Light, transparency, and enhancement of spaces characterize the essence of the Crystal 140’, the new boat in the Benetti Class range. The Crystal 140’ is suited to the type of boat owner who turns toward the sea with great respect and who knows how to derive pleasure from a slow pace. The name Crystal for the Greeks meant ice. Later it became the name for a solid mineral form synonymous with light and transparency.
The interiors of the boat reveal the basic reasons for its name: a redistribution of spaces that exploits the entire volume of hull, along with special attention to light, thanks to new windows that literally eclipse the competition and the past. Four decks that are fully livable, with large areas for socializing that are protected with maximum privacy.
Of the main innovations, the stern area offers a distinctive reorganization: the customary garage for tender, jet skis, and other equipment has been moved forward toward the bow with an opening on the side, allowing the entire stern area to be dedicated to a beach area that is free of all mechanical equipment and is outfitted with a shower, bathroom, fridge, galley, armchairs.
The Crystal measures 42 metres in length and 9 metres in width at full beam. Its displacement is 375 tonnes. The engines are twin Cat C32 Acer delivering 1081 kW. With a fuel reserve of 58,000 litres, the Crystal has a conventional oceanic range of 4,000 miles, which places it among authentic vessels that are capable of travelling around the world and exploring locales where autonomy and spending long periods without refuelling becomes essential. Maximum speed at half load is 15 knots, with 14 knots possible at 85% power.
Benetti is one of the world’s oldest builders of megayachts. Founded in Viareggio in 1873 by Lorenzo Benetti, the shipyard started out building wooden, masted barks for local and international commercial purposes, quickly earning its reputation as an industry leader worldwide.
In 1985, Azimut opened a new chapter in Benetti history. The purchase of the Tuscan boatyard signalled a new era of management and capital investment that has made Benetti what it is today: a modern, cutting-edge shipyard ready to meet the challenges of the future, able to offer its owners the world’s most exclusive and refined yachts.
Since then, Benetti’s growth has outpaced that of any other competitor in the sector; it makes over 130 yachts and specializes in the production of semi-custom ranges from 93 to 145 feet as well as completely custom steel and aluminium megayachts of over 45 metres. For full features or more details about this yacht visit www.benetti.it