Benetti has announced the renowned shipyard will return to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 31st to November 4th, 2018 with an impressive US première: the 38.1-meter superyacht “Lejos3”. The fourth unit in Benetti’s successful Fast 125’ model, “Lejos3” will be accompanied in Florida by the 33.5-meter “Mr Loui”, the second Mediterraneo 116’ superyacht from the Italian yard.
Once again the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the chance for Benetti to show to the US market one of his most successful yacht: the Fast 125’ model. This year, “Lejos3”, the fourth Fast 125’ unit, plays the role of debutante and “Mr Loui”, the second hull of Mediterraneo 116’ is alongside her.
“Lejos3” features a sleek and sporty exterior design from long-time Benetti collaborator Stefano Righini, while her stylish interior design comes from the drawing boards of British studio RWD who worked with Benetti’s Interior Style Department. The configuration of the interiors on board of “Lejos3” is “Air”: the most contemporary variant of Benetti’s interior decoration offerings (Air, Land and Sea).
“Lejos3” is a testament to Benetti’s commitment to innovation in yachting and her technical features onboard includes the D2P Displacement to Planing® hull and the (AZP C65) Azipull Carbon 65 propulsion system developed in collaboration with Rolls Royce for the Benetti Fast 125’ model. The AZP C65 is an high performance, lightweight, steerable thruster that uses carbon fibre throughout.
Designed in collaboration between Pierluigi Ausonio and the Azimut Benetti Research & Development centre, her D2P hull with wave piercer allows the yacht to be used in both displacement and planing modes, offering reduced consumption at lower speeds. The propulsion system designed by Rolls Royce has made it possible to provide excellent handling while significantly reducing noise and vibration levels. Boasting a top speed of 22 knots, “Lejos3” has a range of 1,750 nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots.
“Lejos3” will sit alongside “Mr Loui” in the Superyacht Avenue for the duration of the annual yachting event in Florida. The second superyacht in the popular Mediteranneo 116’ model introduced in 2016, “Mr Loui” made her world debut in February at the 2018 edition of the Miami Yacht Show. Italian designer Giorgio M. Casetta is responsible for her exterior design while her owner personally selected designer Ezequiel Farca to collaborate with Benetti’s Interior Style Department for her interior design. She is characterised by extensive deck spaces, particularly notable on her 80-square-meter sun deck where guests have the freedom to walk 16 uninterrupted metres.
Benetti will be at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Hall of Fame – Superyacht Avenue 6.
Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specialized in luxury yachts. Icon of an Italian timeless style and excellence in the construction. Each yacht is unique, built for its shipowner. Benetti designs, builds and sells two product lines: the “Class”, a yacht in composite-material from 29 to 45 meters, including the Classic, Fast and Oasis categories, and the “Custom” line, which is divided in Mega for yachts up to 80 meters, available in the Full Custom and Custom Now version, as well as Giga for the Full Custom yachts over 80 meters long. Benetti employees highly specialized personnel, dislocated in the two production units of Livorno and of the Headquarters in Viareggio, relying on the direct offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London. Benetti is part of the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest group worldwide in the nautical luxury sector, privately held.