Semicustom with a Sporty Spirit

Benetti adds a second Fast Displacement model with the new F-125 joining the F-140.

September 16, 2013

Benetti F-125

The Benetti F-125 is a Fast Displacement model designed by Stefano Righini. Courtesy Benetti

Benetti Yachts, which last year introduced a new F-140 Fast Displacement yacht, has now added an F-125 to the range.

“Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile and efficient boats while maintaining the same level of comfort and customization found in our existing yachts,” Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio stated in a press release. “The new Fast Displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests.”

Both the F-125 and the F-140 have what Benetti calls a revolutionary D2P Displacement to Planing hull, which combines the performance of a planing hull with the comfort and quietness of a displacement hull. For the Fast Displacement line, the D2P is coupled with a wave piercer bulbous bow that Benetti says increases cruising efficiency by 30 percent when compared with a conventional motoryacht hull.


The upshot is that the F-125 and F-140 are optimized for fuel efficiency and cruising comfort at the most commonly used speeds, including displacement mode from 10 to 12 knots and semi-displacement mode with a maximum speed of 22 knots. Power is a pair of 2,600-hp MTU 16V2000M94s. At 17.5 knots, the F-125 has a range of 500 nautical miles. At 12 knots, the range grows to 1,250 nm.

In addition, the Benetti F-125 is equipped with a series of azipod transmissions that Rolls-Royce designed exclusively for Benetti, called the carbon Azipull 65C pod. Stern tunnel thrusters were optimized in-house to work with the Rolls-Royce propulsion pods, each of which can generate more than 2,000 kW of power while being operated via a joystick at the helm. Benetti also designed a five-blade propeller for the setup, and the entire configuration allows the engine and transmission to be installed at the boat’s stern, helping to shield onboard guests from vibration and sound — by as much as 10 dB(A).

Style-wise, Stefano Righini drew the lines for the new F-125 just as he did for the F-140. Accommodations on the F-125 include five staterooms: a main-deck master plus four guest cabins (two queen and two twin) on the bottom deck. There are also quarters for seven crew.


Interior décor is by Redman Whiteley Dixon, which created three options ranging from sophisticated to contemporary.

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