Merle Wood sells fourth superyacht in Benetti Veloce 140 series
by Malcolm MacLean
News from Merle Wood & Associates that Dmitry Lukin has sold the fourth hull in the 42 metre Benetti Veloce 140 series, with delivery in April 2016.
Designed by Stefano Righini, this semi-custom yacht features a new D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull design, which provides an energy-saving 12-knot cruising speed as well as the ability to travel at speeds in excess of 20 knots in total comfort.
The Veloce 140’s sun deck covers more than 77 square metres and includes a central pool, while the upper deck provides a relaxation area, a skylounge, and a second pool.
A large dining area seating 12 and a huge living area extending outdoors are sited on the main deck, while the lower deck includes five staterooms, one for the yacht owner, two doubles and two twins, plus four crew cabins accommodating a total of eight crew members. This deck also features a beach club area and a transverse garage accommodating up to two yacht tenders.
Power is provided by twin 3,500hp MTU 12V 4000 M93L engines, the largest ever mounted at the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, Italy.