Viareggio, July 23, 2020
44 METERS OF MAJESTY
Benetti is proud to announce the delivery of the first Diamond 145 unit, the new Class category flagship that at 44 meters in length represents the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation. The impressive and imposing exterior lines penned by Giorgio M. Cassetta are matched by spacious interiors bathed in a contemporary, welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere and designed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department.
Diamond 145 has five cabins sleeping 10 guests and five cabins for a crew of eight plus the captain. At a speed of 11 knots, the yacht has a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
With this project the shipyard speaks directly to owners who already have plenty of experience and awareness about onboard necessities: generously-sized spaces not only for the owner and guests but also for the crew, maximum silence, and build standards aligned with the yard’s traditional design culture.
Achieving a balance between tradition and innovation has always been one of the goals of Benetti yachts, which have won the hearts of owners around the world. Class category flagship Diamond 145, launched in January and delivered in Viareggio on July 20, is one of the new models from the Tuscan shipyard that best embodies this difficult but fascinating combination.
EXTERIOR LINES: grandeur, elegance, and light
The huge glazed surfaces created by the yacht’s exterior designer Giorgio M. Cassetta accentuate the yacht’s length and flood the interiors with natural light.
Cassetta, who is one of the youngest and best-known designers on the international yachting scene and has collaborated with the yard since 2013, commented on the results of his work by saying:
“Diamond 145’s size offered the opportunity to develop an imposing vessel with a majestic bearing and highly contemporary detailing, combined with an approach to style that reflects the idea of a timeless yacht”.Giorgio M. Cassetta – designer
His work is driven by the desire to offer a contemporary take on the classic style that has made Benetti yachts famous all over the world.
Created for an expert and demanding owner, Diamond 145 has a profile that exemplifies the revisitation of neoclassical style. The relationship between light and dark-colored volumes encourages the notion of powerful, extended shapes, giving the yacht a look that is both majestic and consistent with the Benetti’s heritage.
LAYOUT: boundless spaces for megayacht-style comfort
Crew and guest flows are devised to ensure maximum privacy, not least on the Sun Deck, which at 102 square meters is the most spacious in the category. On this deck, the space in the fore contains a comfortable sofa and a dining area with a table, plus a big relaxation and sunbathing area aft that can be furnished as required by the owner.
The Upper Deck has a pool in the bow and contains the big pilothouse, with the captain’s cabin located next to a bridge featuring an integrated Light Bridge console, which has a carbon-fiber structure that combines lightweight and strength. This particular solution is the fruit of the first collaboration between Benetti and Seastema, a leading player operating in the field of ship automation, navigation, and onboard electronics in all the main sectors of the marine industry. The end result is improved visibility for the captain and crew, plus even more freedom of movement.
The expansive full-beam owner’s apartment covers about 60 square meters in the bow on the Main Deck. This exclusive suite has a big bathroom, a roomy walk-in wardrobe and a separate office area leading to the Master bedroom.
In the central section of the deck, the day area is furnished exclusively with a series of sofas and low tables. The undisputed protagonist in every space remains the light, which literally floods into the Master and salon through the huge glazed surfaces designed by Cassetta.
The outdoor space that opens out behind the living area is furnished for long periods of total relaxation both at anchor and at sea.
The garage area, which is completely separate from the rest of the yacht is positioned on the side to avoid interfering with the owner and guests, can accommodate a tender over 6 meters long, two three-meter jet skis and various water toys.
The four double cabins with bathroom for guests, out of which two VIP cabins with double beds, and two cabins with twin beds that can be converted into doubles, are on the Lower Deck, as are the five cabins for the crew of eight plus the captain.
MATERIALS AND FURNISHINGS: the appeal of modernity creates sophisticated and welcoming moods
The interiors and exteriors are decorated with fine materials chosen to create a refined combination of lighter and darker shades of brown, white and grey.
High build standards that reflect the “Obiettivo 50” design culture
The design culture at Benetti has always focused on how to ensure that the yard’s yachts can be enjoyed as time passes, giving satisfaction not only to the first but also to all future owners. This mindset drives the yard’s engineers and designers to find solutions to construction challenges that not only improve comfort but also ensure its durability, that reduce and facilitate maintenance requirements by using components of the very highest quality and by introducing increasingly smart fitting-out techniques, and that make it easier to refurbish the decor in future years.
Benetti recently decided to give this mindset a name: Obiettivo 50.
A name that combines the desire to create the classics of the future, as well as the ability to build boats of the very highest quality that stand the test of time, without losing any of their charm, elegance and functionality.
The effects of this culture are there to see as soon as you go on board Diamond 145. This has been achieved by making use of every available solution to reduce noise and vibration to the bare minimum.
Moreover, the complex Air Treatment Unit (ATU) has filters to remove dust and water particles and ensures that the air throughout the yacht is fresh and clean by changing it six times an hour.
The fiberglass used for the boat’s exteriors, like all the models in the Class category is painted white to achieve outstanding levels of gloss and aesthetic finish and to guarantee it stays that way over time.
ENGINES AND RANGE
The engine room, with a separate Engine Control Room like on a megayacht, contains two 1,400 HP Man 12V engines, giving Diamond 145 a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. Top speed is 15 knots and cruising speed 14 knots.
The delivery of Diamond 145 confirms the success of the fiberglass yachts built by Benetti, with sales topping 300 units over the year.
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