The first hull of the Benetti Veloce 140-serie (christened Cheers 46) was launched in July this year and will make her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

The exterior design is by Stefano Righini, the interior design comes from Redman Whitely Dixon. The naval architecture which features the new developed hull shape D2P by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. D2P is designed to save energy at 12 knots but also for high speed with over 20 knots with much comfort.

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 yacht: 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.

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 area that extends outdoors and indoors. Astern, there is a large dining table seating sixteen.

Here there is also a relaxation area, leading to an internal sky-lounge through electric concertina doors. This provides is a large open plan area that is partly air-conditioned.
At the bow stands the yacht’s second spectacular – and especially deep – pool, with a comfortable and safe ladder to ease yourself into the water and relax in the whirlpool. Opposite, there are two large sunbeds and a living area with a sofa and coffee table, offering total privacy. On this bridge, at the express request of the owner, the area originally designed as the captain’s cabin has been converted into an additional luxury bedroom.

Main deck

This bridge is dominated by a large gym, designed at the owner’s behest. Placed in the bow, it has a wide-body structure, thus optimally exploiting the entire hull width. One of its main features is a side terrace with stunning views of the sea, providing the entire area with natural light and ventilation. The equipment, from the Technogym Personal line, is of the highest level, and there is also a massage area.

Further astern, there is a large dining area seating twelve and a huge living area that extends outdoors, once again creating a seamless indoor-outdoor environment. The cockpit comes with a day bed that quickly converts into a relaxation area.

Lower deck

The lower deck leads to the sleeping area. This consists of five cabins, one for the yacht owner, two doubles and two for guests, with twin and pullman beds. The four crew cabins, for the eight crewmembers, are at the far end of the bow. The lower deck also features a wonderful and extensive “beach club” area, accessed by a double flight of steps and equipped with a central bar counter running the length of the bulkhead. The garage is placed transversely to the beam, and can accommodate up to two tenders.

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)

The launch of Cheers 46