The Thoroughbred Italian
Veloce (pronounced va-lo-cha), is the Italian word for rapid. It is a name synonymous with Italian sports car manufacturers. It was and still is used to determine their fastest and most desirable models; machines such as Alfa Romeo’s classic Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and Lamborghini’s monstrous Murcielago Super Veloce, spring to mind. This Benetti 140 also wears the Veloce name proudly and with a top speed of 21-knots, she’s no slouch for a 42-meter superyacht.
Innovation has always been a major part of Benetti Yachts’ appeal. The Italian shipyard, based in Viareggio, designs some of the most stylish yachts on the water and combines them with state of the art marine architecture, high tech electronic-trickery and the mechanical flair Italian engineers are so well known for.
The Veloce 140’ is typical of the shipyard, mixing striking lines, total luxury and huge performance to create a yacht that performs superbly. However, the 140’s high-performance has not happened by chance; every detail has been requested by the Owner, a trusted Azimut/Benetti customer, someone fully aware that the shipyard would listen to his every requirement, and deliver on every promise. [To be continued...]
The Italian Stalion
The Benetti 140 has the looks, the luxury and the speed to earn its Veloce name.
The Veloce name is synonymous with sleek, luxurious and very fast Italian machinery. Meaning ‘rapid’, the likes of Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo have saved the Veloce tag for their fastest machinery and Italian shipyard, Benetti, has followed suit with its 140 superyacht.
Hailing from Viareggio, Benetti Yachts utilised its finest designers, craftsmen and naval architects to create a floating paradise with a quick turn of pace – all at the request of the Owner. To achieve the top speed of 21-knots, Benetti went old school and opted to fit a pair of massive 3500 hp MTU turbo diesel engines into the confines of the 140’s hull. These are the biggest engines ever fitted at the shipyard and go some way to also explaining her 16-knot cruise speed – remember, this is a 42-meter superyacht.
It’s not all sheer power though, as the Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio with the technical assistance of the Azimut Benetti Research and Development Center designed a new hull for the Veloce. This new Displacement to Planing hull can cruise comfortably in displacement mode and then with the throttles opened, rise up on the plane to achieve her high speeds. [To be continued...]