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The new Benetti Vision 145' is launched – BV018 Spectacular presentation in Viareggio's historic Darsena Italia Basin

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The new Benetti Vision 145' is launched – BV018


Spectacular presentation in Viareggio's historic Darsena Italia Basin. The launch ceremony for the new Benetti Vision 145' was held on Saturday, June 9th in the Darsena Italia Basin, historic home of the Benetti yard. Unit BV018 is the 15th yacht built in the fortunate Vision line, and the top of the Class range of yachts.


After the traditional breaking of the champagne bottle across her bows, the yacht slipped smoothly into the Mediterranean from a specially built ramp to the notes of Giuseppe Verdi's "Và Pensiero". Present at the ceremony were the owner (a well known surgeon from Washington, D.C.) and his family, together with all the Benetti staff involved in her almost two year long construction and fitting out.

Named "Checkmate" by her owner, with her imposing yet streamlined profile, her unusual black livery and 44 meters of pure elegance, the latest Vision 145' catalyzed the attention of all present.

The incomparable experience of Benetti's highly skilled workers, who have acted as ambassadors of Italian styling and the highest form of craftmanship excellence for 140 years, have created Checkmate's interior: both rich and sober, with a combination of cherry and Burr Madrona woods, neoclassical dark inlays enhanced by marble – the definitive confirmation of their skill.

The new Benetti Vision 145' is almost 44 meters long with a beam of over 9 meters. She is equipped with twin 1,300 HP Caterpillar engines, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of over 3,500 nautical miles. 

CEO of the Mega-yacht division of the the Azimut/Benetti Group, Vincenzo Poerio, declared during the ceremony: "We are particularly proud of our latest launch, the 100th fiberglass yacht built in Viareggio since 1998.

This is a further demonstration of Benetti's ability to listen to the Client and interpret his specific needs; and above all, another example of a perfect blend between timeless design, world class construction, safety and an extremely high quality on-board life, both for the owner and his crew".

Viareggio, 13 June 2012


Technical Details

Shipyard AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA- Benetti Shipyard,


Construction material GRP

Length Overall (LOA) 43,6 m - 143' 1''

Maximum Beam 9,26 m - 30' 4''

Maximum Draft 2,72 m - 8' 11''

Displacement at Full Load 390 t

Fuel Capacity 60.000 l (15.850 US Gals. apx.)

Water Capacity 9.500 l (2.509 US Gals. apx.)

Propulsion 2 x CAT C32 Acert 1300HP, 970 kW @

1.800 rpm

Maximum Speed 15 knots

Cruising Speed 14 knots

Cruising Range at 12 knots 3.500 nautical miles

Generators Kohler 2 x 125 kW

Bow Thrusters VT Naiad Marine VT 77 77 kW

Stabilizers VT Naiad Marine

Propellers Benetti Design

Electrical system and on board


BEST Benetti's Exclusive Sea Technology

Intergrated navigation systems on the


Styling & External concept Stefano Righini

Interior Design François Zuretti

Guest Berths 10 guests

Crew Berths 9 crew

Classification ABS Malta Cross A1 Yacht servLY2 compl

Last modified on Friday, 24 August 2012 15:33