43aBenetti is to introduce the first yacht of its fast displacement series at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (30 Oct to 3Nov).

The 42.7m Veloce 140’, is considered by the shipyard to be the new jewel in the crown of the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range and features a displacement to planing (D2P) hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture.

Benetti says one of the yacht’s strongest draws is its ability to cruise at an energy-saving, 12-knot cruising speed, as well as the ability to travel at high speeds (over 20 knots) in total comfort.

The yacht’s exterior styling 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.