By Shereen Shabnam
Benetti has made its name in the marine industry since 1873, making it the oldest Italian builder of motor yachts and anicon of timeless Italian styling and construction excellence.
Recently they have been introducing even more unique yachts built to suit the Owner’s needs and desires. Recently the Fast 125’ M/Y SKYLER has been awarded Best of the Best for 2017 under the 100-180 feet category by Robb Report China.
Skyler is the third unit of the Benetti Fast product line, built in composites and carbon at Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard, the Fast 125’ is a four deck semi-wide body yacht with a total of 5 cabins, a length of 38.1m and a beam of 8.3m. Skyler’s most impressive feature is its AZP C65 Azipull Carbon propulsion system.
The Rolls-Royce pod system is the most technologically advanced on the market, and gives the 125-foot Benetti excellent fuel efficiency at low displacement speeds while allowing the yacht to reach a respectable top end of 22 knots. The pod thrusters not only deliver next-generation maneuverability and performance, but they allow Benetti to design the engine room farther back than most yachts its size, thus lowering noise and vibration and increasing the size of the four staterooms on the lower deck.
The sporty exterior was designed by Stefano Righini using an expanse of horizontal windows to accentuate the yacht’s streamlined look. Another key feature is a remarkable central element in the side of the superstructure that covers the access stairway to the upper deck.
Benetti designs, builds and markets two product lines: “Class”, semi custom composite yachts from 28 to 45 meters, including the Classic, Fast and Lifestyle product families, and “Custom” which is split into the families Mega, for yachts up to 80 meters available in the Full Custom and Custom Now versions, and Giga for Full Custom yachts over 80 meters. Benetti employs highly skilled specialists at its two production sites, Livorno and the headquarter in Viareggio.
There are also offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London. Benetti is part of the Azimut | Benetti Group, the world’s largest privately held luxury nautical group.