Benetti Sail Division (BSD) recently delivered the 30m motor yacht (98.42’) ALEICA to an eager new owner. A slim, tri-deck motor yacht, her low-slung structure is built in steel and aluminum, graced with sizeable windows to allow maximum light into the vessel. Five comfortable cabins nestle snugly on the lower deck, including the forward master suite. (The yacht originally called for four cabins, but the owner wanted a fifth.) Crew occupy forward quarters on the main deck. ALEICA will accommodate up to 12 passengers and crew up to six depending upon the configuration. The interiors reflect Canaletto walnut flooring, oak furniture and marble baths. The bridge deck maintains a welcoming openness that guests will appreciate on beautiful days at sea or at port.
ALEICA is outfitted with twin 1,000hp MAN diesels which enable her to reach a speed of 14.5 knots but cruise at 13.8 knots with a range of about 4,900 nautical miles at 10 knots.
Benetti Sail Division is currently building a 32m luxury motor yacht—BSD 105 RS—due for spring 2014 delivery. RS stands for ‘rounded stern’, and she’ll be sure to include the innovation that Italy-based Benetti Sail Division offers.
She’ll be built at the manufacturer’s Viareggio yard for an owner who looks forward to making her a second home. With this model, Benetti elegantly reinterprets the iconic rounded stern motor yachts which Benetti became known for in the late 1900s. She’s supported by steel hull and aluminum superstructure that will carry her owner and guests around the globe comfortably.
The BSD 105 RS will accommodate 10 guests, and the owner’s cabin is located on the main deck forward with 180-degree views. Her occupants will enjoy the large bathroom and spacious dressing room. VIP guests will appreciate the extra attention given to noise-quieting acoustics and top comfort. Crew quarters for up to six are located amidships on the lower deck, and they will have direct, discrete access to the foyer for maximum service. In addition to the owner’s direct input, design also was influenced by A-Cube design studio of Viareggio.
She’ll be powered by twin 735Kw (1,000 hp) engines to attain a design speed of 14 knots. Ranges will vary from 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots and 1,900 nautical miles at 12.7 knots. Her maximum beam is 23.6’ and her design draft is 7.38’.
1978 marks the year that BSD took shape as a sail division of F.lli Benetti shipyards of Viareggio. Up until this time, the shipyard featured only motor yachts, becoming an independent company in 1981 under the leadership of Riccardo Benetti. In the mid-80s, the company veered away from sailing vessels and concentrated on refit and maintenance of old F.lli Benetti yachts. They emerged again in the 1990s developing and building yachts using innovative materials for the time—like fiberglass. In the late 1990s, BSD turned to steel and aluminum yachts with displacement hulls that reflects today’s core business. In addition to their Viareggio site that can accommodate the construction of two yachts up to 114’, BSD has a new shipyard in Pisa Navicelli that can build up to 177’.