The 16th in the fortunate, recently renewed Benetti Vision 145’ series, Told U So is the latest in a long line of yachts that testify to Italy’s excellence in the large motor yacht sector.
It also provides further confirmation of Benetti Yachts’ supremacy on the international luxury nautical market.
Told U So is due to be delivered in time for the Owner to complete its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean, before its probable debut in September at the Port Hercules quayside in Monte Carlo for Benetti Yachts’ official world presentation at the 21st MYS – Monaco Yacht Show 2011.
The main dimensional and technical data
Based on naval architecture and engineering produced in-house by Benetti Yachts, Told U So is being built by the Italian shipyard using GRP composite for both the hull and the superstructure. The vessel will meet the classification standards of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS and the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for LY2 Commercial Code. In terms of size, Told U So will have a total length of 43.60 metres, equivalent to 143 feet 1 inch, a length at the waterline of 38.40 metres, equivalent to 126 feet 1 inch, a total beam of 9.26 metres, equivalent to 30 feet
4 inches, and a moulded beam of 8.96 metres, equivalent to 29 feet 5 inches.
Under full load, maximum draft will be 2.76 metres, equivalent to 9 feet 1 inch, and the vessel’s displacement will be 390 tonnes, equivalent to 860,927 pounds. Benetti’s new yacht will also have a gross tonnage value of 456 GT and a net tonnage value of 136 GT. Told U So will have a displacement hull with a curved bow and a longitudinal skeg in the aft central sections.
The hull is to be equipped with a VT Naiad Marine VT 75 tunnel bow thruster powered by a 77-kW electric motor, alongside a VT Naiad Marine stabilisation system operational both at sea and at anchor, with stabilisers configured as a pair of lateral fins positioned in the central sections, with an electro-hydraulic drive system. Told U So’s engine room will contain two Caterpillar CAT C32 Acert TTA C rating V12 turbodiesel engines, each with a total cylinder capacity of 32.1 litres, equivalent to 1,959 cubic inches, and maximum power of 1,300 BHP, equivalent to 970 bkW, supplied at 1,800 rpm.
Coupled to two ZF reduction gearboxes, the engines will be connected via stainless steel transmission shafts to the Detra fixed-pitch 5-blade propellers, produced to a custom design by Benetti Yachts. In terms of performance, Told U So will have a top speed of 15 knots and will be able to maintain a cruising speed of 14 knots.
When sailing at the economy cruising speed of 12 knots, the yacht will have a range of nearly 4,000 nautical miles, which is possible in part thanks to the fuel tanks which will have a capacity of 63,000 litres, equivalent to 16,640 US gallons. For their part, the freshwater tanks will have a capacity of 10,000 litres, equivalent to more than 2,640 US gallons, supplied by an Idromar Duplex double desalination plant in which each unit will produce 7,600 litres, equivalent to more than 2,010 US gallons per day. Two main tri-phase 50-Hz generators will be installed on board Told U So, based on Kohler 125 EFOZD 6-cylinder in-line diesel generator motors, each with a cylinder capacity of 8.1 litres, equivalent to 496 cubic inches, and each producing 125 ekW / 156.3 kVA at 1,500 rpm. [...]