Benetti Launches New Fibreglass Superyacht Flagship
On the morning of January 25, the first Diamond 145 was launched from the Viareggio’s Benetti slipway. The 144-foot fibreglass flagship yacht—known as Ink—was given its baptism in the sea in front of hundreds of onlookers in Italy.
“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,” said Benetti Group President Paolo Vitelli in a statement. “This slipway is in fact a launch pad for our technical expertise and desire to push ahead, in a technological challenge focused on the goal of continuity.”
The fibreglass yacht has room for up to 12 guests with five well-sized cabins, including a full-beam baster cabin on the main deck, which includes an office, wardrobe, and bathroom. The four guest suites are on the lower deck, with a separate area designated for the crew and a private cabin on the upper deck for the captain.
Aside from its fibreglass make, Diamond 145 boasts a gross tonnage of 456 tonnes, and a range of 3,600 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots. The exterior aesthetics showcase harmonious, balanced proportions.
“Diamond 145 springs from a project with a mission to improve life on board not only for owners and guests, but for all the crew too,” says Giorgio M. Cassetta, who worked on the yacht’s exterior. “The sheer size of the yacht has made it possible to adopt an impressively ergonomic approach that ensures a majestic stance, while embracing ultra-modern details combined with a style that reflects the concept of a timeless yacht.”
The yacht, which has already sold two units, is the only fibreglass yacht of its size available today on the market. The interior design on the main deck was made to amplify the yacht’s natural light, and also includes sliding glass doors, and a spacious beach area.
“Diamond 145 springs from a project with a mission to improve life on board not only for owners and guests, but for all the crew too,” said Cassetta.