Benetti Presents M/Y Skyler
Equipped with an innovative Rolls Royce Azipull Carbon 65 propulsion system, Benetti’s Skyler represents the state of the art in the yachting industry. Skyler is the third unit of the Benetti Fast range, and will be delivered to her owner in June 2017.
With a length of 38.1m and a beam of 8.3m, built in composites and carbon in Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard, the Fast 125’ is a four-deck semi-wide body yacht with a total of five cabins. The 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. Her luxurious interior was designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, based on the “Air” configuration, one of the three interior style options that Benetti offers to their Fast 125’ owners.
The yacht is equipped with the new generation propulsion system designed by Rolls Royce specifically for the Fast 125’ family: the Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65). The Azipull is a high performance, lightweight, steerable thruster that uses carbon fibre throughout, even for load carrying parts. This innovation has substantially reduced the propulsion system’s weight, and allowed for a better vessel layout while maintaining high propulsion efficiency and easy maintenance. The system offers excellent manoeuvring capabilities both in navigation and while docking. Another advantage offered by this innovative propulsion system is the Fast 125’s quiet ride. Thanks to the Azipull’s reduced weight, the engine room can be placed farther aft leaving the guest cabins quiet and vibration-free. The Fast 125’ was awarded the RINA Comfort Class classification, certified proof of how silent and smooth her ride is.
Skyler, as per the entire Fast 125’ range, has a D2P Displacement to Planing hull form with wave piercer bow that allows the owner to use the yacht in displacement mode with low fuel consumption at low speeds and in planning mode at higher speeds. Both modes allow complete comfort aboard and the yacht has a remarkable maximum speed of 22 knots. The Fast 125’ series’ excellent performance is also due to the lightness of the hull and a superstructure built in carbon fibre and epoxy resins. This intelligent combination makes the yacht a 40% lighter than a similar boat built with traditional materials and lighter weight equals improved performance.
Skyler’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests in five cabins. These include a master suite, three double cabins and a twin cabin with a third pullman bed. There are crew quarter for seven to assure full service for a luxurious on board experience. The yacht is capable of a top speed of 22 knots, and comfortably cruises at 17.5 knots. With 30,000l fuel capacity she has a maximum range of 1,540 nautical miles at 12 knots, a considerably wider range compared to the standard of the Fast 125’ series. Her water tanks store around 4,000l of fresh water.