In September last year at the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes, the exclusive brand Benetti presented Petrus II at the quayside. This marked the official international high society debut of the first hull of the new Benetti Class Supreme 132’ model.
As the newest arrival in the Benetti Class Range – the line of composite motor yachts with lengths from 93 feet to 145 feet – the brand new Supreme 132’ is a further development of the design and construction philosophy, both aesthetic and technical, of the famous Italian shipyard.
From a strategic point of view, the design of the Supreme 132’ was intended to present a more competitive vessel on the market, offering a multitude of innovations as always in the Benetti tradition. Designed (in the most authentic, well-known original sense of the word) by the always masterly Stefano Righini, who also devised the lines of all the other models in the Benetti Class Range, the new Supreme 132’ enhances the best characteristics of displacement hull motor yachts: large exterior areas and expansive interior spaces, skilfully exploited to optimise the level of comfort on board.
This is done in part through the incorporation of floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a greater panoramic view and generous natural light inside the yacht, as well as making the external profile of the vessel sleek, giving it more sporty appeal.
There is also a multitude of innovative aesthetic and functional details, which reveal the great care taken in the design of every part of the yacht. Examples of this are the private balcony of the Owner’s suite or the external aerial staircases that connect the decks, as well as the two Jacuzzi whirlpools located on the upper deck and the sun deck. In addition, there are the two external helm stations that disappear flush with the saxboard when they are not in use, and the optical units of the navigation lights that are moulded to be flush with the exterior lines of the motor yacht – all with clean lines that are above all modern. Together with its innovative solutions, the new Supreme 132’, like all the other models in the Benetti Class Range, is also equipped with numerous advanced, tried and tested technological solutions.
These include the BEST (Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology) integrated platform which, through a single user-friendly interface, provides access to the services of all the electronic systems and all the other systems installed on board for entertainment, environmental control, communications and safety. The new Supreme 132’ also has an Integrated Control Panel system that interfaces simply and securely with all the navigation and communication instruments, bringing the controls together in a modern, essential design with a rational, ergonomic arrangement. All the complex control panel technology is fully controllable and manageable via three monitors, three touch panels and three joysticks.
A general overview of the new motor yacht
As always in the tradition of the Benetti shipyard, the interiors of the new Supreme 132’ are also fully customisable in order to fulfil all the individual wishes of the Owner. For the first Supreme 132’ hull delivered, the majestic Petrus II, the Owner entrusted the interior design to the renowned firm of François Zuretti, which also actively collaborated with Benetti’s in-house design team.
The furnishings were produced in natural oak wood with wenge wood sections and leather inserts, with a hand-stitched finish.
However, many unusual processing methods were used for the materials, such as structured processing of the wenge wood, which gives the material a three-dimensional, changing effect, or the diamond effect used for the natural leather, which enhances the ivory leather panels in the staterooms with a vibrant play of light and dark. Unlike the master stateroom and the two VIP staterooms where these panels rise up from behind the head of the bed and continue to the ceiling, in the salon and the two guest staterooms the panels have been inserted in the recessed sections of the ceiling itself.
The finishes in all the bathroom suites are designed with a rich mix of various materials, from marble to wood, leather and mosaic: for example, in the Owner’s bathroom the walls and the floor are clad in Crema Champagne marble, while the washbasin surface is clad in Bronze Amani marble. Meanwhile, the cladding in all the guest bathrooms is limestone. Decorative lighting with LED technology is used extensively throughout, with strip LED devices concealed in niches in the staterooms beside the beds and the traverse rods of the curtains, and in the bathroom fittings above and below the washbasin surfaces.
The light switch plates, using touch control technology and with custom-coloured glass produced to sample, are backlit with LEDs.
One important detail is the eco-friendly origin of the wood used on board which, like the teak cladding of the sun deck and the other exterior decks, has FSC certification and comes from forests where reforestation is planned in accordance with strict environmental, social and economic standards. [...]
Petrus II technical specifications
|LOA||40,2 m / 132’ ft|
|Maximum beam||8,28 m / 27’2” ft|
|Maximum draft||2,30 m / 7’6” ft|
|Full load displacement||270 tons|
|Fuel capacity||42.800 litres / 11.306 US gallons|
|Fresh water capacity||7.200 litres / 1.902 US gallons|
|Main engines||2 x MTU 12V 2000 M72 1.080 kW @ 2.250 rpm|
|Maximum speed||15,5 knots|
|Cruising speed||14,5 knots|
|Range at 12 knots||3.500 Nautical miles|
|Generators||2 x Kohler 80 kW|
|Bow thruster||VT Naiad Marine VT60 60 kW|
|Stabilizers||Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine|
|Electrical and electronic system||BEST - Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Tecnology Integration of bridge navigation systems
|Accommodation for guests||10 persons|
|Accommodation for crew||7 persons|
|Classification||RINA C + HULL . MACHY, LY2 compliance (option)|
|Exterior styling & concept||Stefano Righini
|Interior design||François Zuretti
|Builder||Azimut-Benetti Spa - Benetti Shipyard, Italy