The 140’s interior layout is also intriguing, as on the main deck, instead of a master suite, the Owner requested a fully equipped gym

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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...]