Published: Monday, 04 July 2011

Benetti launches first-ever plumb bow yacht

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Benetti, one of the world’s most prolific superyacht builders, has just launched its first-ever plumb-bow yacht, Nataly. The project was originally to be Amnesia IV for a repeat client. However, that client reportedly sold the project on to another repeat client, keeping much of the exterior styling. At 65 metres, Nataly features exteriors and interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD), who were responsible for the plumb bow look, and for the floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon.


Built in steel and aluminium, the main design concept was to create an environment that matched the most refined hotels – the large windows create a much more architectural feel, according to the yard and designers. Nataly can accommodate up to ten guests in five staterooms, with space for up to ten crew in five crew cabins. This assures a one-to-one crew to guest ratio, which will be desirable on the charter market.


Nataly is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B Diesel 2,260 horsepower engines, which power her to reach a top speed of 15 knots with a range of 5000 nautical miles at a slower cruising speed of 12 knots. Yacht Nataly’s Classification is ABS. With a beam of nearly 12 metres, Nataly will have space for comfort, but will be slender enough to enjoy efficient running at sea. The yacht is due for final delivery this summer.