Benetti launches ninth 42m Crystal 140 superyacht
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Benetti has launched the ninth hull in its Crystal 140 range. The 42 metre four deck yacht, which is the flagship of the classic category, hit the water for first time on June 23 at the yard’s Viareggio facility.
The owner of the yacht commended Benetti on the build. “The success of this project is a perfect example of everything Benetti represents as a brand worldwide, and it bears witness to the extraordinary quality of the products built by the shipyard. It will be a pleasure for me to navigate this yacht the world over, showing it off with pride.”
Constructed in fibreglass reinforced plastic, exterior design is by Stefano Righini with naval architecture from the Benetti Technical Department and Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture.
Interior design by Benetti's interior style department offer accommodation for 12 people across six cabins. The full beam master suite is located on the main deck and is accompanied by a private bathroom and 180 degree view of the sea thanks to long windows. All further guest accommodation is found on the lower deck along with four cabins for six crew. The captain's cabin, meanwhile, is found on the upper deck.
The main deck features a large living area which links the interior and exterior of the yacht through a sliding glass door. The garage for the tender, Jet Ski and water toys has been moved forward, leaving the stern devoted to a spacious beach club free of equipment.
Power comes from a pair of CAT C32 Acert engines with a range of over 4,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.