Benetti has announced the sale of the first unit of its Diamond 145 motor yacht, a 44.06-metre yacht built in GRP which was presented during last year's Cannes Yachting Festival. The vessel features exterior lines from the drawing boards of Italian architect Giorgio M. Cassetta and interior design by Salvagni Architetti. Photo: Benetti Benetti’s CEO Franco Fusignani expressed his great satisfaction at the signing of the contract of this new flagship in the Class product line: “Diamond 145 was presented only four months ago but right from the design stage we realised it was a model with incredible potential, representing the perfect synthesis of the core features of the Benetti Displacement Class across its entire history. BP001 is currently being fitted out at the Viareggio shipyard and will be delivered to her owner on the first half of 2020”.Photo: Benetti As for her design, the sleek and clean exterior lines embrace the proportions of a large yacht and convey a sense of strength and power. The Benetti Diamond 145 motor yacht has high hull sides and an extremely long reverse sheer line as key features of her spatial configuration. Her exterior lines by Cassetta feature huge glazed surfaces that accentuate the length of the yacht and flood her interiors with natural light.Photo: Benetti Spa Moving inside, her interiors - customised to reflect her owner's tastes - are light and roomy, with curved lines uniting big, welcoming spaces which are full of sunlight. Light colourways offer a feeling of cosmopolitan sophistication and elegance to this otherwise timeless yacht. Her saloons, guest accommodation and the owner's cabin also feature extensive glazed surfaces. The full-beam master cabin is located on the bow area of the main deck and includes a big wardrobe, full-beam bathroom and an office.Photo: Benetti Spa Amidships on the main deck, the galley and services area can be found, with a large saloon located further aft. Following the owner's request, more space has been left on board for the lounge area which is furnished with big sofas in the main saloon. The dining area is located on the upper deck. Moving down, the lower deck contains four double cabins for guests and a separate area to house crew. Outside, a low table and numerous sofas offer the ideal relaxing space for guests. Photo: Benetti Spa The onboard beach club is located in the stern and is designed to be at water level.
Photo: Benetti Two 1,400 HP engines drive this Diamond 145 motor yacht to a top speed of 15 knots and at a cruising speed of 11 knots, with the yacht also boasting a range of 3,800 nautical miles.Photo: Benetti Spa
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA