Benetti has made some significant announcements lately, namely the launch of the third Crystal 140’ SOY AMOR, the launch of the seventh Delfino 93 ZEHAVA and the arrival of the first hull F-125 of the Fast Displacement line. Now, Benetti has announced the launch of the third Classic Supreme 132 (BS003) in collaboration with Arcon Yachts. 26 North Yachts has named Benetti on its prestigious Top 10 Motoryacht Builders List for impeccable Italian styling and design. They’re one of the oldest and most respected motoryacht shipyards, balancing technological innovation with European styling and panache.
A collaboration between Benetti and Arcon Yachts, the yacht is part of the Benetti Class Range of composite displacement yachts from 93 to 145 feet and the third launch in two years. She first debuted in the US in Miami in 2013. She was the first model built and outfitted in Benetti’s new 13,779-square-foot Lucca Dockyard facility, next to the historic site in Via Coppino. This third Benetti Classic Supreme will take delivery in April 2014.
While she retains many of her hallmark features in line with the range, she does sport some additional features such as a classic-modern interior by designer François Zuretti that showcases oak natural shades, warm wenge, diamond pattern leathers and hide (although Benetti interiors are fully customizable). Many walls have been adorned with wood and fabric. Flooring throughout the interior includes wool carpet, marble and soft vinyl. Guest area ceilings feature fabric and leather, and bathrooms feature lacquered panel ceilings. Jacuzzis perch on both the forward upper deck and on the sun deck. Full height windows are prominent on the main and upper deck and add to her racy look. Decks use FSC certified teak. Exteriors were designed by Stefano Righini. Azimut | Benetti acted as the builder and naval architect and did contribute to interior design.
The main salon is simply exquisite in the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 with its ample natural light from port and starboard, fine woods and contemporary furnishings. The main salon offers multiple entertainment and lounging options thanks to a 52” HDTV, stereo with iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and a connection to BEST’s (Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology) electronic system that consolidates entertainment, home automation, communication and security operations.
The Benetti Classic Supreme 132 accommodates 10 guests in five cabins, plus up to seven crew. The forward, full beam, main-deck master suite features an extendible, private terrace and walk-in closet with two entrances. Belowdecks, four sizeable guest cabins offer varied accommodation options—two VIPs and two twin cabins. A captain’s cabin is located on the upper deck with quick access to the helm. A crew area hosts six crew in three cabins.
A dash up to the sky lounge via an open-air teak stairway allows guests to take in expansive views of the passing scenery or scenic marina from an array of exquisite but loosely-placed furniture that includes an on-deck lunch table for twelve. A bar, barbecue, mini-fridge, HDTV and card table make this a popular spot to while away a few hours. A 300-square-foot sun deck divided into four zones urges guests to take a Jacuzzi, sun or relax in privacy and luxurious comfort. A convenient day head makes for quick refreshment on this level. Shade for the forward end comes courtesy of a large hard-top with outdoor fabric incorporated into it, extending forward from the radar arch.
Max speeds of 15.5 knots come courtesy of twin MTU 12V2000 M72 (1080 kW)@2.250 rpm motors. At 12 knots, this displacement yacht can cover some ground—3,500 nautical miles. Other key equipment includes props by Benetti Design, VT Naiad Marine bow thrusters and stabilizers, and two Kohler generators. Her beam is 27’2” and she draws 7’6”.
Part of Azimut | Benetti Group, the world’s largest private capital group in the marine industry, Benetti is the oldest Italian yard building luxury motor yachts, established in 1873. Azimut | Benetti made a great showing in the ShowBoats International Global Order Book 2014 with as many as 79 megayachts under construction. For the 14th time, Azimut | Benetti topped the book which ranks the top 20 international builders of superyachts based on actual orders. Benetti ranked first in the custom-designed megayachts category for the 15th time.