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Yacht makes world debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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The new 140-foot (47m) Benetti Veloce, M/Y Cheers 46, is full of surprises. Customized for its young owners, the main-deck master stateroom has been turned into a gym, diving boards jut off the starboard side at both the flybridge and sky lounge levels (the latter at nearly 10m off the water), and its interior is gray.

Launched in July, Capt. Kelly Esser said the yacht cruised in the Med for a few weeks before heading to the United States to make its world debut at the Ft. Lauderdale show yesterday.

The yacht still has five staterooms below as well as a huge sun deck in the bow, and two hot tubs, one up high aft, and one lower down in the bow. Exterior styling was done by Stefano Righini and it has an interior by the UK design studio of RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon in collaboration with the owner’s personal designer.

It has a displacement-to-planing hull, what Benetti is calling a D2P hull, that cruises at 12 knots and hits speeds of more than 20 knots. It has the largest engines ever mounted at the Viareggio Benetti shipyard: two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines, and is equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizers.

Its interior — and the crew uniforms — are mostly gray, including wood floors and carpets as well as furnishings. And the crew love the wall-mounted, wireless and removable electronic tablets that control everything from lights to music.

The Azimut|Benetti Group has 18 models at the show, and the builder also opened a new office/showroom.

Sanlorenzo also debuted its newest vessel, the 112-foot M/Y O. Six of these yachts had been sold before O launched, and the next three are in advanced stages of production, the company said.

Hargrave Yachts debuted two new models, the 94-foot M/Y Adventure Us II and the new live-aboard version of its popular 76-foot flush deck motoryacht.

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