$1.49 Million Price Drop on 2013 Benetti

The 145-foot Benetti Checkmate is now being offered at $13.5 million.

The 145-foot Benetti Checkmate is now being offered at $13.5 million.Northrop & Johnson

Sales broker Jonathan Chapman at Northrop & Johnson says the owner of the 145-foot Benetti Checkmate has dropped his asking price by $1.49 million, making the new asking price for the yacht $13.5 million.

Checkmate is a 2013 build that's part of Benetti's Vision series. Her interior is done in burl madrona woods and Italian marble. She has a sky lounge that's larger than those on her sisterships and that has a 270-degree dining area that opens to create an indoor-outdoor space.

Checkmate also is the only Benetti 145 Vision with square hull windows in the staterooms, providing for wide-angle views. As many as 12 guests can be accommodated in the yacht's five staterooms, including a master with a private foredeck seating area. Up on the sundeck are an oversized hot tub, a drop-down TV and a custom day head.

Has Checkmate been in the yard recently? Yes. Northrop & Johnson says the yacht has a new paint job from top to bottom, and has completed her five-year class survey.

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