D2P hull with wave piercer enables the new Fast Displacement series to reach higher speeds without engine strain, or to cruise in displacement mode at an economical speed with a much greater range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 38.1 m (125ft)
Waterline Length - 31 m
Beam - 8.45 m
Draft - 2.08 m
Displacement - 187.5 t half load, 200 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 25000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - 10 guest berths in 5 cabins, 9 crew berths in 5 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v2000M94 2600hp
Propulsion - Azipull 65C pod drives
Speed - 22 knots max, 17 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Range - 500 nm at 17 knots, 1250 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - D2P Displacement planning hull with wave piercer
Construction - Composite with carbon, Vinilester exterior layers and Isophtalic polyester 
Project - Stefano Righini exterior and lines, Redman-Whitley-Dixon interior
Certitication - RINA C Y Hull Mach Y