Benetti Veloce 140: The first unit is christened CHEERS 46

The semi-custom yacht Benetti Veloce 140 was designed by Stefano Righini (exterior design and concept), Pierluigi Ausonio together with the Research and Development Center of the Azimut|Benetti Group (both naval architecture). The yacht has a top speed of over 20 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The hull is called D2P (Displacement to Planing) for higher speeds if needed but also the comfort of the displacement hull at cruising speed.

The Cheers 46 hull, first built for a Brazilian yacht owner and a repeat client of the Azimut|Benetti Group, is characterized by highly customized interiors, designed by Redman Whitely Dixon (RWD) in collaboration with the owner’s designer.

The interior and exterior decor were entrusted to the “Paulista” architect Joao Armentano. The woods used mainly include light gray TAY and slate gray TABU for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish and the ceilings in Alcantara and a white lacquer finish. All stainless steel features come with a satin finish. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi.

As regards the technological heart of Cheers 46, it is worth noting the use of the largest engine ever mounted at the Viareggio Benetti shipyard: two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 hp engines. The Benetti Veloce 140 is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizers.

Sun Deck

The large Sun Deck covers more than 77 square meters on the highest “bridge” of the new Benetti yacht. Here, too, class and functionality blend seamlessly. This large terrace overlooking the sea is dominated by a central pool facing the most spectacular living area of the Cheers 46: an extended section on the right, served by a long linear bar on the left. Another feature of this bridge is the seating area in the bow, with a frontal sea view.

Upper deck

This 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.

The Benetti Veloce 140 CHEERS 46 is currently for sale for 14,450,000 USD.

Main Specifications

Length over all:42.00 m
Beam:8.50 m
Draft:2.30 m
Exterior Design:Stefano Righini
Naval Architecture:Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio
Interior Design:Redman Whiteley Dixon
Interior Design & Exterior Décor:Joao Armentano
Max. speed21 knots
Criusing Speed:15.5 knots
Engines:2 x MTU 12V 4000M93L 2.580kW @ 2.100 rpm
Range:500 nm @ 16,5 knots 1.250 nm @ 12 knots
Classification:RINA rules for classification of pleasure yachts CHULL MACH Y
Guests:12 Persons in 6 Cabins
Crew:8 Persons in 4 Cabins (7 in 4 cabins as standard)