Benetti’s New Fiberglass Flagship

The 144-foot Benetti Class 44M is expected to have a range of 4,100 nautical miles.
Benetti Class 44m
The Benetti Yachts Class 44M has interiors and exteriors by Giorgio Maria Cassetta. Courtesy Benetti Yachts

Benetti Yachts in Italy has announced a new fiberglass flagship in its Class Range: the 144-foot 44M.

The Benetti Class 44M has interiors and exteriors by Giorgio Maria Cassetta. The yard says it focused on using sustainable materials in the design, including wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

“We worked on an infinite number of details, and, as a result, this boat’s interiors are something absolutely new compared with what we’re used to seeing on a yacht this size,” Cassetta stated in a press release. “All these details immediately convey an appealing sense of elegance, but also reveal the wonder of human skill and craftsmanship. Benetti Class 44M is an incredibly complex and sophisticated place, but one that has a truly amazing ability to welcome people in.”

Accommodations include a full-beam master stateroom forward on the main deck and four guest staterooms belowdecks. Crew quarters are also belowdecks.

Power will be twin 1,400 hp MANs that are expected to provide a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Listen up: Benetti says it focused on soundproofing with the Class 44M, using floating floors and bulkheads as well as flexible transmission couplings.

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