The first Benetti Diamond 145 unit was launched by the Viareggio’s Benetti slipway. The 44-meter-long Class category flagship sets another benchmark for the Benetti shipyard as it launched smoothly into the Italian med. Azimut|Benetti Group President Paolo Vitelli spoke of a spectacular launch. “Slipway launches are part of the history of Benetti shipyards. We have a great tradition and hundreds of yacht launches to our name, but the revolutionary features of the class category today promise to bring Benetti new success.
When paying his compliments to all the designers, the President made a point of thanking Giorgio M. Cassetta, who worked on the yacht’s exteriors: “Giorgio has given a soul to a yacht that integrates innovation and tradition”.
Diamond 145 is a powerful yet elegant yacht with a fibreglass hull, a gross tonnage of 456 tonnes, and a range of 3,600 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots. The design of the exteriors, taken together with the contribution from Benetti’s Interior Style Department, underscores the details and celebrates harmonious, balanced proportions.
The yacht, of which two units have already been sold, is the only fibreglass yacht of this size available today on the market.
The design of the big seamless glazed surfaces on the main decks flows along the entire length of the yacht, allowing natural light to flood into interiors accommodating 10 guests in four cabins on the Lower Deck, while the captain has a private cabin on the Upper Deck, near the helm station.
The Diamond 145 boasts expansive outdoor areas covering over 350 square metres. Aft, sliding glass doors open out onto the beach club, which can be upgraded with a hammam or a sauna or alternatively used as a toy room with easy access to the water for swimming. A generous lounge area, complete with sun pads and a hot tub, can be found at the bow of the yacht.
Powered by 1,400 hp Man engines, the Diamond 145 has a cruising speed of 11 knots and a top speed of 15 knots, with a cruising range of 3,800 nautical miles.
Benetti Diamond 145 delivers a magnificent combination of innovation and decadence, every expectation met with the finest materials and design fit and finish elevates the 145 the catalogue of great Benetti yachts.