Our first look at the Benetti Vivace 125. The new Vivace 125 from Benetti is a stunning vessel with crazy amounts of detail on board.
Our Boat Test of the Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme. An adventure-seeking client teamed up with Benetti Yachts to develop a one-of-a-kind 108 Tradition Supreme. And when the details start with a less-than-conventional propulsion system, the project is going to put the custom in semi-custom.
With four guest staterooms belowdecks and a main-deck master, the Benetti Delfino 93 Ocean Drive offered a strong starting point for her owner. But it was the semi-custom nature of the build and the technological advances available that really sold them.
A Rosy Outlook
Vincenzo Poerio holds his business card in both hands when handing it to you. As CEO of Benetti’s new megayacht division, he’s been working to develop the company’s presence in China. Consequently, Poerio has been taking language lessons and adopting Eastern cultural
Benetti launches its first vertical-bow yacht.
It’s a story that’s been told a thousand times: An owner decides to design a megayacht that will suit his every whim, finds a yard to build it, and then sets off to sail the high seas. And that’s exactly what the original owner of
A Benetti Sail Division primer
Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge the Benetti Sail Division by its name. Sure, the company was founded as Benetti’s
Oftentimes when a boatbuilder updates a line, it does so with just a few tweaks and alterations to previous models.Indeed, Benetti did just this with the Classic 121 (previously called the Classic 120) and Vision 145, when it debuted plans for its new semi-custom megayacht line at Cannes this year.
However, the other five boats in the range, which is now called the Benetti Class, are brand
Similar, but different; familiar, yet unique. Platinum may be the latest in Benetti’s Golden Bay series (Hull No. 8) but she is, of course, a totally custom build. It is only from the basic elements of her plan and profile that you can tell she is a member of the family. In every other respect she is absolutely her own mistress.
Launched last fall, she made her first public
#12: REVERIE —229'7"
Seems pretty silly to have a gym aboard a yacht with seven decks-after all, if you can’t get a workout running up and down the stairs, nothing will do the trick-but it’s hard to argue with the view Reverie’s gym boasts. Since it’s up one level from the main deck and aft, it gives you the
#26: KINGDOM 5KR—281'9"
This floating palace has another floating palace to compete against: Her owner, Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, has a new Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger jet, as a private plane. Somehow we don't think Kingdom 5KR will lose out, considering the prince has both relaxed and run his business empire aboard
#11: REVERIE —229'7"
Twenty-eight crew see to it that this yacht's owner and guests are taken care of, whether they're at the pool on the sundeck, on the transom-door-turned-bathing-platform at her waterline, or anywhere in between—and that's a lot of space to cover, as there are a total of seven decks. The owner can easily check on his kids while
#25: KINGDOM 5KR—281'9"
Since Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia cancelled plans for a 500-foot-plus yacht, he's still enjoying this Benetti. If you see a picture of her or see her in person in her usual port of the IYCA in Antibes, France, don’t think your eyes are fooling you: She truly is painted beige, to mimic the color of sand. Made famous by Adnan
Frescoes, pilasters, columns, and marble (of course) highlight this yacht’s interior. Charterers love her spacious accommodations, given that Reverie has a 41-foot beam and just five guest staterooms besides the master suite. She’s available for 525,000 euro per week (about $669,000 at presstime), plus expenses. If someone isn’t
Talk about very important people: There are two VIP suites aboard this charter yacht. Among her cool toys are two kayaks with removable drive units that, when in place, permit pedaling versus paddling propulsion.
Y: 2003; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E: 2/1,850-hp Caterpillars
Alfresco dining will never be the same after you experience it the Starfire way. Aft in the skylounge is a circular dining area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open, while overhead star-like lights add to the atmosphere.
Y: 1997; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E: 2/1,573-hp
Visitors to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands got a long look at this lady, considering she dropped anchor in North Sound a few times in the winter and spring this year. While the fact that she has a deck devoted to the owner’s exclusive use isn’t unusual for a yacht this size, it is remarkable
This is the third same-named Benetti for her owner, Taiwan native Ambrose Young, but she’s his and the yard’s first with azipod propulsion. Her interior is Art Deco, but an exterior element will probably be discussed more: Two stripes encircle the large dome on her mast.
B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E:
A repeat customer of Benetti (widely reported to be Philip Green, a British retail magnate) took delivery of his latest and largest yacht this spring. If you see her, keep your eyes open for her great tender, Lioncub, a Cigarette Heritage 45 that sports some
#92: DARNICE III—200'1"
When this yacht was being built at Benetti, her owner had a stake in the shipyard. She could still be owned by that same person, a Libyan by birth who held Italian and Canadian passports at one point, though it’s hard to obtain information on her.
Y: 1986; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Cerri & Cerri; H: Steel; E: 2/1,250-hp