Benetti shipyard has unveiled Veloce 140, M/Y Cheers 46, the first of its Fast Displacement series. The first hull has been built for a Brazilian yacht owner and customer of Azimut|Benetti.
Veloce 140’ features a D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. Benetti says its design provides energy-saving, 12-knot cruising speed and the ability to travel at high speeds (over 20 knots) in total comfort.
The model is characterized by highly customized interiors, starting with the layout, which may be designed according to the customers’ requirements. The exterior styling and concept for M/Y Cheers 46 was developed by Stefano Righini, while the interior design is the work of the British RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon, in collaboration with the owner’s designer.
M/Y Cheers 46 is powered by two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines, and equipped with an electrical fin stabilizer system by CMC Marine.
The sun deck covers more than 77sq m on the highest “bridge” of the new Benetti yacht. This large terrace overlooking the sea is dominated by a central pool facing the most spectacular living area of the M/Y Cheers 46: an extended section on the right, served by a long linear bar on the left. Another feature of this bridge are the seats in the bow, with a frontal sea view.
On the upper deck, the bridge is marked by modularity, as it was not designed with the traditional “fixed” furniture. Everything can be removed or moved with ease, to obtain a large circular area that extends outdoors and indoors.
The bridge on the main deck is dominated by a large gym featuring a side terrace with views to the sea.
The lower deck leads to the sleeping area comprised of five cabins, one for the yacht owner, two doubles and two for guests, with twin and pullman beds. Four-crew cabins provides accommodation for eight crewmembers. The lower deck also features a beach club area. The garage is placed transversely to the beam, and can accommodate up to two tenders.
Veloce 140 will make her world debut at next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014.