The recent launch of the Italian shipyard Benetti ist the new fast displacement motor yacht Veloce 140 christened Cheers 46.

The most distinguishing feature is the new D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. The most obvious advantages consist of the energy-saving, 12-knot cruising speed and the ability to travel at high speeds (over 20 knots) in total comfort. Cheers 46 – a semi-custom yacht with a D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull – is an innovative project that excites both Benetti enthusiasts, eager for greater speed, and those who are approaching the Tuscan shipbuilder for the first time, in the knowledge of being able to rely on high-performing yachts with comfortable displacement speeds. For more technical information, please view the attached press releases on the Fast Displacement line.

The Cheers 46 hull, first built for a Brazilian yacht owner and a trusty Azimut|Benetti customer, is characterized by highly customized interiors, starting with the layout, which may be designed according to the customers’ requirements. The Exterior Styling & Concept 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.

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 mhp engines. Cheers 46 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.

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)