December 21, 2017

Project: Benetti Sail Divison 13.70m Benship 8

This project from the Italian Benetti Sail Divison comes as a big surprise to the yachting public, as the Viareggio builder has build a name since its foundation in the eighties for building steel or alloy displacement yachts and super yachts over the twenty meter size.  Designed by Acube also from Viareggio the 13.70m Benship 8 is understood to have come along as part of the new collaboration Benetti Sail Division has started with Shanghai Shipyard in 2015.  Benship 8 indeed is to be build in Shanghai China and surprisingly for a boat of a thirteen meter size is to be build in alloy.  Designers Acube went for a very standard traditional coupe sport cruiser type layout in this build, with a living on the hard top patio door fully enclosed main deck, and a galley plus two cabins served with two heads in the lower deck.  The Benetti Sail Division 13.80m Benship 8 is to be powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives with estimated speeds allowing up to a max of 35 knots.