42-metres Of Italian Craft & American Interior
Just late last week, Italian yacht builder Benetti Yachts just confirmed that it has launched its 6th FAST 140‘ model in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy. Christened as ‘Ironman’ by its owner, this newly commissioned FAST 140′ will continue the tradition of Benetti’s 42-metre semi-displacement fiberglass yacht range and we’ve also learnt that the interiors are going to be designed by US-based designer, Alfred Karram Jr and his studio, Akj Design Concepts. Its exterior on the other hand will be designed by Stefano Righini. As with all yachts from this model range by Benetti’s, it will feature the Italian marque’s D2P_Displacement to Planing® hull with wave piercer (designed by Pierluigi Ausonio with the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center) which has been praised for delivering reduced consumption levels at cruising speed and a top speed of 23 knots.
Back on the interior, Benetti has also confirmed that the US-based design studio Akj Design Concepts, will give the 42-metre luxury yacht its trademark treatments. This means, the large glazed surfaces of the main deck (one of the yacht’s stand-out features) will once again become an integral part of the yacht’s decor, by flooding the spaces with light and offering splendid sea views. The main lounge will be divided into living and dining areas, with a table seating up to 12 people included into the desing. On the same deck are the big full-beam master suite, complete with bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and study.
On the flip side, the upper deck will be home to a spacious pilot house, containing the captain’s cabin fitted with a double bed, and the lounge area, separated by a sliding glass door, which is designed as a single space, flowing seamlessly between indoor and outdoor areas. We cant picture it just yet, but apparently the outdoor seating with dining table and sun lounging area in the stern sounds like an enjoyable place to be on this yacht but we think the interior might also turn out to be the sole focal point, because it will also feature a big lounge and a bar area. If you cant imagine how this project by Benetti Yachts will look like once it takes to waters, click here to see the interior of another yacht that flaunts Benetti’s craftsmanship skills.