Benetti Delfino 95 yacht Zehra launched
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Benetti has launched the third hull in its Delfino 95 range of motor yachts which has been named Zehra. The 29 metre follow-up to hull number two Uriamir and hull number one Christella II hit the water on June 22. Both sisterships were also launched this year.
Zehra was built to RINA standards from a fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure. Designer Giorgio M Cassetta created the exterior lines for the range, which builds on the outgoing Delfino 93.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests split across five cabins. The owner’s apartment on the main deck is kitted out with a customised bathroom and walk-in wardrobe and also features a cigar humidor and fridge.
The guest cabins, two doubles and two twins, sit on the lower deck while the crew quarters are set forward and can accommodate a staff of five.
The galley area is located astern while the lounge is divided into dining and living spaces. Sofas and one helm station are located on the sun deck while the main helm stations sits on the upper deck.
Stand out features include a wine cooler in the main foyer that can accommodate a total of 178 bottles as well as a specially built barbeque on the upper deck. Zehra also features a garage which can accommodate a low profile tender up to 4.4 metres in length.
Power comes from two Man V8 units at 1,000hp each for a top speed of 14.5 knots and a range of 2,400 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 10 knots.