Designed and built for a discerning, expert yachtsman, this yacht’s main features are safety and comfort. Her ocean-going credentials come through in her appearance too, with its dynamic lines and clean forms. Her timeless image is underlined by the classic green and white paintwork.
Occupying an interesting niche in the market, which makes it practically unique in the luxury motor yacht sector, renowned Italian yard Benetti Sail Division has impeccable expertise in designing and building timeless, classic looking motor yachts. The yard offers its international clientele numerous displacement or semi-displacement models, from “round ed stern” models to “world travellers”, as well as the option to create totally one-off designs for motor yachts. In addition, three new lines have recently been presented to the market: BSD 105 RS, BSD 105 LOGICA and BSD 131 WT.
Whatever the model, all of Benetti’s vessels have one thing in common: a steel and aluminium frame. And above all, they all share an image of beauty and elegance. But as well as aesthetics, Benetti Sail Division’s reputation is founded on both quality
of product and customer service. The well-respected Italian yard has a policy of constant improvement, implemented by making changes throughout its corporate sectors; its objective is constant growth, aimed at reinforcing its presence on the world market.
This expansion strategy, which also involves opening up new markets, implies the development of several new products, and an expansion of its existing manufacturing facilities. As a matter of fact, Benetti Sail Division has invested in a new shipyard to implement production capacity and to build yachts of over 40 metres.
Thanks to the size of this new site, Benetti Sail Division will finally be able to extend its range of motor yachts, which currently covers lengths of between 80 ft/24 m and 130 ft/40 m, right up to include new models of more than 165 ft/50 m in length. While waiting for these new developments to be finalised, following the romantic Evergreen V from the BSD 110’ D Oldtimer series (presented last year in issue number 10 of Yacht Première), in this issue we bring you the adventurous Grand Cru III, from the BSD 115’ Long Range World Traveller series.
The main dimensional and technical data
Already launched and delivered, Grand Cru III was made using steel (Steel 42
Grade A) for the hull, and aluminium alloy plating (Aluminium 5083 H111) for the superstructure. The vessel complies with the RINA, C, Maltese Cross, Hull, Mach classification as well as being MCA, “Y” Short Range compliant.
As for her dimensions, Grand Cru III has a length overall of 36.14 metres (118 feet 7 inches) with a maximum beam of 7.64 metres or 25 feet 1 inches; her maximum draught is 2.51 metres (8 feet 3 inches) while she displaces 249 tons (551 thousand lbs) when fully loaded. [...]