Benetti sells seventh Fast 125’ to Turkish owner
Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Benetti has sold its seventh Fast 125’ unit, BF107, a 38m yacht with exterior styling by Stefano Righini and equipped with the Azipull Carbon 65 propulsion system designed by Rolls-Royce.
(Photo: Benetti's seventh Fast 125’ unit, BF107)
BF107, ordered by a Turkish owner, belongs to the Benetti Fast product family. The main feature of the series is the AZP C65 propulsion system, which was developed jointly with Rolls-Royce. A total of 38.1m in length, BF107 has four decks and five guest cabins.
The sporty exterior styling features horizontal windows to give the yacht a sleek and streamlined appearance.
The open decks are divided into four separate areas. On the lower deck, the swim platform has its own bar area, while the garage, which can accommodate a tender and two jet skis, has a side opening to leave the stern area completely free.
The bow area on the upper deck, furnished with sofas, sun loungers and a Jacuzzi hydro massage tub, when taken together with the extensive sun deck and the beach area, all make sure that the outdoor spaces on the yacht are used to the full.
The interior layout has been designed to accommodate ten guests in five cabins, with an owner’s suite, three double cabins, and a cabin with twin beds plus a third if needed. The crew area can sleep up to seven people.
The style chosen for the interiors is the Air option, the most forward-looking of the three versions designed by RWD, and the varieties of wood used are eucalyptus and tay.
The hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio, jointly with the Azimut Benetti Research and Development centre, has a wave piercer.
The propulsion system designed by Rolls-Royce has made it possible to reduce noise and vibration levels, as well as to improve handling still further.
The Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65) is a lightweight and steerable thruster made entirely from carbon fibre, an innovation that has reduced its weight and made it possible to improve the yacht’s layout.
Designed for a nominal output of 2mW, the AZP C65 is fitted with a fixed pitch pulling propeller pointing towards the bow of the yacht and has two series of conical spiral gears, installed in a mounting structure designed delivers optimum load-carrying capacity in operating conditions.
The propulsion system has hydraulic steering integrated in a compact bearing system and is installed in a specially designed and patented hull structure. An automation and control system has also been developed for it, with Rolls-Royce Marine Common Controls.
Another benefit of this system is the low level of noise and vibration during navigation. Thanks to the reduced weight of the Azipull unit, the engine room can be positioned further astern, so that the guest cabins are quiet and vibration free. In fact, the Fast 125’ has been granted Comfort Class by Rina, certifying its silence and smooth ride.
The engine room contains two 2,636hp MTU engines (12V 2000M96L), which drive the yacht to a maximum speed of 24 knots, while cruising speed stands at about 17.5 knots. The range at an average speed of 12 knots is 1,750nm.