November 20, 2017

New Model: Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo

Beneteau present a new flagship for its Gran Turismo range with the launch of the 50 model.  The 50 Gran Turismo replaces the 49 model, and as the smaller 40 and 46 models is designed by Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard for exterior lines.  The Italian Venice designers went for a Gran Turismo family feeling design with all models looking distinctively similar.  The interior of the 50 Gran Turismo is designed by long standing Beneteau designer Andreani who presented two or three cabins layouts, with full beam owners stateroom and lower galley.  If ordering the third cabin this comes as replacement to the lower L-shaped saloon and will offer spacious two inline berths.  The 50 Gran Turismo will be powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion, no performance numbers have yet been given.  A Sport Fly version is to be presented towards the end of 2017.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.78 m (51.7ft)
Hull Length - 14.17 m
Beam - 4.40 m
Draft - 0.90 m with drives and props
Displacement - 13640 lg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 200 l
Max Persons - 12 persons
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Hull Shape - Air Step 
Construction - infusion sandwich Polyester and balsa core, and counter molding structure
Project - Nuvolair Lenard exterior, Andreani interior, Beneteau Power boats naval architect, Air Step design by R.L Jeantet, P.Tableau, M. Tronquez
Certification - CE B12