Benetti has launched the 44.06-metre superyacht Ink as their first addition to the Diamond 145 range. Launched via the shipyard's slipway, the new flagship yacht features an exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetta, who worked alongside Benetti's in-house team to put together the yacht's fiberglass hull and glazed surfaces that flow along the entire length of the yacht. Photo: Benetti SpAAzimut Benetti Group President Paolo Vitelli explained: “Slipway launches are part of the history of Benetti shipyards. We have a great tradition and hundreds of yacht launches to our name, but the revolutionary features of the Class category today promise to bring Benetti new success. This slipway is in fact a launch pad for our technical expertise and desire to push ahead, in a technological challenge focused on the goal of continuity. The designer, Giorgio, has given a soul to a yacht that integrates innovation and tradition”. Photo: Benetti SpAInside, Ink is able to accommodate up to 10 guests in four staterooms located on the lower deck, while the captain has a private cabin on the upper deck near the helm station. The interior design by the Benetti Interior Style Department includes sliding glass doors that open out onto the beach club area. Photo: Benetti SpAThe 456 GT Class-category superyacht has a range of 3,600 nautical miles when travelling at 11 knots. Giorgio M. Cassetta replied by saying: “Diamond 145 springs from a project with a mission to improve life on board not only for owners and guests but for all the crew too. The sheer size of the yacht has made it possible to adopt an impressively ergonomic approach that ensures a majestic stance, while embracing ultra-modern details combined with a style that reflects the concept of a timeless yacht”.
Ink was sold in 2018 thanks to the brokers Domeyachts and The Doc Yacht Services.
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