Thursday, September 12, 2013

Benetti's New Fast Displacement is Born

Benetti took central stage at the Cannes Boat Show yesterday when they announced the new addition the F-125 model in their new fast displacement line to round out their Class Range. The new fast displacement line of composite yachts built by Benetti in the Viareggio boatyard already includes the F-140 which was introduced last year. With this new line Benetti intended to tap into the strong yet relitivly unexplored semicustom megayacht market.

Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio says, "Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile, and efficient boats, while maintaining the same level of comfort and customisation found in our existing yachts. The new fast displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests, and it rounds out our current offering in the Class Range. We haven't just created a new series; we have invested time and resources - combining the Benetti's 140 years of experience in super yachts with the technological know how of Azimut Benetti Group - to create a new way of heading out to sea."

The two Fast Displacement models were developed by Benetti in collaboration with the Azimut Benetti Group Research Centre, which has designed an extremely innovative hull geometry exclusively for the new range. The Fast Displacement yachts are equipped with a revolutionary new "D2P" Displacement to Planing hull. The new D2P hull has been equipped with a wave piercer bulbous at bow, which allows for an increased cruising efficiency (less resistance to forward motion) of up to 30% compared to a conventional megayacht hull.

The F-125 just like her older sister the F-140 has had her sporty exterior designed by Stefano Righini and her interior designed by British design studio Redman Whitely Dixon. Although the interior is full customisable for the owners, Redman Whitely Dixon have provided three different layout options: Sea, Land and Air. Sea will be modern and light filled bringing the outside in. Land will be more classic with the use of darker warm woods and Air will be the most contemporary with creative open spaces. She will be able to accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins and will be able to reach a maximum speed of 22kts without putting any strain on the engine.

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