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Special Feature: Sneak Peak at Benetti's 65m "Nataly"

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  1. Benetti Yachts 65-meter "Nataly"
    Blunt-Bow Beauty From Livorno

    On April 4th, 2011, the Benetti shipyard in Livorno launched the 65-meter "Nataly",
    a plum bow beauty with sculpted overhangs that combines good, old-fashioned naval
    architecture with modern day engineering. The result is blunt bow beauty that ushers
    in a new age of yacht design with wave penetrating performance. ​

    On hand for the christening was the ship's captain and representing the owner, the London studio Redman, Whiteley & Dixon, who designed both the interior and the external lines. RWD was represented by Ann Brown, Toby Ecuyer and Justine Redman, as well as the entire Benetti team that had followed the boat’s construction over the years. This was an important occasion for the Livorno shipyard which, thanks to the ship lift at its historic Morosini quay, can launch mega yachts of significant size.

    The automobile industry has often drawn inspiration from the sea, incorporating the way surfaces on seaworthy craft are uninterrupted, creating not only structural and functional support, but proper paths for the eye to follow. With Nataly, those forms have been reinterpreted, both inside and out, returning to sound seakeeping sense.
  2. With its 65-meter overall length, this yacht reflects a certain harmony of style when a single party handles both interior and external design. The form draws the eye and the boat is perceived as both new and seaworthy, safe and fast, anchored in reassuring traditions. The hull has been designed by Benetti engineering and the particular bow presents an unusual distribution of the volumes, without the bulb that is normally used on such boats to improve consumption and speed. The underbody, too, has been designed by Benetti engineering. To achieve the best seakeeping characteristics, tests were performed at the Marin (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) basin in Wageningen, one of the best equipped facilities in the world, an international benchmark for naval and pleasure craft where keel performance can be evaluated even under extremely rough water conditions. This boat offers other firsts as well: five hatches and hidden anchors integrated into the side of the hull which are practically invisible when sailing.

    The boat is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B 2292 mhp (1685 kW) V-16, 78 litre, 1600 r.p.m. engines with a power rating suitable for continuous industrial operation. With propellers designed in-house, the engines power the boat to a peak speed of 16 knots and, at 85% power, the cruise speed is 15 knots. At the slower, fuel-saving speed of 12 knots, the 160,000 litre tanks ensure a sailing range of 5,000 nautical miles, greater than the conventional oceanic range. Both when at anchor and when sailing, stability is ensured by a Quantum QC2200 Zero Speed stabilizer system. This yacht has an integrated wheelhouse and a Best entertainment system distributed to each cabin, now the standard for even the smallest Benetti yachts.
  3. Nataly’s layout boasts four decks: from the top these are the Sun deck, with a large outdoor living area and swimming pool, the Bridge deck, the Main deck and the Lower deck with guest and crew cabins. The main deck plays a starring role with its luxury dining room where a large square table is much more than the most important piece of furniture in the room, its shape is the dominating force in a room dedicated to social pleasures.
  4. The interior is decorated in a sober, modern style with prime quality wood and stone. The walls are chestnut with walnut frames and Macassar ebony inserts, while the furnishings are made of walnut, Macassar ebony, Zebrano and natural teak. The floors are oak. Beyond the dining area lies the large professional galley with chestnut and stainless steel walls and black granite finish.
  5. The boat has separate paths for the crew and guests to move about. Shown here is the stairway to the lower accommodations. The lower deck has six guest cabins: four double and two twin. The crew area covers the entire bow with galley, dinette and eight cabins. Below this deck there is a fifth, lower deck. The tanks take up most of this deck but it also has an area where the crew can relax as well as the laundry and A/V room.
  6. The bow section of the deck is the owner’s domain with a large cabin, study, his & her bathroom and a changing room. At the extreme bow on the Main deck there are two tenders, on the port and starboard sides, near the side hatches.
  7. The bathrooms are furnished in cedar and wenge. The stones are opaque and glossy travertine, veined statue-grade marble, black Port St Laurent marble, slate and black granite used in combination to achieve truly subtle elegance. This is His...
  8. And this is Hers...
  9. Benetti is one of the world’s oldest yacht builders. Founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873, the shipyard started out building wooden, masted barks for commercial purposes, quickly becoming a world leader. In 1985 the company was purchased by Azimut Spa, a renowned builder of luxury motoryachts located in Turin, Italy.

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    Specifications:

    Length: 65 meters
    Beam: 11.75 m
    Maximum draft: 3.10 m
    Displacement (full load): 1050 t
    Total fuel capacity: 160,000 Lt
    Total fresh water capacity: 40,000 Lt
    Main Engines: 2 CAT 351 6B, 1685 kW@1600rpm
    Maximum Speed: 15 Knots
    Range at 12 knots: 5,000 Nautical miles
    Gear boxes: 2 Rentjes WAF 842
    Generators: 3 CAT C9 main generator, 200 kW, 380V 50 Hz
    Bow thruster: 180 kW
    Air Conditioning System Condaria
    Propellers: Detra
    Bow Thruster: Quantum Marine, Vosper
    Stabilizers: Koopnautic, Quantum Marine, Stabtech, Vosper
    Watermaker: Hem, Idromar, Village Marine
    Paint: Boero
    Naval Architect: Azimut-Benetti Spa
    Exterior Styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon
    Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon
    Classifcation Society: Lloyd’s register of shipping
    Flag State Authority: United Kingdom of Italy
    Accommodation for Guests: 10 in 5 cabins
    Accommodation for Crew: 10 in 5 cabins
    Classification: American Bureau of Shipping

    For more information contact:

    Benetti Yachts
    Via Coppino 104,
    55049, Viareggio Italy
    www.BenettiYachts.it

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