October 14, 2016

New Model: Beneteau 46 Gran Turismo

Beneteau is in full swing in recent years presenting a line up of novelties each season.  It is no wonder why the French Group is the giant to behold in the boating industry of the moment.  Designed by Italians Nuvolari Lenard the hard top sport cruiser 46 Gran Turismo is a prime example of the versatility of Beneteau who presented a model full of different solution choices for the buyer; enclosed with patio door or without, two or three cabins lower deck, and stern drive or IPS propulsion.  For a fourteen meter sport cruiser the Beneteau 46 Gran Turismo has a lot going for, and including in all this is a full beam owners room with a spacious en-suite shower head, versatile modular cockpit seating, and the second generation of its Air Step patented hull system.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.78 m (48.4ft)
Hull Length - 13.5 m
Beam - 4.2 m
Draft - 1.11 m
Displacement - 10061 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 450 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 200 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabin
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 400hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo DP stern drive, or IPS600 pod drives
Hull Shape - Planning vee with Beneteau patented Air Step system
Construction - sandwich with balsa core, hull in solid fiberglass, 
Project - Nuvolari Lenard exterior, Andreani interior, Beneteau for naval architecture
Certification - CE B